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The Center for Global Cancer Medicine (CGCM) works with the BCCOE to provide care to adults and children with treatable cancers at minimal or no cost to patients. More than 5,000 adults and pediatric patients have been treated at this center since its
inception in 2012.
Services at BCCOE include:
CGCM provides additional clinical support through:
BCCOE collaborates beyond Butaro by providing services two days per week at the Rwanda Cancer Center located at the Rwanda Military Hospital in the capital city of Kigali.
BCCOE has had a major impact on cancer care in Rwanda with the addition of pathology services. Biopsies were previously shipped to pathology consultants in Boston for processing, often delaying treatment initiation for many weeks. Now, BCCOE has its own
laboratory, with pathologists and pathology technicians on staff to provide diagnoses for most cases. Complex cases are referred to US-based pathology experts using advanced telepathology methods.
From the inception of the program, CGCM has treated pediatric patients suffering from cancer. These patients are treated by Rwandan and visiting physicians with specialized expertise in the care of children and adolescents. Children are cared for on a
pediatric ward with nurses trained in pediatric oncology care.
Our program features:
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Providing Cancer Care in a PandemicDetermined to provide uninterrupted cancer care in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the Butaro oncology team set up a satellite clinic in the capital city to deliver chemotherapy treatments to local patients. They used drones and buses to deliver critical oral chemotherapy medications so patients could remain safe at home.