Suara.com – Until today, cancer is still a deadly disease in the world. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, with nearly 10 million deaths occurring in 2020.
According to data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health for 2022, the incidence of cancer in Indonesia is 136 people per 100,000 population or is in 8th place in Southeast Asia.
As cancer cases in Indonesia are increasingly complex, a coordinated multidisciplinary approach from various specialists is needed to produce an optimal prognosis that focuses on patient recovery and is supported by medical talent from various specialties and sub-specialties, technology and infrastructure.
Therefore, the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Center is holding the Oncology Summit 2023 which has been held for 4 consecutive years. This scientific event is a forum for exchanging insights and developing knowledge in cancer treatment for general practitioners and specialist doctors as the front line in treating cancer patients.
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In his statement, the Director of MRCCC, dr. Adityawati Ganggaiswari, M.Biomed, MARS, said that they have a vision of becoming a “Building of Hope” or a House of Hope for all cancer patients. Until now, they continue to play an active role in closing the gap in cancer prevention by synergizing with the government, health organizations, partners or partners, and the community.
“The available cancer treatment modalities at MRCCC include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, as well as customized treatments such as targeted therapy and immunotherapy according to the results of each individual’s genetic examination. Cancer treatment at MRCCC is currently being improved towards personalized treatment. based on the type and mutation of the cancer gene,” he said.
He explained that they also had a SEANGKAH (Spirit Against Cancer) campaign and carried it out through several activities. The first step is for Medical Access which starts from March to December 2023 by reaching 25,000 women through free early detection of breast cancer (mammography) at 13 Siloam Hospitals.
In addition to increasing public awareness, it is hoped that cases can be detected earlier so that treatment can be carried out more quickly and get a better survival rate.
SELANGKAH for educating the general public about prevention, early recognition and treatment of cancer which will be carried out through radio talk shows, podcasts and social media which will be actively carried out throughout 2023.
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SELANGKAH to Improve Competence on 19-20 May 2023 by holding the Oncology Summit as a forum for learning and exchanging insights between doctors, specialists, sub-specialists, and medical workers in the field of oncology.
“Through this series of Oncology Summit events, we hope to close the gap in the competence of medical personnel in Indonesia. We invite all parties to take roles and steps to ensure that gaps in cancer management can be closed so that every individual can access cancer services and get the care they need, whenever and wherever they are. Let’s join hands to get involved in making changes for the better and towards a healthier Indonesia,” said dr. Adityawati Ganggaiswari, M.Biomed, MARS, Director of MRCCC.
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