Luca Bocciolone


Dr. Luca Bocciolone is the Head of the Department of Surgical Oncological Gynecology at the U.O. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Department of Mother and Child of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele under the supervision of Professor Massimo Candiani, Specialist Gynecologist-Oncologist surgeon at Casa di Cura La Madonnina.

After graduating from the University of Milan in 1988 with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, in 1992 he received a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology at the same university. In 1991, he received a diploma in pharmacological research at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri in Milan.

In addition to the Department of Clinical Epidemiology of Istituto Mario Negri (where he worked for a decade 1986-1996), in 1993-1994 he attended the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Ospedale San Gerardo in Monza, turning his attention to the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the female reproductive system.

He completed his studies by visiting the Department of Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Lausanne in 1992 and the Department of Surgical Gynecology at the University of Leipzig in 1999, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 2003 and Università Charitè in Berlin in 2006.

From 1994 to 2018, he first worked as an assistant, and since 2005 he has held the position of Senior Deputy Director in the Department of Surgical Gynecology of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), where he devoted himself to surgical treatment with laparotomy and minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic approach to the treatment of neoplasms of the ovary, cervix, endometrium and vulva.

In 2009, he was a founding member of the European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS), and then Professor of Oncological Surgery at the European School of Abdominal Surgery in Gynecological Oncology (ESAGON) and the School of Robotic Surgery - IEO Education.

Since 2018, he has been the head of the Department of Surgical Oncological Gynecology at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan.

He collaborates with Casa di Cura La Madonnina, where he is engaged in oncological gynecological surgery, as well as robotic technology.

Performs outpatient activities at Ospedale San Raffaele and at Punto RAF at Viale Washington.

As for research, Dr. Bocciolone is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplasms of the female reproductive system and, in particular, epithelial, stromal and embryonic ovarian tumors.

He is a member of several scientific societies in this field, such as the MITO-group (Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer and Gynecological Malignancies) and ESGO (European Society of Gynecological Oncology) and the author-co-author of more than 90 publications in national and international scientific journals. His Hirsch index is 28.

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University of Milan
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery - 1988

Istituto di ricerche farmacologiche Mario Negri
Specialization in pharmacological research - 1991

