Cancer Treatment To Be Launched In Armenia


July 15, 2013 | 17:26

YEREVAN. – The construction of the Radioisotope Production and
Molecular Diagnostics Center of the Armenian capital city Yerevan will
be completed in November, and the first services will be provided in
early 2014.

National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia (NCFA) Chief Executive
Director Arman Khachatryan stated the aforesaid during a press
conference on Monday.

To note, Armenian PM Tigran Sargsyan, who is chairman of the NCFA
Board of Trustees, on Monday paid a working visit to the center.

Jean-Michel Happi, World Bank Country Manager for Armenia, likewise
was there.

Khachatryan informed that the center will be a phase in the
establishment of a cancer center of excellence. A CBRN (i.e., chemical,
biological, radiological, and nuclear) center will be built in the
second phase, and a hospital, in the third phase.

The Molecular Diagnostics Center enables to detect cancer in its most
initial phase, and this center will be the only one of its kind in
the region.

Construction of the center will cost about $50 million, which is
allocated by the Government of Armenia, the World Bank, and private

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