In 2003, the Augusta Victoria Hospital identified an urgent need for radiotherapy treatment in the country, which was not otherwise available in any other local hospital. As a result, AVH established the first Department of Radiotherapy in the Palestinian Territories and East Jerusalem.
Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays to kill cancer cells. It is often used in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy, or other forms of treatment to help improve the chances of a successful outcome.
Our department is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by a team of highly trained professionals, including three radiation oncologists, four medical physicists, and 17 radiation therapy technicians. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to cancer patients from the West Bank and Gaza Strip using state-of-the-art equipment to deliver precise doses of radiation to the affected area, minimizing the impact on healthy tissues and organs.
Our team of experts works closely with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account the specificities of their cancer and overall health.
Since its establishment, the demand for radiotherapy treatment at our hospital has continued to grow. We treat approximately 150 patients daily; requiring extra shifts from our team to meet the urgent needs of our patients.
As shown in the graph below, the number of patients receiving radiotherapy treatment at AVH has steadily increased from 2012 to 2021: