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Enhancing surgical oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa through international cooperation

Published:January 16, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2023.01.015

      Abstract

      Cancer burden is rising in sub- Saharan Africa. Surgery is the best option for the treatment of solid tumors, both for oncologic results and cost-effectiveness. A surgical system to deliver safe, quick and affordable treatment options is not available. High income countries models for cancer care are not applicable in SSA especially in rural settings. Afro-centric models are needed, and the Surgical oncologist should be the heart of this system. Local surgeons must be trained in surgical oncology to develop a tailored surgical system for the setting they are operating in. Education and Training should be supported by international collaborations with high income countries.
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