Who We Are

Our Oncological Practice is a medical structure of high expertise, which guarantees a global treatment of tumor disease for each patient and excellent care, while maintaining the highest quality of life possible.

Patients are looked after during the entire course of the disease, from diagnostic procedures to therapeutic measures, alway taking into consideration the particular needs of the patient with special attention to his or her psychological and social conditions and those of everyday life.

Our Oncological Practice is directed by Dr. Marco Varini, Dr. Antonello Calderoni, Dr. Alexandre Christinat and Dr. Elena Bianchi Papina, who themselves look after each patient individually and who establish the necessary collaboration with the patient’s family doctor, with the oncological service of the Clinica Sant’Anna in Sorengo and with the volunteers and professionals of the Sottoceneri Section of the Associazione Triangolo.

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Secretary

 
Kika
Secretary
Marisa
Secretary
 


Medical Office

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Verena
Laboratory Supervisor
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Vivi
medical office assistant
Chiara
medical office assistant
Amila
medical office assistant
 
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Dott. Osvalda Varini
Psycho-oncologist
     


Nurse

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Erika
Nurse
Barbara
Nurse
Esther
Nurse
Francesca
Nurse

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Laura
Nurse
Barbara
Nurse
Micaela
Nurse

Secretarial and Medical Staff Organization

Our secretaries handle the reception of patients and the organization of various appointments for patients both within and outside of our medical structure.

Consultations with specialists, radiological examinations, the transportation of patients, etc. can be arranged and carried out both in Ticino and outside of the Canton, since our Oncological Practice works together with university centers throughout all of Switzerland and, if necessary, also outside of the country.

Laboratory assistants and medical assistants permit a rapid carrying out of ambulatory activities: hematological analyses are carried out within our structure in order to have the results almost immediately; necessary therapy is performed without loss of time; long term controls (for example, annual check-ups) are planned immediately to permit a guaranteed follow-up for our patients. In the medical structure there is also a psycho-oncologist who can give support to the patient and his or her family, who are confronted with the psychological stress caused by the diagnosis, the therapy and the evolution of the illness.

Nursing Service

A team of highly qualified nurses is available to perform chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and immunotherapy, to inform the patients about the collateral effects of the treatment and what can be done to alleviate them.

In case of problems arising during treatment our nurses can be contacted directly for further information and assistance.

Emergency Service

Our oncological service is available twenty-four hours a day. in case of emergency outside of our normal working hours our physicians can be reached through the Clinica Sant’Anna in Sorengo.