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.”
“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.”
Investing in research, innovation and development are critical to addressing the unmet health needs of Africans who carry the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases”. ref. In a dramatic reversal of longstanding trends, cancer now kills more Africans than malaria.
The African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is proud to collaborate with Nature Portfolio to launch the “Africa and Cancer” Channel . The primary goal of this channel is to facilitate collaborative cancer research programs and research capacities in Africa.
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