Gabriele Capurso


Dr. Gabriele Capurso is the Head of the Functional Clinical Research Department in the Department of Biliopancreatic Endoscopy and Ecoendoscopy of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, headed by Dr. Paolo Arcidiacono, and Deputy Director of the Center for Research and Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases in San Raffaele.

After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1997 and obtaining a specialization in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy in 2001 at the Sapienza University of Rome, after conducting fundamental research on pancreatic neoplasms in London for several years, he received a doctorate in research in the field of oncology of the digestive tract, in 2004.

Dr. Capurso is an expert in the field of pancreatic diseases and is responsible for coordinating clinical and research activities in patients with inflammatory (pancreatitis) and neoplastic (cystic lesions, pancreatic tumors, endocrine neoplasms).

The doctor also participated in the development of Italian and European guidelines on acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and pancreatic tumors.

As a researcher, Dr. Capurso is engaged in clinical and translational studies of pancreatic pathologies. He is the author and co-author of more than 190 publications in industry scientific journals and book chapters. His Hirsch index is 36. Permanent participant of national and international industry congresses.

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Latest publications

The baseline nutritional status assessed by MUST score has a low accuracy in predicting the risk of hospitalization during follow-up in patients with chronic pancreatitis:
A cohort study. Pancreatology. 2019 Dec 17. pii: S14243903(19)30809-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2019.12.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31926768.
Stigliano S, Archibugi L, Signoretti M, Zerboni G, Capurso G.
Results of First-Round of Surveillance in Individuals at High-Risk of Pancreatic Cancer from the AISP (Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas)
Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr;114(4):665-670. doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0414-z. PubMed PMID: 30538291.
Paiella S, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Butturini G, Pezzilli R, Salvia R, Signoretti M, Crippa S, Carrara S, Frigerio I, Bassi C, Falconi M, Iannicelli E, Giardino A, Mannucci A, Laghi A, Laghi L, Frulloni L, Zerbi A.
Vitamins D and K as Factors Associated with Osteopathy in Chronic Pancreatitis: A Prospective Multicentre Study (P-BONE Study).
Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct 15;9(10):197. doi: 10.1038/s41424018-0066-8. PubMed PMID: 30323223; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6189068.
Stigliano S, Waldthaler A, Martinez-Moneo E, Lionetto L, Robinson S, Malvik M, Hedstrom A, Kaczka A, Scholdei M, Haas S, Simmaco M, Delle Fave G, Lohr M, Simon P, Capurso G.
Co-treatment with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel exerts additive effects on pancreatic cancer cell death
Oncol Rep. 2018 Apr;39(4):1984-1990. doi: 10.3892/or.2018.6233. Epub 2018 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 29393478.
Passacantilli I, Panzeri V, Terracciano F, Delle Fave G, Sette C, Capurso G.
Exclusive and Combined Use of Statins and Aspirin and the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: a Case-Control Study
Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 12;7(1):13024. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13430z. PubMed PMID: 29026148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5638859.
Archibugi L, Piciucchi M, Stigliano S, Valente R, Zerboni G, Barucca V, Milella M, Maisonneuve P, Delle Fave G, Capurso G.
Common variation at 2p13.3, 3q29, 7p13 and 17q25.1
Associated with 26098869; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4520746.
Childs EJ, Mocci E, Campa D, Bracci PM, Gallinger S, Goggins M, Li D, Neale RE, Olson SH, Scelo G, Amundadottir LT, Bamlet WR, Bijlsma MF, Blackford A, Borges M, Brennan P, Brenner H, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Canzian F, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Chaffee KG, Chanock SJ, Cleary SP, Cotterchio M, Foretova L, Fuchs C, Funel N, Gazouli M, Hassan M, Herman JM, Holcatova I, Holly EA, Hoover RN, Hung RJ, Janou
Italian Association for Study of Pancreas (AISP); Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN) Study Group. Risk factors for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas: a multicentre case-control study
Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun;108(6):1003-9. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.42. Epub 2013 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 23458848.
Capurso G, Boccia S, Salvia R, Del Chiaro M, Frulloni L, Arcidiacono PG, Zerbi A, Manta R, Fabbri C, Ventrucci M, Tarantino I, Piciucchi M, Carnuccio A, Boggi U, Leoncini E, Costamagna G, Delle Fave G, Pezzilli R, Bassi C, Larghi A;
Systematic review of resection of primary midgut carcinoid tumour in patients with unresectable liver metastases
Br J Surg. 2012 Nov;99(11):1480-6. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8842. Epub 2012 Sep 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 22972490.
Capurso G, Rinzivillo M, Bettini R, Boninsegna L, Delle Fave G, Falconi M.
Risk factors for sporadic pancreatic endocrine tumors: a case-control study of prospectively evaluated patients.
Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Dec;104(12):3034-41. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2009.466. Epub 2009 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 19690522.
Capurso G, Falconi M, Panzuto F, Rinzivillo M, Boninsegna L, Bettini R, Corleto V, Borgia P, Pederzoli P, Scarpa A, Delle Fave G.
Molecular target therapy for gastroenteropancreatic endocrine tumours: biological rationale and clinical perspectives
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2009 Nov;72(2):110-24. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2009.01.008. Epub 2009 Feb 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 19249226.
Capurso G, Fazio N, Festa S, Panzuto F, De Braud F, Delle Fave G.
Gene expression profiles of progressive pancreatic endocrine tumours and their liver metastases reveal potential novel markers and therapeutic targets
Endocr Relat Cancer. Jun;13(2):541-58. PubMed PMID: 16728581.
Capurso G, Lattimore S, Crnogorac-Jurcevic T, Panzuto F, Milione M, Bhakta V, Campanini N, Swift SM, Bordi C, Delle Fave G, Lemoine NR.
Proteomic analysis of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Gastroenterology. 2005 Nov;129(5):145463. PubMed PMID: 16285947.
Crnogorac-Jurcevic T, Gangeswaran R, Bhakta V, Capurso G, Lattimore S, Akada M, Sunamura M, Prime W, Campbell F, Brentnall TA, Costello E, Neoptolemos J, Lemoine NR.
Can patient characteristics predict the outcome of endoscopic evaluation of iron deficiency anemia: a multiple logistic regression analysis
Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Jun;59(7):766-71. PubMed PMID: 15173787.
Capurso G, Baccini F, Osborn J, Panzuto F, Di Giulio E, Delle Fave G, Annibale B.
Statin use is not associated with an increased risk of acute pancreatitis-A meta-analysis of observational studies
United European Gastroenterol J. 2018 Oct;6(8):1206-1214. doi: 10.1177/2050640618781168. Epub 2018 May 31. PubMed PMID: 30288283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6169058
Poropat G, Archibugi L, Korpela T, Cárdenas-Jaén K, deMadaria E, Capurso G.
European evidence-based guidelines on pancreatic cystic neoplasms
Gut. 2018 May;67(5):789-804. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316027. Epub 2018 Mar 24. PubMed PMID: 29574408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5890653.
European Study Group on Cystic Tumours of the Pancreas.

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