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Istituto Regina Elena (IRE)


The IRE has been operating since 1926 and the clinical hospital, located in Viale Regina Elena, was opened on 21st April 1933 by Her Majesty the Queen Elena. The Institute was recognised as an Institute of Scientific Hospital Care (IRCCS) in 1939.

Nowadays, the main areas of research are in epidemiology, etiology of cancer, transformation and tumour progression and experimental therapies. The IRE is also a reference centre of the World Health Organisation for digestive endoscopy and stomach cancer and since 1982, the Epidemiology Service of the IRE has coordinated and directed the Cancer Registry for the whole of Central and South America.



  • 242 standard beds
  • 33 day beds
  • 14 beds for surgery

Admissions (2009)

  • 2391 day admissions
  • 4329 medical admissions
  • 3869 surgical admissions
  • 1138 day surgery admissions

Treatment (2009)

  • 14,178 days of treatment in the day hospital
  • 3,765 days of treatment in the day surgery


  • 296 nurses
  • 45 social and health auxiliaries
  • 36 lab technicians
  • 49 radiology technicians
  • 212 doctors and specialists

Contact Details and Location

Via Elio Chianesi 53, 00144 Roma, Italy

Tel: +39 06 52661

Email: See Web Site

Website: http://www.ifo.it

Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation