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Istituto Tumori 'Giovanni Paolo II' - I.R.C.C.S. Bari

Bari, Italy

available Social Workers

available Nutritional Counselling

not available Survivorship Groups

available Sexual Health Counselling

available Supportive and Palliative Care

not available Integrative Medicine

Radiology

availableDedicated Radiologists3

Mammograms per year9000

availableBreast radiographers

not availableScreening program

availableVerification for non-palpable breast lesions on specimen

availableAxillary US/US-guided FNAB

availableClinical Research

Available imaging equipment

  • availableMammography
  • availableUltrasound
  • availableMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Available work-up imaging equipment

  • availableComputer Tomography
  • availableUltrasound
  • availableMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • availablePET/CT scan

Primary technique for localizing non-palpable lesions

  • not availableHook-wire (or needle localization)
  • not availableCharcoal marking/tattooing
  • not availableROLL: radio-guided occult lesion localization

Available breast tissue sampling equipment

  • availableStereotactic Biopsy (Mammography guided)
    • availableCore Biopsy (Tru-cut)
    • availableVacuum assisted biopsy
  • availableUltrasound-guided biopsy
    • not availableFine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB, cytology)
    • availableCore Biopsy
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy
  • not availableMRI-guided biopsy
    • not availableCore Biopsy
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy

Breast Surgery

availableNew operated cases per year (benign and malignant)  452

availableDedicated Breast Surgeons  5

availableSurgeons with more than 50 surgeries per year  4

availableBreast Surgery beds  12

availableBreast Nurse specialists  2

availableOutpatient surgery

availableIntra-operative evaluation of sentinel node

availableReconstruction performed by Breast Surgeons

availableClinical Research

Primary technique for staging the axilla

  • not availableAxillary lymph node dissection
  • availableSentinel lymph node biopsy:
    • not availableBlue dye technique
    • availableRadio-tracer technique
    • not availableBlue dye + Radio-tracer
  • not availableAxillary sampling

Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery

availableReconstructive/Plastic surgeons  6

availableImmediate Reconstruction available

Type of breast reconstructive surgery available

  • availableRemodelling after breast-conserving surgery
  • availableReconstruction after mastectomy:
    • availableTwo-stage reconstruction (tissue expander followed by implant)
    • availableOne-stage reconstruction
    • availableAutogenous tissue flap
      • availableLatissimus dorsi flap
      • availableTransverse rectus abdominis (TRAM)
      • availableFree-flaps (free TRAM, DIEP, SIEA, gluteal, etc.)
  • availableSurgery on the contralateral breast for symmetry
  • availableLipofilling

Pathology

availableDedicated Breast Pathologists  3

Available studies

  • availableCytology
  • availableHaematoxylin & eosin section (H&E)
    • availableSurgical specimen
    • availableSentinel node
    • availableCore biopsy
  • availableFrozen section (FS)
    • availableSurgical specimen
    • availableSentinel node
  • availableImmunohistochemistry stain (IHC)
    • availableEstrogen receptors
    • availableProgesterone receptors
    • availableHER-2
    • availableKi-67

Other special studies available

  • availableFluorescence in-situ Hybridization for HER-2 gene (FISH)
  • availableOncotype Dx (21-gene assay)
  • availableMammaPrint (70-gene microarray)
  • availablePrediction Analysis of Microarray 50-gene set (PAM 50)

Parameters included in the final pathology report

  • availablePathology stage (pT and pN)
  • availableTumour size (invasive component in mm)
  • availableHistologic type
  • availableTumor grade
  • availableER/PR receptor status
  • availableHER-2/neu receptor status
  • availablePeritumoural/Lymphovascular invasion
  • availableMargin status
  • availablePresence of intraductal carcinoma and dysplastic lesions associated percentage

Medical Oncology

availableDedicated Breast Medical Oncologists  3

not availableOutpatient systemic therapy

availableClinical Research

Radiotherapy

availableDedicated Radiation Oncologists

availableClinical Research

Available techniques after breast-conserving surgery (including experimental)

  • availableWhole-Breast RT (WBRT)
  • availablePartial breast irradiation (PBI):
    • availableExternal beam PBI
    • not availableInterstitial brachytherapy
    • not availableTargeted brachytherapy (MammoSite, SAVI applicator, other devices)
    • availableIntra-operative RT (IORT)

Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) / Tumour Board (TB)

Regular MDM/TB for case management discussion

  • not availableTwice a week
  • availableWeekly
  • not availableEvery two weeks
  • not availableOther Schedule

Cases discussed at MDM/TB

  • available Preoperative cases
  • available Postoperative cases

Specialties/services participating in MDM/TB

  • availableRadiology
  • availableBreast Surgery
  • availableReconstructive/Plastic Surgery
  • availablePathology
  • availableMedical Oncology
  • availableRadiotherapy
  • availableGenetic Counselling
  • availableBreast Nurse Service
  • availablePsycho-oncology
  • availableData Manager

Further Services and Facilities

Nuclear Medicine

  • availableLymphoscintigraphy
  • availableBone scan
  • availablePositron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • availablePET/CT scan

Rehabilitation

  • availableProsthesis service
  • availablePhysiotherapy
  • availableLymph-oedema treatment

Genetic Counselling

  • availableSpecialist Providing Genetic Counselling/Risk assessment service:
    • availableDedicated Clinical Geneticist
    • not availableMedical Oncologist
    • not availableBreast Surgeon
    • not availableGeneral Surgeon
    • not availableGynaecologist
  • availableGenetic Testing available
  • availableSurveillance program for high-risk women

Data Management

  • availableDatabase used for clinical information
  • availableData manager available

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