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The 3rd Kuwait International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Third Kuwait International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer started was sponsored by Minister of Health Dr. Ali Saad Al-Obaidi.
The 10-sesssion conference manifests how the Health Ministry was keen on the prevention and fighting of cancer through the latest world research and studies, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Medical Services at Ministry of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi told the opening ceremony.
It was also eager to boost the state's health system to offer integrated care for cancer patients, he added.
Al-Harbi emphasized Kuwait's commitment to the political declaration of the UN High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, September 2011, and the relevant World Health Organization (WHO) resolutions and strategies.
The four-day gathering discussed a host of issues on thyroid cancer and tumors of the salivary gland, larynx and pharynx as well as skin cancer, according to head of the conference organizing committee, Dr. Medhat Oteifa.
Participants will also address sarcoma, a rare type of a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal origin, added Oteifa, who is head of the Surgical Oncology Department at the Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC).

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