SQCCCRC Hosted Omani Urology Society (OUS) Scientific Day
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.
The Scientific Day was presided by; Surgeons, Oncologists, Radiotherapists, Medical professionals, and specialty trainees from different hospitals in the Sultanate and deliberated on the latest research and innovative treatments for patients suffering from these types of cancers.
A group of specialists from SQCCCRC participated in this Scientific Day, i.e., Dr. Hilal Al-Rashdi (Consultant Urologist, Treasure – OUS), Dr. Sulaiman Al-Saadi (Consultant GU Oncologist), Dr. Muhammad Marzouq (Senior Consultant Urologist) and Dr. Muhammad Moataz Maasrani (Senior Consultant Urologist), Dr. Jamsari Khaled (Senior Radiotherapy Consultant), Dr. Tamer Aliwa (Urology Specialist), and Dr. Marwan Ibrahim (Urology Specialist).
During this event, the participants discussed Laparoscopic surgeries, diagnosing, and treating tumors in the urinary system. Dr. Hilal Al-Rashdi and Dr. Muhammad Maasrani talked about the method of removing bladder cancer using 3D laparoscopic technique, the first to be done in Oman distinctively at SQCCCRC.
It is noteworthy that the timing of the Scientific Day coincides with the Bladder Cancer awareness month, which is May of each year.
Dr. Muhammad Marzouq and Dr. Jamsari Khaled spoke about the use of the transperineally biopsy of the prostate and discussed the benefits of these techniques in addition to the scientific research that the Center will conduct regarding this technique.
Dr. Sulaiman Al-Saadi spoke about the genetic genes associated with kidney tumors, their practical and scientific applications, and their importance in the treatment and early diagnosis of kidney tumors.
The participants emphasized in the role of cancer cases discussions by a team of different specialists (multi-disciplinary team (MDT) from different medical fields to reach a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient, and the team included surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Hilal Al-Rashdi said: “The scientific day provided a valuable platform for doctors and medical professionals to share their knowledge and opinions on the latest findings in this field, and also highlighted the latest developments in laparoscopic surgery and techniques for imaging, offering hope for improving outcomes and quality of care for patients with these types of cancers.”