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SOCRON, ASCO plan multidisciplinary cancer management course

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In a bid to stem the rise in cancer mortality and morbidity, the Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) are set to hold a Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) in Lagos from Thursday, Saturday 11 to July 13, 2019.

The theme of the workshop scheduled for Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, is “Implementation of Resource Level Appropriate Breast and cervical Cancer Prevention, Diagnostics and Management”, while the subtheme is “Emerging Cancer Diagnostics and Care Technologies.”

SOCRON in a statement said: “Based on available data, it is obvious why SOCRON is focusing on breast and cervical cancer prevention and management. SOCRON is partnering with the ASCO for robust clinical and scientific discussion on current trends in the prevention and management of breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria.

“ We are aware that there are limited resources for healthcare at personal and institutional levels in Nigeria and other developing countries, we would therefore be exploring the dissemination and implementation of resource-level appropriate guidelines for optimum prevention and management of cancer patients in Nigeria.”

According to the statement, international resource persons for the workshop include but not limited to: Prof. Benjamin O. Anderson, Chair and Director, Breast Health Global Initiative and Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle. United States (U.S.); Prof. Cosette Wheeler, Regent’s Professor, Departments of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center, New Mexico. U.S.; and Prof. Clement Adebamowo, Director, Global Health Cancer Program and Associate Director (Population Science), Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, U.S.

It noted: “We are inviting all medical and health professionals, students and policy makers at institutional, state and national levels all over the country especially those involved/interested in combating this cancer menace to please endeavour to be at that conference as it shall be a great time of education, collaboration, training, empowerment and enlightenment. There will be a special session on the last day of the conference with stakeholders to discuss specific implementation approaches developed from the conference.”


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