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ICSBS holds symposium on improving breast cancer management, outcomes in Enugu


[FILE PHOTO] Breast cancer

The International Centre for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes (ICSBCS) is set to hold its 3rd Annual International Symposium on “Improving Breast Cancer Management and Outcomes in Africa” on August 21-22, 2019, in Enugu.

The symposium is organised by Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) in collaboration with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu.

One of the organisers and a consultant radiologist, Prof. Ifeoma Okoye, said: “We aim to achieve this goal through robust multidisciplinary discussion, as well as through enhanced collaboration between the oncology professionals that are affiliated with the ICSBCS network.


“ICSBCS mission is to reduce the global breast cancer burden through advances in research and delivery of care to diverse populations worldwide. Through research programs like our ‘International Breast Registry,’ the ICSBCS improves insights regarding the biology of breast cancer in diverse populations. Through educational projects such as our immunohistochemistry training programme and through clinical efforts such as telemedicine tumor board conferences, the

“ICSBCS strengthens resources that are available for direct patient care. We are truly grateful for the dedication and devotion that our colleagues at UNTH at Enugu, Nigeria have provided to bring this dynamic symposium to fruition. We would like to thank the leadership of Weill Cornell Medicine, specifically Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Chair of Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief and Dr. Obinna O. Onodugo, Chief Medical Director, for supporting this important international symposium and allowing us to coordinate its ambitious program content.”

We also deeply appreciate support from Susan G. Komen Foundation through a Komen Scholars Program leadership grant.

“We are extremely excited about the presentations and workshops that will take place here in Enugu over the next four days, and we enthusiastically look forward to the productivity of the enhanced multidisciplinary, international partnership that will emerge as a consequence of the activities during our time together.”

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