The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (NKBCI) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) provides comprehensive cancer treatment and compassionate nursing care for adults. The institute has established a research network that includes basic, translational, clinical and population based research serving Lebanon and the Middle East Region.

The Institute’s robust and integrated multidisciplinary programs encompass palliative and supportive care, radiation oncology pathology and laboratory services and a clinical research unit, offering cancer patients enhanced collaborative care. It engages in and endows community outreach initiatives to help raise awareness on cancer prevention, risk factors and the importance of early detection through educational campaigns with the aim to improve knowledge on the disease and its treatment outcomes.

Our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in Lebanon and the region by employing state-of-the-art medical knowledge and technology and developing integrated and advanced programs in patient care, research, education and prevention that meet the services offered in eminent international cancer centers.

The NKBCI is an exciting and growing institute with leading clinicians, educators, and scientists working together to improve patient care. Our faculty participates in a full-range of academic activities that includes basic science research, clinical research, and teaching. We aspire to be a reference in medical care leading innovation in the treatment of cancer in Lebanon and the region.

With multiple health care accreditations: JCI, MAGNET designations for Nursing services, CAP accreditation for our Pathology and Laboratory services, JACIE accreditation for our Bone Marrow Transplant Program, NKBCI institute offers a holistic medical care platform to ensure optimal patient outcomes and support throughout the recovery journey.

Ali Taher, MD, Ph.D., FRCP