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New 2018 cancer figures shed spotlight on Tobacco-Cancer burden link

By Henry Opondo The latest rising figures of new cancer cases by the the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Wednesday spotlight the link between tobacco usage and the disease that continues to kill millions of people worldwide. According to the figures, lung cancer, variously associated with tobacco use, ranks as the leading

Cancer: Nigeria to launch strategic plan

By Henry Opondo Focus on cancer detection, prevention and treatment will form the bulk of the Nigeria’s five-year national strategic plan for control of cervical cancer, a senior ministry official has disclosed. Dr Ramatu Hassan, the National Coordinator, National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), is quoted by the Press as saying the ministry was working with

World Cancer Day: Union for International Cancer Control, the Movember Foundation join forces to support fight against cancer

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) today welcomed the Movember Foundation as a Visionary Partner of World Cancer Day, a global movement that unites the world to reduce the global cancer burden under the one banner. World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the

Cancer: Africa taking the bull by the horn

By Henry Opondo Reports from the many African representatives at the ongoing World Cancer Congress in Paris show a continent just waking up to the cancer challenge. From Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania in Eastern Africa to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in Southern Africa to Sierra Leone in West Africa, the picture painted at the

Cancer: Innovations have failed to lower costs

By Henry Opondo Corruption and poor quality unregulated care are denying people to reap from the benefits of numerous innovations in cancer medicine, Prof Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and Affliate staff at the Kings College, UK said at the ongoing World Cancer Congress. Speaking at a heated plenary session at

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