Lorenza Rimassa

Associate Professor

Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Medical Oncology Unit. Head, Gastrointestinal Oncology; Medical Oncology and Hematology Unit - Humanitas Cancer Center – Humanitas Research Hospital

Lorenza Rimassa graduated at the Medical School of the University of Milan (Italy) in 1993. Her post-graduate education continued with a Medical Oncology degree, achieved in 1997. She worked at the San Raffaele Institute and at the National Cancer Institute in Milan, as clinical and research fellow. Since 1998 she is working at Humanitas Cancer Center, Humanitas Research Hospital – IRCCS, in Milan. She is Deputy Director of the Medical Oncology Unit and Head of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Section.

Since October 2019 she is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Humanitas University.

She is a member of the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM), of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), of the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA).

She is a member of the AIOM Guidelines Writing Committee on Hepatocellular Carcinoma, of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Group for the Study of Digestive Tract Cancers (GISCAD) Foundation, of the Scientific Committee of the Suisse Liver Cancer Foundation, and of the ILCA Communication Committee. She is author of more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals on the development of new treatments and biomarkers for gastrointestinal cancers. She is Associate Editor for Liver Cancer International, member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Hepatology and Scientific Reports. She is ad-hoc reviewer for several international scientific journals. She is speaker, chairman, discussant, member of the organizing and scientific committee at national and international congresses and conferences.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.