Department of Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Cairo University

Our History
WE are the first specialized center in cancer treatment in the Middle East since 1956 and that is when we started the application of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer treatment. 
The first cobalt unit and the first simulator were introduced to the oncology department of Cairo university medical school leading thus to the new era of cancer management in the Middle East & Africa. Since then, 2000 cancer patients have been annually to the department. 
The nuclear medicine service started in 1970 with first scanner for imaging and a radioimmunoassay laboratory.
In 1982, with the increase of the number of admitted patients, the department considered the multidisciplinary approach in cancer management and became a comprehensive cancer center.
In 1990 the first Msc. And Doctorate degrees were established for radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. 
Nowadays it’s a reference center for Africa and the Middle East approved by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). 
The Council of the Clinical Oncology center is chaired by The Dean of the Cairo University Medical School .The board includes the Vice Dean, the Director, Six members of the Medical Staff and three other members selected of the public figures from the media or the NGO.

  • 1947: Radium needles were used (by Dr.M.Mahfouz) for the first time in the Middle East.
  • 1955 : the first cobalt machine in the Middle East is installed.
  • 1956: Chemotherapy is first used in cancer patient in the Middle East.
  • 1957The first simulator machine is used in the Middle East.
  • 1970: The nuclear medicine service started as the first nuclear medicine service in Egypt.
  • 1982: The department of oncology is transformed into the NEMROCK as a specialized independent center.
  • 1990: The Nuclear Medicine started as separated  especially with Msc. and MD degrees , and Nuclear Medicine has been identified by the INTERNATIONAL  ENERGY ATOMIC AGENCY (IAEA) as a reference center in Africa and Middle East.