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Soffritti Morando

E-mail: soffrittim@ramazzini.it

Morando Soffritti, M.D., is the Secretary General of the Collegium Ramazzini. He is also Honorary President of Ramazzini Institute where he previously served as Scientific Director.

His research focuses on the identification of the causes of tumors, particularly those of industrial and environmental origin. Dr. Soffritti's research also includes the evaluation of substances that can be effectively used in chemoprevention, in particular for mammary cancer.
Dr. Soffritti holds degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Bologna. In 1977 he specialized in gastroenterology and began his post-graduate training as a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Free Hospital of London. From 1979 to 1981 he worked as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA, and in 1984, completed an additional specialization in oncology.

Dr. Soffritti is the author of more than 170 publications and serves as an expert for working groups at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France and the National Toxicology Commission of the Italian National Institute of Health. He is a lecturer in Industrial and Environmental Carcinogenesis for the Specialization Schools of Oncology at the Universities of Turin and Bologna. In 2007 Dr. Soffritti was named Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY, USA), where he was also honored with the Irving J. Selikoff Award in April 2007 for his outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research.

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