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Poor sample handling affecting cancer treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor handling of tissue samples is affecting cancer diagnosis and treatment in the country, experts have revealed. Samples of fluid such as blood or tissue are often needed for cancer diagnosis. According to pathologists, some of the samples are placed in wrong contains or …

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UCI seeks sh284 billion to set up East African referral

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed East African Centre of Excellence to be set up in Uganda will only come into reality after the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) secures at least Shillings 284 billion. The East African Health Sectoral Council resolved in 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania that the …

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CANCER: UCI trains 32 nurses in Busoga

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has concluded a two-week training in cancer screening and protection at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for 32 nurses in Busoga region. While handing over certificates to the nurses, Dr. Noleb Mugisha, the head of the Comprehensive Community Cancer program, …

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Patients, survivors share agonizing tale of managing cancer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alice Nankinga, 22, had a sunny personality which classmates, friends and family keep referring to while reflecting on the past before she was diagnosed with Cancer.  But her dreams and happiness were shattered when, while in senior one, she frequently fell sick. Six years later, …

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Personal commitment to fight cancer

Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world COMMENT | Joyce Moriku Kaducu | Every February 04, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Cancer Day, to raise awareness of cancer and …

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