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European Institute of Oncology

Person responsible for CTC programme: Alessandra Milani

Hospital overview

The European Institute of Oncology started its activity in 1994 as a non-profit comprehensive cancer centre, active in three areas: clinic, research and training. The IEO staff are driven and inspired by the following values and principles:

Patient focus
Continuous healthcare quality improvement
Service excellence
Multidisciplinary approach to clinical care
Participation in trial research and rapid transfer of results to the patients
Enhancing the value of human resources
European spirit and openness to international collaborations

The therapeutic approach for each patient at the Institute is discussed at weekly meetings attended by all the clinical divisions involved in the treatment process (Radiation Oncology and Barchitherapy, Medical and Haemato-Oncology, H&N, Thoracic and Abdominal surgery, Gynaecological and Urological surgery, Breast and Plastic surgery, Melanoma and Sarcoma, Interventional Radiology, Molecular Medicine Unit) Pain Free Hospital Project since 2000, symptom control, palliative and supportive care are part of everyday cancer care management. A dedicated Supportive and Palliative Care Division takes care of difficult patients in conjunction with the Psycho-oncology Division. Nurses are organized following primary nursing model, in the research area there is a research nurses team.

CTC programmes offered

1. Women's Cancer Centre

Programme mentor: Emanuela D’Anna
Duration: 1 month
Observership or Residency: Observership; residency where contact with patients is limited to relationship
Language requirements: English is mandatory, understanding Italian is preferable in order to optimize the experience
Programme description: All the necessary skills (surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, specialists in image diagnostics, radiation oncologists, geneticists, nutritionists, specialists in supportive care, psychologists, sexologists, endocrinologists) are working in a single area to give an effective response to all Women's requests.

2. Research Nursing area

Programme mentor: Alessandra Milani
Duration: 2 months
Observership or Residency: Observership
Language requirements: English
Programme description: Nursing school, research nurses team work together to implement the nursing research area where all clinical trial from phase 0 to phase III are managed by research nurses and open questions about evidence based nursing are investigated and new evidence based practice guideline are developed by student nurses with tutors. This area also investigates nursing sensitive outcome in oncology patients.

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