The centre has been taking care of cancer patients since 1997, providing a wide range of services from outpatient appointments to hospitalisation for the management of the most complex cases. The medical-oncological team oversees the treatment pathways of the patients for the management of all oncological diseases: From the diagnostic phase, to treatment planning (according to the latest national and international guidelines), and providing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or newer biological therapies offered - depending on the complexity - via MAC scheme (intensive hospital-based outpatient care) or hospitalisation. Admissions are also an option for managing complications, provide supportive care and palliative care, with a view to comprehensive management of the patient's needs throughout the course of their condition.
The Unit is headed by Prof. Gianfranco Pancera medical oncologist and contracted Professor at the Oncology specialty school, Milan, in agreement with IGEA Medical Clinic, where we have been training oncologists and oncology specialists for 10 years. The staff is also trained by medical specialists in oncology, dedicated professional nurses and the psycho-oncological care team offering support to staff, patients and family members.
The facility provides not only clinics for initial consultations and tests, but also a modern day hospital / MAC (multiple treatment outpatient pathway) clinic, which was built recently, and a ward with 10 beds in modern single or double rooms. We also have the best diagnostic technology with the latest generation equipment available today, namely positron-emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) with fourth detection ring and "time of flight"), "Open" high-field magnetic resonance and CAT "Somaton Definition Flash".
As part of clinical activity has been active for years a departmental collaboration with the National Tumour Institute in Milan and in particular with the Network of Rare Cancers for which are provided numerous clinical and diagnostic services, with weekly attendance at multidisciplinary meetings of the Rare Tumours Group. Prof. G. Pancera is a founding member and member of the Governing Foundation GISCAD (Italian Group for the Study of Digestive Apparatus Carcinomas) that deals with clinical cancer research at national and international level.
For information and appointments you can call +39 02 70142498.