Medical News

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, VPS Healthcare’s 6th International Oncology conference is set to kick-off this week in Abu Dhabi. The conference will focus on artificial intelligence in healthcare, with leaders coming together to discuss revolutionary cancer research methodology, treatment using cutting-edge technologies, and personalized cancer medicine. This year’s conference will be held on October 11th and 12th at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel.

Breast cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths in women in the Middle East. According to the latest figures released by the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, there are 4,500 new cases of cancer reported in the UAE alone, with breast, colorectal and lung cancers acquiring top spots. World Health Organization report shows that, compared to its neighbouring countries, the UAE has a higher incident rate of 36.7 cases per 100 women.

Dr Roze & Associates Dental Clinic has signed a partnership agreement with Goumbook, an organisation aimed at raising sustainability and green living awareness in the UAE and Gulf region, to officially manage its Fair Care Dubai scheme.

In recognition of October as Breast Health Awareness Month, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is organizing a month long awareness campaign to encourage breast health education and awareness. The University is also lighting its iconic Campus Center dome pink in order to raise awareness of the cause.

As per the findings of a local study revealed earlier this year, cardiac diseases account for over two-thirds of all deaths and is the biggest killer in the UAE. Hence, on the occasion of World Heart Day and with the aim to generate increased awareness on the cardiac health, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is conducting a “Heart Health Camp” on Sep 29 from 9 am – 5 pm at the their premises.