QCS is Hosting Thyroid Cancer Conference on April 19

The Thyroid Cancer Conference, to be hosted by the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) on April 19 and 20, will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of thyroid cancer, the second highest prevalent cancer among women in Qatar. The event is under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and the Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the leadership of QCS chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor Al-Thani, and Dr. Abdul Azeem Hussain, vice-chairman.

It is organized by the QCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, the Qatar Doctor’s Society, and the Qatar Austrian Medical Team. Details of the conference were shared by Sheikh Dr. Khalid and Dr. Abdul Azeem Hussain, vice-chairman of the QCS and director of the Surgery Department and head of medical staff at Al-Ahli Hospital.

“According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry, thyroid cancer has gone up from the ninth most common cancer across all nationalities and genders and the third most common cancer among females of all nationalities in Qatar in 2014, to the sixth most common cancer across all nationalities and genders and second most common cancer among females of all nationalities in Qatar in 2015,” said Sheikh Dr. Khalid.

Thyroid Cancer Conference Announcement

Dr. Abdul Azeem Hussain, vice-chairman said “There is great improvement among the public in awareness about cancer and the ways to deal with the disease,”

“However, still we find some people are afraid of the disease and several others are reluctant to discuss the disease even if they feel the symptoms of the disease.” The thyroid cancer conference is an opportunity for the attendees to exchange knowledge with top experts and keep abreast of latest innovations in the field of thyroid cancer care under one roof at international level. More than 1,000 medical professionals are expected to participate in the conference. He added .


Qatar Cancer Society holds three-day celebration at HQ

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) celebrated Qatar National Day by launching “we are fine ” event Which lasted for three days at the its headquarters at Barwa Towers, Al Sadd –
QCS chairman HE Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani, launched a mural, ‘We are fine’ at the event attended by general manager Mariam al-Noaimi and a number of members of the board of directors, honorary ambassadors and public figures. The opening was also attended by Qatari artiste Ghanem Shaheen, who sang a collection of his national songs. School students took part in the activities in the morning.

HE Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al Thani, QCS Chairman, said that the National Day celebrations provide opportunity for Qatar’s citizens and residents to have a sense belonging and loyalty, while emphasising the importance of pride and dignity.

He stressed QCS keenness to launch awareness and educational campaigns throughout the year, especially during the celebration of the National Day, to raise community awareness about cancer.

“Since its inception in 1997, the QCS has never overlooked its basic objectives of providing treatment for cancer patients who are unable to afford medical expenses
QCS general manager Mariam al-Noaimi expressed her wish that Qatar will continue its development march under the patronage of our wise government, and Qatar national day will come every year and that Qatar has taken more strides and jumped forward in the march of progress, prosperity and achievement.


QCS electronic collection to make donations easier

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) has launched an electronic collection system at 21 sites across the country, to make donations easier.
Donations are one of the most important sources of QCS to treat patients who are unable to afford the treatment as well as to support its programmes to spread awareness of cancer.
QCS general manager Mariam al-Noaimi stressed the importance of the donation in financial and moral support for cancer patients and combating cancer. She also called up on all parties to join hands to raise awareness of the disease and contribute to patients’ treatment.
In addition, some collection sites have been provided with screens to display awareness videos about cancer and promote early detection. In the next phase, such screens are to be installed at all collection sites.
She noted that collection sites include several projects licensed by Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities for the treatment of cancer patients under license No 6/2017, and cancer awareness programmes under license No 7/2017.

In conjunction with the launch of the electronic collection system, a course was organised to develop the skills of cancer awareness promoters. They were trained in various marketing methods for collection, as well as all the cultural aspects and awareness of cancer.
Al-Noaimi referred to the other means which the QCS depends for raising funds such as donation boxes, as well as receiving to the following account numbers at Qatar International Islamic Bank QA72QIIB000000001111263620001, QA34QIIB000000001111263620006, and on a monthly deduction method.



QCS participates in Doha International Book Fair 28

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) participated in the activities of the 28th Doha International Book Fair, Which was held in 29 Nov- 5Dec 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre with a pavilion dedicated to raising public awareness about the importance of healthy food and exercise in preventing diseases, especially cancer.

QCS pavilion includes various works of educational competitions and recreational sections suitable for all ages, in addition to provide all information related to cancer and answer all inquiries of the masses.
Doha International Book Fair is a great chance to spread a health culture especially with the rising number of cases of the disease,

This participation is in keeping with the keenness to participate in all scientific and cultural events held in the country, which aim to promote a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy food and raise awareness on the risk factors that cause cancer , It also aims to encourage early detection of cancer and activation of national programmes for the fight against cancer as a shared responsibility between government and non-governmental sectors .


