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Centro Al Manhal organises cancer awareness session

Centro Al Manhal by Rotana, a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, organised a cancer awareness session for its colleagues in collaboration with the Positive Cancer Foundation. The session was organised as a part hotel’s ongoing

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FoCP president wins award for fight against cancer in UAE

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), in association with Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum honoured Ameera Abdel Rahim Binkaram, president of board of trustees of Friends Of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), for her contribution to the fight agains

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Lack of cancer risk awareness ‘alarming’: expert

Almost half of breast cancer patients suffer from a condition that can actually be caused by previous cancer treatments, a specialist has warned. However, King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) consultant breast and oncoplastic sur

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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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Cancer is 3rd leading cause of death in UAE

Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the UAE after cardiovascular diseases and accident and is the reason behind around 500 deaths annually, according to the country’s Ministry of Health statistics for 2014. Burjeel

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New study plan for cancer-hit students in Bahrain

Thirty-two students battling cancer have signed up for a new programme that allows them to continue their academic studies while receiving treatment for the life-threatening disease in Bahrain. The scheme, initiated by the Educati

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New study plan for cancer-hit students in Bahrain

Thirty-two students battling cancer have signed up for a new programme that allows them to continue their academic studies while receiving treatment for the life-threatening disease in Bahrain. The scheme, initiated by the Educati

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Biological bad luck blamed in two-thirds of cancer cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits lik

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Easy Taxi raises funds for breast cancer awareness

Global taxi e-hailing service Easy Taxi has raised about SR10,450 ($2,781) for the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, as part of the ‘Protect Yourself By Yourself’ campaign which concluded recently. The service offered t

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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