Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.
A Rutgers Global Health Institute initiative combines advancements in telemedicine with lessons learned from earlier battles against HIV to increase cancer survival rates in an area that needs it the most.
In Botswana, there is a severe shortage of nurses who have advanced training in oncology and palliative care. To address the challenges this poses to the African nation’s ability to provide comprehensive cancer care, nurse leaders in Botswana and at Rutgers are collaborating to expand specialty education and training.
The integration of cancer control into HIV settings in sub-Saharan Africa was the subject of Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink’s presentation at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.
As part of World Cancer Day, Richard Marlink gets right to the point for Rutgers’ 60-second challenge, convincing viewers that they should care about cancer in the developing world—where cancer mortality rates are staggering.
In a lecture organized by Rutgers Global Health Institute, guest speaker Yehoda Martei discussed breast cancer care and outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Botswana.
In an op-ed for the Star-Ledger, Richard Marlink discusses the need to address cancer care and prevention disparities in sub-Saharan Africa, where aging HIV-positive populations face an increased risk of certain cancers.
Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Botswana team was selected to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding for its “Improving Timely Access to Care for Women with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana” research study.
Rutgers School of Nursing explores collaboration to advance oncology nursing and build care capacity through education in Botswana.
Adriana Suarez-Ligon, a surgical oncologist with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is gathering data on the disparities and language barriers minority women face when accessing preventative care and treatment for breast cancer.