Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 309–312

The contribution of Gianni Bonadonna to the history of chemotherapy



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.


Breast cancer Chemotherapy History of medicine Hodgkin’s disease Tumor 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human Anatomy and HistologyUniversity of Bari Medical SchoolBariItaly

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