NCID 2012 interview with Patrick Loehrer
February 1, 2013
Dr Patrick Loehrer
Indiana University, USA
Working to improve the standard of cancer care in Eldoret, Kenya
Dr Patrick Loehrer discusses the difficulties faced improving the standard of cancer care across Africa.
Cancer in Africa is predominantly caused by viruses and there are high mortalities from easily curable disease such as cervical cancer. Dr Loehrer explains how the work Indiana University carried out in collaboration with Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya has been extended from concentrating solely on HIV/AIDS to promoting oncology education, services and research and sharing professional expertise in order to increase cancer prevention, treatment and palliative care.
These are interviews with key participants of the National Cancer Institutes Directors Meeting organized annually by the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. The interviews were produced by eCancer.