The Center Conducts its Scientific Research in the Field of Cancer
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Centre has initiated four clinical trials since the inception of the Clinical Trials Department, which is the first of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman. Clinical research is another way to find the latest ways to treat cancer and aims to study the impact of new treatments that have not yet been proven in order to validate and approve them.
The four clinical trials titled “A Non-Interventional, Multicenter, Multigroup Study to Verify the Results and Safety of “Atezolizumab” under Real Conditions in Patients Treated in Routine Clinical Practice” Principal Investigator Prof. Mansour Al-Moundhri; “Oxygen Therapy in ICU Patients Intensive Patients Requiring Emergency Life Support” Principal Investigator Dr. Artun Manuel, “Effect of Genetic Factors on Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Outcomes of Fluoropyrimidine Drugs” Principal Investigator Pharmacist Bushra Salman, “Early Sedation with Dexmedetomidine versus Placebo in Older Patients with Critically Ill Ventilators – A Prospective, Multicentre, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial” Principal Investigator Dr. Artun Manuel.
The Center’s Research Laboratory also conducts a number of researches aimed at improving knowledge of cancer and its methods of diagnosis and treatment, including: “Studying Molecular Biomarkers Predictive of Response to Introductory Chemotherapy FLOT4 in Advanced Stomach Cancer or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer” Principal Investigator Prof. Mansour Al-Moundhri, “Using miRNA Markers to Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance in Gynecological Cancers” Principal Investigator Dr. Ikram Barney, “Study of Automated Cervical Cancer Screening Samples in Omani Women” Principal Investigator Prof. Abraham Peedicayil.
Since its inception in 2021, the Center has published about 23 scientific research papers in medical journals, dealing with the genetic, psychological, and social aspects and quality management in cancer care.
It is noteworthy that scientific research is a fundamental pillar of the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Centre, as the Center seeks to raise national awareness of the importance of scientific research in the field of cancer, support it and contribute to it by harnessing its research capabilities in supporting researchers and those interested in this medical field.