JOHOR BARHU, August 31 – Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor (GHMJ) and the Malaysian Medical Association Johor Branch (MMA) recently co-hosted their second cancer symposium on August 19th at Amari Johor Bahru, marking a significant collaborative effort in the fight against cancer. This symposium, featuring 11 distinguished speakers from both private and public healthcare sectors, aimed to bridge knowledge gaps in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. Esteemed speakers and panelists represented institutions such as GHMJ, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Hospital Sultan Ismail, and Hospital Segamat.

The symposium covered a wide spectrum of cancer topics, including breast, endocrine, thyroid, hepatobiliary, upper gastrointestinal, and lung cancers. This comprehensive approach highlighted the need for a collective effort to reduce cancer incidences and enhance overall societal health. The symposium went beyond the physical aspects of cancer, shedding light on the psychological challenges faced by patients and the importance of palliative care. It advocated for an integrative approach to cancer management, recognizing that addressing not only the disease’s physical aspects but also its emotional and psychological impact is essential for comprehensive care.

Dr. Kamal Amzan, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, emphasized the significance of partnerships between the private and public healthcare sectors. He stated during his opening address, “Our collaborations between the private and public sectors play a crucial role in aligning expertise, resources, and engagement. In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, such partnerships are increasingly vital.” He further added, “We are two sides of the same coin, each possessing unique strengths and resources that, when combined, can make a monumental impact on cancer awareness and prevention.”

Looking ahead, GHMJ is preparing for future initiatives that aim to serve the Johor medical community and beyond. These endeavors will reinforce the importance of collective efforts in healthcare and knowledge-sharing, heralding a new era in the medical field. To find out more about GHMJ, please visit or contact +607 560 1000.

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