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New Choice for Cancer Patients in Turkey

Conquest - Spring 2010

Vehbi Koc Foundation (VKF) American Hospital and MD Anderson are expanding cancer care services in Istanbul and Turkey through a new radiation treatment center that opened in January at VKF American Hospital.

Ugur Selek, M.D. (seated in center),
leads the medical staff at MD Anderson
Radiation Treatment Center in Istanbul
at American Hospital.

The MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center in Istanbul at American Hospital offers a full range of radiation therapies. It is the first MD Anderson radiation treatment facility outside the United States that fully replicates the institution’s standards of therapies, delivered by physicians trained in Houston.

“American Hospital has been offering outstanding medical and surgical oncology services to patients in Turkey,” says Evren Keles, M.D., CEO of American Hospital. “Through our work with MD Anderson on advanced radiation therapy, we will continue to raise the bar and deliver the full spectrum of cancer care-related services to patients close to home.”

The two institutions are collaborating to meet a critical need in Turkey for expertise in radiation therapy that addresses the rising incidence of cancer, especially in lung and breast cancers.

MD Anderson has clinical oversight of all radiation treatment delivery at the center, which is directed by Ugur Selek, M.D., a former MD Anderson fellow and currently an adjunct associate professor.

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center