The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center hosted the 2nd Scientific meeting of Omani Urology Society (OUS), titled “Genitourinary Malignancy Meeting, GUM”, The event focused on discussing the latest advancements in diagnosing and managing prostate, bladder, testicular, and kidney cancers.
As we celebrate the World Cancer Day this 4th February 2024, Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center, (SQCCCRC) continues to exert its ongoing efforts to combat cancer and reduce its impact on individuals and communities around the world. SQCCCRC’s approach to cancer prevention and care is the essence of celebrating World Cancer Day. The Center’s initiative aimed at raising awareness about cancer, promoting early detection, prevention and treatment, and advocating for improved access to health care services for cancer patients understanding the inequities in cancer care and making the necessary progress to address them.
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) concluded a training course program developing the skills of social workers. This comes as part of SQCCCRC’s efforts to empower the social worker at a clinical level and enrich their knowledge and skills in the management of cancer patients.
Since its establishment in March 2022, the Creative Center Team (SQCCT) has organized activities and events to enhance employees’ internal communication. The goal is to provide them with a knowledge and skill-building experience that uplifts their competencies in the work environment, especially with recent graduates eager to contribute their scientific and life experiences and aspiring for broader opportunities for learning and contribution. Here are some highlights of what the team has accomplished during this period:
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC), a prominent figure in cancer care, has unveiled a groundbreaking advancement in the country: the Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) PSMA radionuclide therapy. This introduction expands its Theranostics Program, fundamentally reshaping the landscape of oncology treatment nationwide.
In conjunction with global efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity, the Department of Informatics and Cybersecurity at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC) highlights these efforts by holding a Cybersecurity Day event.
Gastrointestinal Cancers Program organized several scientific dialogue sessions under the name of (HBP café), which comes within the framework of exchanging medical knowledge and experiences in gastrointestinal cancers field, as the program hosts international experts from various health institutions and universities. The (HBP café) program began in 2022 and addressed rich and latest topics aiming to enhance the scientific competency of healthcare personals within Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre and beyond.
In a significant step towards innovative medical care, Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) has performed the first Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) in Oman.
LRP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland in patients with prostate cancer.
The Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center (SQCCCRC) represented by the Interventional Radiology Unit has successfully proven Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) for Image-Guided Interventional Procedures (IGIPs), specifically for cancer patients in the Sultanate of Oman. This marks a significant step towards improving healthcare quality, ensuring the safety of patients and healthcare providers, and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure while keeping high-quality diagnostic and treatment procedures.
In recognition of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC), represented by the Genomics Department, organized a scientific day to raise awareness among healthcare professionals in the Sultanate of Oman about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC).
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