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IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro


Established as a research institute in 1978 and recognised by the Italian Ministry of Health as an institute of accomodation and care of a scientific nature (IRCCS) in March 2005, the centre conducts extensive clinical research throughout all of its treatment units.

The Surgical Oncology department has been running since 1980 and specialises in treatment and study of cancer of the digestive tract (stomach, colon-rectum), melanomas, soft tissue sarcomas, breast cancer, cancer of the thyroid and the cervico-cephalic. A Urologic Oncology department was added in 2002, and the Thoracic department in 2005. The department also has a Breast Reconstructive section and a Gynaecological section.


  • Bed Numbers
  • 65 full hospitalisation
  • 35 day-care/hospitalisation
  • 12 room hospice “Maria Chighine”

Contact Details and Location

Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, 16132 Genova, Italy

Tel: +39 010 56001

Email: gemma.dagnino@istge.it

Website: http://www.istge.it

Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation