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Multidisciplinary management, standards of care, optimal diagnostics, therapies, and future perspectives in the care of Breast Cancer patients in sub-Saharan Africa incorporating Biosimilars.

Eldoret, Kenya


Training Start Date Jan/March 2021: To be confirmed once the class size of 20-30 participants is met

Training Duration: 6 weeks


Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD

Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive

Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: director@intercancer.com Website: www.intercancer.com

Lead Course Faculty: TBN

Course Coordination: Dr. Chizi Kiti

Head, Office of Education and Training

International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: ckiti@intercancer.com Website: www.intercancer.com


This educational activity is provided independently by International Cancer Institute (ICI)

through an educational grant from Pfizer

Accreditation of this course is by KMPDC, KPPB, NCK, and COC


Target Audience

The primary target audience for this course comprise the multidisciplinary clinical cancer care team members including, but not limited to medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; fellows; gastroenterologists; nephrologists; neurologists; pathologists; pulmonologists; radiologists; researchers; oncology nurse practitioners and oncology nurses; Oncology pharmacists; Oncology PharmTechs; Oncology clinical officers; physician assistants; and other allied health care professionals.

Statement of Need

General internists, specialist health care professionals, and Primary Care Clinicians must maintain an extensive knowledge base on a wide variety of topics covering all body systems as well as common and uncommon disorders. International Cancer Institute’s Preceptorship Courses aims to leverage the expertise of its Faculty to help clinicians understand best practices in diagnosis and management of conditions encountered in the clinical setting in sub-Saharan Africa.


At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the Epidemiology of Breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  2. discuss breast cancer screening, risk factors, and protective factors associated with breast cancer
  3. recognize the role of pathological diagnosis, staging, molecular subtypes, the prognostic and therapeutic significance of tumor estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expressions for breast cancer
  4. Interpret mammograms and appreciate the role of radiology in breast cancer management
  5. To review the optimal treatment strategies for Breast cancer: chemotherapy, hormonal, targeted agents, monoclonal antibodies etc. Includes Standard of care Treatment protocols
  6. describe the current trends in the locoregional and systemic management of operable early-stage breast cancer
  7. To understand the role of a multidisciplinary team in Breast cancer management
  8. To understand the role of Surgery in the management of Breast cancer
  9. To understand the role of radiotherapy in the management of breast cancer
  10. To recall the current goals and standard of care in the management of metastatic breast
  11. To understand the role of Palliative, supportive, and survivorship care in Breast cancer management
  12. To discuss the role and integration of Biosimilars in breast cancer management
  13. Appreciate the research priority areas in breast cancer in SSA

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

The Program


  1. Orientation to the course
  2. Epidemiology of Breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Breast Cancer Screening
  4. Pathology and its role in Breast Cancer Management
  5. Imaging in Breast Cancer Management
  6. Pharmacology of systemic therapies in Breast Cancer
  7. Management of Early Breast Cancer
  8. Role of surgery in Breast Cancer Management
  9. Role of Radiotherapy in the management of Breast Cancer
  10. Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  11. Metastatic Breast Cancer
  12. Supportive, Palliative and Survivorship care in Breast Cancer Care
  13. Hereditary Breast Cancer & Male Breast Cancer
  14. Integration of Biosimilars in Breast Cancer Management in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  15. Research priorities & Clinical Trial Opportunities in Breast Cancer in SSA


Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 6 weeks. (Duration 24 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. Course Cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centers that have formal affiliations/Partnership with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course


All those interested in registering for this course, please register your information on www.elearning.intercancer.com  if you have any questions or queries please send an email to education@intercancer.com

or director@intercancer.com


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