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HYGEIA Group: At the cutting edge of developments in Oncology

14 November 2018

Comprehensive treatment for cancer patients

With responsibility for life, HYGEIA Group is paving the way in medical technology advancements, including the field of Oncology, offering comprehensive treatment to all cancer patients at HYGEIA and MITERA hospitals.

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. It is estimated that 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths occurred across the world in 2018. However, 30-50% of cancer cases could have been prevented. When the disease is detected early, it is more likely to respond to proper and individualized treatment, which could lead to its cure or long-term control, and to decreased morbidity.

With the strategic objective to safeguard and promote health, HYGEIA Group invests in prevention, making all the necessary changes to structures and procedures within its hospital departments. It mainly aims to offer well-rounded cancer care to patients, from early diagnosis and staging, to specialized treatment. Its medical and nursing staff caters for both the physical and mental care of patients, with a deep sense of compassion and understanding, striving to fully meet all their needs.

Ultimately aiming to cure patients and improve their quality of life, the Oncology Councils of the Group Hospitals, which are made up of medical directors from all specialized and dedicated departments, assess each patient separately and propose the most suitable treatment approach for each one.

To this end, HYGEIA Hospital has installed the IBM Watson for Oncology (WFO) platform, making full use of artificial intelligence to assist doctors with a second-opinion tool. The platform offers real-time, online access to the latest treatment approaches to cancer cases worldwide.

Taking advantage of the cutting-edge technology in its hospitals, as well as its leading scientific and nursing staff, HYGEIA Group has established the Oncology Center. The Center offers access to the most advanced oncology and surgery departments, dedicated imaging, diagnosis and treatment departments, the state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center, the only Gamma Knife Brain Radiosurgery Department in Greece and the Child & Adolescent Oncology Center, while it applies all the latest methods and protocols.

These were some of the points raised during the All About Oncology event hosted by HYGEIA Group at the Athens Concert Hall on Wednesday November 14. Many distinguished oncology scientists and experts participated in the event and talked about all the latest developments in the field of Oncology.

As noted by the HYGEIA Group CEO, Mr Andreas Kartapanis, during the event, “In the 48 years it has been operating, HYGEIA Group has mainly aimed to offer quality healthcare services to patients and their loved ones, with a deep sense of responsibility for your life. The science of Oncology is quickly becoming a valuable ally in life. That’s why at HYGEIA Group, we have been investing in the most comprehensive private Oncology Center in Greece. Our key aim is that all our cancer patients receive treatment based on the latest internationally accepted methods in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and individualized and well-rounded care. We ensure that all our hospitals are constantly equipped with the latest medical devices, and our leading medical, nursing and technical staff are always available to fully address the needs of each patient. All of us at HYGEIA are committed to safeguarding and supporting the gift of life, emerging victorious each time.”