Improving cancer care outcomes in Ghana through mentorship

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Published: 2 Jun 2019
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Dr Verna Vanderpuye - Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Dr Verna Vanderpuye speaks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about receiving the International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award.

She explains that the award aims to recognise individuals who help their young mentees to achieve. Dr Vanderpuye's explains how her work in Ghana has supported physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physicists with the aim of improving cancer care outcomes.

Dr Vanderpuye speaks about some of the challenges to cancer care and research across Africa, and how she hopes to see this change in the future.

She concludes by talking about her recent research on challenges to oncologists in the workplace, as well as the interesting results of a recent survey on Cancer Care on the Continent.