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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...

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...

Cancer-Related Development Assistance for Health (DAH): 2010-2015

Jessica Hale, Donna J. Barry, Billy Andre and Brian Hutchinson   Intro As the global fight against infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, improves the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is becoming more apparent. This category of diseases, w...

New Cancer Center implemented at the Coast General Hospital in Kenya

The Coast General Hospital now boasts of a new cancer centre, which is fully fledged, well equipped, has trained staff and a bigger area to receive and treat patients. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, built in conjunction with Bamburi Cement Limited, was launched by the Mombasa government at ...

Kenya: Bamburi Cement Finances Mombasa Cancer Treatment Centre

Bamburi Cement Limited in partnership with Mombasa County has set-up a Sh18 Million cancer treatment centre at the Coast General Hospital, becoming the second fully-fledged public cancer facility in Kenya. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, a first in Mombasa County, will see cancer patients co...

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...

Kenya: How to Increase Access to Cancer Treatment in Kenya

Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Kenya, after infectious diseases and heart conditions and accounts for 7% of all deaths in the country. Due to the lack of a national registry, it's estimated that there are between 22,000 and 41,000 new cancer cases each year. Patients seeking...

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 ...

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

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Continue Reading...

Why is throat cancer holding Kenyans by the neck

Kenya is reporting the highest throat cancer cases in the world, a new study has revealed. And medical experts are also baffled by the disease’s highly selective behaviour. The study shows it is affecting younger people only in some parts of Kenya while its distribution is almost equally between ...

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