Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) lights up pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness as it launches the 5th Annual Cancer Care Forum (20/10/2017)

Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, hosted the 5th Annual Cancer Care Forum in conjunction with the global month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The aim of the forum, held over 2 days, was to provide an opportunity for multi-disciplinary healthcare providers to address different topics related to the care of cancer patients. The forum attracted attendees from different disciplines including: prominent physicians and specialists, laboratory pharmacists, pathologists, nurses, medical directors, and hospital and health managers.

The objectives of the forum were focused on the value of the role of leadership in Cancer Care, the importance of research in Cancer, integration of novel Radiotherapy procedures in the multimodality management of Cancer, recent indications of Immunotherapy, the impact of primary care physicians in the care of Cancer patients, and review of recent regulatory approved new drugs in hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

The list of international speakers included world-renowned specialists from Johns Hopkins Hospital and leading local physicians.

Dr. Mounes Kalaawi, CEO of Clemenceau Medical Center, praised the efforts of all the medical bodies - doctors, nurses, pharmacists and researchers – in spreading maximum awareness around cancer. He added: “The full-fledged CMC Cancer Center with most advanced radiation oncology department, our esteemed physicians and specialists, the morale of our nurses and supporting departments, all contribute in asserting our leadership position in Lebanon and the Middle East”.

Professor Marwan Ghosn, Director of CMC Cancer Department, confirmed in his speech: “We are confident that by bringing together different healthcare providers in this Forum from pathologists to radiologists, doctors and nurses, we contribute in offering better management of cancer care patients.”

Moreover, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CMC’s façade has been lit pink to raise awareness and encourage people to take the necessary steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer.