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Zhianawa Cancer Center

Zhianawa Cancer Center (ZCC) is a public, tertiary cancer care facility dedicated for radiotherapy since its establishment in March 2009. ZCC is not only covering the cancer patients in Sulaymaniyah governorate, but its patients are coming from all the regions of Kurdistan and Iraq. All the services of ZCC are free-of-charge.

News & Events

2nd Best of ASTRO Iraq Meeting Sulaymaniyah – Kurdistan - IRAQ
3 days (18 – 20 / May / 2017)


2nd MDOC - Gynecology Oncology Course, 1st – 2nd September 2016 (with pre-course, 4 day hands-on training in surgical gynecology oncology), Sulaymaniyah – Iraq.

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1st Best of ASTRO Iraq [one & half–day pre-meeting refreshing course & two & half–day meeting], 9th – 12th Dec. 2015, Sulaymaniyah – Iraq

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1st MDOC (Multi-Disciplinary Oncology Course), 20th – 24th Feb. 2015, Sulaymaniyah – Iraq.

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1st scientific combined symposium of the Slemani Radiation Oncology Center. 24th Sep. 2013, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq


Cancer & Radiation

What is radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that...

How is radiation therapy given?

Radiation therapy can be external beam (when a machine outside your...

Who gets radiation therapy?

Many people with cancer need radiation therapy. In fact, about 60 percent...

What does radiation therapy do to cancer cells?

Given in high doses, radiation kills or slows the growth of cancer cells. It is...

Educational Programs

In late 2012, ZCC was accredited by the Kurdistan Board for Medical Specialties (KBMS) to be a training center in radiation oncology and the 1st batch enrolled in the structured program by July 2013. This residency training was in-fact the only running board (high specialty level) in Kurdistan and in Iraq.

In 2014, ZCC was accredited again by the University of Sulaimani to be a training center in radiation oncology (for the 3-year MSc program in radiation oncology) and in medical physics (for the 2-year High Diploma program in medical physics).