100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Dr Samia Al Amoudi
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Dr Samia Al Amoudi

Industry: Science

Designation: Cancer specialist

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Cancer specialist

An obstetrician, gynecologist and assistant professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Dr Al Amoudi diagnosed herself with breast cancer in April 2006, during which she wrote a series of articles about her experience in a weekly column that was published in the Al Madinah newspaper. By highlighting her own experiences, Al Amoudi has brought the issue of breast cancer to the forefront in a part of the world where symptoms frequently go untreated. She is the author of thirteen books.

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