The Zamfara Cancer Registry (ZCR), Federal Medical Center, Gusau has organised a one-day training on cancer data collection and software.
The training has the theme, “Digitalisation of Zamfara State Cancer registries” was held at Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Secretariat, Gusau.
The Coordinator, ZCR Dr Fatima Abdulkadir said the summit was aimed at training of Cancer Directors and Registrars on how to collect cancer data in the state.
She said that the training is necessary considering the alarming rate of cancer in the society which affects both male and female.
Abdulkadir who is also Head of Pathology Department, FMC, Gusau said that the training is organised in collaboration with the Nigerian National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR).
“You know, data on cancer is very useful, therefore we consider this training as a big step as regards to cancer treatment and management.
According to her, the participants were drowned from selected hospitals in the state.
“All Stakeholders have a lot to do to the public enlightenment with provision of cancer treatment and management. I want also inform all stakeholders that the cancer prevention is everybody’s business”, She added.
The chairman of the occasion, Professor Sa’ad Aremu Ahmed commended the organizers and called on members public to know that cancer is preventable especially if the needful is done in time.
In his remark, the Coordinator NSCR, Mr Adeola Akintola, commended Zamfara state government and Federal Medical Center, Gusau for their efforts of establishing the 14th Population Based Cancer Registration centre in the country.
Akintola assured that the NSCR would continue to partner with all stakeholders in cancer eradication activities in the state.
The Medical Director, Federal Medical Center (FMC) Gusau, Dr Bello Mohammed Kwatarkwashi thanked ZCR and NSCR for organising the training.
Kwatarkwashi represented by the Head of Clinical Services Department of Center, Dr Hamza Garba assured continued support from the center to cancer eradication and management in the state.