STO in Africa

A symposium hosted by STO’s HARMONY Initiative titled “Cancer, a Looming Public Health Crisis in Africa: A Call to Accelerate Equitable Access to Medicines” will be held at the 2023 AORTIC Conference on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 13:25 - 14:10 in Dakar, Senegal.

A diverse panel of experts will delve into strategies for accelerating the availability of cancer medicines in Africa through a collective and collaborative approach. They will discuss the importance of well-designed and meticulously executed clinical trials, along with harmonization and data sharing. Beyond medicine development, this symposium will emphasize the significance of education, training, and the integration of new learnings into the everyday practice of healthcare providers.

Proposed faculty:

  1. Satish Gopal, US NCI’s Center for Global Health
  2. Sujha Subramanian, Implenomics
  3. Rose Anorlu, President of AORTIC
  4. Martin J. Murphy, moderator, Society for Translational Oncology

All symposium information is preliminary and subject to change.



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