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Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute of Oncology

Kraków, Poland

available Radiology

available Breast Surgery

not available Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery

available Pathology

available Medical Oncology

available Radiotherapy

not available Social Workers

not available Nutritional Counselling

available Survivorship Groups

not available Sexual Health Counselling

available Supportive and Palliative Care

not available Integrative Medicine

Radiology

availableDedicated Radiologists4

Mammograms per year6000

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)
  • not availablePET/CT scan

Primary technique for localizing non-palpable lesions

  • 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
    • availableFine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB, cytology)
    • availableCore Biopsy
    • availableVacuum assisted biopsy
  • availableMRI-guided biopsy
    • availableCore Biopsy
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy

Breast Surgery

availableNew operated cases per year (benign and malignant)  650

availableDedicated Breast Surgeons  8

availableSurgeons with more than 50 surgeries per year  6

availableBreast Surgery beds  25

not availableBreast Nurse specialists  

availableOutpatient surgery

availableIntra-operative evaluation of sentinel node

not 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
    • not availableRadio-tracer technique
    • availableBlue dye + Radio-tracer
  • not availableAxillary sampling

Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery

This department/service is not available.

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)
  • not availableOncotype Dx (21-gene assay)
  • not availableMammaPrint (70-gene microarray)
  • not 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

Medical Oncology

availableDedicated Breast Medical Oncologists  5

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
    • availableTargeted brachytherapy (MammoSite, SAVI applicator, other devices)
    • not availableIntra-operative RT (IORT)

Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) / Tumour Board (TB)

No MDM/TB for case management discussion.

Further Services and Facilities

Nuclear Medicine

  • availableLymphoscintigraphy
  • availableBone scan
  • not availablePositron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • not availablePET/CT scan

Rehabilitation

  • availableProsthesis service
  • availablePhysiotherapy
  • availableLymph-oedema treatment

Genetic Counselling

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

Data Management

  • availableDatabase used for clinical information
  • not availableData manager available

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