Organization - Medical Oncology Service

The Medical Oncology Service is organized into different specialized areas so as to offer more personalized care.

The Service participates in the following Units:

The Medical Oncology Service is organized into the following teams:

  • Breast Cancer / Gynecological Team

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer and Central Nervous System Team

  • Lung Cancer Team

  • Genitourinary Cancer Team

  • Melanoma Team

  • Cancer of the head, neck and unknown origin Team

  • Palliative Care and Support Team (USCP)

The service also participates in the following multidisciplinary committees:

  • Colorectal and Esophagogastric Cancer Committee
  • Gynecological Tumors Committee
  • Breast Cancer Committee
  • Otolaryngology Tumor Committee
  • Thyroid Tumors Committee
  • Lung Cancer Committee
  • Pancreatic Cancer Committee
  • Central Nervous System Cancer Committee (CNS)
  • Urological Cancer Committee
  • Skin Cancer Committee
  • Committee of Medical Delegates
  • ICMHO Steering Committee
  • Healthcare Ethics Committee (CEA)
  • Pharmacovigilance Technical Committee (CT-FV)

Other work groups involved:

  • Mortality Commission

  • Hereditary Cancer Working Group

  • Image Testing Working Group

  • Database and Clinical Guidance Working Group

  • Early Phase Clinical Trials Group

The service carries out its activity in the following healthcare areas:

Hospitalization room. This is the area that treats cancer patients who require hospital admission. The service's palliative care and support team is in charge of the therapeutic management and diagnosis of the patient, along with the referring oncologist.

Day hospital. This is the unit where cancer treatment is provided to patients who do not require hospitalization. In addition, in the morning there is the possibility of dealing with specific medical emergencies related to oncological treatment or the evolution of the disease.

Josep Carreras Clinical Research Area. This is the clinical research unit and consists of outpatient clinics and the day hospital area. In this area, oncological treatments are administered in phase I, II and III clinical trials.

External consultations. This is the service that consists of consultations in which medical oncologists help the cancer patient assess their specific treatment or follow-up. From here patients are referred to the different units, areas or corresponding services depending on their needs.

Home care. This is a service made up of medical and nursing staff who go to patients' homes to provide assessment and treatment. The condition of these patients has been previously assessed in the emergency and other hospital areas to determine diagnostic guidance and treatment.

24 hour emergency care. The Medical Oncology Service has a healthcare professional on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Secretary of Medical Oncology. The Secretary of Medical Oncology is in charge of providing support to the medical team and other service.

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