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Abu Dhabi intensifies cancer battle with new oncology centre

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has announced that it has broken ground on a new oncology centre

Abu Dhabi intensifies cancer battle with new oncology centre
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has announced that it has broken ground on a new oncology centre, boosting the UAE's approach to diagnosing and treating cancer.

Modelled on Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Centre, ranked number five in the United States, the hospital’s new 17,000 square metre purpose-built centre will provide patients with comprehensive, personalised care at a single location, as well as expand the range of cancer treatments available.

"This expansion of cancer services at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi marks a significant step in the fight against the disease in the UAE," said Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and deputy group CEO and CEO of Alternative Investments and Infrastructure, Mubadala.

The new facility will have dedicated clinical practice areas for advanced imaging, infusion, radiation, and chemotherapy, as well as a connection to the main hospital’s surgical areas. The practice areas will have space for subspecialised nurses, social workers, and other key team members.

The company said the layout of each floor unites a range of complementary specialties, enhancing collaboration and enabling patients to receive most of their treatment in one area.

It added that the centre will have 24 exam rooms, 24 infusion rooms, two procedure rooms, and an area devoted to specialty women’s services.

"As part of our commitment to tackling the most pressing healthcare needs in our community, we are expanding our oncology services to provide a complete, integrated, and personalised approach to the disease right here in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Building on a proven approach, the Oncology Centre promises to transform cancer care in the UAE," said Dr Rakesh Suri, CEO at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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