Founder of patient associationsParis, France
A former lawyer in Milan (Italy), Giovanna is responsible for the citizen pole of Cancer Campus and director of Cancer Contribution, a health advocacy organisation.
Co-founder of “Patients & Web”, a consultancy for patient-related health projects, Giovanna Marsico is a health democracy and patients’ empowerment activist.
She is member of the Board of Europa Donna Forum France, the French branch of the European coalition Europa Donna. This umbrella organization works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and increased funding for research. EUROPA DONNA represents the interests of European women regarding breast cancer to local and national authorities as well as to institutions of the European Union.
She also sits at the board of the organisation Jeunes Solidarité Cancer, at the Ethical Council of Gustave Roussy and she is member of the ITC Council of the French Academy of Medicine.