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Guido Biasco

Alma Mater Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Curriculum vitae


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna,  July 28, 1972, cum  laude.

  • Assistant Professor, University of Bologna from 1973 to 1988.

  • Associate Professor of “Systematic Medical Therapy”, University of Chieti, from May 9, 1988 to October 31,1991.

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Methodology, University of Bologna, November 1, 1991. After opting for the discipline of Medical Oncology.

  • Full Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Bologna, from 2002 to 2017.


  • Advanced training in Histopathology of the gastrointestinal tract at the Institute of Pathology, University of Lyon (1973).

  • Specialization in Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, cum laude (1975).

  • Stage, Free University, Bruxelles (1976)

  • Specialization in Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, cum laude (1977).

  • Clinical Observer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (1993)


  • Director of the Interdepartmental Center of Cancer Research “Giorgio Prodi”, University of Bologna from 2007-2017.

  • Scientific Director of the Academy of Sciences of Palliative Medicine for training and research in palliative care in cooperation with the University of Bologna, 2007-2017.

  • Director of the School of Specialization in Medical Oncology from 2004 to 2010 and from 2013 to the present.

  • Director of PhD Program in Palliative Medicine.

  • President of the “Rina Mafalda Righi” Foundation for Cancer Research from 2003 to 2007. Consulting member from 2008 to the present.


  • Professor of Medical Oncology in undergraduate courses in Surgery and Medicine

  • Professor of Medical Oncology and Palliative Care in undergraduate courses in Nursing

  • Professor of Medical Oncology in the Schools of Specialization in “Oncology”, “Internal Medicine”, “Gynecology and Obstetrics”, “Nuclear Medicine”, “Respiratory diseases”, ”Radiotherapy”; “Urology”; “Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy”, University of Bologna.

  • Lecturer and Director of the First Level University Master in “Palliative Medicine”

  • Director of the Advanced Training Course in "Clinical and Public Communication in the Field of Health".

Inclusion in the Academic Peer List of the University of Milan as part of the QS World University rankings (proposal)


  •  President of the National Board of Directors of Master in Pallaitive Care and in Therapy of Pain

  • Oncologist referent for the Network Tumors Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and sarcomas Visceral, in the AVEC area, Emila Romagna Region.

  • Academic referent for the final design of the CCM 215 Emilia Romagna Region "Development of motivational skills for change of risky lifestyles...".

  • Member of the Scientific International Evaluation Committee of the ERA-NET on Translational Cancer Research (TRANSCAN), 2014.

  • Coordinator of the Integrated Research Team “ALMA Sequencing” of the Bologna University.

  • Member of the Ethics Committee of the Orthopedic Institute “Rizzoli” from 2009 to 2013

  • Representative of the University of Bologna in National Interuniversity Consortium for Bio-Oncology (CINBO) from 2005 to 2014

  • Member of the Evaluation Unit of Research (CIVR).

  • Member delegated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna of the Coordination Committee under the Protocol of Agreement on research cooperation between the University of Bologna and the Institute of Tumors of Forlì-Meldola from 2007 to 2012.

  • Appointed as “Expert” to evaluate the project finalized Oncology by CNR.

  • Secretary of the Medical and Surgical Society of Bologna from 1994 to 2000.


Head of the Medical Oncology Unit, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi in Bologna.


  • Palliative medicine

  • Rare tumors

  • Biomarkers of risk for gastrointestinal cancer

  • Chemoprevention of tumors

  • Medical therapy of solid tumors

  • Animal models and molecular analysis in solid tumors

  • Nuclear Imaging in oncology


  • Principal Investigator of the Research "Pharmacogenomics of Opioids in Cancer Patients: a NGS Study", with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Università del Texas.

    Responsible for operational units of Chieti and Bologna financed by the Minister of Scientific Research (ex-40% funds and funds ex-60%) from 1988 to 2009.

  • Member of two operating units with the national project CNR “Clinical application of cancer research”.

  • Research with the CNR Oncology Project for “Studies on Bacterial Flora and Risk of Gastric Cancer”.

  • Participation in the study “Case-control Study of Patients with Adenomatous Polyps or Cancer of the Large Bowel” under the European Organization for Cancer Prevention Studies (ECP).

  • Member of the Study Group on “Development and Evaluation of Methodological Tools as a Requirement for Accreditation of Laboratory Tests in Oncology”. Research for the Minister of Health, 1998.

  • Head of Research Unit on GIST with funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna (CARISBO).

  • PRIN Projects 2002 “Effect of Supplementation of Antioxidants and Folic Acid on the Proliferation of Epithelial Cells of the Rectum in Patients at Risk for Colon Cancer”, PRIN 2005 “Liver Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors, Prognosis and Treatment on the Molecular Basis” (national coordinator), PRIN 2008 ”Intercultural, Historical Roots and Patterns of Care in Hospice Institutions: An Interdisciplinary Course in a Comparative Perspective”

  • Responsible for the Operative Unit FIRB 2003 project “Design and Synthesis of New Radiopharmaceuticals for Molecular Detection of Onco-haematological Diseases and Endocrine-metabolic through in vivo (micro-PET) High Resolution Molecular Imaging Methods”.

  • Head of the research of the Academy of Sciences of Palliative Medicine. Eight national and international programs are in progress. 


  • AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)

  • AIOM (Italian Association of Medical Oncology)

  • EORTC (European Organization for Research and Therapy of Cancer)

  • SIGE (Italian Society of Gastroenterology)

  • ECP (European Organization for Cooperation in Cancer Prevention Studies)

  • SICP (Italian Association of Palliative Care)

  • EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care)

INVITED SPEAKER TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS, including World Congresses of Gastroenterology, meetings of the National Cancer Institute, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Medical Oncology (ASCO).



  • Annals of Oncology

  • Cancer

  • Cancer Research

  • Carcinogenesis

  • Palliative Medicine

  • Evidence Based Oncology

  • International Journal of Cancer

  • European Journal of Cancer Prevention

  • Expert Opinion in Pharmacology

  • Gastroenterology

  • GUT

  • Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

  • Digestion

  • Digestive and Liver Disease

  • Acta Endoscopica


  • Director of “Bulletin of Medical Sciences”, the Medical and Surgical Society of Bologna periodical, founded in 1823, from 1994 to 2000

  • Contributor with the series “Medicine and Health”, Fabbri Publishing, 1992

  • Contributor to “Doctor of Italy”, “The Doctor's Newspaper”, “Tuesdays”, and “Doctor to Doctor”.

  • Results of the research reported in the national press (Corriere della Sera, Il Resto del Carlino, Espresso, ...)

  • Invitation to participate in programs for the general public as “One Morning” RAI 1, and on national networks and local TV news.


  • More than 300 scientific publications, most of them in peer reviewed journals including: N Engl J Med, Lancet, J Natl Cancer Inst, Gastroenterology, Cancer Res, Cancer, Br J Cancer, J Clin Oncol, Ann Oncol, Human Pathol , Clin Cancer Res, Cancer Treat Rev, Gut, Int J Cancer, Am J Gastroenterol, Cancer Lett, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, J Clin Pathol, J Nucl Med, Eur J Cancer Prev, J Cell Biochem, Histopathology, Dig Dis Sci, endoscopy, Dig Liver Dis, Am J Hum Genet

  • More than 40 book chapters

  • Editor of 7 books on topics of Gastroenterology and Medical Oncolology