October Annual Breast Cancer Awareness In Abuja Graced By Pfizer, Others
Every October , a group of medical and health practitioners gather together in Abuja to educate and create awareness for breast cancer.
Throughout the month, individuals, organizations and governments come together to improve the general understanding of the disease and join the fight against all forms of breast cancer.
This years edition featured some very important bodies like the pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and other companies.
At the programme which brought together patients, groups, and breast cancer survivors and experts from different institutions, the need to increase awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer took centre stage. Speaking at the programme, Medical Director, Pfizer, Dr. Kodjo Soroh said: “This month presents a great opportunity to demonstrate Pfizer’s commitment to breast cancer and engage with external stakeholders.” Soroh pledged that Pfizer would continue to invest in research to ensure the company remains at the forefront of developing new treatment options for people living with breast cancer.
Among the key speakers at the event was Prof. Charles Coombes, a world-leading breast cancer expert from Imperial College London and Director of the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre. . Coombes presented a lecture on “Current approaches to Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer in a resource constrained environment”