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Installation of a truebeam radiotherapy machine underway at UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has started installing a new radiotherapy machine after a yearlong stall. The initial installation was scheduled for March 2019. The machine has been acquired through government of Uganda funding amounting to $3.2M. The equipment adds to two already existing cobalt radiotherapy …

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UCI wants Cuba to help in radiotherapy, anti-cancer drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cuban Ambassador to Uganda Antonio Louis has today announced a partnership between his country and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in which they will develop specific treatment for cancers that are prevalent in low developing countries. UCI executive director, Dr. Jackson Orem who received …

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Some health workers think cancer is a virus– Dr Orem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a need for intensive sensitization on cancer amongst Ugandans including health workers, the Public Accounts Committee of parliament has heard. Dr Jackson Orem, the Director of Uganda Cancer Institute disclosed this while appearing before PAC to respond to queries in the Auditor …

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Cancer Institute starts operationalising regional centers

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The West Nile Regional Cancer Center is set to start operating on February 15, 2020. This is in fulfillment of the strategies that were proposed in 2015 as Uganda when Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI was selected to be the center of excellence in cancer care …

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UCI calls for vaccination of boys against HPV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As government struggles to ensure that girls of 10 years and above take the full dose of the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV shots, Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director of Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI wants government to consider boys against the same virus too. HPV causes …

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We have increased awareness on cancer – Dr. Mugisha

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women who report to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) with advanced cervical cancer has reduced from 90% five years ago to 50% now. This was revealed yesterday as the Institute and Uganda Cancer Society presented an annual update on the cancer situation …

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