Multidisciplinary centre of excellence
In 2010, the North Estonia Medical Centre launched its Oncology and Haematology Clinic as the seventh clinic to start operations. The formation of a cancer care centre in the modern Mustamäe medical and technology complex helps us to offer patients convenient and high-quality treatments in a fully modern setting.
The Clinic has a distinguished history – its predecessors were the Estonian Oncology Centre (1946-2001) and the East Tallinn Central Hospital haematology department (up to 2003). Cancer care at the Medical Centre is coordinated by a cancer care quality committee.
Cross-disciplinary working groups
The following cross-disciplinary working groups have been formed for better serving patients:
- thoracic working group
- skin, bone and soft tissue tumours working group
- head and neck tumours working group
- digestive tract tumours working group
- mammary gland tumours working group
- gynaecological tumours working group
- urological tumours working group
- CNS tumours working group
- haematology working group
- neuroendocrine tumours working group
- palliative care working group
The Oncology and Haematology Clinic has three centres and policlinics:
Our clinic is primarily located in the Mustamäe medical and technology complex. Only the 2nd Radiotherapy Department and the Haematology and Rehabilitative Care unit are located in the Hiiu block.
The Medical Centre's Oncology and Haematology Clinic has a total 241 staff, including 36 doctors, 122 nurses, 12 radiology technicians and 54 caregivers, There are a total 132 beds in the inpatient department (of which 13 are second-degree intensive care beds), plus 31 day care beds and treatment chairs.
Therapies and research
The primary function of the Clinic is to provide high-quality diagnostics and care to oncology and haematology patients. Our medical service encompasses fully modern cytostatic, biological, hormonal, immune treatment and radiation treatment for malignant tumours. We engaged in active cooperation with other clinics and treatment units at the North Estonia Medical Centre. We also offer patients support and rehabilitative care.
If needed, we first perform molecular genetic testing before starting treatment.We also deal with genetic counselling of patients and their families and take part in early cancer detection programmes and provide counselling services to the public. We also have the function of training future doctors (including medical residents) and organizing research in the field of oncology and haematology.
With the aid of cross-disciplinary working groups and multimodal cancer councils, we engage in close cooperation with all of the Medical Centre’s clinics and structural units as well as with other medical care, research and nursing care institutions. We take part actively in developing and improving evidence-based diagnostic and treatment protocols.
The Oncology and Haematology Clinic engages in cooperation with various medical care and research institutions in Estonia and around the world. The major ones include:
- Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
- Helsinki University Central Hospital
- Sahlgrenska University Hospital Haematology section, Gothenburg
- Competence Centre for Cancer Research
- Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
- Health Development Institute
- Hospice, palliative and nursing services for terminally ill patients.
In cooperation with the Estonian Cancer Society, we provide home supportive and nursing care services to Tallinn and Harju County patients and provide consultation to patients and relatives at in the Cancer Patient Information Room.