Alessandro Testori

Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Italy


Dr Testori graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, Italy, in 1985. He then took a Research Fellow position at the National Cancer Institute of Milan. After 14 months in the UK (Glasgow Royal Infirmary) and Ireland (St.Vincent Hospital Dublin) since 1994, Dr Testori has been employed at the European Institute of Oncology, and in 2001 he was appointed Chair of the Melanoma Unit and Co-Director of General Surgery. Dr Testori is involved in numerous professional societies and organizations. Amongst these, he is Chair of the Surgical Subgroup of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Group, Secretary of the Italian Melanoma Intergroup (IMI), member of the WHO Melanoma Programme and member of the board of the Italian Society of Surgical Oncology (SICO). His particular areas of interest include melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. He is responsible for a Unit considering melanoma from an holistic perspective, including a focus on education and prevention, diagnosis, surgical management and adjuvant therapy. In the context of adjuvant therapy, his main focus is on the management of advanced disease, with particular attention paid to new developments such as molecular therapies and vaccines. Dr Testori has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and four textbooks to his name.

Biography Updated on 11 November 2010

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