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Nearly half of all children with cancer go undiagnosed and untreated

Almost half of children with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new global study. The research suggests that the situation depends on location: while only 3% of childhood cancer cases in western Europe and north America are thought to have been missed in 2015, the propo...

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What Global Oncology Needs: Mutual Learning and More Funding

In order to control the global cancer burden, it is important to address the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But global oncology is not the concern of LMICs alone. A recent article by Kostelecky et al in Journal of Global Oncology highlights an important pillar of gl...

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When It Comes To Cancer, Geography Can Determine Your Chance Of Survival. But It Doesn’t Have To

Published on WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog, 7 February 2018 - full commentary here.   “Well, thank God you live in Boston,” my sister said when I called to tell her about my cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. That was the refrain I heard over and over. People were talking, of course, about Bosto...

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Unite to Fight: Together, We Can End Global Cancer Inequities

On World Cancer Day, February 4th, the international cancer community united to send a clear message: we must act now to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To empower individuals and communities, Global Oncology and 1,472 advocates came together under the slogan “I Can. We Can.” This rallying cal...

How to bring cancer care to the world's poorest children

"There's this myth that treating cancer is expensive," says Christian Rusangwa, a Rwandan physician with Partners In Health who worked on the study. "And that's because the data is almost all from high-income countries." Read more at NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/07/26...

HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer

An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus. Read more at The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/health/hpv-vaccine-warts-cancer.html?action=click&module...

Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them

The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world.  Read more at The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/health/drugs-poor-countries-africa.html?action=click&module=N...

Poor referrals blamed for cancer deaths

Cancer experts have blamed [Kenya's] unreliable referral system labelling it as the major cause for the more than 32,000 deaths annually. The oncologists have dismissed the narrative that most cancer cases are presented in hospitals at an already advanced stage, which leaves patients with minimal...

Geographical Coverage

CiSCANEN has physical presence with administrative structures and over 968 member organizations spread across in the 36 states and FCT of Nigeria.  Our involvement in cancer control:  Prevention for cancer Care and support (palliative) for cancer patients and their relatives Research...

Vision Statement

Cancer Free Nigeria

Mission Statement

To build partnership and mobilize resources for the empowerment of member organizations, and implementation of developmental action against cancers related diseases in Nigerian communities. 

Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CiSCANEN)

Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CISCANEN), is the national network of civil society organisations (CSOs), committed to and working on mitigation, prevention and control of cancer and other Non-communicable, and related diseases in Nigeria. The coalition comprises mainly of grass-...

How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

"The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives." Read more at Mosaic:  https://mosaicscience.com/story/rwanda-cervical-cancer-hpv-vaccine-gardasil-cervarix/?utm_source...

OUR VISION/ MIAION

Vision statement: An Africa without late detection of cancer! Mission statement: Stimulating Action Against Cancer.

OUR GOALS

Our Goals To change the way Africans think about cancer by demystifying cancer through community outreaches and audio-visual strategies that are culturally relevant and socially acceptable. To phase-out late/advanced diagnosis of cancer through the provision cancer screenings. To provid...

OUR CORE VALUES

Community: We focus on local communities, because they don’t have access to sufficient and quality Information on their health, environment and otherwise. We act in local communities, but, we think global; thereby actively helping people in local communities with global best practices. Action-...

WHO WE ARE

Project PINK BLUE- Health & Psychological Trust Centre (CAC/IT/NO 73960) is a cancer organization engaged in cancer awareness, free cancer screenings, support to people battling with cancer, patient navigation, advocacy, fundraising for cancer patients, cancer research and psychological suppo...

National Cancer Control Plan (2018-2022)

  The National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) outlines key goals and objectives for Nigeria’s cancer control efforts, and details the strategies that will allow the country to achieve its aims, while recognizing important challenges. The National Cancer Control Program of the Federal Ministry...

Our Vision

The vision is to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer in our society by offering adequate information and service to combat the disease and make treatment affordable.

Our Mission

The mission is to introduce, expand and improve our cancer care capacity and services between the patient and the health care providers in a sustainable manner through a rational process of needs assessments, prevention and control planning, priority setting and resource mobilization.

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