Oncology centre offers prestigious services to cancer patients

first_imgIn its 20 years of operation, the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre has offered its services to more than 38,000 patients, President Nicos Anastasiades has said.He was addressing an event on Thursday night to mark the centre’s 20th anniversary.The Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre operates as an integrated model centre for the provision of clinical services to cancer patients and has greatly contributed to the treatment of this disease, Anastasiades said.The oncology centre was established in 1998 by the Bank of Cyprus and its aim was to address and treat cancer but also to develop research and educational programmes.Anastasiades said that centre proved how well the public and private sector can work together.“The replacement of the centre’s equipment with three new advanced technology linear accelerators that serve the needs of patients undergoing radiotherapy was made possible through the excellent cooperation between the state and the Bank of Cyprus,” he said.The cost of replacing the linear accelerators was undertaken by the bank, he said, while maintenance costs for the next eight years will be covered by the state through the state subsidy provided annually to the centre.He said that the state covers the annual operating expenses to the tune of €13.5m per year, “in recognition of the centre’s place among the top players in its field”. The bank has also supported the centre with donations of over €60m so far.“Undoubtedly, centres such as the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre are strengthening the efforts we make to provide upgraded services and relief care to patients with cancer,” Anastasiades said. The centre so far, he said, “has provided its prestigious services to more than 38,000 patients”.By bringing together a significant number of physicians, scientists and well-trained nursing staff, with state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure, and staying committed to its ongoing upgrading and development, the oncology centre has managed to respond effectively to the needs of its patients, he said.Anastasiades also extended his gratitude to the renowned professor of oncology, Dr David Khayat, who agreed to “provide innovative ideas and suggestions to the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre as regards their strategic planning for the next five years”.“I have no doubt that, based on your distinguished career, your professionalism and expertise, which, amongst others, included being head of the French Cancer National Institute, you will provide valuable services and insightful views to the Oncology Centre, helping them fulfil their mission,” he said.Anastasiades gave reassurances that the state would continue to support the oncology centre.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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