SIOG 2016 - INVITED SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Multidisciplinary Institute of Oncology, Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland
Dr. Matti Aapro, Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland, previously chaired the Medical
and Radiation Department, European Institute of Oncology, Milano. He is the Executive Director of the International Society
for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). He was a Board member of EORTC. He is Past-president of MASCC, as well as on its Board
of Directors for 2012-2014. He chaired the scientific and organizing committees of UICC’s World Cancer Congresses 2008 in
Geneva, and 2010 in Shenzhen (China). He coordinates the SPCC programme of the European School of Oncology. He is Editor-
in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, Associate Editor for Annals of Oncology and the geriatric section of the
Oncologist and founding member of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO). His major interests are new drug development,
breast cancer, supportive care, and cancer in the elderly. Dr. Aapro has received the 2012 ASCO B.J. Kennedy prize.
Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia, Department of Hematology Oncology, Pavia, Italy
Luca Arcaini is Associate Professor of Hematology at University of Pavia School of Medicine and is consultant hematologist at
the Department of Hematology and Oncology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. His principal areas of
investigation are non-Hodgkin lymphomas, in particular indolent lymphomas and HCV-associated lymphomas
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Cergas Bocconi, Public Management (PAM), Milan, Italy
Patrizio Armeni is research fellow at CERGAS, Bocconi University and last-year PhD candidate in Business Administration and
Management (Bocconi University). Patrizio’s main research interests are organization (teams), social network analysis, policy
impact analysis, pharmaceutical policy and management, technology and innovation management, and economic evaluation.
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, Oncologic Sciences, Tampa, FL, USA
Lodovico Balducci is Senior Member and Medical Director of Affiliates & Referring Physician Relations at H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer Center & Research Institute, and Professor of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida College of Medicine, in
Tampa, Florida. Dr. Balducci received his medical degree from Catholic University, Rome, Italy, and his residency training and
fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Balducci has edited five textbooks on geriatric oncology and two books on geriatric hematology. Dr. Balducci has published
over 250 articles in various medical journals on the subject of geriatric oncology, and five monographs on geriatric oncology. Dr.
Balducci’s clinical research activities include cancer and aging, management of the frail elderly, assessment of quality of life
in the older cancer patient, prognostic assessment of the older cancer patient, and interactions of comorbidity and function in
the older cancer patient. Dr. Balducci was a member of ASCO’s Grant Selection Committee, and ASCO’s Cancer & Aging Task
Force and Oncology Workforce Task Force. Dr Balducci is Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Control Journal at Moffitt Cancer Center.
In 2003, Dr. Balducci was selected to present the first Paul Calabresi Memorial Lecture by the International Society of Geriatric
Oncology (SIOG) in Rome, Italy. In 2003, he also received the ACCC award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research,
and was the 2003 Physician of the Year recipient at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In 2007, he received the Medi Tavossoli Lecture
Award for Innovative Research in Hematology in the Elderly and the ASCO’s B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific
Excellence. In 2009, he received the 17th Claude Jacquillat Award in Paris and was also the recipient of the 2009 Nimmo
Visiting Professorship in Adelaide, Australia. In November 2014, he received the Fifth Annual Enzo Piccinini Prize in Italy.
Dr. Balducci is board certified in Medical Oncology/Hematology. He is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the
American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, American
Society of Breast Disease, Southern Society of Clinical Investigations, Gerontological Society of America, International Society
of Geriatric Oncology, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Balducci has lectured throughout the USA,
Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya
In Charge Department of Medical Oncology
He is also Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, India (Regional
He has completed his education and training in Medical Oncology from England. His line of special interest has been –
Biological Response Modifiers and Tumor Microenvironment. His principal interest is in Solid Tumors – G.I., Breast and
Lung, repurposing of drugs. He is a member of the Task Force for Management of Cancer at the Indian Council for Medical
Research (Government of India) as well as a member of the Planning Committee of the National Cancer Control Program. He
is the founder member of Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON), Molecular Oncology Society, and Indian Association
of Cancer Research. He is also the founder Member of ICON Biorepository as well as member for Drafting of SOPs. He is
Immediate Past President of Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology.