Tumor Board

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the November 21, 2017 Tumor Board as we paid tribute to Dr. Alphonse Kayembe and discussed a recent case in which his expertise was pivotal.  Our next Tumor Board will take place Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10 am Eastern / 5 pm Central African Time.

 

About the Tumor Boards:

We have established the first sustainable multidisciplinary tumor board in Botswana, which connects the Botswana oncology community with MGH/Harvard-based disease site experts. Utilizing an internet-based platform, we have fostered relationships not only between physicians in Botswana and at MGH/Harvard, but also among care providers within Botswana. In addition to providing a venue for education and constructive peer review, the conference provides a regular forum to discuss relevant health systems issues and for multidisciplinary discourse. The tumor board has covered a wide range of cases and topics selected by care providers of patients in Botswana. Case presentations by the treating physicians in Botswana are followed by an open discussion of challenging diagnostic, treatment, or heath system issues that impact the care of the patient.

If you are interested in being added to our tumor board mailing list please contact BOTSOGO@partners.org.

 

Continuing Education Credits

The BOTSOGO Tumor Board is accredited by Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Offices of Global and Continuing Education. Tumor Board participants wishing to receive CME credit should fill out this survey. A separate survey is required for each tumor board. Education certificates are distributed at the end of the academic year.

 

 

Tumor Board Archive

 

November 2017: A 64yo female with tuberculous empyema not improving on treatment: A tribute and farewell to Dr. Alphonse Kayembe

October 2017: Three men with pain and difficulty urinating

September 2017: Two patients with suspected cancer presenting to rural and peri-urban clinics in Botswana

August 2017: A 40 year old female with Stage IA Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

July 2017: A 38 year old female with sexual dysfunction post-irradiation; Management of Sexual Survivorship Issues in Women receiving Pelvic Radiation

May 2017: A 61 year old patient with hoarseness of voice

February 2017: A young woman with breast cancer

January 2017: A 38 year old female with back pain

November 2016: Two men with hyper-pigmented skin lesions

October 2016: Three patients with prostate masses

September 2016: Two cancer patients with sudden swelling of limbs

August 2016: A 41 year old female with sexual dysfunction following treatment for cervical cancer

June 2016: Three females with fungating masses

May 2016: A male with a headache and a male with an ulcer on his foot

April 2016: Two young patients with unusual masses

March 2016: Three adults with headaches, numbness, and swelling

February 2016: Two middle-aged women with pelvic pain and bleeding

January 2016: Two patients with difficulty walking in Francistown

December 2015: Five patients needing radiation but no in-country access

November 2015: Two HIV-infected adolescents with skin lesions

October 2015: A 45 year-old woman with profound neutropenia and fever

September 2015: A 52 year-old woman with dysphagia for six months

July 2015: A 17 year old with swelling and skin lesions on his left leg

June 2015: A 32 year old woman with bilateral breast masses

May 2015: Two men with abdominal pain

March 2015: A 21 year old woman with a rapidly growing mass on palate

Feb 2015: A 66 year-old female with recurrent lesions of the nose

Jan 2015: Two patients with advanced cancer and difficulty walking.

November 2014: Two patients experiencing complications of treatment

October 2014: Three women with breast masses and arm swelling

September 2014: Three patients with dysphagia and pain

August 2014: Three men with elevated PSAs

July 2014: A 35 year-old female with skin lesions on the thighs and upper arms

June 2014: 59 year-old man presenting with a lump on the left eye and vision loss

May 2014: A 90 year-old man presenting with a gingival mass

April 2014: A 41 year-old female with pain and bleeding after treatment for breast cancer

March 2014: A 51 year-old woman presenting with epigastric pain

March 2014: A 51 year-old woman presenting with epigastric pain

February 2014 : A 52 year-old woman with an enlarging perineal mass

February 2014: A 52 year-old woman with an enlarging perineal mass

December 2013: Two men with groin and neck swelling

December 2013: Two men with groin and neck swelling

November 2013: Two men with penile lesions

October 2013: 5 children with lower extremity masses

September 2013: A 29-year-old with vulvar cancer

July 2013: A 35 year-old female with skin lesions on the thighs and upper arms

May 2013: A 38 year-old woman and a 26 year-old man with neck and axillary masses

April 2013: Two men with breast masses

March 2013: A 47 year-old female with post-coital bleeding

February 2013: A 35 year-old woman with HIV and a tonsilar mass

February 2013: A 39 year-old male with bilateral pleural effusion

December 2012: A 29 year-old woman with a breast mass

November 2012: A 36 year-old female with epigastric pain

September 2012: A 39 year-old with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

August 2012: A 65 year-old woman with dark heel mass

July 2012: A 20 year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma

May 2012: A 35 year-old woman with leiomyosarcoma

April 2012: A 58 year-old male with lung mass

February 2012: A woman with cervical cancer