Paolo G. Casali
ESMO Public Policy Committee Chair
|Function|| ESMO Executive Board
|Term||2011 – 2013|
Istituto Nazionale Tumori
Paolo G. Casali, MD, medical oncologist, is head of the Adult Mesenchymal Tumour Medical Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy. He also serves as Secretary of the Ethics Committee of this institution.
His clinical and research activities focus on rare cancers, mainly adult sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). He is the Secretary of the Italian Sarcoma Group, a national cooperative group for clinical and translational research on soft tissue and bone sarcomas, and is a member of the EORTC Soft Tissue & Bone Sarcoma Group. He chairs the Italian Rare Cancer Network, a collaborative effort among Italian cancer centres, which tries to exploit distant patient sharing in order to improve quality of care and diminish health migration for rare solid cancers. He is an Editor in Chief of Clinical Sarcoma Research, an open-access journal on sarcoma. He is a member of the Executive Board of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), as chair of the Public Policy Committee, and is a member of the Sarcoma ESMO Faculty. He is a member of the Policy Committee of ECCO (European Cancer Organisation). He coordinates Rare Cancers Europe, an ESMO-launched multistakeholder initiative to work out, promote and exchange appropriate solutions to the many issues posed by rare cancers. He teaches Medical Therapy of Rare Cancers at the Milan University postgraduate school in Oncology.