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Collaboration aims to improve cancer care in Nigeria

Stanford physicians, including Global Oncology (GO) co-founder Dr. Ami Bhatt, are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care. The collaboration is supported...

Death Rate in Nigeria due to Cancer will hit 75% by 2030

‎Nigeria is predicted to expect a 75 per cent increase in cancer-induced death come the year 2030, as it happens to be a member of the Low-Medium Income Countries which statistics has revealed will suffer from the effects of the virus. This was revealed by the World Health Organisation regiona...

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In an exciting move, Pfizer and Cipla have agreed to charge minimal costs for 16 common chemotherapy drugs in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Prices are estimated to be just above their manufacturing costs ensuring affordable treatment to tens of thousands. In addition to r...

Renowned geneticist speaks at Villanova University

In the not so far off future, you will carry your genetic profile with you to help doctors key in on a proper diagnosis and treatment. That was the assessment of Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a University of Chicago researcher who was chosen by Villanova University as this year’s Mendel Med...

Nigeria: Breast Cancer - a Bank's Contribution to Fight a Deadly Scourge

While banks have been accused of only focusing on increasing the profit margin and hardly contribute to social and humanitarian causes, Skye Bank seems ready to be different with its commitment to joining the fight against the scourge of breast cancer in the country. Tokunbo Abiru, the bank's man...

Breast Cancer Study Launched By Roche

Roche has presented the study design for the first-ever breast cancer patient journey study in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) Congress in Kigali, Rwanda. The study aims to describe the typical breast cancer patient journey, as ...

Cancer Mortality Patters in Nigeria (2014)

Through 2014, there was little or no information about the deaths attributable to cancer in Nigeria. This made it relatively difficult to develop programs and infrastructure to combat the disease. However, a study publish by Olakanmi Ralph Akinde, et al in 2014 titled, Cancer Mortality Pattern in...

Calabar Cancer Registry

" Calabar cancer registry (CCR) is located in the Pathology department of the 451-bed University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar (UCTH). CCR though started in 1979, as a Hospital-based tumor registry, reporting cancer cases at the UCTH. In 2009, CCR became a member of NSCR and the registry ...

Ekiti Cancer Registry

"Ekiti Cancer Registry is located in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti. ECR started as a Hospital Based Cancer Registry in 2009 at the Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti with the support of NSCR and in July 2014, ECR was upgraded by NSCR to...

Sokoto Cancer Registry

“Sokoto Cancer Registry was established by NSCR as a Population Based Cancer Registry in November 2013. The registry is domiciled in the Histopathology Department of the 250-bed capacity Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Sokoto. The tertiary institution has huge facilities for ...

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