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Ghana startup strives for greater African representation in cancer research

Summary by Ground News
Cancer is a growing problem in Africa, with a recent study projecting African mortalities to exceed the global average by 30% in the next 20 years. While more than 17% of the world's population, only 2% of genomic study participants worldwide are of African descent. One of Ghana's only labs equipped for molecular analysis have tasked themselves with collecting data they believe will advance the development of medicine.
1 month ago·Accra, Ghana

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Ghana startup strives for greater African representation in cancer research

In the open-air kitchen of a small research clinic in Ghana's capital, Accra, pathologist Kafui Akakpo carefully carved a piece of cancerous breast tissue into a sample smaller than a matchbox.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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News24

Ghana startup strives for greater African representation in cancer research

In the open-air kitchen of a small research clinic in Ghana's capital, Accra, pathologist Kafui Akakpo carefully carved a piece of cancerous breast tissue into a sample smaller than a matchbox.

1 month ago·South Africa
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National Post

Ghana startup strives for greater African representation in cancer research

ACCRA -- In the open-air kitchen of a small research clinic in Ghana's capital, Accra, pathologist Kafui Akakpo carefully carved a piece of cancerous breast tissue into a sample smaller than a matchbox. Read More

1 month ago·Canada
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Ghanaian research start-up aims to improve how Africa studies cancer

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1 month ago·Johannesburg, South Africa
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