Paolo G. Casali

ESMO EU Policy Committee Chair

Function ESMO Executive Board
Term 2016 – 2017
Address Istituto Nazionale Tumori


Paolo G. Casali

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 EU Policy Committee Chair (2017-2018) of the European Society for Medical Oncology´s (ESMO) and also serves as member of its Executive Board and 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.