Research Highlight: Cancer Research in Vulnerable Populations

Dr. Zahi Abdel Sater, Interim-Dean of the College of Public Health (COPH), co-authored a study titled “Cancer Research in Vulnerable Populations: A Call for Collaboration and Sustainability From MENAT Countries”. This study delves into current and potential cancer research in the Middle East, North Africa, Türkiye (MENAT) countries, urging for a focused research agenda for cancer. Published in JCO Global Oncology – an American Society of Clinical Oncology Journal , it highlights the crucial need to enhance cancer research among vulnerable populations in the MENAT region. Building a research agenda on different vulnerable populations through collaboration and solidarity with international partners is prime time. This agenda must balance socio behavioral studies that explore sociopolitical barriers to quality care and clinical studies that gauge and refine treatment protocols. 

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