Acıbadem City Clinic Cancer Center in Sofia opened at the end of 2015. It is a full-fledged hospital for comprehensive cancer treatment with modern diagnosis and treatment methods and equipment.
In 2016, with the acquisition of City Clinic and Tokuda by Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Acıbadem City Clinic Cancer Center started collaborating internationally with Acıbadem Hospitals in 5 countries. This has led to the achievement of scientific results at a high level and, in particular, to the development and integration of scientific research, treatment and training, all aimed to provide excellence in healthcare.
The Cancer Center, the newest hospital in the Group, was granted granted accreditation for the highest standards in healthcare quality and patient safety by Joint Commission International (JCI) for less than six months operation, which is a precedent in the history of the healthcare industry.
Special Design for Cancer Treatment
The Cancer Center facility is located in an 8-floor building with a total area of 10.000 square meters. It is designed to accommodate 54 beds, convenient rooms are made for one or two persons.
The Hospital building was designed by HKS, a leading US architecture firm specialized in the construction of major hospital facilities worldwide. The concept implemented in the building of the Cancer Center has been developed to model the best US and global example – the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, the premier cancer facility in the world.
Acıbadem City Clinic Cancer Center is equipped with 2 highest-class linear accelerators and brachytherapy system and provides cancer diagnostic and treatment in the departments of Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Nuclear medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Gastroenterology, Clinical Pathology and Medical Genetics. Non-medical assistance such as rehabilitation and psychological care are also provided for patients and their relatives.
The Medical Oncology department provides a full range of diagnosing, staging, treatment and follow-up for patients with all types of solid tumors. The department provides the modern chemo, hormonal, immuno and targeted therapy.
The hospital has a day-ward and inpatient chemotherapy facilities, aiming efficient and safe chemotherapy administration. Personalized cancer treatment is followed for each patient including the screening, therapy and medication.
The departments of Medical Genetics and Clinical Pathology offer an integrated process for diagnosing and selecting the proper therapeutic approach for Acıbadem City Clinic patients. The Cancer Center also offers inpatient services in Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Imaging, Genetics, Clinical Pathology and Clinical Lab.
Advanced screening methods fulfill the potential of cancer prevention and early diagnostics in all departments of the Cancer Center.
The Outpatient Center in the hospital provides daily treatment services in General Surgery, Cardiology, Gynecology, Urology, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Dermatology departments.
The medical staff consists of over 250 physicians and healthcare professionals.
Multidiciplinary Approach in Cancer Treatment
The approach to a patient’s case is planned at multidisciplinary meetings due to the complexity and the broad expertise needed. Each and every patient case is discussed on Tumor Council meetings where all the specialists of Acıbadem City Clinic can give their personal input regarding the current situation and the future treatment of patients.
Acıbadem City Clinic Cancer Center encourages the participation of family members in the patient’s treatment.
Relatives and friends are educated to provide subsequent care at home. An additional Social Services Center ensures physical and emotional support to patients and their families.
The full range of high-tech diagnostic imaging equipment at the Cancer Center includes: 3D digital mammography with tomosynthesis, 4D Breast Ultrasonography, EUS (Endoscopic ultrasonography), Tomoterapi HDA, PET/CT, SPECT/CT and Whole Body MRI. Treatment of all main tumors is provided by using modern radiotherapy devices such as TrueBeam STx and Brachytherapy.