Services offered to international patients

Institut Curie
04/29/2022
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Institut Curie responds to three types of requests for international patients: request for medical opinion, sample analysis or treatment.
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International patients may request the following from Institut Curie:

A medical opinion

Whether it’s a first opinion for suspected cancer or 2nd opinion to confirm a diagnosis, Institut Curie may render its opinion based on study of the medical file. 

When cancer is suspected or found, the situation is a difficult one, raising many questions for the patient and his or her loved ones. In most cases, a first response can be provided within the patient’s country of residence. We encourage patients to carry out all the available tests in their home country, in order to send them via the web platform dedicated to international patients to provide an appropriate answer.

Medical opinions are given by a multidisciplinary medical team that discusses the case and recommends a solution. Multidisciplinary consultation meetings are held once a week. The cost of this opinion is €1,000. Once the case file has been created (via the dedicated international patient platform) and the fee paid, the file is sent to a multidisciplinary consultation meeting and the opinion is given. If the patient wishes, the cost of the recommended treatment can be attached to the report. Patients are free to begin their treatment in their home country or come to Institut Curie for treatment if a real value add exists and if funding is available for the recommended treatment.

To make a request for medical opinion: register on our online platform

A sample analysis

In most cases, when cancer is diagnosed, more information is needed about the exact nature of the cancer. There are many different types of breast and lung cancer, for example. Treatment may vary depending on the type of cancer. Laboratories studying cancer in different countries vary widely in their abilities, and not all of them are able to characterize cancers in the same way.

Institut Curie supports these laboratories or patients themselves in seeking a more detailed diagnosis. Our anatomic pathology, genetics, and immunology departments work together to characterize cancers and guide patients toward the best treatment options.

For us to characterize a cancer, the laboratory or patient must send us a paraffin wax block or slides containing a tumor sample. Complete analysis may take 3 weeks, and a set fee of €700 is charged, sometimes with additional charges depending on the necessary tests (genetic, immunology, genomics, etc.).

To make a request for sample analysis: register on our online platform

Medical treatment

Institut Curie is a university hospital with a top-notch oncology department. It treats all types of cancer, including the rarest. It is possible to complete your entire course of care at Institut Curie.

Institut Curie offers treatment combining surgery, radiotherapy, and medication depending on the patient’s needs. These treatments may complement the care you have already received. It is critically in your interest for us to coordinate with your team of caregivers in your home country. You will be provided with a detailed quote.

To obtain care at Institut Curie: register on our online plateform 

Concierge services

Alongside the course of treatment, you have agreed to receive at Institut Curie, the institute has partnered with C3Medical, a medical concierge company, to provide you with the additional services you will need during your stay. We have negotiated special conditions for our patients with C3Medical. The services available include scheduling appointments outside Institut Curie (medical or otherwise), organizing visits from care assistants and paramedical personnel, reserving various types of transportation and accommodations, purchasing and delivering medications and equipment, delivering meal trays, organizing visits by your friends and family, etc.

International patients contact

For any assistance, contact us by phone, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at +33 (0)1 76 49 13 01

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