Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Cecilia Moro MD
Address Largo Barozzi 1
24100 Bergamo (BG)



Contact Tel: +39 35/269724 -
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Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Italy


The Ospedali Riuniti in Bergamo was established in 1930, with the original name of Princess of Savoia. In 1995 on January the first the Centre was declared as “Hospital of National Relevance and High Specialisation ”with a specific decree.  Among the area excellence an important role is covered by the Department of Oncology and Haematology that bring patients from the whole National territory and from foreign countries.


  • 888 beds (whole Hospital)
  • Oncological ward :14 beds
  • DH: 22 beds
  • Oncology Unit : 12 Medical Doctors
  • Radiotherapy Unit for Palliative, Adjuvant or Concomitant treatment
  • Center for Cellular Treatment and Stem cells research
  • 80 on-going therapeutic trials
  • Teaching hospital in collaboration with the University of Milan and Pavia


The Department of Oncology Haematology (Chief R.Labianca ) includes:

  • Unit Medical Oncology: Chief C. Tondini
  • Haematology Unit: Chief Alessandro Rambaldi Oncology & Haematology
  • Radiotherapy Unit: Chief Luigi Franco Cazzaniga
  • Palliative Care Unit: Chief Roberto Labianca
  • Division Immunohaematology and Transfusion Medicine, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Centre: Chief Anna Falanga
  • Transplantation
  • Cell Stem Center and Center for Cellular Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary Approach of Cancer pain including:
  • Pain unit
  • Palliative care team
  • Psycho-Oncology unit
  • Social workers

Palliative and supportive care

Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo Staff, Italy

The Pain and Palliative care team includes:

  • One medical oncologist belonging to the Medical Oncology Unit and with a specific palliative care education and experience in their curricula
  • Four palliativists and nurses working in the institutional hospice, which is a full component of the Medical Oncology Departmen
  • Two physicians and nurses working in home care
  • One psychologist with a specific experience in psycho-oncology and quality of life assessment
  • One social worker operating in home and hospital setting
  • A group of volunteers, specifically dedicated to these patients
  • The Centre provides support either at home or in the palliative care unit. Volunteers play an important part in the department