"Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it." – Emily Hollenberg
Your geographic locale, ethnicity, education, environmental injustices, and access to a health care system are your social determinants of health and health inequities~ World health organisation
"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons." — Ruth Ann Schabacker.
"Weaving the cultural beliefs about Cancer as a "God-forsaken" disease in many cultures to the success of modern cancer therapeutics is a critical definition of complementary culturally-based cancer care" Author: Dr. Omar Abdihamid
"Weaving the cultural beliefs about Cancer as a "God-forsaken" disease in many cultures to the success of modern cancer therapeutics is a critical definition of complementary culturally based cancer care" Author: Dr. Omar Abdihamid
Improving Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment by Training Pathology Technicians in sub-Saharan Africa By Dr. Lesley Taylor (USA), Dr. Daniel Schmolze (USA), Katy Graef (USA), Linda Setiawan (USA), Dr. Alemwosen Teklehaymanot Alem (Ethiopia)
“Histotechnicians play a central role in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. A comprehensive virtual educational program aims to strengthen the essential workforce needed to advance discoveries in breast cancer biology and improve outcomes.”
“AORTICʼs mission is to transform cancer control in Africa through collaboration in education, research, and the delivery of equitable and timely interventions to minimise the impact of cancer.”
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer among men globally, commoner and more aggressive in black men. Genetics has a role in the behavior of the cancer. Some African researchers presented abstracts at the 2021 AORTIC conference to validate this point and narrow the knowledge gap.
“The biennial AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa is the definitive event on the African health calendar, enabling the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from oncology leaders from all over Africa and around the world.”
The Crossroads of Cancer Care and Behavioral Research: A Commentary on the State of Cancer Care in Nigeria by Matthew Dickson, PharmD, MS & Motolani Ogunsanya, DPh, PhD
"One important caveat to improving health by behavioral approaches is that successful implementation depends on an engaged population."
Research Challenges Faced by African Investigators in Francophone countries. By Dr. Nkegoum Blaise, Dr. Coulibaly T.G. Safiatou & Dr. Ernie Kaninjing
“In spite of the challenges faced by French-speaking investigators, there are African-based solutions that could be implemented to stimulate robust research activities in Francophone African countries.”
“Health and biomedical innovations continue to widen cancer disparities in Africa. Precision Community Health offers an immediate practical solution for community-tailored interventions towards health equity.”