Jordan holds first cancer research conference

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AMMAN — Jordan has recorded 9,248 new cancer cases since 2018, said Director-General of the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) Aseem Mansour, during the opening ceremony of the first cancer research conference in Jordan, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

Mansour added that 3,333 cases were among men and 3,761 were among women,

The conference, which was organized by KHCC and ran through November 13, saw the participation of Arab researchers, doctors, universities, and Jordanian research institutions.

The rate of cancer among Jordanians since 2018 has been 99.4 per 100,000 people, he said. The four most common types of cancer among Jordanian men are: colorectal (13 percent of all cases), lung (10.9 percent), bladder (9.2 percent), and prostate (7.6 percent). Among Jordanian women, most common cancers are breast (38.9 percent), colorectal (8.4 percent), thyroid (7.2 percent), uterine (4.9 percent), and blood (3.6 percent).

Cancer remains a leading cause of death globally, and places a significant burden on all countries, Mansour said, stressing the importance of cancer research to improve tools and knowledge for diagnosing and treating the disease.

Mansour called for intensive efforts on the part of academia and research institutions to increase the number of studies on cancer, increase recovery rates among cancer patients, and achieve results in treatment, diagnosis, and prevention.

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