Prof Alberto Sobrero Ospedale San Martino Genova, Italy

Alberto Sobrero has been the Head of the Medical Oncology Unit at Ospedale San Martino in Genova, Italy, since 2001. Before this, he was Associate Professor in Medical Oncology at the University of Florence.

After his medical degree from the University of Genova in 1978, Prof. Sobrero took up the position of postdoctoral Associate Associate at Yale University, USA (1980) and then (1983) Research Scientist in Medical Oncology at Yale. Before returning to Genova in 1985, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Yale Affiliated Norwalk Hospital.

From 2002 to 2006, Professor Sobrero has been the Chairman of the Protocol Review Committee of the EORTC and has been part of the faculty of the ASCO-FECS Clinical Research courses for 7 years. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology , has been part of the Scientific Committee of ASCO (2007-2008), the Educational Committee of ESMO (Chair of the GI committee 2012-2016) and was the Chair of the ESMO Nominating Committee until 2015 and the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the ESMO Congress 2017. He was the recipient of ESMO annual award in 2016. His main research interests include gastrointestinal cancer treatment and design and interpretation of clinical trials in oncology.