Cristiana Sessa

Address Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI)


Cristiana Sessa

Professor Cristiana Sessa graduated in Medicine and Surgery at 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 and a Master degree in Economics and Health Management at the University of Lugano in 2002. Since 2009, Cristiana Sessa has been 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. She is the Bellinzona site Director of the Clinical Trial Unit of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (CTU-EOC) since 2012.

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

She is also President of the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) New Anticancer Drugs project group and of the working group on Gynaecological tumours.

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