The President of Affiliation of Radiation and Scientific Oncologist of Nigeria (ARCON), Dr Nwamaka Lasebikan, has expressed concern over the state of implementation of the Nationwide Complete Most cancers Community (NCCN) tips lately adopted by the federal ministry of Well being as the usual of look after most cancers administration.
She famous it on the simply concluded in the future symposium, themed: “Optimizing the Commonplace of Take care of Breast Most cancers in Nigeria” in Enugu.
She expressed fear over the rising incidence of most cancers and the poor outcomes even with therapy, attributing a part of it to poor standardizarion of proof primarily based care.
She referred to as on the necessity to shut the care hole and customarily enhance each the standard of life and the medical outcomes in sufferers with breast most cancers by widespread implementation of the harmonized guideline to make sure that breast most cancers care is perfect and standardized throughout Nigeria and Africa as a complete.
Whereas reacting, the Marketing consultant/Affiliate Director Nationwide Most cancers Management Program, who represented the Minister of Well being, Mr. Uchechukwu Nwokwu, re-emphasised governments dedication to supply satisfactory entry to standardized most cancers care within the nation by programmes corresponding to the continuing Most cancers Well being Funds.
He pressured the FGNs adoption of the NCCN Harmonized Tips and the necessity for healthcare employees to abide by it.
Stakeholders in attendance on the symposium have been; the Minister of Well being ably represented by Mr. Uchechukwu Emmanuel Nwokwu, The Enugu State Commissioner for Well being,Dr Ikechukwu Obi, The Nationwide President of Nigerian Medical Affiliation [NMA] represented by the Enugu State Chapter Chairman Dr Tony Onyia.
Others are , the Chief Medical Director of UNTH represented by Prof Val Ugwu,the Medical Ladies Affiliation of Nigeria (MWAN) Enugu State Chapter DR Ijeoma Obianyo, Prof Ifeoma Okoye, Marketing consultant Radiologist, Prof Emmanuel Ezeome ,Vice President West African Faculty of Surgeons amongst different professors and Oncology consultants.
The symposium featured a number of lectures from seasoned consultants in oncology on matters corresponding to standardizing breast most cancers care by guideline adherence, some predictive and prognostic biomarkers in resolution making for breast most cancers have been highlighted and there have been additionally panel discussions on the best way to maximize the multidisciplinary workforce strategy utilizing a particular case introduced.
Different actions on the symposium additionally featured a session which concerned all contributors to establish limitations and discover options to the poor adherence of the NCCN Harmonized guideline.