CCC takes advantage of the latest developments in the fields of
robotic, laparoscopic and microscopic surgery, and hosts one of
the world’s foremost schools of robotic surgery.
In 2014 the CCC opened a new ambulatory surgery unit featuring
a hybrid room that combines all the capabilities of an operating
room with a set of high accuracy and definition medical imaging
equipment. The unit is therefore able to offer both surgical and
interventional radiology procedures with 3D intra-operative
imaging. In oncology, the unit’s main areas of activity focus on
minimally invasive surgery of the digestive tract, liver, biliary tract,
pancreas, urology, breast, gynaecology, bronchology, and
percutaneous and endovascular interventional radiology. The unit’s
in-house equipment, technology and expertise are also available
for a variety of non-cancer-related procedures.
In terms of inpatient support, 2015 will see the addition of three
more fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating theatres, an
intensive care unit, and 25 rooms. In keeping with the CCC’s
patient-centred philosophy, each room has been designed with
comfort and wellbeing in mind.
The CCC offers a unique area for applying the most advanced
forms of chemotherapy. Comprising 32 discreet treatment booths,
the chemotherapy unit strives to eliminate as much of the
physical and mental stress from this process as possible. To this
end, the Champalimaud Clinical Centre offers an unrivalled
treatment environment, with patients having the option of
receiving chemotherapy outside in the Zen garden, designed to
promote peace, tranquillity and wellbeing.
Inside the unit, each booth contains a purpose-built chair to
ensure that patients receive treatment in a state of optimal
comfort, with cable television, wireless internet, and tablet
computers all available.
State-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment
The CCC relies on a comprehensive range of the most advanced
diagnostic tools and makes use of cutting-edge radiology, imaging
and diagnostic nuclear medicine support. Likewise, the pathology
unit also works at the vanguard as it strives to both offer high
quality diagnostic support as well as form a crucial interface
between our research and clinical activities.
The CCC’s innovative approach to cancer care is evident
throughout its diagnostic departments. Nuclear medicine, and
its specialised pathways such as positron emission
tomography, represents the state-of-the-art in cancer diagnosis
and radiotherapy planning, and is used as a key tool in the
CCC. Moreover, the use of transponders (combined with GPS)
for nanolocation and treatment allow non-invasive treatments
that greatly reduce any side effects and minimise
In addition to their diagnostic support, radiology and nuclear
medicine are also utilised as specialised therapeutic solutions.
Our professionals in interventional radiology offer a range of non-
invasive image-guided treatment options, and our highly
experienced clinical teams have the expertise to use
radiopharmaceuticals as treatment tools where relevant.
Throughout the CCC the treatment and diagnosis techniques
and technologies employed are the most advanced available.
Our advanced endoscopy techniques, for example, are a key
tool in the CCC’s Digestive Unit alongside our other clinical
options. Throughout all departments and services our clinical
staff are active in advancing their fields in search of cure for
Throughout all of its activities the Champalimaud Foundation
strives to innovate in order to achieve its mission of bringing the
benefits of biomedical science to those most in need.
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