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Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are increasing in the Arab world and the involved women are often diagnosed at advanced stages of breast cancer.1 In the Middle East the incidence of breast cancer has substantially increased and medical researchers now expect it to double by 2030.2 Early detection is essential in reducing the need for radical mastectomy, reducing the risk of mortality and in enabling the most effective treatments to be used.

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.

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.