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Two-day Bangladesh International Cancer Congress begins in Dhaka

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The 8th Bangladesh International Cancer Congress has kicked off in Dhaka city on Thursday, aiming to facilitate the exchange of global advancements in cancer treatment among leading scientists and physicians.

Oncology Club, the Bangladesh Chapter of the SAARC Federation of Oncologists (SFO) is hosting the two-day conference, with participation expected from physicians and cancer survivors.

The conference serves as platform to update knowledge and explore the latest developments about medical science and advancements in cancer treatment around the world, organisers said at the inauguration ceremony held at a Dhaka city hotel.

The forum offers an opportunity to meet and interact with leading scientists and physicians involved in cancer management, providing delegates with the latest insights into cancer management.

A special Young Investigator’s Session and Interactive Session on different common cancers of this region will be part of this conference, covering an array of special topics of great interest to young investigators, according to organisers.

The number of cancer patients in the country is increasing day by day due to eating habits and irregular lifestyle. Cancer experts from home and abroad also attribute this to food adulteration and air pollution.

Every year, some two and a half million people in Bangladesh are affected by cancer.

Prof Dr M A Hai, chairman of Oncology Club Bangladesh, who addressed the opening session, said that cancer patients are alarmingly increasing in the developing world, including Bangladesh.

A large population in the country is currently affected by this disease, most of whom are beyond the reach of treatment, he said.

Prof Hai emphasised that the main objective of the Club is to create quality and skilled manpower for the modernisation of cancer treatment in the country.

A total of 47 renowned cancer specialists from 11 countries and 900 cancer specialist researchers from around the world are participating in this event.


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