Carlo Sirtori, Researcher, Dies
MILAN, Italy (AP) _ Dr. Carlo Sirtori, a cancer specialist and a leader in bringing medical information to the public, died Monday at Palazzo Visconti, his Milan home. He was 86.
An international figure in cancer research, Sirtori was a pioneer in classifying and naming tumors, Italy’s ANSA news service said.
Sirtori also served as cancer adviser to the U.N. World Health Organization and director of the National Tumor Institute in Italy.
Known in Italy for bringing complicated medical information to people in simple language, he appeared on television and wrote weekly columns for Italian magazines, including the mass-circulation ``Gente″ and ``Gioia.″
He died of cerebral vascular disease, his family said.
Sirtori is survived by his wife, Antonia Bincardi, and three children.