Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Current Practice and Future

  • Olufunso Adebola¬†Adedeji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oladejo Olaleye, Udeme Ekrikpo
      Pages 3-19
    3. Martin Nnaji, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji, Olajumoke Sule
      Pages 37-52
    4. Fatimah B. Abdulkareem, Olatokunboh M. Odubanjo, Awodele N. Awolola
      Pages 53-64
    5. Olusegun Isaac Alatise, T. Peter Kingham
      Pages 65-77
  3. Site Specific Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Matthew Evans, Abeer M. Shaaban
      Pages 81-93
    3. Neil Harvey, Adebanji Adeyoju, Richard Brough
      Pages 95-107
    4. Onome Ogueh, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 109-123
    5. Pritam Singh, Ewen Griffiths, David Irabor, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 125-139
    6. Kalpana Ragupathy, Eleni Lekoudis, Eki Emovon
      Pages 141-151
  4. Management Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Rotimi A. K. Jaiyesimi, Ayo Oshowo
      Pages 155-163
    3. Abiodun Abioye, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 191-202
    4. Olaitan A. Soyannwo
      Pages 203-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


This book discusses the current state of cancer pathway as it is relevant to sub-Saharan Africa and highlights differences in epidemiology and the underlying problems with management. It outlines the current practice and opinions in all forms of cancer, also highlighting future prospects. Starting by providing background information on the epidemiology and genomic variations, the book then goes on to look at Infection-related cancers and continues to prostate GI, breast cancer and ovarian and cervical cancer. The last part of the book focuses on delivery of affordable and accessible care. Palliative services and primary and transnational research, as well as clinical trials are also discussed. Written by a team of authors based in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and the US. this book offers an overview of the current state and challenges of cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa, and it would be valuable to policy makers, researchers, funding organisations, and can be an adjunct to standard text books for students, residents and established doctors. 


Cancer Clinical Trials Africa Cancer Epidemiology Genetic Mutation

Editors and affiliations

  • Olufunso Adebola¬†Adedeji
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Department of Colorectal SurgeryUniversity Hospital BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52553-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52554-9
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