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Brown R.,Imperial College London | Kerr K.,Imperial College London | Haoudi A.,Qatar Foundation | Darzi A.,Imperial College London
The Lancet Oncology | Year: 2012

Cancer prevalence is increasing in the Middle East, partly because of increased life expectancy and adoption of western lifestyle habits. Suboptimum delivery of health care also contributes to late diagnosis and poor survival of people with cancer. Public awareness of cancer risk is frequently low and misconceptions high, thereby preventing patients from seeking treatment early and constituting a substantial barrier to improvement of cancer outcomes. Screening programmes might have low uptake in Arab populations because of social and health beliefs about cancer. This review outlines the opportunities available to Middle Eastern countries and their emerging economies to learn from global experiences in cancer care, service provision, and research partnerships. The Middle East has begun to develop several health-care transformation programmes. Qatar, in particular, has published a National Health Strategy, in which cancer is one of the main commitments; this Strategy provides the focus of this review. The development of effective health-care strategies and evidence-based medicine directly linked to innovative cancer research is needed to improve cancer care. Although the full extent of the proposed solutions are not necessarily implementable in all Middle Eastern countries, wealthy states can lead derivation of population-specific approaches that could have effects throughout the region. Key challenges are outlined-namely, human capacity and training, subspecialisation of services, building on international cancer research initiatives, and the need for earlier diagnosis and awareness in the population. Countries in the Gulf Region (ie, countries bordering the Persian Gulf, including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman) need to address these challenges to be at the forefront of integrated cancer care and research and ensure that the latest innovations and best possible care are delivered to their populations. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Qatar Foundation | Date: 2015-08-28

Apparatus, comprising a wireless transceiver to wirelessly communicate with multiple recipients, control logic coupled to the wireless transceiver to determine an amount of available bandwidth for multicasting multiple data streams for the recipients, the control logic to select an encoded data stream including data substreams relating to at least first and second video reference views and corresponding depth data for respective ones of the video reference views to transmit to a recipient via the wireless transceiver on the basis of the determined bandwidth.

Qatar Foundation | Date: 2012-05-29

A graphics processing unit controller configured to be communicatively coupled to one or more graphics processing units and one or more virtual machines, comprising: a unit collection module which is configured to store information regarding the available resources of one or more graphics processing units; and a scheduler module configured to allocate at least part of the one or more graphics processing units to the execution of a compute kernel in response to receipt of a request for the execution of the compute kernel, wherein the scheduler is configured to allocate at least part of the one or more graphics processing units based on a comparison between the available resources of the one or more graphics processing units and required resources for the execution of the compute kernel.

A system and method for multimedia content protection on elastic cloud infrastructures is presented. The system can be used to protect various multi-media contents, including regular 2D videos, new 3D videos, animated graphics, images, audios clips, songs, and music clips. The system can run on private clouds, public clouds, or any combination of public-private clouds. The system is scalable and cost effective.

Altis Semiconductor and Qatar Foundation | Date: 2014-03-11

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