Combined Gulf Cancer Conference kicks off

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Manama, Dec. 7 (BNA): Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women and Honorary President of Bahrain Cancer Society (BCS), delegated today Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh to open the 3rd Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) which is organised by BCS from December 7 to 9 at the Gulf Hotel.


The Health Minister said at the opening ceremony of the conference, which was attended by President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) Lt. General Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, that the event represents an opportunity to further upgrade health services for cancer patients and back the efforts of the Gulf countries to ensure prevention and early detection of the disease. She stressed the importance of awareness to curb the disease, alleviate the burden of its treatment and lower the death toll resulting from it, in line with the main goals of the Gulf Cancer Strategy 2016-2025.