Packages to four world renowned sporting events to be auctioned in Dubai’s Meydan racecourse on March 8
Proceeds to benefit Friends of Cancer Patients society
Fancy an exclusive round of golf with a three time European PGA tour winner? How about dinner with one of the UK’s premier Rugby Union teams or perhaps an opportunity of rubbing shoulders with today’s tennis stars at the players party during the prestigious Dubai Tennis Open? Read more
Today, February 4, health organizations around the world mark the World Cancer Day, aiming to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention and treatment. This year’s theme is dispelling the myths and shedding light on unpopular issues. Read more
A recent study promotes newly discovered coffee drinking benefits. It seems, heavy coffee drinkers are less at risk of dying from cancers of the mouth and throat by nearly half.
The research found that the risk of dying from oral and pharyngeal cancers was 50 percent lower in people who reported drinking more than four cups of caffeinated coffee per day, than in those who never drank coffee, or did it only occasionally. Coffee contains many antioxidants and other compounds that may stop or slow the developing and progression of cancer cells. Read more
A new breakthrough treatment could prolong life of cancer patients.
Doctors at the Southampton General Hospital bathed just one organ in chemotherapy for the first time in UK.
According to the Daily Mail, doctors treated two patients’ livers with chemotherapy drugs, limiting the exposure of healthy organs. This happened by separating the liver from the body using two balloons and “soaking” it in a high dose of drugs. Read more
Experts encourage early diagnostic tests, as 95% of cases are non-hereditary
Medical studies have projected that 15,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed each year in the MENA region1. This adds to the thousands of people already suffering from colorectal cancer, making cancer the fourth leading cause of death in the region. However, medical experts have encouraged the public to undergo precautionary tests, as early diagnosis will detect the cancer in its infancy and greatly enhance the patient’s chances of recovery. Read more
The Terry Fox Run Abu Dhabi will collaborate with its Al Ain, Dubai and The Northern Emirates counterparts in funding seven cancer research projects with a total of over AED2.3 million in funds. The money, which was raised at the annual Runs, through donations and t-shirt sales, will go to fund researchers at the UAE University (UAEU) over the next three years. The locally-funded and world-class cancer research projects will then be evaluated in Switzerland and Canada by a team of international oncology researchers. Read more
Epidemiological data will help to establish trends and quality of cancer treatment in the region
The Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC), in partnership with various health authorities across the GCC, is calling for a GCC-wide cancer registry with the aim of greatly improving cancer care in the region. The registry will make available an updated vital data that can be used to assess current trends in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and which will help researchers and doctors in their work to develop new treatments for cancer and provide better preventative education. Having a constantly updated registry of this kind is vital, as the last available information dates all the way back to 2005. Read more
• US$20,000 will be donated to one country’s Red Cross or Red Crescent Society
GE Healthcare launched a global competition on Twitter to raise public awareness about cancer prevention and healthy living. For the next two months, the “Get Fit” campaign will encourage people from all over the world to tweet about their own health and fitness activities that have been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.
Continents will compete against one another to race towards fitness. At the end of the competition, one country’s Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, on the winning continent, will receive a donation of US$20,000 based on an open vote. Read more
The cancer agency of the World Health Organization states using cell phones and other wireless gadgets may put humans at bigger risk of brain cancer. Further studies are needed to absolutely confirm that.
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied whether exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, sent out by wireless devices, could cause cancer. A working group of 21 scientists from 14 countries meeting said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”
The IARC classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as by any means carcinogenic to humans, based on a higher risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer. Read more
The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation will offer a grant of US$ 150 million to the University of Texas, US, in support of its genetic-analysis based research, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation, and Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, President, University of Texas, graced today the signing ceremony of the grant agreement. Read more