Our deliberative bodies of governance, management, and control blend together into a solid institutional bond aimed at maximum efficiency and transparency: our financial statements have been audited since 1982.

Assembly of Members

It is called by the Board of Directors and all members are entitled to take part in it with the right to vote. The Ordinary General Assembly approves the financial statements, appoints the Board of Directors, the Auditors and the external auditing firm tasked with auditing AIRC's accounts and financial statements, resolves on the matters subjected to its evaluation by the Board of Directors and those that fall directly under the Assembly’s jurisdiction. The Extraordinary Assembly decides on any possible modification to the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws and on the dissolution of the Association.

The Board of Directors

It is the governing body of the Association, with powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration, except for the prerogatives exercised by the Assembly. The Board of Directors appoints the Chairman, the Scientific Director, the Secretary of the Board of Directors, the Executive Manager, the Scientific Committee and the Advisory Board. The Board of Directors resolves on the allocation of grants and on the establishment of Regional Committees. It also appoints the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro – FIRC (Italian Cancer Research Foundation), designating five out of nine members, as well as two standing members and one alternate member of the Board of Auditors.

Scientific Bodies

The Scientific Committee takes part in the evaluation of all grant applications, while the Advisory Board formulates strategic scientific guidelines to be submitted to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Financial Committee

Its members, including the Chairman and two representatives of the Board of Directors, evaluate investment choices on a periodical basis, in order to make the best possible use of the funds transiting through AIRC, while preserving the capital investments of FIRC.

Operational Structure

The Scientific Directorate coordinates the evaluation of research projects and the implementation of scientific strategies, under the supervision of the Chairman of the Association.  The Administrative, Marketing, and Communication departments are divided into operational units at the national headquarters. The Regional Committees and Events department coordinates the executive secretariats of each Committee.


Pier Giuseppe Torrani


Scientific Director

Federico Caligaris Cappio


Executive Manager

Niccolò Contucci

All members

List of all members (in italian).