‘QCS” holds ‘Cancer Care Symposium 2’ At ’OCAC’

Qatar cancer society ‘QCS” held the ‘Cancer Care for Primary Car 2 ’ symposium in cooperation with Hamad Medical at Ooredoo Cancer Awareness Centre recently, Around 100 primary health care providers from the public and private sectors took part in the event, in addition to that some health care providers outside from Qatar were invited to be involved in such activity through effective collaborations such as Oman Cancer Association and International Cancer Prevention Consortium(ICPC) . The participants were honoured and certificates were given to the lecturers.

Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani – QCS chairman – said The organization of this symposium was the result of the Acharity’s efforts to fulfill its promise through the launch of quality programs of international standards in the field of awareness and training, As well as community partnerships that the Charity is keen to implement with all institutions.
“The centre will implement an awareness strategy to help change the mindset of the people about cancer and reduce the stigma associated with the disease, and it will also help increase the quality of life by increasing awareness about healthy and safe lifestyle to prevent cancer,” he added.

Dr. Abdul Azeem Abdul Haab ,QCS Vice Chairman – Director of Surgery Department, Chief Medical Staff at Al- Ahli Hospital in Qatar, said the symposium was delivered by speakers and top experts in the field of cancer from Qatar And Presented what healthcare provider needs to know about cancer such as The most common types of cancers among men in Qatar , Early detection of cancer and how to convert suspected cases of cancer , Palliative care for cancer patient and The role of primary health care providers in leukemia .
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the symposium included The CPD Activity is a Category 1 – Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners – Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 8.5 hours. QCHP- AD Activity code A82, Dr. Abdul Azeem added.
About The Overall learning objectives He said ‘This activity will improve the participants’ knowledge about The signs and symptoms of various cancers to determine when a patient should be referred as a suspected cancer case, The referral and follow up pathways for suspected cancer cases in the State of Qatar, Current cancer epidemiology in the State of Qatar,



QCS Launches ‘Be moustache.. check “ campaign

QATAR Cancer Society (QCS) has launched ‘Be moustache ..check 2 “ campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in Qatar and the world, and the fifth biggest cause of deaths in men from cancer globally.

QCS organized awareness lectures and workshops involving various sectors in the country to raise people’s awareness of the symptoms of the disease, the factors responsible for it, as well as methods of prevention and cure of the disease.

‘Worldwide, more than 1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 300,000 die of the disease in 2012. In U.S.A, About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime’.

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. The prostate is a gland located in the lower urinary tract, under the bladder and around the urethra , he added .

Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. More advanced prostate cancers sometimes cause symptoms. In most cases, symptoms are caused by benign prostatic enlargement, or an infection. Because of this it is important that you see a doctor to understand what causes the symptoms ‘ Problems urinating, including a weak or interrupted urinary flow, pain while urinating, inability to urinate, sense of incompletely emptying the bladder, intense need to urinate, or the need to urinate more often, especially at night , Blood in the urine or semen , Erection problems , Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to bones , Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control from cancer pressing on the spinal cord and nerves.


QCS takes part in World Cancer Leader’s Summit

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) participated in the ‘World Cancer Leader’s Summit organised by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Mexico recently.
The summit, held under the theme ‘Cities driving change’, was attended by a delegation led by QCS Chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al Thani and was opened by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the presence of heads of State, ministers of health, city and industry leaders, first ladies, executives from UICC membership organizations and many other influential players from the cancer and health leadership community.
The meet focused on how to partner collectively and support cities in translating the global commitments in cancer prevention and care into national action by 2025.
The Summit was a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated to furthering global cancer control, bringing together key decision makers from around the world and encouraging timely debate on emerging issues related to cancer. It provides a forum to secure a coordinated, multileveled global response to address the spiraling cancer epidemic.

Sheikh Dr Khalid said,”Our participation in this summit came within the framework of our membership in Union for International Cancer Control, which is one of the largest international institutions stressing the importance of keeping up with the international experience to develop programmes and future plans through participation in all internal and external events.
Participants called for greater response to the burden of cancer at all levels, especially as few of the four billion people living in cities today have access to high quality cancer treatment in high-income countries.

The summit included a meeting between Sheikh Dr Khalid and HRH Princess Dina Mired, president of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Both sides discussed opportunities for Qatar Cancer Society to work more closely with UICC and engage across UICC’s convening, capacity building and advocacy pillars besides defining work plan for engagement at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur with a primary role at the WCC in Oman 2020.
They also explore how to leverage national and regional networks in the global fight against cancer in addition to discussing other potential areas of collaboration.
Key objectives of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit include raising awareness among leading decision makers to ensure cancer is a global health priority, providing a forum to exchange information and innovative ideas on how to reverse the cancer epidemic and ensure a sustainable response, defining compelling messages to support the global call to action against cancer, creating a force which galvanises politicians and policy makers and increases cancer’s visibility on the international public health agenda.