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Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Beschreibung

This book discusses the current state of cancer pathway as it is relevant to sub-Saharan Africa and highlights differences in epidemiology and the underlying problems with management. It outlines the current practice and opinions in all forms of cancer, also highlighting future prospects. Starting by providing background information on the epidemiology and genomic variations, the book then goes on to look at Infection-related cancers and continues to prostate GI, breast cancer and ovarian and cervical cancer. The last part of the book focuses on delivery of affordable and accessible care. Palliative services and primary and transnational research, as well as clinical trials are also discussed. Written by a team of authors based in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and the US. this book offers an overview of the current state and challenges of cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa, and it would be valuable to policy makers, researchers, funding organisations, and can be an adjunct to standard text books for students, residents and established doctors.

Autorentext

Olufunso Adedeji is a consultant colorectal surgeon at the University Hospitals Birmingham and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was first appointed as a consultant colorectal surgeon at City Hospital Sunderland, UK in 2001 before moving to University Hospitals Birmingham in July 2004. His main specialty is colorectal cancer. He is currently Chief Investigator for a project on geographical variation in epigenetics of colorectal cancer. The work is on-going at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Medicine, University of Birmingham, and it is in collaboration with the Department of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently supervising an MD research project.

Mr Adedeji has been a consultant colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon for over 15 years, and his specialty interests include bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease . He also has an interest in functional bowel problems and pelvic floor problems. His special interest is in laparoscopic (key hole) surgery, which he uses regularly for major and complex colonic resections. Apart from colorectal problems, he also undertakes laparoscopic general surgical procedures like hernias. He is the organizer of the annual national Midlands Ano-Rectal UltraSonography (MARUS) course, which he started in 2004. He is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Apart from his clinical work, Mr Adedeji is involved in education. He was formerly Programme Director for General Surgery in the West Midlands. He is currently deputy head of the undergraduate academy at the University Hospitals Birmingham, and he is responsible for the education of medical students posted to the hospital. He runs a two-day annual regional educational course, on teaching and learning, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, for teaching fellows.

He is the Education and Research Secretary for a UK based charity, the Ibadan Medical Specialists Group (IMSG). The group consist of alumni of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, based in the UK. Apart from its charitable work, the group promotes education and research, and they organise an annual symposium, trainees and medical students' presentations, and departmental seminars at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Many of its members contributed to this book.



Inhalt

Foreword.- Epidemiology of Cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Population variation in cancer genomics.- Infection-Related Cancers in Sub-Saharan African.- Prostate Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa: Diagnosis and Management.- Gastrointestinal cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.- Role of Reconstructive Surgery in Management of Cancer: Current State and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Breast Cancer.- The prevention and Treatment of Cervical Cancer.- Ovarian Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: Current State and Future.- Delivering Safe and Affordable Cancer Surgical Care.- Access to systemic anticancer treatment and radiotherapy services in sub-Saharan Africa.- Overcoming psychological and socio-cultural factors in cancer.- Palliative Services - Provision, Accessibility, Future.- Cancer - Primary, Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Sub-Saharan Africa

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa
Untertitel: Current Practice and Future
Editor:
EAN: 9783319525532
ISBN: 3319525530
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 217
Gewicht: 483g
Größe: H244mm x B161mm x T17mm
Jahr: 2017
Auflage: 1st ed. 2017

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