DUBAI, Jan. 25, 2019
Elekta's cutting-edge hardware and software innovations are transforming cancer therapy and ushering radiation therapy into the age of personalized precision medicine
DUBAI, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --At the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, 28-31 January in Dubai, Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) will highlight how the company is collaborating with hospitals and clinicians in the Middle East and Africa to build better cancer programs for their patients. At booth #S1A30, Elekta will showcase the company's innovative technologies for delivering precision radiation medicine, including Elekta Unity MR-linac and MOSAIQ® Plaza.
According to the Health Department of Abu Dhabi, approximately 4,500 new cases of cancer are reported every year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nevertheless, the country aims to reduce fatalities by 18 percent by 2021, in part through the use of radiation therapy.
"We believe that clinicians and patients in the UAE and around the world should have access to life-saving, world-class cancer care," said Habib Nehme, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Elekta. "Elekta's strategy is to be the partner of choice for delivering cancer treatment solutions and helping clinicians improve the five-year survival rates in the Middle East and Africa through our advanced technologies, including expert services, education and financing. We have currently partnered with several centers of excellence in the region, collaborating on transferring knowledge and building local competencies that have the potential to improve patient care and outcomes."
Habib adds: "Elekta is increasing its footprint and installed base throughout the Middle East and Africa, with more than 270 linear accelerators in clinical use, including 24 Leksell Gamma Knife radiosurgery systems and hundreds of brachytherapy systems. We are also proud to announce we have recently signed an order for Elekta Unity in Bahrain as well as a contract to deliver an Elekta Unity system to Algeria. We are dedicated to providing a "one-stop-shop" for cancer and brain disorder solutions to private and public-sector institutions.
Arab Health attendees are invited to visit the Elekta booth to learn how Elekta is making radiation medicine more accessible, precise and personalized by improving tumor targeting while protecting the patient. Some of our newest cancer care technologies include:
*Elekta Unity has CE-mark and 510(k) clearance but is not commercially available in all markets.
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For almost five decades, Elekta has been a leader in precision radiation medicine. Our nearly 4,000 employees worldwide are committed to ensuring everyone in the world with cancer has access to – and benefits from – more precise, personalized radiotherapy treatments. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm Exchange. Visit elekta.com or follow @Elekta on Twitter.
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Habib Nehme Vice President Middle East and Africa