Humanitas Clinical and Research Center - IRCCS

General Information

Name of Hospital / Institute / Cancer Centre: Humanitas Clinical and Research Center - IRCCS

Name of Unit: Breast Unit

Address: Via Manzoni 56, 20089, Rozzano, Milan, Italy

Country: Italy


Responsible person/tutor for the fellowship

Name: Corrado Tinterri

Position: Head of Operational Unit and Director Breast Unit


Key contact

Contact name: Ms. Elena Bissolotti

Position: data manager of the Breast unit



Description of the training programme:

Theorical knowledge in basic Breast Radiology:

  • basic principles of mammography, differential diagnosis of mass lesions, basic principles and use of breast ultrasonography, basic principles of breast MRI.
  • In-depth knowledge of Breast Surgery: Management of benign disease (wide local excision), Management of primary breast cancer (breast-conserving surgery, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, complete axillary dissection).
  • Theorical knowledge in basic Breast Oncology: chemotherapy protocols, multidisciplinary pre- and post- surgical case management meetings, palliative treatment.
  • Theorical knowledge in basic Breast Radiation Therapy: principles of radiotherapy, dose-volume parameters, breast radiotherapy techniques (standard set-ups, IORT, brachytherapy).
  • Attendance at a minimum of 1 international breast congress and involvement in Breast Cancer Research

Position held by the fellow during the traineeship: During the first year of traineeship, a position of Resident and during the second year of traineeship, a position of Consultant.

The training consist of: an active training

Legal requirements: the fellow must independently take contact with our Institution because the requirements may vary depending on his/her role (i.e. resident, consultant ecc..), nationality, and his/her personal insurance status.

Maximum number of fellows in the Unit: 1

Optimal duration of the fellowship: 2 years

Open to both national and international candidates; We are open to offer fellowships to additional external national and foreign candidates; however the fellowship must be paid by the sending institution

Ideal candidate: A fellow in his/her last year of General Surgery Residency with a special interest in breast cancer research


The fellow will participate in:

  • Operations with the tutor: YES
  • Outpatient clinics with the tutor: YES
  • The hospital continuing medical education programme: YES


Continuing medical education in the Unit: YES


Frequency: Weekly

Research facilities 

Participation to research activities in the hospital: YES


Accessible library: YES


Available accomodation: /

Financial support

Financial support: NO

Information about the Institution/Department

Name: Breat Unit

Head of Department: Professor Corrado Tinterri

Number of Senior Consultants: 6

Number of Consultants: 11

Number of Residents: 1

Number of beds: 10

Number of wards: 1

Number of operation rooms: 2/daily

Number of operations per day: 9-10, 4 days/week

Number of operations per year: 1700 - 1800

Percentage of surgical oncology in the department per year: 90 % of the total

Breast cancer operations per week/per year: 35


BRESO programme director: Professor Corrado Tinterri - Head of the Department