The Cancer Centre hosts networking session

GIS:-Key Stakeholders will seek ways of Reducing the Impact of Saint Lucia’s Number One Killer: CANCER.

The Cancer Centre-SLU will host a networking session for physicians and other cancer care partners in Saint Lucia.

The evening session will feature addresses by government representatives, cancer care providers and partners including philanthropic friends among other key stakeholders as they seek ways of reducing the impact of Saint Lucia’s number one killer cancer.

The session will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Tapion Hospital conference room, at 7 p.m., and is being hosted by the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (TCCEC).

The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (TCCEC) located in Antigua was launched in July, 2015 to address the treatment and management of Cancer. TCCEC is a state-of–the-art regional cancer treatment facility that provides high quality low cost care to the residents of the region.  It is fully equipped with the latest technologies in cancer treatment and personnel that’s of the highest global standard.  These treatment techniques allow for precise targeting and treatment of malignant tumors while avoiding surrounding normal tissues.

The first branch of the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (TCCEC) was opened at the Tapion Hospital Complex in Saint Lucia, six months ago. TCCEC-SLU offers high quality oncology services. Locally administered oncologic consultations and systemic therapy are complemented with radiation treatment provided at the flagship Centre in Antigua.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is the leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly one 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.