University of Milan
Specialization in gynecology and obstetrics - 1992

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Latest publications

What Women Want: Fertility Sparing Surgery in Borderline Ovarian Tumours Patients and Pregnancy Outcome
Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 Nov 3. PMID: 31722834 doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2019.11.001
Candotti G, Peiretti M, Mangili G, Bergamini A, Candiani M, Cioffi R, Mais V, Rabaiotti E, Bocciolone L.
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Management of recurrent ovarian cancer: when platinum-based regimens are not a therapeutic option
Int J Gynecol Cancer 29 (9), 1431-1436 Nov 2019 PMID: 31537620 DOI: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000624
Bergamini A, Bocciolone L, Fodor A, Candiani M, Mangili G.
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Conservative surgery in stage I adult type granulosa cells tumors of the ovary: Results from the MITO-9 study.
Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun 10. pii: S0090-8258(19)31273-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.05.029.
Bergamini A, Cormio G, Ferrandina G, Lorusso D, Giorda G, Scarfone G, Bocciolone L, Raspagliesi F, Tateo S, Cassani C, Savarese A, Breda E, De Giorgi U, Mascilini F, Candiani M, Kardhashi A, Biglia N, Perrone AM, Pignata S, Mangili G
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Risk-reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy in Women at Higher Risk of Ovarian and Breast Cancer: A Single Institution Prospective Series
Anticancer Res. 2017 Sep;37(9):5241-5248
Ricciardi E, Tomao F, Aletti G, Bazzurini L, Bocciolone L, Boveri S, Landoni F, Lapresa MT, Maruccio M, Parma G, Peccatori F, Petrella MC, Zanagnolo V, Colombo N, Maggioni A.
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Feasibility of Transabdominal Cardiophrenic Lymphnode Dissection in Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Initial Experience at a Tertiary Center
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2017 Jul;27(6):1268-1273. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000983.
Garbi A, Zanagnolo V, Colombo N, Aletti G, Achilarre MT, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Rizzo S, Biffi R, Maggioni A.
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Multidisciplinary approach in the management of advanced ovarian cancer patients: A personalized approach. Results from a specialized ovarian cancer unit.
Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Mar;144(3):468-473. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.01.017
Aletti GD, Garbi A, Messori P, Achilarre MT, Zanagnolo V, Rizzo S, Alessi S, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Biffi R, Carinelli S, Colombo N, Maggioni A.
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Clinical and Oncologic Outcomes of Robotic Versus Abdominal Radical Hysterectomy for Women With Cervical Cancer: Experience at a Referral Cancer Center.
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 Mar;26(3):568-74. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000645.
Zanagnolo V, Minig L, Rollo D, Tomaselli T, Aletti G, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Cardenas Rebollo JM, Maggioni A.
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Robotic-assisted transperitoneal aortic lymphadenectomy as part of staging procedure for gynaecological malignancies: single institution experience.
Obstet Gynecol Int. 2013;2013:9313-18. doi: 10.1155/2013/931318.
Zanagnolo V, Rollo D, Tomaselli T, Rosenberg PG, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Aletti G, Peiretti M, Sanguineti F, Maggioni A.
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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to pelvic exenteration in patients with recurrent cervical cancer: single institution experience
Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Jul;130(1):69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2013.02.038. Epub 2013 Mar 6
Landoni F, Zanagnolo V, Rosenberg PG, Lopes A, Radice D, Bocciolone L, Aletti G, Parma G, Colombo N, Maggioni A.
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Systematic lymphadenectomy in ovarian cancer at second-look surgery: a randomised clinical trial
Br J Cancer. 2012 Aug 21;107(5):785-92. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.336
Dell' Anna T, Signorelli M, Benedetti-Panici P, Maggioni A, Fossati R, Fruscio R, Milani R, Bocciolone L, Buda A, Mangioni C, Scambia G, Angioli R, Campagnutta E, Grassi R, Landoni F
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Splenectomy as part of primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer: a retrospective cohort study.
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Jul;22(6):968-73. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e3182571479
Zapardiel I, Peiretti M, Zanagnolo V, Biffi R, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Aletti G, Colombo N, Maggioni A
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Rectosigmoid resection at the time of primary cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-center analysis of surgical and oncological outcomes
Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Aug;126(2):220-3. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.04.030
Peiretti M, Bristow RE, Zapardiel I, Gerardi M, Zanagnolo V, Biffi R, Landoni F, Bocciolone L, Aletti GD, Maggioni A.
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Diaphragmatic surgery during primary cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer: peritoneal stripping versus diaphragmatic resection
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Dec;21(9):1698-703. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e31822f65c3
Zapardiel I, Peiretti M, Zanagnolo V, Biffi R, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Aletti G, Colombo N, Maggioni A.
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Role of maximal primary cytoreductive surgery in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian and tubal cancer: Surgical and oncological outcomes. Single institution experience.
Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Nov;119(2):259-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2010.07.032
Peiretti M, Zanagnolo V, Aletti GD, Bocciolone L, Colombo N, Landoni F, Minig L, Biffi R, Radice D, Maggioni A.
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Robotic surgery: changing the surgical approach for endometrial cancer in a referral cancer center.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 Jul-Aug;16(4):427-31. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2009.03.013
Peiretti M, Zanagnolo V, Bocciolone L, Landoni F, Colombo N, Minig L, Sanguineti F, Maggioni A.
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Pelvic exenteration: ten-year experience at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan
Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jul;114(1):64-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2009.03.029
Maggioni A, Roviglione G, Landoni F, Zanagnolo V, Peiretti M, Colombo N, Bocciolone L, Biffi R, Minig L, Morrow CP.
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