Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai has been elected President of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) at its just-ended biennial International Congress in Kigali, Rwanda.
Today a record forty thousand health-conscious participants walked in the BCI Ghana Walk for the Cure, increasing awareness about breast cancer, and keeping fit, while celebrating survivorship. Held in the Eastern regional capital, Koforidua, this is the seventh year running, with this year’s event believed to be the largest of its kind in Africa.
Newmont Ghana Women and Allies Network have donated forty five thousand, seven hundred and forty two cedis, (45,742) to lead anti-breast cancer campaigner, Breast Care International, BCI, at a short, but impressive ceremony at the Peace and Love Hospital,Baatsona, on the Spintex road, Accra.
According to WHO and UICC, cancer is a growing public health concern. In 2012, there were 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths worldwide. The number of new cases is projected to increase to 21.7 million annually by 2030.