Instituto de Mastologia e Oncologia (IMO) - Goiania, Brazil
- 220 New breast cancer cases treated per year
- 24 Breast multidisciplinarity team members
Clinical Director: Ruffo Freitas-Junior, MD, PhD
The Instituto de Mastologia e Oncologia is located in the most beautiful place of the city of Goiania, in front of Lago das Rosas with a spectacular view of Horto Park and very easy access. Goiania, the capital city, is advantageously situated in the Central-South part of the Goias State, near Brasília, Brazil Federal Capital and, with easy access to all States in Brazil. Its extent is around 929 squares Km; its population amounts to 1.3 million people. In 1987 we had a radioactive accident involving a capsule of cesium 137 in Goiania. This accident caused alarm among the general public and alerted healthcare entities to the possibility of a general increase in the rates of incidence of different types of cancer and the respective mortality rates, due to the mutagenic effect of radioactivity on cells. Since this accident, surveillance has been doing routinely.