Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Urals oncology service celebrates 85 years

The Urals oncology service is marking its 85th year, making it the oldest service in Russia’s health sector.

According to a recent report from Oblastnaya Gazeta, the oncology service has reached this milestone thanks to funds from provincial and federal investors who financed upgrades. Now the center is fully updated to meet the diagnostic and treatment needs of its patients.

Yekaterinburg was recently included in the federal modernization program, okosluzhby. Vyacheslav Shaman, the chief doctor of the Sverdlovsk Regional Oncology Center, said this was a great achievement allowing the oncology center to update both its therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. The center's new equipment includes a gamma camera, two computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging technology, anesthesia machines, and respiratory equipment for morphological studies.

The new equipment has greatly benefitted patients. There are 16,000 new malignant tumor cases each year, but the center has improved survival rates with the use of the modernized equipment. The number of cancer patients with stage 4 diagnoses stands at 19.4 percent (down from 19.7 percent in 2013); and patients with cancer at stages 1 or 2 stands at 55.6 percent (up from 54.8 percent in 2013).

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