Editor's Word

Dear Colleagues,

As a General Secretary and Chief Editor of the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFCC), it gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Board Members to extend my sincere wishes for your participation and co-operation in the growth of GFCC, working towards its prosperity and success.

A relatively new federation “Gulf Federation for Cancer Control” (GFCC) was established in the year 2000, with the headquarters based in Qatar. This is a joint Gulf Federation and representatives from the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the UAE, Qatar and the Republic of Yemen are valued members.

The above federation is functioning under the Chairmanship of Dr. Khalid Bin-Jaber from Qatar. The Federation has elected me (Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh) from the State of Kuwait, as General Secretary. Several non-governmental health societies and organizations from Gulf countries related to oncology are collectively operating through this federation.

We expect our FIRST ISSUE of GFCC Journal to be published by Jan 2007 and we would like to invite oncologists from Gulf and other countries to send their research publications to include in our first issue. This Journal will definitely be a great help to all oncologists in order to gain more knowledge about the modern techniques and treatments to prevent and treat cancer. There is no doubt that this journal will flourish to compete with other international journals in the near future. We hope to begin by publishing half yearly for the first two years, then subsequently at four monthly intervals. We are very optimistic that we can succeed in making this Journal a classified journal at the end of its second year.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge that the stability and commitment of the Journal’s participants, who are considered the spinal chord of the federation as well as the prime contributors in assisting to establish the Journal and in accumulating knowledge in this specialized field and for its overall success..

With regards,

Dr. Khaled Al Saleh