"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 and please join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 11 am / 5 pm at https://partners.zoom.us/j/92861657706 for a special all-remote Tumor Board on "Providing Radiation Therapy and Cancer Care during the Pandemic."
We are hosting a special all-remote BOTSOGO Tumor Board on Tuesday, May 26th at 11 am Eastern / 5 pm CAT to discuss "Providing Radiation Therapy and Cancer Care during the Pandemic." Dr Memory Nsingo of Gaborone Private Hospital will discuss the challenges and protocols of safely and responsibly providing radiation therapy to patients (including any who have tested positive for COVID-19) during this challenging time. We will also discuss two newly diagnosed breast cancer cases and the impact of the coronavirus on treatment protocols.
Please join us at https://partners.zoom.us/j/92861657706.
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