European Institute for Oncology
Prof. Roberto Orecchia
The European Institute of Oncology (IEO) was founded in 1994 in the vision of Prof. Umberto Veronesi and is inspired by the most innovative models of treatment and advanced research in the international oncology field.
IEO is an IRCCS (Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare) and a unique example in Italy of “private non-profit” by statute, so that entire profits are reinvested in clinical and experimental research. Among all hospitals, it is the first to place the patient at the center of its attentiveness; therefore, all management, care, and therapy activity revolves entirely around the sick person’s needs.
For the IEO, the fight against cancer is realized through excellent medical training, great clinical activity focused on prevention, diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy, medical care, and cutting-edge biomedical research to rapidly transfer laboratory findings to the patient.
In just over two decades, the IEO has helped change the fight against cancer nationally and internationally, bringing the goal of controlling the disease significantly closer.
On one hand, it has conceived and promoted a new way of treating the patient, which not only considers the effectiveness of treatment but also life quality; on the other hand, it has generated innovations that are changing clinical practice in oncology.
Examples are breast surgery and radiotherapy methods, both of which reduce the invasiveness and follow-up of breast surgery with the same effectiveness. The early diagnosis model of lung cancer with TC low-dose reduces lung cancer mortality by 20% and allows less invasive surgery. The development and refinement of robotics applied to the surgery of urological, gynecological, gastroenterological, and pulmonary tumours, which has promoted the culture of the maximum possible reduction of side effects of surgery and post-operative pain. Radiotherapy schemes and techniques allow faster and more targeted treatments. Interventional radiology techniques will enable the treatment of critical patients and patients with advanced and complex diseases.
The IEO has achieved worldwide excellence and maintains a high standard since its organization ensures that each patient, throughout their path of prevention or treatment, is under the medical care of a multidisciplinary team providing all the necessary expertise necessary to the specific case. At the IEO, personalized medicine and medicine for the person are a reality.
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