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Umberto Veronesi

Umberto Veronesi, Italian surgeon. Recipient National award, American Cancer Society, 1977, Gold medal, Italian Ministry Health, 1978, Lucy Wortham James Clinical Research award, Society Surgical Oncology, 1982, King Faisal International prize, Saudi Arabia, 2003, Distinguished Service award for Science Achievement, American Society Clinical Oncology, 2003, Pathfinder award, American Society Breast Disease, 2006, others.


  • Veronesi, Umberto was born on November 28, 1925 in Milan, Italy.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Milan University, 1951; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Milan University, 2005; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Cordoba, Argentina, 1988; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Porte Alegre, Brazil, 1989; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Athens, Greece, 1993; Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Antwerp, Belgium, 1995.


    • Director general National Cancer Institute, Milan, 1975—1994. Professor pathology Perugia University, Italy, since 1957. Professor surgery Milan University, since 1961.

      Chairman Melanoma Group, World Health Organization, Milan, since 1967. Chairman Melanoma Group, World Health Organization, Milan, since 1967. Science director European Institute Oncology, 1994—2000, since 2000.

      Minister health Italian Government, 2000—2001. Member advisory committee General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.


    • Author: Surgical Anatomy, 1961, Clinical Oncology, 1973, Europe Textbook on Surgical Oncology, 1989. Director: Journal Clinical and Experimental Oncology.


    Founder Umberto Veronesi Foundation for Science Progress, Member of International Society Chemoprevention, Federation of European Cancer Societies, European Society Mastology, European Society Surgical Oncology (founder, chairman since 1982), European Organization for Research in Cancer Treatment (president 1985), International Union Against Cancer 1978-1982.


    • Married Susy Razon, April 13, 1961. Children: Paolo, Marco, Alberto, Pietro, Giulia, Silvia, Francesco.
    • child: Paolo Veronesi
    • child: Marco Veronesi
    • child: Alberto Veronesi
    • child: Pietro Veronesi
    • child: Giulia Veronesi
    • child: Silvia Veronesi
    • child: Francesco Veronesi
    • spouse: Susy Razon
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    Born November 28, 1925
    • 1951
      Milan University
    • 2005
      Milan University
    • 1988
      University Cordoba
    • 1989
      University Porte Alegre
    • 1993
      University Athens
    • 1995
      University Antwerp
    • 1957
      professor, pathology Perugia University
    • 1961
      professor, surgery Milan University
    • 1967
      chairman, Melanoma Group
      Milan, Illinois, United States
    • 1975 - 1994
      Director, general National Cancer Institute
      Milan, Illinois, United States
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