Marina Chiara Garassino
Department of Medicine
I am currently Professor of Medicine, within the Department of Medicine, Section Hematology Oncology at The University of Chicago. Until February 2021 I was the Chief of the Thoracic Oncology Unit at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy As a head, I lead the strategy for clinical and translational research in advanced and locally advanced NSCLC, SCLC, mesothelioma and thymic malignancies. As a medical oncologist, I have made research in precision medicine and in immuno-oncology. My main research interests have been mainly development of new drugs and therapeutical strategies and biomarkers. I am the Chair of TYME (italian network for research of thymic malignancies). I have contributed to over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or last author in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Annals of Oncology. I had several presentations at international congresses (ASCO, ESMO, ECCO, WCLC, and, AACR). In the last five years, I was able to attract several grants (AIFA, AIRC, and ERA-NET TRANSCAN, Berlucchi, and MISP from pharma companies, etc).
My education includes the degree and further specialization in Medical Oncology at University of Study of Milan (110/110 cum laude) in 1995. I completed my training with a ESMO Clinical fellowship in 2009 at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester (UK). I have been a member of EMA SAG (Scientific Advisory Group).
I am serving as ESMO Council and Chair of National Societies. I have been Italian National Representative for 5 years (2011-2017). I’m a member of several ESMO Task forces (Public Policy extended Committee, Press Committee, and Women for Oncology). I’m serving as ASCO Faculty Lung Cancer Track (Annual Meeting 2019). I am founder and honorary president of Women for Oncology Italy.