LFCT @ Work
19 October 2012
The medical profession is quoted by the National Tumour Registry’s findings, as not being Childhood Cancer Aware. This results in late or misdiagnosis and a very low success rate in treatment, resulting in childhood cancer being responsible for more child deaths than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined.
When Prof Cristine Stefan from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg paediatric oncology Department Head started working on a conferee to raise ChildhoodCancer Awareness among the medical staff of the Western Cape, LFCT was approached to assist. Each hospital and clinic received an Early Warning Signs Awareness Pack to utilise.
With the funding provided by Euro Steel, the very first ever medical conference on Childhood Cancer in South Africa was hosted. LFCT has already been approached by Prof Stefan to assist with hosting another Childhood Cancer Awareness Medical Conference next year in November, which will have over 2500 delegates from around the World.