The European Institute of Oncology and the Centro Cardiologico Monzino are both Scientific Institute for Research and Treatment (IRCCS) and centers of excellence specialized in a specific sector in order to develop skills at the highest level and to carry out internationally innovative research projects. The two institutes use independently but synergistically all the available resources for research and care in their respective activity field. In order to obtain research of consistently high quality and reliability, the experience and dedication of individual researchers are not enough, and it is necessary to ensure them a real chance to work at the highest level. For this reason, the two institutes are supported by the IEO-CCM Foundation, a non-profit organization active in raising funds for experimental and clinical research with the aim of identifying the best care for patients.
The centrality and importance of the Foundation's work are dictated by the realization that cancer and cardiovascular diseases are the major causes of disease in the Western world.
In 2016-2017 IEO-CCM Foundation promoted funding for the projects listed below:
Humans for Research, Research for Humans
Four talented physicians and researchers have been rewarded by IEO-CCM Foundation with fellowships on the following projects:
- Study of cardiomyopathy associated with Muscular Dystrophy through the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)
- Role of RAGE (Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products ) receptor in cardiovascular aging
- Evaluation of myocardial fibrosis in cardiotoxicity by anthracycline and its possible clinical and/or functional relevance
- Comparative analysis of clinical and echocardiographic outcomes between traditional surgery vs. Mitraclip in patients with functional mitral insufficiency
“Teach women to care about their hearts” is the Monzino Women aim. The lack of awareness about the incidence of cardiovascular disease in women is indeed the worst enemy for women hearts.
Monzino Women Heart Center gathers in one functional and welcoming space all the Monzino cardiovascular and medical competences linked to the women’s health. A special structure and an advanced cardiology center for women, which combines the skills and innovative technologies already present in Monzino and integrates them with multidisciplinary collaborations. In addition to clinical cardiologists, gynecologists, diabetes specialists, lipids specialists, nutritionists and psychologists will interact with all women who choose Monzino.
Furthermore, Monzino Women aims at creating a new culture of prevention for women’s heart through communication and health education campaigns.
How to support
At your local bank:
Bank Name: Unicredit - Bank Address: Piazza Chiaradia, 12 20141 Milano
Account Name: Fondazione IEO-CCM
IBAN: IT 92 B 02008 01646 000102833772 - BIC/SWIFT Code: UNCRITM1248
By credit card: Please refer to our web site: www.fondazioneieoccm.it