Guidelines Development Group

The objective of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) is to develop evidence-based European Guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis (the European Breast Guidelines) for screening and diagnosis.

The GDG will follow the GRADE approach in defining the healthcare question of interest (population of interest, interventions to be compared and patient-relevant outcomes- PICO), synthesizing the evidence and developing the recommendations for the Guidelines. This will be carried out within virtual working environments and in meetings organised every three months. The initial draft documents and the final versions before publication are subject of open calls for feedback launched online.

The members are also invited to contribute to the other ECIBC objectives, the Digital Mammography Training Template and the European Guidelines Platform covering all processes of care (from screening to end-of-life care). 

An external contractor, CCIb –Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, supports the GDG for their tasks from literature review to drafting of recommendations.

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Paolo Giorgi Rossi

Paolo Giorgi Rossi

He obtained the MSc in Molecular Biology in 1994 and Ph.D. in Cellular and Animal Biology in 1998 at the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy). While carrying out his PhD, he worked also at the Human genetics laboratory, National Research Council, Pavia, Italy and at the ELI Lilly Research Centre Limited, Earl Wood, Surrey UK.

Since 1998, he has been working at the Agency for Public Health of Lazio, Rome, Italy, where he directed the Health Technology Assessment Service from 2006 to 2012. Now he is the director of the Inter-institutional Epidemiology Service in Reggio Emilia. His principal interest is the evaluation of Public Health interventions; the fields in which he is involved are the cancer prevention (screening and primary) and infectious diseases (in particular HTA of the new vaccines).

He is principal investigator of several independent epidemiological studies and public health trials.

He is author or co-author of more than 160 publications indexed in PubMed and more than 50 monographs and book chapters.

He is has been the president and he is actually member of the coordinating committee of the Italian Cervical Cancer Screening Group, the scientific society of the cervical cancer screening in Italy and he is member of the coordinating committee of the Italian Mammographic Screening Group. He collaborates with the EUREGHA (European Regional Health Authorities Association) in the screening working group.

In 2006 he joined the didactic committee of the Ulysses International Master in HTA.

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Last update: 2018