The mission of the department is:
- To treat patients with cancer on prospective, stratified, randomized clinical trials, which offer the best treatment alternative per patient, depending on the disease and on the patient.
- To improve the patient’s quality of life proactively, and to keep this point as a primary function of the department. Cost effectiveness regarding quality of life and financial concerns are also used to optimise treatment
- To offer investigational treatment to patients with cancer, where standard treatment is not effective, keeping the concept of cost effectiveness as prime importance
- It is an integral part of the mission of the Department of Medical Oncology to coordinate a large percentage of the research work done with international centres to ensure academic correctness in the interest of the patient and economic control
As a result of the above policy, the Department of Medical Oncology remains a centre of excellence for cancer treatment and research. As a result, the department remains a model for training centres