By the end of 2024, a Center of Excellence for the Theragnosis of cancer will be in operation at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), one of the largest research centers in Greece, with an estimated cost of more than €30 million.

According to the NHRF’s Director and Chairman of the Board, Professor Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, the Center of Excellence, which will be unique in its kind not only for Greece, but also for the whole of SE Europe, thanks to its state-of-the-art equipment, will be fully completed by 2025, but will be already in operation by the end of 2024.

Speaking to television host Christina Tsormpa, Pr. Sarigiannis also explained that Theragnosis combines cutting-edge technology with clinical practice and the treatment of diseases such as cancer. It has the tools to achieve precise detection and creates treatment regimens that accurately target the point at which cancer and other diseases are detected. As he stated, NHRF’s team is trying “to combine different technologies, especially because of the technology of theragnosis, that will allow [them] to diagnose exactly where the problem lies and, at simultaneously, use that same tool to treat the disease in a highly targeted way.

As he also said, the cost of the project exceeds the sum of €30 million and has already been secured with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Fund and the European Investment Bank. It will be combined with the integrated cancer research centre that is already operating as part of the NHRF. The integrated Cancer Centre at the NHRF will enhance the collaboration between researchers, hospital clinicians and patients, aided among else by the research center’s location in the heart of Athens, within a short distance from some of the country’s major hospitals. This new addition is expected to add to the National Hellenic Research Foundation’s position as a point of reference for Southeastern Europe and the Middle East.

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