Xavier Matias-Guiu obtained his PhD in 1987 in Barcelona. In 1991-92, XM was Research Fellow in Pathology at the New England Medical Centre/Tufts University in Boston, with Professors H Wolfe and R DeLellis, and the Massachusetts General Hospital with Professor Scully. From 1986 to 2002, XM worked with Professor Jaime Prat in Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona. Currently, he combines the position of Chairman of Pathology at Hospital Universitari Bellvitge in Barcelona, Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova in Lleida, and the direction of a research group as Professor of Pathology at University of Lleida, with especial focus in integrating molecular features of gynecological cancers in the appropriate microscopic context. He has participated in the panel for defining the WHO classification of the tumors of the Female Genital Tract (Pathology and Genetics).