Istituto Oncologico Veneto – IRCCS

Scientific director

Prof. Giuseppe Opocher

The Institute of Oncology Veneto (IOV) is the first and only institute in the Veneto region explicitly dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer as well as to cancer research.

Commissioned by the Veneto Region in 2005, the IOV has established itself as a highly specialized hospital and health research center of national and international prestige. The Ministry of Health recognizes it as a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS) and the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) has designated it as a Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Over the years, the IOV has seen a steady increase in ministerial funding for Current Research, which rewards parameters such as scientific productivity, clinical trials, and quality of healthcare. In 2015 the contribution exceeded 3 million euros (3,195,361.35) for the first time, with a jump of 20% over the previous year. This is a trend in contrast to that of more prestigious institutions, which places the IOV at the national top of scientific productivity, especially concerning the number of researchers employed.

Scientific research is firmly integrated with healthcare and ensures the provision of diagnostic and treatment services according to standards of excellence in ordinary hospitalization, day hospital, day surgery and outpatient procedure. In providing these services, the IOV follows a cutting-edge therapeutic-care diagnostic pathway (PDTA), based on a multidisciplinary approach to disease, focusing on the person and their life quality.

The IOV also carries out its activities in agreement with the Hospital company, Ulss 6 and the University of Padua; it is the seat of the Regional Coordination of the Veneto Oncology Network (ROV).

The Veneto Oncology Institute is located in Padua nearby the historic Busonera hospital, via Gattamelata 64, 35128 Padua. The Institute is also located at the “San Giacomo Apostolo” hospital, via dei Carpani 16/Z, 31033 Castelfranco Veneto (TV), at the “Ospedali Riuniti Padova Sud ” Madre Teresa di Calcutta via Albere, 30 -35043 Monselice (PD). In buildding Santo Stefano, Place Antenore, 3 – 35123 Padova there are the Scientific Direction, the Administrative Direction and some staff services.

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