The Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre is struggling financially due to rising costs of cancer treatments and budget constraints. President Nikos Christodoulides, Chairman Christos Triantafyllidis, and Health Minister Popi Kanari convened to discuss the challenges and find solutions to sustain the centre’s mission of providing exemplary cancer care.
The National Cancer Institute in Cyprus is a significant development in the country’s healthcare system, with a €1.2 million budget allocation. It aims to improve cancer patient care, accelerate research, streamline oncology services, ensure highquality protocols, and collaborate with European entities for advanced treatments, signaling a commitment to enhancing cancer care in Cyprus.
The Cyprus Oncology Society (Oek) and the cancer committee of the Cyprus patient associations’ federation (Osak) are united in their support for the establishment of a National Cancer Institute in Cyprus. This institute aims to enhance cancer care by improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care, as well as advancing research and education in oncology. Through collaboration and support from various stakeholders, the institute seeks to create a community that provides excellent care and support for patients, families, professionals, and researchers.