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Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori

Milan, Italy

Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori

The Prostate Cancer Unit at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to prostate cancer patients referring to the oncologic center with the longest tradition in Italy. Starting in 2005, our interdisciplinary and multiprofessional team offers a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to prostate cancer patients at all stages. The core team, which includes urologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists, works in synergy with the non core team composed of imaging specialists, experts in palliative and supportive care, dedicated psychologists and experts in rehabilitation. Multidisciplinary management through weekly clinics for newly referred patients, biweekly clinics for patients on active surveillance and weekly tumor boards for complex, non univocal cases, objective proposal of all the therapeutic and observational options, active surveillance, patient centeredness and empowerment in the decision making process, focus on quality of life and life styles (physical exercise, nutrition), and promotion of interdisciplinary education are the main targets of the Prostate Cancer Unit at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori. Preclinical, translational and clinical research is a core activity at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, with over 30 protocols and studies running on prostate cancer.

Unit Director: Riccardo ValdagniRadiation Oncology 1 and Prostate Cancer Program

Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Team

  • Core Team
,Urologists,Radiation Oncologists,Medical Oncologists,Pathologists,Nurses,Data Managers
  • Non Core Team and Associated Services
,Imaging specialists,Medical physicists,Radiation technologists,Palliative care service,Clinical psychologists with experience in uro-oncology,Clinical trial coordinator,Physiotherapist,Sexual therapist or urologist trained in andrological urology or certified andrologist or clinical nurse specialist (supervised by sexual therapist, clinical psychologist or urologist trained in andrological urology) specially trained in using interventions that can minimize post-therapeutic sexual complications and promote rehabilitation,Geriatrician,Patient advocates or advocacy group members
  • Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Case Management:
,Team Meetings held on a regular basis,Multidisciplinary clinic for newly referred prostate cancer patients
  • Treatments available:
,Radical prostatectomy,External Radioterapy,Brachytherapy,Hormonal therapy,Chemotherapy
  • Observational programs available:
,Active Surveillance,Watchful Waiting

Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori

Via Venezian 1
20133 Milan, Italy
Phone: 00390223903033
Fax: 00390223903015
Web-site: www.istitutotumori.mi.it

Last modified: 13 October 2016