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Oulanyah Battled Cancer, Succumbed to Multiple Organ Failure Makerere University 1 2 Top story

Oulanyah started treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago and visited several other hospitals outside Uganda in pursuit of better healthcare. He has since battled the disease silently until January 23, 2022, when his condition worsened and was admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital and later taken to Seattle to access a gene therapy treatment, known as the CAR T-Cell.
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UCI Starts Cancer Awareness Campaigns in Schools Ministry of Health 4

Moses Echwodu, the Team Leader at Uganda Child Cancer Foundation says that they have so far reached out to 155 secondary schools across the country.
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Herbalist Ssenfuka Suspends Cancer Treatment 1 4

A letter seen by URN shows that Ssenfuka wrote to the institute on 12th March 2020 explaining to them how he was dispensing medicine at a rudimentary stage without any scientific guideline in terms of dosage and preservatives. By that time when he wrote to the institute calling for help with scientific expertise and advice, he says he had administered them her to 37 patients who had been officially referred by UCI for palliative care.
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Penile Cancer On The Rise In Uganda 3

According to doctors at UCI, 10 years ago, they used to treat one patient a year diagnosed with this cancer. However now, they treat as many as 10 men
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Cancer Institute in Dilemma as Patients Continue to Silently Use Herbs 4

This is because experts at the Uganda Cancer Institute have cautioned patients against using herbs for the treatment of Cancer. The medical experts argue that the world does not have enough scientific evidence to support the use of medicines extracted from plants for the treatment of cancer.
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Patients Sleeping on the Floor, Corridors at Uganda Cancer Institute MOH 1 1 Top story

Dr. Gerald Mutungi, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, says that they are aware of the situation at UCI and have scheduled a meeting with the management.
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Breast Cancer in Ugandan Men 7 Times Higher Than World Average -Doc 4

While globally, only one percent of the breast cancer cases are among men, Mugisha says at the cancer institute, men accounted for seven percent of the over 500 cases of breast Cancer that they recorded last year. Worse, they were all in advanced stages which many times makes them had to treat and get cured.
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Researcher Recommends Regular Heart Checks for Cancer Patients 1

The study also sought to identify the impact of anthracycline therapy on heart function and reveals the therapy poses dangerous heart problems to cancer patients because it not only affects the heart function directly but also weakens the ability of the heart do adapt other ‘stressors’ later in the life for example, a major operation, pregnancy and chest radiotherapy. Dr. Zhang thereforenotes that clinicians should closely monitor the heart function of cancer patients before and after chemotherapy.
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Many Cancer Patients Lose Money, Time in Shrines and Churches -UCI Official 3 1

Richard Ekwan, the health educator at Uganda Cancer Institute extends the blame to ignorance about cancer that propels many of its victims to spend money and time in shrines accusing their relatives, friends and neighbors of bewitching them.
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Radiotherapy Slows Down as Mulago Closes Cancer Machine for Servicing new cancer machine 3

This TrueBeam machine which treats about 70 patients on a daily basis is just a year old having been installed in August 2020. It was procured by the government at USD 4 million, and it's more preferred by both doctors and patients than the Cobalt 60.
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High Number of Cancer Patients Concealing use of Herbal Medicine Worries Experts Ministry of Health 5

Senior Oncologist Dr. Fred Okuku said it is difficult for them to ensure that patients completely stay away from alternative medicine and called for developing such medicine and taking them through proper channels to check their safety. He notes that with the effectiveness of the pumpkin, they are pushing to have this studied and documented.
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Experts Push for Testing Solid Tumors Through Blood, Breastmilk and Urine Makerere University 3

The study comes amid widespread concern that over 80 per cent of the people who develop cancer only get confirmed when it’s irreversibly late. They are now testing the effectiveness of a liquid test or biopsy against the old and commonly used solid biopsy that involves taking a tissue sample directly from within a tumour.
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COVID-19 Hits the Children’s Cancer Ward, Health Workers Puzzled on Way Forward cancer in children 3 1

Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, the head of the pediatric Unit told URN that as the children return after missing treatment for a long time, health workers have had to start reviews afresh and some treatment afresh since they are unaware of the effects the withdrawal has had on the patients.
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Hepatitis B jab at Birth: Donors Aren’t Interested, MOH Tells Off Experts Ministry of Health 1 4

Uganda adopted the recommendation for the introduction of the at-birth vaccine in 2017, according to Dr. Rachel Beyagira, the Hepatitis B Technical Officer in the Ministry of Health. This has however remained on paper.
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Man Offers Free Transport to Cancer Patients 5 2

Robinson Wece started his operations in July after realizing that the travel ban has affected the lifestyle of many people especially the sick. With clearance from Lira District Health Officer and the UCI, Wece transport patients with referral letters from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and those discharged by UCI to return home.
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UCI Records 298 COVID-19 Cases among Cancer Patients, PPE Expenses Increases Tenfold Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Nixon Niyonzima, who heads Laboratory Services at the Institute told URN this morning that they have tested about 3,000 samples where those that tested positive were immediately referred to the Mulago Hospital COVID-19 treatment centre. Of the positive, he says, 20 were children.
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Ugandan Teenager Gets New Lease of Life after 14 Surgeries in Rare Cancer Battle 4 2 Top story

Brian Walusimbi, the Director of the Children’s cancer home recalls telling his colleagues that the new patient would not make it till morning. She was screaming in pain.
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Number of Women Screening for Cervical Cancer Decreasing-UCI Rubaga Hospital 2

According to officials from UCI, in the last six months, they have screened only 10 women who were referred from several health centers. Previously, they would screen up to 100 women on a daily basis five days a week
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Cancer to Kill More as Covid-19 Forces Doctors to Delay Therapy Cancer in Uganda 2 1

According to doctors from the Uganda Cancer Institute, cancer patients who now test positive for the disease are given a minimum of 14 days to recuperate from COVID-19 before starting or resuming treatment. Such delays will likely lead to an increase in cancer related deaths
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