The Vall d’Hebron Hospital now has a breast cancer center. Its name is “Endavant i de Cara” (Ahead and face up), and it’s main goal will be the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Established in the two first floors of the maternity-paediatrics area of this building, the new center can attend over 12,000 visits per year and carry on over 4,500 treatments.
Queen Sofía, along with Health Councillor Marina Geli, was in charge of the opening of this new center for integral assistance of the whole process implied by a breast cancer. José Baselga, oncologist and director of this new breast cancer unit, also attended the ceremony.
The new breast cancer center has been built thanks to a philanthropy donation of Euro 4.4 million, given by an ex-patient of José Baselga, Mª Àngels Sanahuja. The center has as its goal to become a reference for all of Europe. “We are going to live together, no longer will we just meet for a movie. The multidisciplinary center covers all assistance areas for breast cancer”, Baselga declared during the ceremony. And the truth is that another of the center’s goals is to pull down the barriers between specialties and attack an illness that nowadays can be suffered by 1 of every 8 women.