Emirates News Agency – Burjeel Medical City becomes first ESMO-accredited oncology centre of excellence in UAE

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ABU DHABI, seventh September, 2021 (WAM) — Burjeel Medical City has change into the first centre in the UAE to be accredited by the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

The well being facility acquired the celebrated accreditation from the main establishment for medical oncology in Europe after going by means of a rigorous evaluation of its oncology and palliative providers. The accreditation has a validity of three years and is awarded solely to excellent most cancers centres in the world, stated a press launch issued by Burjeel Medical City.

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, stated, “This is a crucial achievement for us because it opens up areas of cooperation with different accredited oncology centres around the globe. We stay up for participating in collaborations on coaching and scientific analysis. Burjeel Medical City makes use of the most recent therapy protocols and modern strategies to supply providers as per world requirements. Such accreditations will guarantee excessive-high quality care in the area and assist most cancers sufferers get well timed and complete therapy with out travelling overseas.”

Professor Humaid Al Shamsi, Director of Oncology Services at Burjeel Medical City and President of the Emirates Oncology Society, who initiated the worldwide accreditation course of, stated, “We see sufferers affected by all sorts of most cancers and deal with many tough circumstances like leukemia in adults and kids. We use a multidisciplinary and affected person-centric method to deal with them. With the approval of the Department of Health, we lately launched the Precision Medicine Clinic for Oncology at Burjeel Medical City. At the clinic, we use the most recent strategies together with the evaluation of tumor genes to guage and deal with most cancers sufferers.”

Professor Solange Peters, President of ESMO, who got here from Switzerland to participate in the accreditation occasion, stated, “We are happy to come back to Abu Dhabi and accredit the oncology centre at Burjeel Medical City. This is the first ESMO-accredited centre in the UAE for oncology. Treating most cancers sufferers requires world experience and a excessive stage of ability to boost the probabilities of restoration. We stay up for cooperating with the well being authorities in the UAE to supply our experience in most cancers therapy, in cooperation with Professor Al Shamsi.”

About 240 most cancers centres around the globe meet the accreditation requirements of ESMO. These services deal with providing an oncology therapy plan inclusive of palliative and supportive care and work to enhance the affected person expertise.

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