Through a press meeting, Near East University Hospital publicized that the first and fully equipped cancer center of Cyprus was established. It was highlighted that the center was equipped with the most advanced and the latest technological systems required for early diagnosis and timely accurate treatment. In order to provide gold standard medical services without compromising from safety and quality, medical specialist physicians from all relevant domains were brought together under one roof.
Addressing to press members, Medical Oncologist Spec. Dr. Ömer Diker highlighted that the gold standard medical oncology treatment, which is universally recognized and widely used by leading cancer centers in Europe and the US, is also adopted and applied by the Near East University Hospital.
In her opening speech, the Chief Physician Sevim Erkmen underlined the crucial role of technological equipment and multidisciplinary approach in cancer treatment. She underlined that the Near East University Hospital Cancer Center was equipped with the novel technological systems and strong academic staff involved in all domains relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer took active role in councils to determine and tailor a treatment plan for each patient. Then, 12 medical specialist from medical domains that involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment delivered information regarding their specialties and procedures that carried out at the Near East University Hospital Cancer Center.
The press launching meeting of the Near East University Hospital Cancer Center was realized with the participation of 12 medical specialists and the Chairperson of the Cancer Patients Aid Association
Following the opening remarks of the Chief Physician, Prof. Dr. Murat kocaoğlu, medical specialist from the Department of Radiology, Prof. Dr. F. Suna Kıraç, the Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayper Kaçar Eribol, medical specialist from the Department of Pathology, Prof. Dr. Hasan Besim, the Head of the Department of General Surgery, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Aslan, the Head of Gynecology, Prof. Dr. Ali Ulvi Önder, the Head of the Department of Urology, Prof. Dr. Kaan Erler, the Head of the Department of Orthopedics, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kadir Çağdaş Kazıkdaş, medical specialist from the Department of ENT, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halil Ibrahim Şeçer, medical specialist from the Department of Neurology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Orgun Deren, the Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, Prof. Dr. Meltem Nalça Andrieu, the Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Ömer Diker, medical specialist from the Department of
Medical Oncology, delivered their remarks regarding the importance of the medical specialties in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer disease.
The latest technological systems and multidisciplinary approach that offered by the NEU Hospital Cancer Center increase the overall success rates
During the press conference, press members are provided with information about the Near East University Cancer Center and its state-of-the-art medical systems. It was emphasized that the Near East University Hospital is the first and only health facility in Cyprus that equipped with the new generation technology such as RapidArc and Barchytherapy systems and PET/CT system that are only available in rare centers across the world. These high-tech technology systems and its highly specialist oncologists and physicians keep the Near East University Hospital Cancer Center on the cutting edge of cancerous tumor treatment and make the center distinguished from the other medical centers across the country. It was also underlined that the NEU Hospital Cancer Center attaches great importance on carrying out cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach under the same roof and in this context, following the diagnosis of the stage of cancer, a council consisting of medical specialists from Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Surgery Oncology and other relevant departments gathers together and evaluates the condition of the patient in details and prepare a patient-tailored treatment plan. It was highlighted that the latest technological systems in safe and experienced hands along with a holistic approach increase the overall success in cancer treatment.
Medical Oncologist Spec. Dr. Ömer Diker: Gold Standard Therapy that is recognized universally and used in Europe and the USA in cancer treatment is adopted and used by NEU Hospital Cancer Center in compliance with all international guidelines.
Speaking during the meeting, Spec. Dr. Ömer Diker, “If you know the gold standard in cancer treatment and keep yourself up to date, it is not possible for anyone to be better than you. Near East University Hospital’s current equipment and physician staff is at the highest level that can be”.
Raziye Kocaismail: “Near East University Hospital provided us with a full time medical oncologist for whom we have been longing for 23 years. On behalf of the patients, I would like to extend my thanks to the Near East Family that takes care with us like the state”.
Addressing to the press members, Raziye Kocaismail, the Chairperson of the Aid Association for Cancer Patients, stated that administrators of the Near East University Hospital spare no sacrifices in providing the most advanced high technology devices and specialized physician staff required for timely accurate cancer treatment.
Touching upon the significance of the cooperation protocol that signed between TRNC Ministry of Health and NEU Hospital, Raziye Kocaismail reminded once again that oncology patients that reside in our country with a TRNC citizenship can receive chemotherapy free of charge at NEU Hospital upon their demand provided that their prescribed medicines are supplied by the Ministry of Health of TRNC.