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In the Name Of God

I owe a debt of gratitude to Lord for having the opportunity to serve the scientific society of my country and for His blessings to have turned this center to a niche for my steamed colleagues.

Gladly, it is going to be the 3rd International Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancers. In the past two years, we had the privilege to benefit from knowledge and experience of our colleagues from home and abroad.

Gastrointestinal cancers have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates. One of their distinct features is their high mortality rate with which have not been able to resist.

Gastric cancer, which is no longer among the top ten prevalent cancers in developed countries, has the highest incidence rate in Iran and is the most fatal in Iranian men and women. Recently, its upward trend has been reduced in some provinces, giving way to colorectal cancer to replace them.

About 12.5 percent of the gastric cancer patients and about half of colorectal cancer patients survive the five years after the treatment. Esophageal cancer used to be SCC and much milder; however, it is now by far more severe, with edinocarcinoma pathology, and shows less successful results. In our country, this ratio has reached to 50% and indicates a biological change in esophageal cancer in Iran.

Pancreatic cancer is steel implicit and late in incidence, and we are not yet capable to cure it. However, various teams of diagnosis and treatment have come together in a battle against these cancers. Their efforts will be presented in the 3rd International Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancers. My dearest colleague, Dr. Majid Samsami, is appointed as the Scientific Director to strongly lead the event.

Joined by Dr. Mehrdad Bohlouli, Executive Director, Dr. Arash Jenabian, Dr. Ebrahim Esmati and others, they have come together in a team to hold the event. I wish their efforts are well received by participants.


Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari

Professor of Surgical Oncology

Head of Cancer Research Center

Poster of Congress


Cancer Research Center Shahid Beheshti university of Medical Sciences

t Iran, Tehran
Tajrish-Hospital, Qods Sq., Tajrish
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