"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 virtual BOTSOGO Tumor Board will take place Tuesday, June 15th at 11 am ET / 5 pm CAT. We will discuss a prostate cancer case and challenges with obtaining biopsies.
Email BOTSOGO@partners.org to be added to our mailing list. All are welcome.
Please join us at https://partners.zoom.us/j/91553079914?pwd=WDdvS0pBcjBqOVZ3TXY5R1pMa1l2dz09.