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Fondazione Beretta for cancer research and treatment

Beretta Foundation

for cancer research and treatment

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The Mission

The Foundation named after Pier Giuseppe Beretta was set up according to his wishes in 1981. It was officially recognised by Presidential decree no. 275 of 20 April 1983.

The aim of the Beretta Foundation is to carry out scientific research into malignant neoplasia; in particular, it deals with the collection and analysis of clinical and experimental data regarding different forms of cancer, as well as the indication of therapies for patients suffering from types of neoplasia, particularly breast or lung cancer, with special attention to prevention and immunology studies.


“For a long time I have been thinking of a project, to be promoted by Beretta, that would give doctors (my age would suggest I should say young doctors) the opportunity to dedicate time and energy to research, to the collection and analysis of clinical and experimental data regarding cancer, indicating the most suitable type of chemotherapy for patients suffering from neoplasia, in particular, breast and lung cancer..."

Pier Giuseppe Beretta
Chairman of Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta