Cristiana Sessa

Address Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI)


Cristiana Sessa

Professor Cristiana Sessa graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan in 1978, followed by a Degree in Pharmacology at the Mario Negri Institute of Milan in 1981, Specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Verona in 1983, Diploma in Palliative Medicine at the College of Medicine of University of Wales in 1991, a Master degree in Economics and Health Management from the University of Lugano in 2002 and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2015 at the University of Basel. Since 2009, she has been a Professor at the University of Bern (Switzerland).

Prof. Cristiana Sessa has been working at the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona since 1981, she has been appointed as Head of Phase I-II Unit and Pharmacology and she is currently Vice Head of Medical Oncology and Head of Clinical Research. Since 2012, she has been Administrative Director of the Clinical Trial Unit of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (CTU-EOC) and since 2014, a member of the Scientific Board of the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK).

Cristiana Sessa is a member of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), where she is Co-chair of the ESMO Guidelines Committee and member of the Translational Research Working Group.

Professor Cristian Sessa was appointed to the Executive Board of the European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO) in 2013.