Pre-analytical handling of breast specimens in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Published: 7 Feb 2020
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Dr Miriam Mutebi - Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Miriam Mutebi speaks to ecancer at the 2019 AORTIC conference in Maputo about the handling of breast specimens in Sub-Saharan Africa and the risk of false-negative results in patients with breast cancer.

She states that women in this region traditionally have a higher incidence of triple-negative disease which may be due to the inappropriate handling of breast specimens.

Dr Mutebi explains how the handling of thee specimens can be improved, along with using a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve better patient outcomes.