Saudi Arabia (officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) is located in Western Asia occupying about 80% of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. It is called "the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to the mosques in Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabia is an active member of Gulf Cooperation Council, OPEC, Organization for Islamic Cooperation and the only Arab country in G20.
Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government control over major economic activities. Saudi Arabia possesses 18% of the world's proven petroleum reserves and is the largest exporter of petroleum. The petroleum sector accounts for about 92.5% of Saudi budget revenues, 97% of export earnings, and 45% of GDP. Saudi Oncology Society, Saudi Cancer Society and Saudi Cancer Foundation are non-profit bodies established to improve cancer care and prevention.
Education in Saudi Arabia is free at all levels and provided by the Government. King Saud University founded in 1957 is the largest university in the country. Saudi Arabia has a population based National Cancer Registry established in 1992. King Fahad National Centre for Children's Cancer and Research, Sheikh Mohammed Hussien Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre are well established Oncology research institutions. There are many oncological journals of Saudi Arabia which excel in the field of cancer. Numerous scientists from the country have published their research in well-known journals of oncology.