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A Medical Revolution: Developing a modern technique at Al Quds University to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment 3/12/2017

A group of researchers have developed a new technology to treat cancer that can make a difference in reducing the side effects of cancer treatments by targeting cancer cells with electric impulses that open the cell wall permanently without burning the infected tissue and without compromising the blood vessels, ducts and the external tissues. For the patient, the reconstruction process will be better and faster.

One of the participants, Dr. Mohammad Hjouj of the Department of Medical Imaging - Faculty of Health Professions at Al-Quds University "The treatment adopted so far for cancer patients depends on surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in addition to a range of methods that use the operation of burning infected tissue and sound ones too, meaning the patient would have significant side effects that should not be targeted. "
Moreover, Dr. Hjouj confirmed that this new technology proved its success by not having any side effects as it was applied on 500 patients of prostate cancer in Germany. He added, "this therapy is a short-term therapy and the patients can move on to exercising their daily lives without any damages.”
It is noteworthy that Dr. Mohammed Hjouj received a patent a year ago in the electrolysis technique he adopted in cancer treatment technology. In addition, he has many published researches in many known journals and his research interests fall on diagnosis and medical therapies and developing their own technology at low cost in order to help the remote and poor areas.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, and according to the Arab Doctors Union, the Middle East region is one of the highest rates in cancer diagnosis. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Palestine after cardiovascular diseases. The mortality rate among Palestinians as a result of cancer during the past four years, according to the Ministry of Health, was 13.3% of all deaths.
The number of deaths from the cancer disease around the world has increased from 7.6 million in 2008 to 8.2 million in 2012 and is expected to reach 11.5 million by 2025, according to the World Health Organization figures.
The university president, Prof. Imad Abu-Kishek pointed out to the design of Al-Quds University as part of its strategic plan to invest in the scientific researches, specifically in the medical and therapeutic fields, in an effort to contribute to improving the quality of life of the Palestinian people and alleviate pain, especially in light of the hardships and difficulties facing them. " Abu Kishek stated that research production is the basic criterion that distinguishes the universities in terms of quality of content and educational level and academic, and the other than that is nothing but formality free and empty of content.

This investment comes from the university's sense of national, humanitarian and social responsibility towards the Palestinian people and towards humanity as a whole. Al-Quds University won this week the international competition organized by the American University in Cairo as the most influential Arab university in its society.
Dr. Hjouj works at the Al Quds University Health Complex, which includes several faculties, such as the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health. It should be noted that Al-Quds University was the first university to establish medical and dental colleges in Palestine, which graduated hundreds of workers in the field of health care, who have made significant contributions in this field in Palestine and abroad.

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