Doha 2 June, 2021:Dr Einas Al Kuwari, Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Hamad Medical Corporation has been elected as a member to the prestigious Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. The objective of the IARC is to promote international collaboration in cancer research. It has members from 27 countries.
Dr. Al Kuwari’s term will be for four years and Qatar is one of the two only arabic countries among other countries which are members of the Council, which is based in Lyon, France.
“The main responsibilities of the members of the council are the evaluation of the scientific activities of the IARC and give advice to the governing body,” Dr. Al Kuwari said. “It also promotes international collaboration in cancer research.
For more than 50 years, the IARC has been making important contributions to the global fight against cancer and produces original research that is broadly acknowledged for its high quality and independence. I am honored to be able to play a role.”