Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
The Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) is based on the model of integrated cancer centres and includes all oncologic activities which are carried out within the public hospitals of Southern Switzerland. IOSI encompasses 6 divisions: medical oncology, radio-oncology, nuclear medicine (incl. PET-CT unit), haematology, palliative care and research. The IOSI was set up in accordance with the North American model of "Comprehensive Cancer Centre", even if its structure is particular as it is a transversal organisation within the multisite hospital EOC (Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale). The IOSI, therefore, has the ambition to represent the model of a clearly organised hospital complex, integrating all the specialties which deal with diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer diseases.
The IOSI guarantees its patients a holistic approach and the possibility of getting the benefit of the most recent cancer research. For its high quality medical care IOSI is recognised both nationally and internationally.
IOSI made autologous haematopoietic stem cells transplant since 1993 The Transplant Unit has three facilities, collection with nurses trained for stem cells apheresis, clinical and processing. We perform an average of 38 apheresis procedure and 16 autologous transplant a year.
The IOSI’s Transplant Unit is JACIE accredited since 2005.