Cooperation between ESTRO and GFFCC

An agreement between the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC) was held in a meeting in Milan, Italy on 28 April 2019.

Participants to the ESTRO-GFFCC cooperation meeting in Milan, Italy

This cooperation would enhance the opportunities of GFFCC member associations, particularly oncologists in the gulf region, to participate in clinical research exchanges; encourage GCC oncologists to become ESTRO members, etc. ESTRO on the other hand would participate in annual gulf conferences by providing lectures, share experiences and provide technical support for physicists like calibration of medical equipment, etc.


Morocco becomes a member-observer of the Gulf Cooperation Council
His Excellency the Minister of Health in the Kingdom of Morocco, Dr. Anas Doukali, received a delegation from the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) who visited to discuss the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco in combatting cancer. The visit comes as Morocco became a member-observer of the GCC.
The delegation of the GCC is composed of Mr. Mohsen Mubarak Al Dosari, Director of Health Department of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Dr. Ali Al Zahrani, Executive Director of the Gulf Center for Cancer Control and Prevention, Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al Saleh, Secretary General of the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control and a member of the Advisory Council of the GCCCP; and Mr. Abdulaziz Fahad Al-Hamoud, Head of Health Affairs Department, Department of Health,  General Secretariat of the GCC.
The GCC delegation will visit the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control for the National Plan for Prevention and Combating Cancer, as well as the Lalla Salma Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and the National Institute of Moulay Abdullah for Oncology.