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President GFFCC 2011


Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."

President GFFCC 2011



Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased that the 5th Gulf Federation for Cancer Control Conference on Colorectal Cancer will be held as scheduled in Sharjah, UAE in May 2011. The GFFCC Conference is a regular conference held every two years, the last one was held in Yemen in 2009 focusing on Head and Neck cancer, for the purpose of enhancing participation and collaboration among cancer professionals and organizations in the Gulf region.

We expect this conference to be very interesting, active and informative, and well-attended because the spread of colorectal cancer as a malignant disease has started to register alarming figures in the Gulf region. We likewise expect to see the latest statistics, case reports, researches and medical advances in the treatment and control of this disease.
The success of this conference relies heavily on the involvement and active participation of individuals and medical professionals in the field of oncology.

Experts on colorectal cancer were invited to speak in this conference and I am confident that everyone will gain new information or perspective and learn unique approaches and relevant techniques applicable in the Gulf region. I personally hope that this conference will bring people and organizations together, government or non-government, private or public individuals, towards a common goal of combating the disease of cancer.

As a parting statement, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Friends of Cancer (UAE) who are the primary organizers of this conference and the unceasing support and patronage of Sheikha Jowaher Bint Mohamed Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates - without them this conference will not be a success.

We hope to see you all in the conference!

Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh
President GFFCC 2011 Conference
Secretary General - Gulf Federation for Cancer Control




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