National Cancer Strategy a huge success: Kuwari Jun 01, 2016 0 1696 12345 CATHERINE W GICHUKIDohaMinister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan al Kuwari has confirmed the success of Qatar's National Cancer Strategy (2011-16), noting that Qatar has witnessed tremendous advances in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer since the launch of the strategy five years ago."Today, patients in Qatar can receive treatment by some of the best specialists who use world-class technologies and techniques," Kuwari said in a statement while attending the National Cancer Strategy Review Deliberative Forum.The minister called for raising awareness among the public about the signs and symptoms of cancer, and to promote investments in cancer research in order to provide the best treatment possible to the people of Qatar. Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the NCS 2011-16 Deliberative Forum, Chair of the Qatar National Cancer Committee Professor Lord Darzi of Denham said the achievements were a result of team work and cooperation between Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Lord Darzi, who has been involved in many cancer strategies in the UK, said what Qatar has achieved within five years is something that all should be proud of. "Cancer is a curable condition if it is detected early. That's a great achievement when it comes to awareness. Also people are willing to go through screening for breast or bowel cancer and the number of those going for screening is much higher," he said.He said there have been big changes in treatment in the last five years."PET scanning didn't exist five years ago, the technology to do specific pathology test on a piece of tissue and examining it and getting immediate results and the ability to have a patient-centered care didn't exist. There is a lot to celebrate in a very short period of time," he said.Lord Darzi underlined that Qatar has the right to be proud of its achievements in this regard, stressing that Qatar will become very soon among world leaders and a role model for all in the field of cancer care.turn to page 3 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Panel to facilitate deeper GCC integration formed Jun 01, 2016 0 1383 Major boost for electronic security Jun 01, 2016 0 1190 17 killed in fire at Indian army ammunitions depot Jun 01, 2016 0 859 Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Fallujah CAMP TARIQ Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Fallujah with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and .. 250,000 Shafaf LPG cylinders in stock for Ramadan: Woqod Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Fuel (Woqod) on Tuesday announced that it is fully prepared to meet the increased LPG demand for cooking during Ramadan with the provision of an additional 250,000 Shafaf LPG cylinders in .. Emir to patronise Qatar University graduation ceremony today Doha The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani will patronise the graduation ceremony of the 39th batch of Qatar University students to be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) on Wednesday. HH Sheikha .. Air strikes kill 23 in Syria's Idlib, Russia denies involvement BEIRUT A wave of late night air strikes pummeled the Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes. At least seven children were among those killed, .. Qatar plays major role in regional peace: Hammond QNA Doha Qatar is a major player in promoting dialogue, brokering peace and dealing with the regional issues, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Hammond praised Qatar's role in the ..