Breast Cancer Has Cure — Expert
Against the backdrop of preventing deaths from breast cancer in Nigeria, a study on a drug that cures breast cancer has commenced at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and three other hospitals in Nigeria.
These are the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife; Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
This trial which will last for two years is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Chicago Medicine, United States of America and Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceutical Company.
Unveiling the first clinical trial on cancer treatment in Nigeria, Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade, a cancer treatment expert and the study’s principal investigator said the project was to generate evidence that women in Nigeria can be saved from dying from the most deadly form of breast cancer if treated with the drug.
Prof Olopade stated that the drug has been used to effectively cure women with HER-2 positive breast cancer, the deadliest form of breast cancer that produces a special type of substance called HER-2, in the USA and Europe, for over two decades.
The expert said that HER-2 positive breast cancer was common in Nigerian women and as such the importance of the trial to provide evidence that the drug was good in treating this deadly cancer in Nigeria……..read more
Source: Nigerian Tribune