"The global burden of cancer is considerable. The majority of cancer cases and more than 70% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. Based on current population trends, global cancer mortality is expected to double by the year 2030. The problem is magnified in Botswana, which has the second highest infection rate of AIDS/HIV in the world. As HIV patients are beginning to live longer with effective therapy, healthcare providers are seeing a surge of cancer cases. More than 40% of new cancer cases in Botswana are due to HIV."
Please visit the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center for global COVID-19 statistics.
During the pandemic, our BOTSOGO Tumor Boards have gone virtual! Our next tumor board is on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11:00 ET / 17:00 C.A.T. We will discuss the case of a recently deceased patient with a cancer of unknown primary origin who presented with lung and bone metastases.
We also share the latest updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cancer care logistics in Botswana and how providers are adapting. All are welcome.
Please join us at https://partners.zoom.us/j/91553079914?pwd=WDdvS0pBcjBqOVZ3TXY5R1pMa1l2dz09.
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