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.
Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey found that black pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma have significantly worse overall survival rates after five years than white patients.
A step toward improving breast cancer prevention and control in Tobago, this project, led by School of Public Health assistant professor Adana Llanos and colleague Wayne Warner, involves the collection and analysis of detailed breast cancer surveillance and epidemiologic data.
Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.
Rutgers is dedicated to serving New Jersey—and the world. The university’s new partnership with Botswana, located in sub-Saharan Africa, aims to create transformational change throughout the country. In addition to improving the national health system, the Botswana-Rutgers collaboration will address information technology, higher education research, entrepreneurship, and civic leadership.