The State of Cancer Care in the United Arab Emirates in 2020: Challenges and Recommendations, A report by the United Arab Emirates Oncology Task Force

Humaid Al-Shamsi, Humaa Darr, Ibrahim Abu-Gheida, Jawaher Ansari, Martine C. McManus, Hassan Jaafar, Syed Hammad Tirmazy, Maroun Elkhoury, Fathi Azribi, Danijela Jelovac, Tarik A. Doufan, Abdel Rahman Labban, Ahmad Ali Basha, Ahmed Samir, Aladdin Maarraoui, Ali Al Dameh, Aydah Al-Awadhi, Basel Al Haj Ali, Batool Aboud, Dalia ElshorbagyDiaa Trad, Dima Abdul Jabbar, Dina Hamza, Ed Ashtar, Emad Dawoud, Essa M. Aleassa, Faraz Khan, Faryal Iqbal, Hala Abdellatif, Mehdi Afrit, Mohamad H. Masri, Mohamed Abuhaleeqa, Mohamed Alfalasi, Mohamed Omara, Mohanad Diab, Muhammad Farooq Latif, Muharram Oner, Norbert Dreier, Omar Almarzouqi, R. A. Singarachari, Riyad Bendardaf, Sadir Alrawi, Salman Sray Aldeen, Shabeeha Rana, Soha Talima, Tamer Abdelgawad, Abhinav Ahluwalia, Thamir Alkasab, Tamer Madi, Tarek Alkhouri, Urfan Ul Haq, Yazan Z. Alabed, Mohamad Azzam, Zulfaqqar Ali, Maher A. Abbas, Aly Abdel Razek, Falah Al-Khatib

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Abstract

With cancer being the third leading cause of mortality in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there has been significant investment from the government and private health care providers to enhance the quality of cancer care in the UAE. The UAE is a developing country with solid economic resources that can be utilized to improve cancer care across the country. There is limited data regarding the incidence, survival, and potential risk factors for cancer in the UAE. The UAE Oncology Task Force was established in 2019 by cancer care providers from across the UAE under the auspices of Emirates Oncology Society. In this paper we summarize the history of cancer care in the UAE, report the national cancer incidence, and outline current challenges and opportunities to enhance and standardize cancer care. We provide recommendations for policymakers and the UAE Oncology community for the delivery of high-quality cancer care. These recommendations are aligned with the UAE government's vision to reduce cancer mortality and provide high quality healthcare for its citizens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-87
Number of pages17
JournalThe gulf journal of oncology
Volume1
Issue number32
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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