Two Leading French Medical Organizations Plan to Join the MIMC
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Saint Charles expressed their readiness for joining the Moscow international Medical Cluster. The IMC Foundation signed Letters of Intent with potential participants, in accordance with which the clinics plan to implement their projects on the premises of the cluster.

The Centre Leon Berard (CLB) is one of the leading cancer centres in France. It was founded in 1923 with the mission to provide state-of-the-art healthcare according to international standards. It accepts over 33,000 patients with various types of cancer per year. CLB's key medical expertise includes breast cancers, sarcomas, gastrointestinal cancers, gynecological cancers, lung cancers, hematological cancers, head and neck cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, oncogenetics, and pediatric tumours.

CLB has 323 specialized beds, 11 operating rooms and 4 rooms for interventional radiology. It also has a nuclear medicine facility and a radiotherapy unit which one of the largest such units in France.

In 2011 CLB opened the Cancer Research Centre of Lyon (CRCL), which is the largest cancer research centre in France. The centre conducts clinical, basic and translational research in the sphere of oncology. There are 22 research groups and 500 researchers in the centre. During the 7 years of the centre's operation, over 1,500 academic articles have been published in international publications. The research centre cooperates with 20 international universities, including the University of Tokyo, the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford.

CLB is also involved in education. It provides internships for future oncologists and internal training for its employees. The centre has a training institute which provides 20 training courses intended for health professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and physiotherapists.

Apart from medicine, on the MIMC premises CLB plans to take part in training programs in the fields of medical knowledge, innovation and technologies which are aimed at developing the competences of Russian physicians and nurses.

The private clinic Clinique Saint Charles was established in 1909. Today it is the leading medical facility in France specializing in orthopedic surgery. It has 6 operating rooms, 35 specialized beds and 18 doctor's surgeries in the outpatient department. The clinic accepts over 7,000 patients per year.

The clinic is certified in accordance with the requirements of the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé) and GRACE (Groupe Francophone de Rehabilitation Amelioree Apres Chirurgie), a francophone group for improvement of rehabilitation period after surgery. In 2016 the clinic was recognized a national leader in terms of foot surgery and was ranked fourth in terms of ankle surgery as it became the first clinic in the world to perform ankle prosthesis surgery in the outpatient department.

The clinic treats patients who undergo surgeries based on a Fast-Track concept used by advanced medical facilities all over the world. This concept provides for diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of a patient which are as quick as possible due to a multidisciplinary approach, patient-centric processes and the use of evidence-based medicine at each stage. The clinic also includes a research department which carries out regular assessment of a patient care protocol and makes it possible to improve and maintain the quality of medical care in accordance with the highest international standards.

The clinic provides education and training, including those for Russian students and surgeons. For instance, the Samara University hospital centre is one of the institutions with which the clinic cooperates.

In accordance with the Letter of Intent signed with the IMC Foundation, Clinique Saint Charles plans to open an innovative orthopedic centre with the area of over 5,000 square metres on the premises of the Moscow International Medical Cluster.

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