The exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning cancer prevention and methods forpatient education is essential to giving patients all over the world access to the most up-to-date therapies. Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the United Arab Emirates, accounting for 12% of fatalities. Concerted efforts are now being made to heighten awareness with regard to prevention, screening, early diagnosis and multimodality therapy for advanced disease. Issues addressed in this volume include evidence-based oncology, molecular biology, diagnosis, staging and treatment encompassing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, novel experimental and therapeutic strategies, and palliative care. Specific topical sections relate to common disorders in the UAE such as breast, hematological, colorectal, pediatric, upper gastrointestinal, gynecological and endocrine malignancy.NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit www.nyas.org/membership/main.asp for more information about becoming a member.