The Qatar Annual Breast Cancer Conference concluded its highly successful 9th edition at the ITQAN Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center Auditorium of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), reinforcing its vital role in the global fight against breast cancer.

Under the theme, Bench to Bedside: Research Driving Clinical Progress in Breast Cancer Management, the conference brought together leading experts, researchers and advocates worldwide to discuss cutting-edge developments in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

More than 300 registrants participated in various sessions, with excellent representation from guests in the GCC region throughout the two-day conference.

The activities featured keynote lectures, symposia, panel discussions, workshops, and poster sessions, providing insights into research findings, advanced treatment options, and best practices for breast cancer care and survivorship.

Global health concern

Breast cancer remains a global health concern, with over two million new cases diagnosed yearly. In Qatar, it is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, representing 38% of all female cancers.

Timely detection is crucial and the conference showcased the latest advancements in screening and diagnosis.

QFBA PinktoberAccording to HMC Chief Medical Officer Dr Abdulla Al Ansari, the Qatar Annual Breast Cancer Conference has evolved into an essential event in the global fight against breast cancer as it underscores the country’s remarkable progress and the urgent need for continued research, innovation and collaboration in breast cancer care.

Dr Mohamed Salem Al Hassan, Chief Executive Officer of the HMC’s National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), added that the conference embodies Qatar’s consistent commitment to advancing breast cancer care, fostering collaboration and driving the community closer to a world where breast cancer is both treatable and preventable.

Dr Salha Bujassoum Al Bader, Chairperson of Medical Oncology and Palliative Care and Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Annual Breast Conference, said they are excited to have hosted the conference. She said they aim to enhance breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment outcomes in Qatar and worldwide, and their collective commitment to combating breast cancer is steady and unwavering.

Celebrating progress, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation marks our dedication to the fight against breast cancer.

The Qatar Annual Breast Cancer Conference continues to be a testament to Qatar’s dedication to pioneering advancements in breast cancer care, impacting the global fight against breast cancer.

In addition to the annual conference, several establishments in Qatar, including hotels, observed the Pink October month with awareness campaigns and free screening events.

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