The Middle Euphrates Unit for Cancer Research was successfully opened and operating in 1996. It specializes in the cellular genetic, bio-molecular, tissue-cultivating and bio-chemical study of cancer relying on modern research methods. The unit aims at diagnosing the causes of cancer and the effects of chemical treatments on them in addition to measuring different enzymes as cancer markers by using advanced equipment.
The unit’s main concern is studying cancer tumors in the Middle Euphrates region and contributing to support the scientific staff in this direction with the intention of grasping the statistical impression for cancer maladies. It is also interested in the practical researches of postgraduate students in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of tumors. Thus, the unit attempts to connect with similar units wether they are national or international units for the purpose of cooperating to carry out its goals by investing modern technology which are acquirable.
Many higher-study candidates from different scientific branches and from the Faculty of Medicine (microbiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, histology, physiology and medical physics) or other faculties and universities can be admitted to this unit. So far, many candidates accomplished their higher studies in this unit. Therefore, it is an important research unit that serves scientific development, not only in the University of Kufa and Najaf governorate, but also in the Middle Euphrates area.
The unit held and participated in several symposiums, scientific conferences and seminars. Moreover, it organized advanced educational courses in topics that are new and advantageous for researchers and physicians.
• Disease and Tissue Analysis
• Cellular Analysis
• Chromosome and Vitalization Analysis
• The cellular study for all the hereditary diseases and analyzing them chromosomally by the different laboratory means.
• A sweeping study for all cancer diseases spread out in the area.
The unit seeks to develop and expand its work into a research center which encompasses different departments such as a special department for postgraduate students, another specializing in the center’s researches, and a third which specializes in receiving sick patients from public hospitals.
The unit has proposed to form a committee to survey radioactive pollution and till the present time there has been work taking place.