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Feb 2017

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Patients Encouraged to Join Support Groups.

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Peer support,Harriet teaching how to manage the Lymphadema and how to use the hand sleeve.

During a survivor, patient and family meeting that was held on December 3rd 2016 at UWOCASO offices. Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients were encouraged to join support groups in order to learn copying techniques and reduce their risk of emotional stress.

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22

Feb 2017

Uwocaso Received New Guidelines For Human Research Participants.

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UCIREC Team and UWOCASO Staff after a monitory visit to assess the site operations and implementation at UWOCASO Offices

On August 9th 2016 a team lead by Uganda Cancer Institute Research and Ethic Committee(UCIREC) Chairperson Dr. David Kyaddondo conducted a monitory visit to UWOCASO to assess the site operations and implementation process for the study ‘’Assessment of Clinical and Psychological Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients , challenges and gaps in meeting their needs in Uganda’’.

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Feb 2016

Uwocaso Received SPARC MBC Award.

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Kampala, February 4th, 2016, Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women globally in terms of both incidence and mortality rates. Uganda has one of the highest age-standardized incidence rates for breast cancer in the Africa region with the highest incidence occurring among women 35-45, with an estimated ASR for incidence of 38.3 per 100,000 women which is one of the highest in the region.

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