Cairo Oncology Center (Cairo Cure) was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Hamdy A. Azim, who built a multidisciplinary team who have managed to maintain their state-of-the-art work throughout the past 22 years.
It is considered to be one of the biggest private oncology centres in the Middle East. With a vision to be the leader in the field of oncology and palliative care in the Middle East, the centre are does its best to offer patients a unique service through its highly-qualified medical team, a strong commitment to quality and a well established medical infrastructure.
Cairo Oncology Center provides care to around 1,700 new patients each year and more than 8000 patients under follow up. The team consists of 19 certified physicians in different specialties dedicated to the care of cancer patients: medical oncology, radiation oncology, haemato-oncology, palliative care, pain management and nutrition along with four certified clinical pharmacists, a certified psychologist, rehabilitation, physiotherapy specialist and five certified nurses.
Ambulatory chemotherapy unit: the unit is equipped with all the required facilities for safe and accurate delivery of chemotherapy (e.g: electronic infusion pumps and scalp coolers).
Chemotherapy is prepared in a sterile chemotherapy admixing room by the clinical pharmacy team, delivered by highly-trained specialised nurses and continuously supervised by a certified medical oncologist.
Outpatient clinics: provide services to 20-40 patients every day by a high-caliber certified cancer specialists and consultants through different specialized clinics.
Inpatient: This includes 15 beds located offsite. The inpatient section is served with a dedicated clinical pharmacy unit, radiology facilities including computed tomography, 24-hour labs, intensive care unit, kidney dialysis and physiotherapy. Radiological and laboratory services are available within the same facility, providing diagnostic services as well as minor interventional procedures.
Areas of specialisation
Cairo Oncology Center provides care for patients with solid tumours as well as hematological malignancies. Our multi-disciplinary team includes:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Pain management specialists
- Palliative care specialists
- Clinical research fellows
- Cancer nutrition specialist
- Psycho-oncology specialist
Palliative and supportive care
Palliative care services are provided by a large team headed by by palliative care specialist trained in oncology. The team is also supported by a physiotherapist, a nutrition specialist, a psycho-oncology specialist, a pain management specialist, a social worker and two specialised nurses. The centre provides all the services that patients might need, including home visits by a specialised home healthcare team.