The Research Center for Thoracic Surgery was founded in September 2003. It is directed by Lorenzo Dominioni, Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria in Varese. Members of the Scientific Committee of the Center are: Prof. C. Capella (Pathology), Prof. G. Carcano (Surgery) and Dr. A. Imperatori (Surgery).
The Center facilitates clinical and experimental research projects and organizes seminars and conferences on the following topics:
New technologies in thoracic surgery
Screening and early diagnosis of lung cancer in smokers and former smokers ("Progetto PRE.DI.CA." in Varese)
Epidemiology of lung cancer
Treatment of small lung nodules by video-thoracoscopy
Surgical treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (multimodal therapy)
Advances in video-thoracoscopy
The Center actively participates in the project "Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer and Smoking" (GELCS) promoted by the National Cancer Institute, USA.
International seminars, courses, congresses and conferences organized by the Center:
International Conference “Pleural Mesothelioma”, and on “Lung Cancer Screening and Early Diagnosis”, Como 7-8 November 2003
Seminar “Principles of genetic oncology” (Varese, 9 February 2004)
Course “Early diagnosis and new strategies in lung cancer treatment” (Varese, 30 Sept. 2004)
Seminar “Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma” (Varese, 10 November 2005)
IV Course of Thoracic Surgery (Varese, 2-3 December 2005)
Results of the research projects are published in proceedings and scientific journals.
Research Center for Thoracic Surgery
Director: prof. Lorenzo Dominioni
Viale Borri 57