studied history and communication science at the Zurich
University and worked as a journalist in the Swiss media. In
Brazil he worked as a communication specialist at the
Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro for six years and for
over 15 years at the National Cancer Institute of Brazil, where
he focused on international collaboration in cancer prevention
Dr Luiz Antonio Santini, MD is Director General of Brazil's
Instituto Nacional de Cancer (INCA) since 2005. Under his
administration, INCA implemented a new institutional technical
scientific model and started building a new campus. Much of
Santini´s work was conducted in clinical education by leading
the School of Medicine of Fluminense Federal University in Rio
de Janeiro where he did his two year Residency Training in
General Surgery. In 1978, he completed a fellowship in Thoracic
Surgery. He was Executive Director for three terms of the
Brazilian Association of Medical Education (ABEM). Due to his
regional leadership in Latin America he was appointed as
Coordinator of the Network of National Cancer Institutes and
Institutions (RINC/UNASUR) from 2011 to 2015. Santini was
elected three times as a UICC board member and represents
Brazil on IARC´s Governing Council.
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