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Roswell forges affiliation with Nigeria’s first dedicated cancer center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Tuesday announced an international affiliation with the Nigeria’s first dedicated cancer center, a facility that opened earlier this year in the west African country of 175 million people.

The partnership will focus on providing training and consultation services to the Lakeshore Cancer Center in Lagos. Roswell Park has conducted educational workshops in Nigeria since 2009 for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

“Right now, too many Nigerians are having their cancers diagnosed only at late stages, severely limiting treatment options and leading to poor outcomes,” said Dr. Chukwumere “Chumy” Nwogu, interim chairman of thoracic surgery at Roswell Park, as well co-founder and chief executive officer of Lakeshore.