Saudi physicians participate in San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

January 17, 2008

Up to 20 Saudi physicians participated in the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), which took place December 13-16 in San Antonio, Texas. The Saudi delegation comprised both male and female physicians.


This year’s conference highlighted Saudi Arabia’s efforts to combat breast cancer and promote awareness of the disease, which is the number one killer of women in the Kingdom.

These efforts include the establishment of the US-Saudi Arabia Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Launched by First Lady Laura Bush during her visit to the Kingdom in October 2007, the partnership – the first of its kind – is expected to contribute positively to the treatment of breast cancer in Saudi Arabia.

SABCS is an international symposium that seeks to provide state-of-the-art information on experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers. It is a division of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), an independent, non-profit institution. 

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