Comprehensive cancer care in the CCC
Home Care Unit Unit and Early Diagnosis Units add to comprehensive cancer care already offered at Champalimaud Clinical Centre.
The first quarter of 2013 has seen further development in the Champalimaud Clinical Centre (CCC). The CCC works at the cutting-edge of medicine to offer patients the most advanced and comprehensive oncologic care available. To this end, the CCC continues to develop programmes which support every stage of the diagnostic and treatment process.
The early months of 2013 have seen an expansion of the CCC’s Risk Assessment and Early Diagnosis Unit. With a focus on personalised medicine, this Unit is designed to analyse genetic, personal and lifestyle factors related to each individual and then offer an action plan and consultation with relevant physicians. The Early Diagnosis team is then active in following each case to ensure that those with high risk factors are encouraged to undergo regular screenings and control measures to ensure early diagnosis and better clinical outcome if an oncologic disease is eventually detected.
March 2013 also saw the launch of the CCC’s Home Care Unit. With a focus on patient comfort and well-being, this Unit is an extension of the CCC’s multidisciplinary teams, offering, where possible, the very best available treatment and care in the comfort of patient’s home. The Home Care Unit operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
All the CCC’s cancer programmes support clinical research activities and add to the comprehensive, advanced and innovative cancer care already offered at the Centre.