Doctor of Medicine, University Genoa, 1982.
Professor University Genoa, 1982-1984. Assistant professor Royal Marsden Hospital, London, 1985-1986. Deputy head Son of Martine Hospital, Genoa, 1986-1991.
Assistant professor Institute National Cancer Research Center, 1984-1985, deputy head, 1991-1994, head, since 1994. Author books and articles on cancr in the elderly. Editor: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment in the Elderly, 1998, Journal Critical Review Oncology and Hematology, since 1998.
President Italian Group Geriatric Oncology, European Organization for Research and Treatment Cancer (treasurer since 1998), International Society Geriatric Oncology (treasurer since 1999), American Geriatic Society, AIOM, ESMO.
Married Anna Ottonello, October 27, 1984. Children: Margherita, Emanuele, Edoardo.