Modern laboratory for tracking down cancer inaugurated in Chisinau

An up-to-date laboratory, due to which the doctors will be able to faster track down cancer, was inaugurated at the Chisinau-based Oncological Institute on June 6.

The head of the Oncological Institute, Victor Cernat, said that the laboratory was endowed with five modern devices, with the help of which it would be possible to make analyses in order to diagnose several types of cancer, such as ovarian, thyroid and breast cancer.

The samples analysed in the laboratory will be taken on surgical way.

The equipment costs 200,000 lei /about 12,500 euros/ and was donated to the Oncological Institute by a foreign company. Other 200,000 lei were invested in the medical staff’s training.

Annually, 5,000 people die due to cancer in Moldova. The most frequent types of cancer are breast and lung cancer.

Adapted from Moldpres