Some of the attendants of the event. Inset: Dr. Mrs. Wiafe Addai

A GROUP OF world-acclaimed breast cancer experts chosen from 15 countries including Ghana have met at Purdue University in the US to deliberate about how to collectively combat the disease.

Representing Ghana at the high-powered three-day forum was breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, President of Breast Care International (BCI) Ghana.

In her address at the opening ceremony, Dr. Wiafe-Addai who is also CEO of the Peace and Love Hospital lauded the gathering of international breast cancer experts.

She noted the deadly disease was sending more people to their graves earlier than expected especially in Africa, saying she hoped the meeting would provide solutions to curbing it.

She said the meeting would allow participants to determine whether breast cancer development was linked to diet in order to collectively find solutions to help save more lives.

The programme saw professionals discussing topics such as nutrition, basic medical sciences, statistics, cancer epidemiology, communication, public policy, economics, health law, anthropology and medicine.

The programme which was chaired by the BCI President included a high-powered Ghanaian delegation comprising Prof. Seth Wiafe, Prof. Mrs. Frimpong, Sylvia Abrah and Emma Abaidoo.

Co-organizer for the event, Sophie Lelievre, an associate professor said ?at the heart of any advancement in medical research is a better understanding of how a disease starts and grows adding ?discussing models necessary for research on primary prevention and implantation of the results is an essential tool to help researchers from many different disciplines in that understanding.?

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi


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