Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana

Sarcomas Back


Sarcomas are rare connective tissue tumours. They often affect the locomotory system (e.g. bones, joints and muscles). In the past, their treatment involved major amputations. Today, often they can be treated whilst preserving the limbs, thanks to high-tech surgical techniques and multidisciplinary treatments, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Some treatments can be carried out in Ticino at the EOC and IOSI. However, some surgical procedures are so specialised that they require the involvement of centres outside Ticino. For this reason, IOSI collaborates closely with the Swiss Sarcoma Network, a network of sarcoma specialists, chaired by Professor Bruno Fuchs, which is active at the Winterthur Cantonal Hospital and at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital. Cases from the EOC are discussed weekly via an interdisciplinary sarcoma video conference (Sarkomaboard meeting). 

Sarkomaboard participants:

 Specialists outside Canton Ticino:
  • Prof. Dr. med. Bruno Fuchs, Musculoskeletal Oncological Surgery, Kantonsspital Winterthur and Kantonsspital Luzern
  • Prof. Dr. med. Beata Bode, Specialist in Pathology, Enge Institute, Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Breitenstein, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Kantonsspital Winterthur
  • Dr. med. Felix Grieder, Chief of Visceral Surgery, Kantonsspital Winterthur
  • Prof. Dr. med. Gabriela Studer, Radiation Oncology, Kantonsspital Luzern
IOSI – Oncology Insitute of Southern Switzerland
EOC Participants
  • Prof. Dr. Med. Pietro Majno-Hurst
  • Dr. Davide La Regina
  • Prof. Dr. Med. Yves Harder
  • PD. Dr. Med Filippo Del Grande