In 2018, 115,950 new cancer cases were recorded in Nigeria. Breast, Cervical, Prostate, Colorectal and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the top five cancer types.

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In 2018, 70,327 cancer related deaths occurred in Nigeria, This mortality rate is alarmingly high compared to developed nations and can be attributed to the poor cancer care facilities in the country.

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Cancer Care Facilities

Nigeria needs at least 170 fully functional cancer treatment centers to effectively manage her cancer burden. She currently has under 10 poorly equipped and understaffed cancer treatment centers.

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In 2018, 115,950 new cancer cases were recorded in Nigeria. Breast, Cervical, Prostate, Colorectal and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the top five cancer types.

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CONTROL CANCER INITIATIVE NIGERIA

Building Capacity, Defeating Cancer.

With over 100,000 new cancer cases and over 70,000 deaths reported in 2018 by Globocan, cancer has emerged as a major public health emergency in Nigeria. 

Unfortunately, most Nigerian cancer patients are poor and unable to afford the available treatments. Nigeria currently has very few comprehensive cancer treatment centres, these centres are poorly equipped and chronically understaffed. Furthermore, a competent basic cancer research environment is practically non-existent.
Control Cancer Initiative Nigeria (CCIN) is a fully registered cancer non-profit in Nigeria (CAC/IT/NO 147869) determined to be a major part of the solution to these problems.
Through strategic partnerships with local and internal organisations, we aim to facilitate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients whilst supporting the building up of  the required competences to manage Nigeria's cancer burden.
We are a new generation of cancer researchers and clinicians with a fresh perspective, international exposure and a sincere passion to help control cancer in Nigeria.

Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that would help community members participate in our efforts to effectively manage an impending cancer crisis in Nigeria.

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OUR MOTIVATION

We are driven by a single goal; Do our part to curtail cancer in Nigeria. As a science led organisation, our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
To achieve this goal, we have developed four (4) strategic missions:

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