NewsLaunch of Burjeel Cancer Institute: New Hope for Cancer Patients in UAE

Launch of Burjeel Cancer Institute: New Hope for Cancer Patients in UAE

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Abu Dhabi, UAE- 05 July 2024- His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has inaugurated the Burjeel Cancer Institute (BCI) in Mohammed bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. Launched by Burjeel Holdings, BCI consolidates one of the largest cancer care networks in the UAE. Located within Burjeel Medical City, the institute aims to offer advanced cancer treatments for patients in the UAE and beyond.

Following the opening of the institute, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan said, “The UAE, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President (may God protect him), is committed to providing the best healthcare and medical services to all. Caring for cancer patients in the UAE is a top priority. We understand that the foundation of a prosperous society lies in the health and well-being of its people. We are committed to advancing medical knowledge and ensuring the highest standards of healthcare. Cancer care is one of the areas where we focus on early diagnosis and implementing the most effective treatments.”

H.E. Sheikh Nahyan highlighted the need for cooperation between multiple stakeholders in confronting a global challenge such as cancer. He added, “The facilities hosted by the UAE, such as the BCI, reflect our dedication to providing comprehensive and innovative care for cancer patients. Their unique vision includes not only treatment but also prevention, early detection, and patient education.”

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Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, Mr. John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings, Mr. Omran Al Khoori, Executive Board Member of Burjeel Holdings, Mr. Safeer Ahamed, Group COO of Burjeel Holdings, Ms. Aysha Al Mahri, Deputy CEO of Burjeel Medical City, a delegation from the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), medical staff, cancer survivors, and their families attended the launch ceremony. Accomplished Emirati oncologist Prof. Humaid Al Shamsi heads the institute.

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, said, “The launch of BCI marks a significant milestone in our journey to provide world-class cancer care within the UAE. We are committed to ensuring that patients receive the best possible care, supported by advanced technology and research. We believe that BCI will transform cancer treatment and significantly improve patient outcomes.”

Prof. Humaid Al Shamsi, CEO, Burjeel Cancer Institute, said, “BCI is a hub of hope, capable of offering comprehensive and holistic cancer care. By integrating advanced diagnostic tools and cutting-edge treatments under one roof, we aim to provide a seamless and patient-centric experience. Our focus is on enhancing the quality of life for our patients and their families.”

Furthermore, BCI will set up a medical education program to enhance oncology education, support research, and develop residency and fellowship programs in collaboration with local and global institutions. The Institute will also focus on community engagement through awareness campaigns, educational seminars, and cancer screening programs.

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