Dr. Gaetano Finocchiaro MD
Director Unit of Molecular Neuro-Oncology
Istituto Neurologico C.Besta
Director Department of Neuro-Oncology
Istituto Neurologico C.Besta
Milan | Italy


1988 Milan University, Board in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
1984-1987 Yale University Post-doctoral fellow in Human Genetics
1983 Milan University, Board in Neurology
1979 Milan University, degree in Medicine and Surger

  • The main field of activity of GF is translational research in neuro-oncology, with special emphasis on cancer immunology and immunotherapy and genetics and genomics of gliomas and other brain tumors.
  • He pioneered the use of viral vectors for gene therapy of brain tumors (Benedetti et al, Nature Medicine 2000) and was the first to introduce in Italy immunotherapy strategies for preclinical and clinical immunotherapy of glioblastomas.
  • GF obtained a number of grants from Italian and International Agencies for his research work: MDA, AIRC, European Community, TeleThon, Italian Minister of Health, Italian Minister of Research and University. He acted as the European Editor of Neuro-Oncology; is now in the Editorial Board of Journal of Neuro-Oncology and of Neuro-Oncology. Reviewer of the most relevant journals in his fields of research and reviewer of National and European grants.
  • GF authored 213 papers. The H-index is 52 (Scopus).