Alessandro Gronchi received his M.D. degree from Milan University, Milan, Italy (high honors) in 1992, and then completed his residency training in general surgery at San Raffaele General Hospital, Milan, Italy. During his residency, he served for 2 years at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working full time at the University Hospital in Uganda. He then completed his training with a fellowship in surgical oncology at Istituto Nazionale Tumori – Milan – Italy in 1998. He joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery at Istituto Nazionale Tumori, as attending surgeon in the Sarcoma Service, in 1999. He visited Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 2002. He is chair of the Sarcoma Service at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy from 2001. Dr. Gronchi has a life-time professional dedication to patient care and research in soft tissue sarcoma. His clinical practice focuses exclusively on this disease entity, and he has pursued clinical and research interests in soft tissue sarcoma during the entire time he has been a member of the department of Surgery. He runs the sarcoma database of Istituto Nazionale Tumori, which gathers clinical and biological information on over 6000 patients affected by soft tissue sarcoma, treated over the past 3 decades in Milan. He is involved in all institutional research activities on sarcoma, which include tyrosine kinases activation in different sarcoma entities as possible targets for therapy, different telomere mechanisms in sarcoma subtypes, molecular characterization of desmoids tumors, and mechanisms of resistance to therapy in GIST. He is the principal investigator of several Italian and international trials on sarcoma and GIST.
Biography Updated on 27 April 2011