The Prostate Cancer Translantic Consortium (CAPTC) stressed to address the globally disproportionate burden of prostate cancer among black men.
This was disclosed by the Director Translational Research CAPTC Professor of Genomics, Prof. Solomon Rotimi during a courtesy visit by the CAPTC team to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Prof. Rotimi added that although black population is about 17% of world population (over one billion), blacks are disproportionately affected by cancer globally.
He said this triggers the CAPTC to conduct a research and ascertain why blacks are mostly affected by prostate cancer.
Also speaking, A consultant Pathologist Director strategic planning CAPTC,Dr Abidemi Omonisi said the reason of their visit is to inspect the facility and see where they can assist in order to carry out their research.
He said the CAPTC team comprises of a team of prostate cancer scientists, clinicians, survivors and advocates from North America, Europe, the Caribbean Islands and West Africa.
Responding, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Abdurrahman Abba Sheshe described it as a welcoming idea especially in the aspect of research and capacity building of his staff.
He also assured them that the hospital is ready to partner with them to make sure the research aim is achieved. Signed:Ladifa Jibril Aliyu information officer II.