The MENA Region’s Leading Oncology Conference to be organized by Fleming Gulf
The MENA Oncology Conference, organized by Fleming Gulf, is all set to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October, 2010, in Cairo, Egypt. This conference, organized as a result of the rising incidence of breast cancer in the region, seeks to bring this disease to the forefront of public awareness and discussion.
Breast cancer, despite all medical and technological advances, has been on the rise in the last 50 years or so and is expected to be diagnosed in 25 million women over the next 25 years, with incidence rates climbing in developing countries. In many parts of the world outside of the U.S. and Western Europe, awareness of the disease remains low, ultimately resulting in higher mortality rates.
Studies by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, reveal that, a woman dies from breast cancer every 75 seconds worldwide making it the most common cause of death among women. "80 per cent of women who develop breast cancer in the Middle East are found to be at an advanced stage where treatment is much more difficult and the chance of cure is very low," says Dr Nagi F. Khouri, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Oncology.
These shocking facts make it absolutely imperative that large-scale initiatives be taken to spread awareness about this disease especially in regions like the Middle East, where talking openly about breast cancer is still rare and cultural taboo keeps many women from seeking life-saving treatment.
MENA Oncology Conference will be such a forum, which will provide new information and consolidated knowledge, and include discussions on issues regarding early detection of Breast Cancer, Controversies in Breast Cancer: Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Imaging and Screening of Breast Cancer, New Approaches in Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Cancer Stem Cells and Breast Cancer Metastasis, Management of Metastatic Disease and more.
This conference will be a great opportunity for governmental and non-governmental cancer control officials; for breast oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, general physicians and nurses and also for patients, advocates, volunteers and others interested in cancer control, from all over the world, to get together and exchange views on how to deal with Breast cancer
Bringing together some of the most renowned professionals in the industry, including Dr. Hussein Khaled (Arab Medical Association against Cancer), Dr Omalkhair Abulkhair (King Abdul Aziz Medical city), Dr. Mohamed Shaalan (Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt), Dr. Sidi Mohamed Taher Alaoui (Lalla Salama Association, Morocco) and Dr. Salwa Boulos (Galla Hospital) this conference will prove to be of immense value to all the delegates and solution providers present.