Clinique de Genolier

Genolier, Switzerland

Brachytherapy of retinoblastoma (program ID: 253719)

Matti Aapro

Dr. med.

Matti Aapro

Department of Oncology

Specialized in: oncology

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Dr. Matti Aapro received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was a fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson and was the founding chair of the Medical and Radiation Therapy Department at the European Institute of Oncology in Milano.

He is presently Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland. Dr. Aapro serves as Executive Director of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). He was member of the Board of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Dr. Aapro is past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).

Dr. Aapro chaired the scientific and organizing committeesof UICC’s World Cancer Congress of 2008 and continues to serve UICC for the WCC in China in 2010. He was member of the ECCO/ESMO 2009 ScientificCommittee. He coordinates the SPCC programme of the European School of Oncology. Dr. Aapro is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, as well as Associate Editor of Annals of Oncology, Associate Editor for the geriatric section of the Oncologist and member of the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Oncology (breast section). He has authored more than 250 publications and his major interests are new drug development, breast cancer, cancer in the elderly, and supportive care.


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Oncology at the Clinique de Genolier is represented by the best oncologists and other medical specialists.

The following procedures and services are always available under one roof:

  • EMC Kapital Gesundheit: prevention and early detection of malignant tumors,
  • medical oncology
  • haemato-oncology,
  • radiotherapy
  • oncology surgery
  • radiology: provides all necessary measures for accurate diagnosis and subsequent comprehensive treatment
  • complex treatment, psychological support and reconstructive surgery, which together make the cancer treatment most effective.


Clinique de Genolier is also a branch of the world's largest cancer - Memorial Cancer Center Sloan-Kettering in New York. The use of Medical Imaging-System enables Swiss doctors to exchange opinions with the best specialists of the Institute on-line that allows establishing a more accurate diagnosis.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination
  • CT / MRI of the head
  • radioactive seeds implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Swiss clinics are known for providing the medical care of "golden" European standard. Moreover, healthcare in Switzerland can be combined with the relaxation. For example, Les Hauts de Genolier, which is a residence for guests that offers health care, is unique to Switzerland: it is a perfect combination of the first class hotel and medical services provided by Genolier clinic. Well-designed apartments of "Les Hauts de Genolier" are located in a cozy corner in a stunning environment offering breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. Here the patients can enjoy the privacy and comfort, and be completely safe. What is our main goal? We provide you a pleasant place for living and well-being, an opportunity to do the best for your activities, our care, and the convenience to have high-quality medical services using modern technologies. You can check this out for yourself at our website. We wish you a pleasant stay.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.