The diagnosis of any cancer is established on biopsy material. A biopsy is obtained from the tissue or organ where cancer is suspected. The biopsy material is then processed and subjected to examination under the microscope. Biopsy not only provides the diagnosis، but also informs the physicians of several other important parameters pertinent to medical care، such as the type of cancer، its grade، the degree of differentiation، the likely biological behavior of the tumor، ie. slow growing or rapidly progressing، and prognostic factors. Prognostic factors refer to features which help predict the likely course of the disease.
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center and Research Center hosted the Scientific Day of Omani Urology Society (OUS), titled “Genitourinary Malignancy Meeting, GUM”, which aims to discuss the latest developments in diagnosing and treating prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer.
Brachy radiotherapy is a special form of radiotherapy known as brachy, which means short or near, referring to the close distance between the radiation source and the tumor. In contrast to usual external radiotherapy, the potent radioactive source of radiation is placed directly on or inserted into the tumor. This allows for targeted and precise irradiation of the tumor area, providing the best possible protection for surrounding healthy body tissue. Brachytherapy may be used as monotherapy or in combination with external radiation therapy, depending on the indication.
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC), represented by the Interventional Pain Management Team at the Palliative Care Department, confirmed the success of the first-of-its-kind surgery to inject medication to control chronic pain associated with cancer for a patient in Oman.
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC) recently spearheaded a symposium on ‘Critical Care’ with keynote speakers from Mayo Clinic , Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The Symposium progressed for two consecutive days.
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