Editor's Word

Dear Colleagues,

We are celebrating the 6th year of the annual Gulf Awareness Week: Gulf Campaign for Cancer Awareness from the 1st to the 7th of February 2021. This activity started in February 2016 as partnership between the Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention (GCCCP) under the Executive Office of the Health Ministers' Council for the GCC and the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC) representing 19 cancer associations in the region. The campaign slogan "40x40" stands for what has been scientifically proven that cancer can be prevented by 40% through avoiding different risk factors which may happen by awareness campaign and 40% increasing in cure rate by early detection. Therefore, the partnership between government agencies, non-governmental organizations and charitable organizations will be a key element in this campaign. We are inviting everyone to join and support the programs and activities of our cancer associations in their respective localities.

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I am delighted to announce that we have prepared a report on Gulf Journal Oncology (GJO) manuscripts/articles with the comments and opinions from the GJO regional editors. The report suggests that it is time to increase the number of issues from 3 to 4 per year due to the long waiting time since we are receiving a lot of manuscripts from all over the world. This is good news for the authors who are very keen in submitting to GJO. .

Best regards,

Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al Saleh



Cancer News Around the Gulf and the Arab Region


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