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About the Future Centre:

The ministry of health established recently the hepatology research and the national liver research centre

The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation is a multidisciplinary treatment centre offering the seamless integration of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise in caring for patients with liver disease. Clinical innovation and scientific progress are at the core of the Centre's mission to treat and cure of disorders of the liver and biliary system in adults and children.

The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation is one of the first liver programs built from the inception as a multidisciplinary unit. This means that our patients benefit from the close collaboration of the hepatologists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, diagnostic and pathology experts, advanced-care nurses, social workers, and patient support staff affiliated with the program.

The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation offers all levels of service, from ambulatory care to transplantation, for patients suffering from all forms of liver disease. The Centre is committed to caring for all patients, regardless of financial status, and participates with many insurance plans. Regional and national healthcare insurers recognize the Centre both for its clinical excellence and it cost effective care.

The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation fulfils the joint vision of its needs of the Ministry of Health and its Medical directors, to build a comprehensive liver treatment centre staffed by an outstanding team of clinical specialists.


Program of Studies in Liver Diseases

Liver disease, including viral liver diseases immune hepatitis primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, is a very difficult to manage. The reason why patients with liver disease itch is not known. Over the past several years, some clinical studies have suggested that substances that are normally found in the blood of patients with liver disease and itch, known as neurotransmitters, at least be partly responsible for this type of itch.

In an effort to understand what causes itch in patients with liver disease, and to develop effective therapies, we have established a program of study and treatment of patients with liver disease and itch. The program consists of complete clinical evaluations, blood donation for analysis of potential substances that may cause this type of itch and participation in clinical trials.


Colon Cancer Prevention Program

Colon cancer is increasing in Iraq and is seen in younger ages in both men and women. Fortunately, colon cancer can be prevented by screening, and colon cancer can be cured if detected early. Although there are symptoms that should suggest the presence of colon cancer, the likelihood of cure is less than when colon cancer is detected by screening techniques. There are actually several different types of colon cancer, categorized by whether the cancer is isolated to one individual in a family at an advanced age, or whether there are numerous younger members of a family with cancer of the colon as well as other gastrointestinal organs.

The Colon Cancer Prevention Program has been established to provide expertise in colon cancer screening, prevention, early detection, and recommendations for genetic counselling and testing when appropriate. We have experts in all aspects of colon cancer including the molecular biology and genetics of the disease. The Program offers, among other things, consultation with physician experts in all aspects of colon cancer, individually tailored colon cancer screening, screening by colonoscopy and other appropriate methods, genetic counselling and testing in appropriate cases and, when needed, referral to surgeons and oncologists for treatment:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Cancer Genetics
  • Genetic Counselling and Testing
  • Chemoprevention
  • Other Offerings for Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention and Treatment
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