Prof. Umberto Tirelli

Prof. Umberto Tirelli

National Cancer Institute Aviano (Pordenone) Italy

Tumor Center, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Oxygen-ozone therapy
Clinic TIRELLI MEDICAL, Pordenone - Italy

Specialist in Oncology, Hematology and Infectious Diseases

For appointments to:
Pordenone, Roma, Napoli, Milano, Palermo, Catania.
Phone: +39 0434 086508
Phone: +39 391 7646020

Specialist on oncology, hematology, infectious diseases, chronic fatigue, oxygen-ozone therapy, (in chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, supportive therapy in cancer), genetic tests (tumors, nutrition and cardiovascular diseases).

On June 2nd 2015, the President of the Republic confered him the honour of "Commendatore" of the Italian Republic, for scientific merits, delivered to him on June 2nd, 2016.

November 19, 2016 in Udine, he was awarded the prize "Clessidra d'Oro 2016" (Golden Hourglass 2016) by A.D.O. FVG Onlus (Organ Donors Association), for his studies on tumors in organ transplanted, with the foundation of GIOTTO study group (Italian Oncologic Group on Tumors in Organ Transplanted) and of a dedicated clinic, directed by dr.ssa Emanuela Vaccher, within the Department of Medical Oncology at the Aviano National Cancer Institute.

He was awarded the Piercamillo Beccaria 2009 Award by the Association Angela Serra in Modena for “his great contribution for elderly patients new therapies development and for his prestigious research studies on virus associated tumors”

First classified in 2007 and 2012 (see attachment) among universities professors and medical directors in  Nord East  Italy – according to the H index (number of scientific  publications, citations and quality/quantity scientific material produced). As of  August  2015, 808 articles are published in the most important scientific journals (not including abstracts and congress communications).  567 of them are reviewed by Medline, the USA National Institute of  Health database. Several chapters published in medical books (recently Neoplastic Disease  in  J Cohen, WG Powerly e  SM Opal:  Infectious Diseases - 2010 - third edition,  Ed. Mosby Elsevier) and three chapters in the Bonadonna, oncology textbook ed. 2007: Cancer in the Eldery, Infective Agents and Cancer and Cancer Related Fatigue).

 Research activities focus on:
- tumors in the elderly   he was the first in Italy to coordinate the research activities under the CNR (Centro Nazionale Ricerche) in the 1970s;
- virus-related cancers   he is scientific coordinator of GICAT - the Italian  Cooperative Study Group on AIDS and Tumors-  since 1986, the first group to study the correlation between tumors and infective agents. Scientific coordinator of  GECAT  -  European Group Cooperative Study Group on AIDS and tumors - since 2008;
- blood tumors:  he coordinates with Dr.  Armando Santoro from Istituto Humanitas in Milan, the GOL (Lymphoma Oncologic Group) that is now part of the Federazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL);
- solid tumors:  in particular  lung cancer (classified among the first 100 best Italian physicians for the treatment of lung cancer - see classification) , prostatekidney, bladder, head and neck tumors, gastroenteric and breast cancers;
- long term survivors;
- fatigue:
either in cancer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Health and environment : he is co-founder and now vice-president of the Associazione Scientifica Galileo 2001 ( Ever since  his latest research  is addressed to health-environment related topics such as nuclear issues,  indoor and outdoor pollution, ionized radiations, electromagnetic fields, GMOs, incinerators and climate changes. Several chapters are published in books edited by the “Associazione Scientifica Galileo 2001. Several interventions on  media. He was member of the Scientific Committee of SOGIN SpA (Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari – Management of Nuclear Plants Society).

He was the first in Italy to study the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Appointed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta  USA as the only Italian member to take part to the international study commissioned group designed  to develop the CDC-CFS case definition (Fukuda et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, 15 Dec 1994). Since his research more Institutes in Italy are now able to diagnose this disease. Expert in the Cancer Related Fatigue and in long term survivors.

Appointed Medical Oncology Academic at the Doctorate of Surgery, Department of Surgery Pietro Valdoni, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza".

Member of the Technical Scientific Board  (CTS)  - 2014 - at Centro di Riferimento Oncologico (CRO) in Aviano, Istituto Nazionale Tumori

Member of SIOOT (Italian Society of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy).

