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Early detection critical to cancer diagnosis, treatment — Elebute-Odunsi



As Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital Opens In Lagos
Early detection has been identified as the vital element to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The founder of Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital (MRCC), Dr. Modupe Elebute-Odunsi, disclosed this during the launch of the hospital’s advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment, meant to accelerate diagnostic care for cancer.

She said MRCC combines the highest standard of care with the latest treatments and technology in comfortable surroundings designed to promote healing.


“We built the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital to help address the gap in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer in Nigeria.

Patients, who previously would have had to travel abroad to receive world-class treatment, are now able to get the critical care they need here at home. Early detection is vital to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

“The clinically trained members of the founding team, all qualified from medical colleges in Nigeria and completed postgraduate training specialised in oncology and haematology overseas. The exceptional team of highly skilled personnel include consultant medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, family physicians, radiation therapists, nurses, pharmacists, imaging technicians, laboratory scientists, nutritionists, counsellors, and healthcare administrations, working together to treat and care for patients.”

The co-founder, Bolaji Odunsi, who doubles as the founder’s husband, said the mission is to bring together an exceptional team of Nigerian medical professionals with international training and experience to deliver highest quality care to patients in Nigeria.  “This expertise, supported by new technology, now makes world-class treatment in Nigeria possible and affordable.”

The General Manager, GE Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eyong Ebai, reiterated the company’s support to the development of Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure. “Our partnership with the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital is a landmark, as it underlines the role that the private sector can play in delivering world-class healthcare delivery.

“These new solutions are designed to expand capacity and improve quality for diagnosis and treatment at MRCC and help meet the needs of community within the country and region,” he said.


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