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NCCN International Programs - Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

NCCN held the 2nd Annual Middle East & North Africa NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ Congress in Abu Dhabi, April 23 – 26, 2009.

The resultant MENA manuscripts have been collectively published in JNCCN, Volume 8 Supplement 3, to illustrate regional discrepancies in cancer care as discussed during the interactive knowledge exchanges that took place during this program: The Abu Dhabi Declaration: Adapted Application of NCCN Clinical Practices in Oncology in the Middle east and North Africa Region.

We acknowledge and appreciate the generous institutional support received from the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and industry support received from Novartis Oncology, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Pfizer Inc, and Genomic Health, Inc.

NCCN extends special appreciation to our dedicated NCCN faculty, our MENA Program Director: Mohammed Jahanzeb, MD, Aptium Oncology and University of Tennessee Cancer Institute, and our expert MENA Chairs:

  • Program Co-Chair: Jorgen Kristensen, MD, Tawam Hospital
  • Program Co-Chair: Al-Hareth M. Al-Khater, MD, Al Amal Hospital
  • MENA Steering Committee Chair: Hamdy A. Azim, MD, Cairo Oncology Center
  • Breast Cancer: Omalkhair Abdullah Abulkhair, MD, King Abdulaziz Medical City
  • Colon Cancer: Fikri Icli, MD, Ankara University Medical School
  • Hepatobiliary Cancers: Muhammed Aasim Yusuf, FRCP, Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital
  • Lung Cancer: Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, King Abdulaziz Medical City
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas: Ali Bazarbachi, MD, PhD, American University of Beirut
  • Prostate Cancer: Walled Ahmed Hassen, MD, Tawam Hospital and Farrok Karsan, MD, FRCP(C), The Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Supportive Care: Vinod Raina, MD, FRCP, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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