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Umberto Veronesi

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**Professional Career of Umberto Veronesi:**
– Born in Milan, obtained a degree in medicine from the University of Milan in 1952
– Dedicated professional life to studying and treating cancer
– Worked in England and France, joined the Italian Cancer Institute in Milan as a volunteer
– Challenged aggressive surgery for cancer, pioneered breast-conserving surgery
– Led the Milan I trial comparing radical mastectomy with quadrantectomy
– Advocated for sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer
– Founded the European Institute of Oncology in 1994

**Political Involvement of Umberto Veronesi:**
– Member of the National Commission against cancer in 1993
– Served as Minister of Health under the Amato II Cabinet (2000-2001)
– Instrumental in promoting anti-smoking laws
– Ran for the Italian Senate in 2008
– Chairman of Italy’s Nuclear Safety Agency (2010-2011)

**Ethical Views and Advocacy of Umberto Veronesi:**
– Identified as agnostic
– Supported active euthanasia and living wills
– Advocated for GMOs for food production
– Promoted acceptance of death as a biological necessity
– Encouraged national regulation of euthanasia

**Vegetarianism Advocacy by Umberto Veronesi:**
– Ethical vegetarian and animal rights advocate
– Promoted lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for health benefits
– Co-authored a book on vegetarianism in 2012
– Advocated for the introduction of vegetarian choices
– Supported the use of vegetarian recipes in daily life

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Umberto Veronesi (Wikipedia)

Umberto Veronesi M.D. Knight Grand Cross OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [umˈbɛrto veroˈneːzi, -eːsi]; 28 November 1925 – 8 November 2016) was an Italian oncologist, physician, scientist and politician, internationally known for his contributions on prevention and treatment of breast cancer throughout a career spanning over fifty years.

Umberto Veronesi
Born(1925-11-28)28 November 1925
Died8 November 2016(2016-11-08) (aged 90)
Milan, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Milan
Known forbreast-conserving surgery in breast cancer treatment with the invention of the technique of quadrantectomy
Scientific career
InstitutionsEuropean Institute of Oncology
Minister of Health
In office
25 April 2000 – 11 June 2001
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byRosy Bindi
Succeeded byGirolamo Sirchia
Personal details
Political partyPD (2007–2016)
Other political
PSI (1980s–1994)
Independent (1994–2007)
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