AORTIC conference in Cairo a resounding success

 

Under the theme “Entering the 21st Century for Cancer Control in Africa”, topics covered in the Aortic 2011 conference were around cutting edge cancer management, basic science and clinical research of cancers relevant to Africa. This includes the following -  Infection related cancers,   Cancer & HIV,  Preventable cancers, Cancer Control Programs, Pathology, Cancer Biology, Palliative Care, Oncology Nursing, Cancer Registries, Tobacco and Cancer, Radiation and chemotherapy in low resource settings, Good clinical practice training, Ethics in Cancer Research, Capacity Building, Research Methodology and updates on site specific cancers.
 
The conference consisted of a combination of keynote lectures, plenaries, free communications of research performed in Africa and internationally and in-depth workshops to encourage further collaboration. Speakers were drawn from across the globe representing high quality expertise in the field of oncology.
 
A specUnder the theme “Entering the 21st Century for Cancer Control in Africa”, topics covered in the Aortic 2011 conference were around cutting edge cancer management, basic science and clinical research of cancers relevant to Africa. This includes the following -  Infection related cancers,   Cancer & HIV,  Preventable cancers, Cancer Control Programs, Pathology, Cancer Biology, Palliative Care, Oncology Nursing, Cancer Registries, Tobacco and Cancer, Radiation and chemotherapy in low resource settings, Good clinical practice training, Ethics in Cancer Research, Capacity Building, Research Methodology and updates on site specific cancers.
 
The conference consisted of a combination of keynote lectures, plenaries, free communications of research performed in Africa and internationally and in-depth workshops to encourage further collaboration. Speakers were drawn from across the globe representing high quality expertise in the field of oncology.
 
Cancer advocacy is currently limited and weak in Africa, thereby making cancer care and control a low priority in most African countries. The African Cancer Advocacy Consortium (ACAC) was born to remedy this lack of patient involvement and promote cancer advocacy on the Continent.

 

 

 


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