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Department of Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology department, South Egypt Cancer Institute (SECI) is considered one of the recent specialties of cancer management in Assiut University and it is second only to the one in the National Cancer Institute at Cairo.

The need for the field of medical oncology and management using chemotherapy, among cancer patients of Upper Egypt; evoked the strong necessity for establishing such a department. Also the need for incorporation of internal medicine into the field of oncology made it necessary to establish such a department; as the cancer patients almost always in need for comprehensive medical management; whatever the diagnosis.