Nicolò Battisti

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Co-Chair, Inequalities Network, European Cancer Organisation
Board Member of the European Cancer Organisation

Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti is a Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Breast Unit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, where he is also Clinical Lead of the Senior Adult Oncology Programme.

He gained his medical degree at the University of Milan, Italy in 2009 and he completed his specialist training at the University of Milan and National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy in 2015. He obtained a research degree (MD[Res]) within the Breast Cancer Research Division of the Institute of Cancer Research of London, UK in 2022 with a thesis focusing on of the management of common malignancies in older adults under the supervision of Dr Alistair Ring and Professor Stephen Johnston. Dr Battisti completed the European Society for Medical Oncology Leaders Generation Programme in 2022.

He has an Italian Board Certification in Medical Oncology and is on the UK General Medical Council Specialist Register (Medical Oncology). He is also Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

He spent the last year of his specialist training working with Dr Martine Extermann and Dr Lodovico Balducci at the Senior Adult Oncology Program of the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida, USA. In 2016, Dr Battisti joined the Breast Unit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, where he currently works with Dr Alistair Ring and Professor Stephen Johnston.

Dr Battisti’s main clinical and research interests are breast oncology and geriatric oncology. His main areas of investigation are comorbidities, comprehensive geriatric assessment, quality of life and prediction of anticancer treatment toxicity in older patients with cancer. He authored several publications and book chapters in the fields of geriatric, breast and thoracic oncology.

Dr Battisti is President of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and has served as Co-Chair and subsequently Chair of the Young Interest Group of SIOG. He also serves as Co-Chair of the European Cancer Organisation Inequalities Focused Topic Network. He is a member of the Elderly Task Force of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and member of the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG) Advocacy Committee and Clinical Implementation Core. He is a member of the Clinical Steering Group of the National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients (NABCOP) in the UK.

Dr Battisti was presented the Arti Hurria Award at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium for his research on the use of chemotherapy in older patients with early breast cancer enrolled within the Bridging The Age Gap study and in 2021 he was presented the Dario Cova Award from the Italian Group of Geriatric Oncology for his contribution to the field of geriatric oncology.

Updated: January 2024