"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 April 27, 2021 at 11 am Eastern / 5 pm C.A.T. We will be discussing “Social and clinical effects of delayed radiation therapy in three women with cervical cancer.”
All are welcome.
Please join us at https://partners.zoom.us/j/91553079914?pwd=WDdvS0pBcjBqOVZ3TXY5R1pMa1l2dz09.
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