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09 Jan 2010
KAMC - RD Announces the Winners of the Breast Cancer Scientific Research Award 
Under the patronage of Dr. Bandar Al Knawy the CEO of National Guard Health Affairs and the President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,   King Abdulaziz Medical City - National Guard -Riyadh announced the winners of the Breast Cancer Scientific Research Award in the Middle East. The presented research papers reached 17 papers in the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Texas – USA.    
 

First place (10000 SR) is Dr. Dalal Al-Tamimi - King Fahd Hospital in Dammam , Saudi Arabia. Her research focused on  "A comparison between breast cancer patients in Saudi Arabia and the United States of America" in order to highlight the differences by reviewing samples of breast cancer patients in the two countries.  Second place (5000 SR) is an intern Dr. Iman Al Shamsi, the United Arab of Emirates. Her research was entitled "The accuracy of the ultrasound in diagnosing the spread of the lymph nodes under the armpit." Third place (3000 SR) is Dr. Mohammad Al-Harbi - King Abdulaziz Medical City - National Guard –Riyadh. His research was about “The possibility of doing a mastectomy under local sedation – nerve block”. And finally, the fourth place (3000 SR) is Dr. Sami Al-Badawi –Egypt. Dr. Sami had conducted an analytical study on 30 rare breast cancer cases (metaplastic breast cancer) in the National Oncology Center – Egypt.

The head of the scientific committee and the head of the Oncology Department at NGHA Dr. Um Al Khair Abu Al Khair stated that this award is conducted as an encouragement  to all researchers in all Arab and Gulf countries to present research that would raise the level of service provided to cancer patients.

The Multi-disciplinary Scientific Committee hosted by the King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Center Hospital - Riyadh- consisted of an oncologist Dr. Tahir Al-Twaijri, a radiation therapist Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Hadab, an oncology specialist Dr. Um Al Khair Abu Al Khair, clinical radiation specialist Dr. Ali Al-Zahrani , a  breast surgeon Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Seef, an oncologist Dr. Hamdi Abdel-Athim, and a cytologist Dr. Abdul-mohsen Al-Kishi.

The head of the scientific committee and the head of the Oncology Department at NGHA Dr. Um Al Khair Abu Al Khair stressed the importance of conducting further research in the Middle East through research groups from different Arab countries. She also recommenced establishing an Arabic Breast Cancer Center to enroll in actual conduct  such as valuable research studies, plus discussing reasons that lead to increasing rates of breast cancer mortalities in the Arab World especially as the western world is witnessing a remarkable decrease in breast cancer mortalities since the mid-nineties.    

     
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