Sandro Pignata was born in Naples in 1962. He took the MD degree in 1986 at the Naples University and the PhD degree in Gastroenterological Science at the University of Rome in 1990. Since 1993 he is in Staff at the National Cancer Institute in Naples, where now is the chief of the Uro-Gynecological Department. Dr. Pignata is the president of the Multicenter Italian Trial in Ovarian cancer (MITO) group that is involved in several randomized trials on the treatment of gynaecological cancer, whose results have been published in important international journals. He i a member of the educational committee of ESMO and of the executive board of the European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trial Groups (ENGOT) and of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG).