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Pearls of WCM-Q Grand Rounds

Speakers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's Grand Rounds, coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, share their 'pearls of wisdom' about their chosen field of interest with us. 


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Movember

The month of Movember provides an opportunity for healthcare practitioners to focus on various aspects of men’s health, paying particular attention to prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention, especially in young adults. Overall, men die on average five years younger than women...

Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in females in Qatar (and worldwide), with a calculated percentage of 40% of all female cancers diagnosed between 2016-2018 in Qatar. It is also the second most common cause of cancer death in women...

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

The classical Philadelphia-chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) – essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) – are chronic blood cancers that cause...

Why Literacy Matters: How Information, Science and Health Literacy Impact Individuals and Public Health

Our understandings of the information and scientific ecosystems intersect when we consider how we find, evaluate, and apply evidence to make health-related choices. Being literate means...

Chest Pain: Anatomic vs. Functional Evaluation

One of the most common reasons that individuals seek medical care is the occurrence of chest pain. In fact, chest pain is responsible for more than 6.5 million visits to the emergency room...

Our future health is in the hands of people with Down syndrome

Down syndrome (DS), caused by total or partial trisomy of chromosome 21, is the most frequent chromosomal disease in live newborns. As of 2016, approximately 1 in every 772 liveborn babies in the USA had DS (13.0 per 10,000)...

Improving Child Survival Around the World

Despite dramatic improvements in childhood mortality in recent decades, around 5 million children continue to die every year around the world. There are widespread disparities in the chance of survival of a child born today...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), comprised of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and elevated pro-inflammatory markers. Inflammatory bowel disease mainly affects...

Male Osteoporosis and Fracture Outcomes

One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture with minimal trauma from age-related deteriorated to bone structure , and for hip fracture the outcomes are severe, with high first-year mortality in women of 12.8% and 26.6% in men...

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are essential organs for survival in humans because they are involved in several important physiologic functions in the body. These functions include filtering and removal of toxins from...