Paolo Giovanni Casali, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Milan, is the Director of the Medical Oncology Unit 2 (focusing on adult sarcomas and rare cancer networking) at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, where he also serves as the Secretary of the Ethics Committee. As the Chair of the European Public Policy Committee, he is a member of the Council of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), wherein he previously served as the Treasurer and the Director of Public Policy.
His clinical and research activities focus on sarcomas, mainly adult soft tissue sarcomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). He is the Secretary of the Italian Sarcoma Group and a member of the Soft Tissue & Bone Sarcoma Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). He is a member of the ESMO Sarcoma Faculty.
In the area of rare cancers, he coordinated the Joint Action on Rare Cancers (JARC), carried out between 2016 and 2019 within the framework of the Third Health Programme of the European Union (EU) with 34 partners and 18 EU Member States, and chairs the Sarcoma domain of EURACAN, the European Reference Network on rare adult solid cancers. He coordinates the Steering committee of Rare Cancers Europe, an ESMO-launched multistakeholder initiative to address the many issues posed by rare cancers.