Strategic Partnership on Cancer Priorities and Needs

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 Pfizer joins the campaign to raise awareness on the prevalence of breast cancer in our societies. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

In partnership with other stakeholders, Pfizer supported the 3rd Cancer Summit which held at the Yar’ádua Centre, Abuja, organized by Cancer Education & Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria in partnership with Federal Ministry of Health.  The programme had patients groups, breast cancer survivors and experts from different institutions.

The keynote address was on funding cancer care in Nigeria. Among the key speakers was Prof. Charles Coombes, a world-leading breast cancer expert from Imperial College London and Director of the Cancer Research UK Imperial Center. He is the founding editor of therapeutic advances in Medical Oncology.

Prof. Coombes presented “Current approaches to Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer in a resource constrained environment”.Some presentations from other attendees were on Policy – How do we increase willingness of the government to pay for Cancer care, African Adaptation of the NCCN Treatment Guidelines, The value of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer screening, Nurses Training; Facilitating better collaboration between healthcare professionals and patients and more.

This month presents a great opportunity to demonstrate Pfizer’s commitment to breast cancer and engage with external stakeholders. At Pfizer, we continue to invest in research to ensure we remain at the forefront of developing new treatment options for people living with breast cancer” said Dr. Kodjo Soroh, Medical Director, Pfizer.

October marks the official start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), a global campaign designed to raise awareness on the prevalence of breast cancer in society and the devastating impact this disease has on women, families, and communities worldwide. Throughout the month, individuals, organizations and governments come together to improve the general understanding of the disease and join the fight against all forms of breast cancer.

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