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To establish at the Casa di Cura San Pio X, Milan, a centre for the
diagnosis, prognostic assessment and management of uncommon tumours,
such as soft tissue sarcomas, endocrine tumours, sex cord stromal
tumours, mixed epithelial and stromal tumours, tumours of uncommon sites
and childhood tumours.
To formulate criteria for the pathological diagnosis, assessment of
clinical history, evaluation of clinical course upon which to establish
a database to better understand the natural course of these tumours.
To identify experts in surgery, oncology, pathology and radiation
oncology to staff this centre and allow for optimal care of patients.
To act as a referral centre for WHO Member States and to allow
physicians from their countries to use the centre and its database for
diagnosis (as by telepathology and consultations as by computer for
treatment and management).
To allow physicians for Member States to visit the Institute for
varying period of time or training and research.