Diploma in Biological Science, University Genoa, Italy, 1972. Diploma in Medicine and Surgery, University Genoa, Italy, 1976. Specialization in Oncology, University Genoa, 1979.
Teacher medical oncology Medicine and Surgery Faculty, University Genoa, Italy, since 1980. Teacher clinical oncology Dentistry Faculty, University Genoa, since 1991. Associate professor medical oncology University Genoa, since 1980.
Vice president Biotechnology and Oncology Experimentation School, Genoa, 1995—2000. Chief Laboratory of Preclin. Oncology, Genoa, since 1995.
President European Retinoids Research Group, Genoa, since 1996, Biotechnology and Oncology Experimentation School, Genoa, since 2001. Director medical oncology unit Hospital Casa Soluevo della Sofferenza Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico, since 2003.
Member of New York Academy of Sciences, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Lions (vice president Genova 2002).
Married Nicoletta Spadini Toma, July 15, 1982. 3 children.