Paolo G Casali, MD, medical oncologist, is Head of the Adult Mesenchymal Tumour Medical Oncology Unit at Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, where he also serves as Secretary of the Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Executive Board of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), as Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of ECCO (European Cancer Organization).
His clinical and research activities focus on sarcomas, mainly adult soft tissue sarcomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). He is Secretary of the Italian Sarcoma Group and a member of the EORTC Soft Tissue & Bone Sarcoma Group. He is an Editor in Chief of Clinical Sarcoma Research, an open-access journal on sarcoma, and a member of the ESMO Sarcoma Faculty.
In the area of rare cancers, he founded and chairs the Italian Rare Cancer Network, a collaborative effort among Italian cancer centers exploiting distant patient sharing to improve quality of care and diminish health migration. He coordinates Rare Cancers Europe, an ESMO-launched multi-stakeholder initiative to work out, promote and exchange new solutions to the many issues posed by rare cancers. He teaches at the Milan University Postgraduate School in Oncology and is (co)author of more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals.