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

Urogenital tumours Back


The genito-urinary tumours unit involves the various professionals within the EOC (urologists, radiologists, nuclear physicians, radiation oncologists and oncologists) involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular tumours.

Our main activities consist of our weekly multidisciplinary discussions of new or difficult cases (tumour board). In addition, joint teaching activities take place. The unit also promotes studies for the development and application of new drugs and treatment strategies, in particular radiotherapy, in national and international studies.
In specific, prostate cancer, is the neoplasm with the highest incidence in men and the third leading cause of death from cancer in Ticino. We coordinate translational research programmes and design hypotheses and projects by analysing clinical information from more than 1000 patients, treated for this disease in the last 15 years.
The clinical group collaborates with the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) in Bellinzona, to develop common research strategies that can be taken from the patient to the laboratory and vice versa.


Prof.ssa Silke Gillessen-Sommer (Medical Director IOSI and Head of the Medical Oncology Department)
Dr. med. Ursula Vogl (Head of Service, Clinical Director Prostate Centre of Southern Switzerland)
Dr. med. Anna Lladò (Hospital Physician, Medical Oncology Department)
Dr. Ricardo Pereira-Mestre (Head of Clinic, Medical Oncology Department
Dr. Davide Bosetti (Head of Clinic, Radiotherapy Department)
Dr. Gianfranco Pesce (Head of Service, Radiotherapy Department)
Dr. Gaetano Paone (Head of Service, Nuclear Medicine Department)