Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Center
The increase in diagnosed cancer patients prompted MGH’s Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Center to expand because of the hefty cost of treatment, despite the partial coverage offered by the Health Ministry in Lebanon.
In 1996, MGH established the Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Center in afliliation with l’Ecole des Sciences du Cancer Gustave Roussy (Paris, France) for patients with hematological and oncological diseases, to financially support disadvantaged patients in their battle against cancer.
The first successful autologous bone marrow transplant in Lebanon was performed at MGH in 1997.
For more than two decades, the facility has been ensuring cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment for . patients with different cancer cases, leading to excellency in patient-care and treatment and an increase in the number of patients throughout the year thanks to the exemplary reputation of the department.
The Center is made of:
- Five specialized hematology and oncology physicians;
- A fellowship program in afliliation with Beirut Arab
- A highly active bone marrow growth program (BMT unit includes 100% sterile rooms with laminar airflow);
- A one day chemotherapy clinic with 13 beds and a
conventional chemotherapy unit with 12 beds;
- A specialized hematology, microbiology, blood transfusion medicine and cell therapy units that were developed at MGH;
- A comprehensive Hematology-Oncology nursing
Bone Marrow Transplant
Since 1997, the Center provided 600 medical treatments for adult patients and more than 70 bone marrow transplant for newborns and toddlers.
Different specialists offer various levels of expertise and experience for treatments such as blood transfusion, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and guided treatments which are divided into:
- Day treatment
- Inpatient treatment
- Stem cell collection
- Bone marrow transplant
- 40% of patients are referred from different medical centers across the country;
- 89% of patients are over 50 years old;
- 70% of patients are financially disadvantaged.