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Jordan’s City Mall donates for paediatric room at KHCC

Jordan’s City Mall has signed a deal to donated an amount of 25,000 Jordanian dinars ($35,156) for the benefit of paediatric  patient room at the King Hussein Cancer Center’s (KHCC) expansion project. The funds co

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Experts support call for lower cancer drug prices

A group of 118 leading cancer experts have developed a list of proposals designed to reduce the cost of cancer drugs, and support a grassroots patient protest movement to pressure drug companies to charge what they deem a fair value for treatmen

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Boehringer Ingelheim introduces new treatment options for cancer

Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading pharmaceutical company, recently presented its new treatment for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at an educational session held in Dubai, UAE.

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Euro

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Centro Al Manhal organises cancer awareness session

Centro Al Manhal by Rotana, a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, organised a cancer awareness session for its colleagues in collaboration with the Positive Cancer Foundation. The session was organised as a part hotel’s ongoing

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FoCP president wins award for fight against cancer in UAE

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), in association with Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum honoured Ameera Abdel Rahim Binkaram, president of board of trustees of Friends Of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), for her contribution to the fight agains

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Lack of cancer risk awareness ‘alarming’: expert

Almost half of breast cancer patients suffer from a condition that can actually be caused by previous cancer treatments, a specialist has warned. However, King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) consultant breast and oncoplastic sur

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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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Cancer is 3rd leading cause of death in UAE

Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the UAE after cardiovascular diseases and accident and is the reason behind around 500 deaths annually, according to the country’s Ministry of Health statistics for 2014. Burjeel

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New study plan for cancer-hit students in Bahrain

Thirty-two students battling cancer have signed up for a new programme that allows them to continue their academic studies while receiving treatment for the life-threatening disease in Bahrain. The scheme, initiated by the Educati

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