Doctor of Medicine, University Genoa, 1978.
Intern University Genoa, 1978—1979. Associate research scientist Yale University, New Havenc, 1980—1983. Resident in internal medicine Norwalk (Connecticut) Hospital, 1984—1985.
Assistant Institute Tumori, Genoa, Italy, 1986—1991. Associate professor medical oncology University Florence, Italy, 1992—1996, University Udine, Italy, 1997—2001. Head medical oncology unit Hospital S. Martino, Genoa, since 2002.
Vice-chairman protocol review committee European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussels, since 2001. Coordinator solid tumor project National Research Council, Rome, since 2001.
Married Franca S. Carli. Children: Giulia, Laura, Leo.