Silvio Monfardini, MD, is Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at Istituto Palazzolo, Fondazione Don Gnocchi, in Milan. An international leader in geriatric oncology, Dr. Monfardini has served as Past President of the European Society for Medical Oncology (1984-1987), the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica (1986-1988), and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (2003-2004). Dr. Monfardini has served as Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology of the Istituto Oncologico Veneto of Padua, Scientific Director of the Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori di Napoli, and Scientific Director of the Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano. He has authored more than 340 indexed publications in oncology, more than 95 of which are dedicated to geriatric oncology.