On­col­ogy meet sheds light on cancer treat­ment, di­ag­no­sis

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MUSCAT: The 9th In­ter­na­tional On­col­ogy opened on Wed­nes­day.

Or­gan­ised by the Na­tional On­col­ogy Cen­ter at the Royal Hospi­tal (RH), Dr Mo­hammed Saif al Hosni, Min­istry of Health’s Un­der-Sec­re­tary of Health Af­fairs, in­au­gu­rated the con­fer­ence at the Grand Mil­len­nium, Muscat.

The con­fer­ence hosts 48 lec­tur­ers from 15 coun­tries, in­cluded seven sci­en­tific ses­sions with 58 work­ing pa­pers that shed light on spec­trum of top­ics re­lated to on­col­ogy such as cancer treat­ments and di­ag­no­sis, chem­i­cal ther­apy, cancer surgery, ra­di­a­tion ther­apy, nurs­ing on­col­ogy, and the pal­lia­tive care for pa­tients dur­ing the treat­ment pe­riod.

The two-day con­fer­ence aims at fa­mil­iaris­ing the par­tic­i­pants with the lat­est ad­vance­ments in cancer di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment, as well as ex­chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with the world’s se­nior physi­cians.

It fur­ther aims at strength­en­ing aware­ness among prac­ti­tion­ers and al­lied health professionals on how to deal with the dis­ease ac­cord­ing to lat­est stan­dards.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion was fol­lowed by two key­note lec­tures on pa­tients’ ac­cess to treat­ment and its as­so­ci­a­tion to health pol­icy de­ci­sion mak­ing, and epi­demi­ol­ogy, pre­ven­tion and screen­ing of Gas­troin­testi­nal (GI) Muscat con­fer­ence can­cers.

It is worth noted that prior to the open­ing, a work­shop on health eco­nom­ics was held on Tues­day that ad­dressed the topic of health eco­nom­ics, im­ple­men­ta­tion of health tech­nol­ogy as­sess­ment, and steps of eco­nomic eval­u­a­tion. Par­al­lel to the con­fer­ence, two work­shops are be­ing con­ducted on ra­di­a­tion on­col­ogy and physics, and nurs­ing on­col­ogy.

Dr Al Hosni launched the cancer cases sta­tis­tics in the Sul­tanate.

The book is an­nu­ally pre­pared by the MoH Cancer Registry depart­ment and con­tains the num­ber of new cancer cases, pa­tients’ res­i­dence, and per­cent­age of each type of the dis­ease. The book fa­cil­i­tates the es­tab­lish­ment of plans to meet the chal­lenges rep­re­sented in early de­tec­tion of the dis­ease and se­lect­ing the best treat­ment meth­ods that in­crease cur­ing.

Dr Qasim Al Salmi, RH Direc­torGen­eral, launched the logo of the Global Royal Hospi­tal Con­fer­ence, that will be held from Fe­bru­ary 2-5, 2018. Later, Dr Hosni and the at­ten­dees toured the ex­hi­bi­tion.

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