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After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease. The failure of the old machine in March 2016 caused a public outcry …

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Museveni hosts IAEA boss, makes case for nuclear energy

Atomic Energy boss in Uganda for Cancer Machine launch Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has met President Yoweri Museveni and discussed nuclear cooperation with Uganda. Amano is in Uganda ahead of the official commissioning on Friday of the Cobalt …

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Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer

  Paris, France | AFP |  Alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood, according to a mouse study which may explain the link between drinking and cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. Health watchdogs have long warned that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer …

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The growing burden of cancer in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impose a heavy burden on the Ugandan population specifically the rise in the number of new Cancer cases. Cancer is one of the most common NCDs in Uganda caused by different risk factors. Annually, over 5,000 cases are registered at the …

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Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study

Paris, France | AFP | Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 — some 800,000 cases — were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday. Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the percentage of cases chalked up to these factors was …

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CANCER: Radiotherapy services to resume next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has announced that the recently purchased €320,000 radiotherapy machine is fully installed and services are set to resume next month. “The radiotherapy machine has been fully installed and awaiting certification. We must comply with the international standards of treatment of …

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Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer: study

Paris, France | AFP |  Daily aspirin use — known to reduce the risk of colon cancer — could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. The new findings based on mathematical modelling, If confirmed statistically and in the lab, would mean that …

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