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ITACI - Childhood Cancer Treatment Institute is a public hospital linked to the Children's Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas, USP Medical School. It started its activities in December 2002, with the objective of offering a more adequate space, as well as new equipment, for the treatment of children and adolescents hitherto treated at the Instituto da Criança, through the Onco-Hematology Service.

The construction of ITACI is the result of a major mobilization, initiated in 1999, and a partnership between the Child Foundation, the Solidarity Action Against Child Cancer (ASCCI) and the Children's Institute of Hospital das Clínicas. Today, it is part of one of the most important health care complexes in the country, which also includes a research center, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo and medical assistance in more than 20 different pediatric specialties.

The attendance at ITACI is free, and most patients are referred by the Instituto da Criança of HC or by SUS units (Unified Health System). There are also cases of children and young people whose parents seek the institute directly. Of the total number of patients treated by ITACI, 30% in general come from other states and even countries. Another approximately 30% come from other public institutions that are unable to treat more advanced cases of the disease.

When ITACI started its activities, it had 12 doctors' offices and two rooms for outpatient procedures, in addition to 12 hospital beds / day for chemotherapy. In the following year, the service was inaugurated in the area of oncology patients' hospitalization, destined to the most serious cases.

In 2017, sixteen years after its inauguration, ITACI reached a total of 17,016 medical consultations, 17,913 multiprofessional consultations and 4,990 chemotherapies. The oncology occupancy rate was 90.4%, with an average stay of 8 days. In the area of transplants, there were 710 medical consultations and a total of 40 bone marrow transplants performed during the year.

Today ITACI is a reference in specialized care for children and adolescents with cancer and other hematological or rare diseases. And it has an important differential in relation to other institutions in this area: the care of children and young people out of therapeutic possibilities, who could not be treated in other hospitals because they are in an advanced stage of the disease.


Provide adequate treatment for the largest possible number of children who are victims of cancer and hematological diseases at no cost to the patient.


Linked to the Children's Institute of Hospital das Clínicas, ITACI has a physical area and a privileged location. It has high technology equipment, compatible with the needs of this very special group of patients that it proposes to attend. In the outpatient care sector, there are 12 medical offices, 4 rooms for multiprofessional care, 2 rooms for small procedures and a dental office, in addition to 12 hospital beds / day for chemotherapy.

In the hospitalization area, ITACI has 19 individual apartments, two of which are compatible with the requirements for bone marrow transplants. It also has a procedure room and a large area reserved for recreation, equipped with a toy library.

ITACI focuses its activities, goals, strategies and results on the quality of life of its patients, always considering the healthy side of children and adolescents.

Working on the playful potential of each one, through play, visual arts, music and games, is part of humanized care and offers the patient the simple opportunity to be a child. The leisure area is a space carefully planned to house activities for the entertainment of inpatients. All ITACI decoration and signage was planned to offer comfort to patients and their companions.


Dr. Vicente Odone Filho

Clinical Coordinator - Titular Professor of Child Oncology - FMUSP

Mariana Nutti de Almeida Cordon

Executive Director of Instituto da Criança

Kátia Regina de Oliveira

Administrative coordinator

We are a family owned and operated business.

Dra Juliana Folloni Fernandes

Medical Coordinator - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

We are a family owned and operated business.

Dra. Lílian Maria Cristofani

Medical Coordinator - Ambulatory and Day Hospital - Oncology

We are a family owned and operated business.

Dr Gabriele Zamperlini Netto

Medical Coordinator - Hospitalization

We are a family owned and operated business.

Dra. Marlene Pereira Garanito

Medical Coordinator - Outpatient and Day Hospital - Hematology

We are a family owned and operated business.

Débora Cristina de Azevedo Rodrigues
Inpatient Nursing

Edna de Jesus Batista

Ambulatory and Day Hospital

Sandra Mayumi Oguita
Nursing - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Juliana Campana

Nursing - Intensive Care

Ana Beatriz Dontel de Sousa
Ambulatory Reception

Cleide Regina Rodrigues Carlos
Support Service - Infrastructure

Dr. Marcelo Fava de Moraes


Karina Viani


Vera Ferrari


Adorinda Gabriel Lamana
People management

Eliana Rodrigues Carlessi
Supplementary Health, Laboratory and SADT

Aide Mitie Kudo
Occupational therapy

Glazia Landy

Sibele Yumi Miyazaki Yamamoto

Lucimara Silva

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

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