A complete system to support the oncological patient
At Metropolitan General full and specialized services are offered for the investigation, diagnosis, therapeutical and supportive treatment of neoplasms. The most developed treatments are offered individually, according to the international guidelines, adapted to the genomic and general health profile of each patient mainly and also adapted to the pathological and molecular features of his/her disease, at every stage.
The treatment includes the most modern therapeutical protocols for the administration of chemotherapy regimens, hormonotherapies, immunotherapies, biological treatments, targeted treatments and also local treatments, such as chemoembolization or radiofrequency ablation or microwave ablation or tumour cryoablation or combination of these.
The treatments which do not necessitate long hospital stay, are offered at One-Day-Clinic of the Department, at comfortable and friendly conditions, under the supervision of the attending physicians and of the perfectly trained and specialized to the needs of the oncological patients nursing staff. In some cases of patients, hospitalization for the administration chemotherapy is necessitated and also high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue, in special conditions, at rooms with high-security isolation conditions.
The holistic treatment is realized through the close cooperation of the Medical Oncology Unit with the Oncological Departments, the Departments of Hematological Oncology, Surgical Oncology and the Breast Center of Metropolitan General. In the same time, the Unit is supported by the Central Laboratories, the Pathology Laboratory (ELOT EN ISO 15189:2012), the Department of Medical Imaging, the Departments of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, the Department of Nuclear Medicine and the Pain Clinics of the Department and also by the modern radiotherapy units of the hospitals of Hellenic Healthcare Group.
The medical staff of the Department has an excellent scientific knowledge and long experience, having treated a great number of patients with oncologic diseases, a fact that in combination with continuous medical training, assures the most modern medical treatment. Τhe presence of our medical staff at international oncological events - congresses with posters, presentations, publications and also at the planning of research programs either as participating researchers or as main researchers, strengthen daily the scientific and clinical adequacy for the benefit of the patient.
The management of oncological cases is supervised by the Oncology/Tumour Board of the Department, where physicians of all the involved specialties cooperate and decide together, targeting to the holistic and most effective treatment of the patient, based always on the last international developments and data.
Also, innovative pilot therapeutical protocols are assured and applied:
- either with the form of early access to international approved treatments, which have not yet been integrated to the Greek daily clinical practice (open access programs, Name Patient Programs)
- or with the form of international clinical studies (Phase I, II, III and IV), of which the organization, the structure and control is harmonized with the related European Directive and Greek Law.
In this way, the possibility for direct access to the most updated-modern therapies is given to the patients together with options in promising and innovative therapeutic approaches.
Αll the above data make the Medical Oncology Unit of Metropolitan General an innovative department in the domain of Oncology in Greece, with international cooperations, combining and introducing daily the scientific progress to the clinical practice.
Contact telephone: +30 210 650 2591, -2691, -2000