Prof Dr Nicoletta Colombo PhD, Gynecology Cancer Specialist - Milan, Italy

Milano, Via Ripamonti, 435 (Building 1) Milan, Italy
Speciality: Gynecology Cancer Specialist
Languages: Italian, English
Degree: Prof Dr PhD
Focus Area: Prof Dr Nicoletta Colombo PhD | Gynecology Cancer Specialist | Ovarian and Endometrial Oncology | Specialist in Cervical Tumor Treatment| Doctor at European Institute for Oncology | Cancer Center Milan, Italy

About - Prof Dr Nicoletta Colombo PhD



Ernst Wertheim-Prize for extraordinary merits in the field of Gynecologic Oncology, 2008



1980 Licence to practice medicine in Italy

1982 Visiting Physician Charing Cross Hospital e Royal Marsden Hospital, Londra

1983 Visiting Physician laboratory of Immunology Dana Farber Institute di Boston, Dr. Robert Bast

1985: ECFMG Certificate and Licence to practice medicine in New York state

1985-1986: Clinical Research Associate, Division of Medical Oncology, University of New York, USA

1988 Visiting Physician Division of  “Gynecologic Surgery” , Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota,( Dr. R. Lee)

1989 Visiting Physician  Division Medical Oncology University of Southern California Los Angeles,

1988 Visiting Physician Division Obstetrics and Gynecology New York University

1989 Visiting Physician Division Gynecologic Oncology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, (dr. Morrow).

1991 Visiting Physician Division Gynecologic Oncology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

1993 Visiting Physician  Division  Ginecology U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, Los Angeles

1993 Visiting Physician Department Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Mainz, Germany

2006 Course for managers of complex health institutions , CERISMAS, Università Cattolica, Milano

2001 Associate Professorship of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy



  • 1983 Italian Association for Cancer Research
  • 1985-1986 American-Italian Foundation for Cancer Research


Professional activity

1985-1986 Clinical Research associate , Medical Gynecologic Oncology,  New York University, New York,USA

1987-1993 Assistant, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University Milan Bicocca , San Gerardo Hospital, Monza

1993-1994 Attending, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department , University Milan Bicocca , San Gerardo Hospital, Monza

1994-2001 Vice-Director Division of Gynecology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan

2001-2012 Director , Ginecologic Oncology Unit,  European Institute of Oncology, Milan

2002-2013 Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery , University Milan-Bicocca.

2008- present  Director, Ovarian Cancer High Specialty Center 

2013 -present  Director, Division of Medical Gynecologic Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan


Teaching activity

  • School of Medicine, University Milan Bicocca 
  • School of Obstetrics, University Milan Bicocca
  • School of Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Milan Bicocca
  • PHD Doctorate in Gynecologic Oncology: Director

Grants for research activities

AIRC: Activity of Fenretinide in Ovarian ( 4 HPR) Cancer: Principal Investigator

FIEO: Characterization and potential clinical use of ovarian cancer stem cells: Principal Investigator 


Editorial boards

  • Senior Editor: International Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  •  Annals of Oncology


Scientific Society Affiliation 

- European Society of Gynecologic  Oncology

  • President: 2011-2013
  • Vice President:2009-2011
  • Council Member: 2005-2009

- International Gynecologic Cancer Society

  • Secretary-Treasurer :2008-2010
  • Nominating Committee, Africa/Europe/Middle East :2006-2008

- Society of Gynecologic Oncology - Member since 1988

- American Society of clinical Oncology - Member since 1987


Guidelines responsibility:

Istituto Superiore di Sanita':  Ovarian neoplasms, 2003

European Society of Medical Oncology:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Non epithelial ovarian cancer

Other Scientifics Activities

  • Responsible ROL ( Rete Oncologica Lombarda) for ovarian malignancies
  • Coordinators of Italian centers for several international clinical studies
  • Participation at the Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference, Vancouver, 2010
  • Chair of ESGO 17th Meeting , with 2700 participants world while
Invited Speaker in more than 200 congresses. 


1974-1980 Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Universita degli Studi, Milan, Italy, Degree in Medicine - summa cum laude
1980-1984: Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Milan, Italy - summa cum laude


Director, Division of Medical Gynecologic Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan


  • European Society of Gynecologic Oncology 
  • International Gynecologic Cancer Society
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology - Member since 1988
  • American Society of clinical Oncology - Member since 1987


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