The contribution of Gianni Bonadonna to the history of chemotherapy

Domenico Ribatti

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The history of cancer chemotherapy and of the discipline of medical oncology has been that of drug discovery. The pioneering discoveries of the early days of chemotherapy have allowed the development of a paradigm for drug discovery that persists, with modifications to the present day. This review article summarizes the seminal work of the Italian scientist Gianni Bonadonna on the treatment of breast cancer and Hodgkin's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • History of medicine
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Oncology


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