Assigned to the Scientific Council of AIN (Associazione Italiana Nucleare - on nuclear power

Member of the scientific board of  Amici di Ale  – Onlus ( a voluntary association to support comatose patients family members. This Association is committed to build a Casa dei risvegli  in Pordenone.

Founded ANGOLO in 1994 at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Aviano (Pordenone, Italy). The  Cancer Survivors Italian Association ( is the living proof that cancer can be beaten.

Once President of AIMAC (Cancer Patients Italian Association) he is now part of the  Scientific Council.

Promoted the foundation of FAVO (Federation of Italian Oncology Associations Favo gathers more than five hundreds associations which are committed to identify all patients needs and rights. (President of the Federation: Prof. Francesco De Lorenzo).

Promoted in 1991 the CFS Associazione Italiana - Onlus. A patients association with CFS ( In Italy there are now four Associations.

Member of the Scientific Panelof  ESME (European Society for CFS/ME Chronic Fatigue/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis research and knowledge)  – Belgium

Chairman of the ANLAIDS-ONLUS  - Friuli Venezia Giulia  - regional section -  (AIDS Italian Association ).

Founded FLAI in 2008  an association of patients with lymphoma and lymphomas’ survivors. The name is now changed in La lampada di Aladino – Onlus (

Promoted  at  the Aviano Cancer Research Institute the first italian study on long term survivors cancer patients granted by the Ministry of Health: the O.RA Clinic  (Oncology Rehabilitation Program). The clinic treats and monitors patients with  long term complications due to treatments (for example the cancer related fatigue). Plans proper follow-up to prevent secondary tumors and/or new tumors. This clinic cooperates with the division of Psycology directed by Dr. Antonietta Annunziata.

Appointed in the past by the Minister of Health as member of the National Oncology Commission.

Appointed in the past by the Minister of Health as member of the National AIDS Commission.

Member of several scientific societies both in Italy and abroad such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH),and the International Immune-compromised Host Society (IHS). Member  of  the Scientific Committee and peer reviewer of several  international scientific journals, such as:  Hematological Oncology, Cancer Report,  Oncology Digest and Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,  Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Cancer and Aging, Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Editorial Board Member of Cancer Therapy, Chemotherapy Research and Practice and of  TheScientificWorldJOURNAL.

Member of the Scientific Committeeat the Istituto Tumori in Aviano.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the AIOTE  (Italian Association of oncology of  the elderly)

Member of the Committee of the  Human Rights Studies International Institute.

Honorary member of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).

Member of the Task Force (EORTC - European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) - Cancer in the elderly.

Member of the National Academy of Medicine for medical oncology (AIOM).

Faculty coordinator at  Educational Committee for cancer in the elderly appointed  by  ESMO  (European Society of Medical Oncology).

Co-coordinator of the study group on infect agents and solid tumors. formed in  Pavia - Italy  on 21 Oct 2011.

Scientific Director and President of  P.R.I.S.M.A. (Internationr Research Project on Analgesic Medicine) - Trieste.

Honorary chairman of CICAP (Comitato Italiano per il Controllo delle Affermazioni sul Paranormale) of Emilia-Romagna Section.

Member of the Advisory Committee for  the mobile phones location plan  at  Comune di Pordenone.

Member  of the Environmental Communication Committee appointed by the Minister of the Environment;

Advisor of the Parliamentary Board of Inquiry on depleted uranium see attachment).

Past Honorary Commander of the 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron (31 AMDS)  at  31st Fighther Wing -  USAFE  Aviano, Pordenone.

Winner in 2003 of the "IV Award of  Italian Television” for medical/scientific communication.

He was awarded the Piercamillo Beccaria 2009 Award by the Association Angela Serra in Modena for “his great contribution for elderly patients new therapies development and for his prestigious research studies on virus associated tumors”

On 27 Feb 2014 he received the award  Comitato Friul Tomorrow 2018  in Povoletto  - Udine. Assigned by Comitato Friul Tomorrow 2018,  AIDO, Unione nazionale consumatori, Euretica and  Club Unesco -  Udine - for his educational efforts among youngs, for the ethics and loyalty while conducting his activities that he constantly spreads.

On June 2nd 2015, the President of the Republic confered him the honour of "Commendatore" of the Italian Republic, for scientific merits, delivered to him on June 2nd, 2016.  

Registered media representative in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Attended to several TV programs both in local and national TV.


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