Cristiana Sessa

Address Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland
Ospedale San Giovanni,


Cristiana Sessa

Cristiana Sessa, MD, Prof., 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 a Professor at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and from 1984 has been collaborating with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan on clinical development of new antitumour drugs. Since 2001 she is also Project Leader for “Progetto Montabone” on new medical antitumour therapies, Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute in Milan.

Among the many positions held at the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale San Giovanni in Bellinzona, Prof. Sessa was Head of Phase I-II Unit and Pharmacology from 1989-1997; since 1997 she has been Vice Head Medical Oncology and Clinical Research Coordinator.

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