Live music performance lifts the morale of cancer patients at AUBMC

Sally Abou Melhem <>, Office of Communications​​

​Patients at the Naef K. Basil Outpatient Clinics and Infusion Center enjoyed a relaxing music event held by accordionist Samah Abou Mona and musician Lama Kassem on July 30. The musicians’ performance, accompanied by much laughter and a joyful atmosphere, contributed in lifting the morale of the cancer patients receiving treatment at the center.

This music event was one in a series of events and workshops, organized and held by the Naef K. Basil Cancer Institute (NKBCI) in collaboration with TIES (trust, inspiration, encouragement, and strength) initiative, aiming to create a healing environment and offer compassionate care to AUBMC patients. 

NKBCI director, Dr. Ali Taher, stated that the center is offering its cancer patients these musical events in line with the center’s vision to combine medicine and arts, and its commitment to fulfill an exceptional patient experience during their journey for recovery. He added that these events “cater to the humanitarian as well as psychological aspects of the disease.”

NKBCI and TIES have also organized other types of events for the same purpose, including meditation sessions with breathing techniques and storytelling events. According to the center, these events provide emotional support services and opportunities to meet other adults receiving treatment through artistic, musical, recreational, and psychological activities.