The Gemelli, since its creation in 1964, has always devoted a pioneering attention to Oncology and over the years it has developed an integrated network of reception, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation services, showing a continuous ability in innovation. The Gemelli has always been aware that the health care provided to these patients does not only concern the disease’s care management, but also requires a “global management“, aimed at recognizing and alleviating psychological and relational problems, which can influence the course of treatment.
Starting from this philosophy, which is expressed in the avant-garde activity of Medical Oncology, Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Radiotherapy, the Gemelli avails itself of the Comprehensive Cancer Center to better organize all the Foundation’s structures that carry out oncological activities, reinforcing the principle of a lifelong clinical-heathcare pathway for the patient. This is made possible by a staff with integrated skills, professional figures such as psycho-oncologist and nutritionist, introduction of personalized programmes and humanization of care.
Clinical-healthcare pathways, specific to each disease, are currently in place for cancer patients. This makes possible a complete integration between the various specialists, according to a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach. The coordination with all the General Hospital’s structures allows to offer a global response to the patients’ health demand, making use of the most advanced equipment, useful both in the diagnostic phase (latest generation multi-layer CT, PET-CT) and in the therapeutic phase (three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy, increasingly personalized drugs and treatments based on the molecular target).