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Project Center: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Accra

Twinning Partner: Royal Sick Children’s Hospital (RSCH), Edinburgh, UK

Other Charity Partner: AfrOx, UK

Project Leader: Dr. Lorna Awo Renner

Project Mentors: Professor Tim Eden, UK; Dr. Emma Johnson & Dr. Angela Edgar, RSC

Start Date: October 2010

Project Background: Lymphomas form around 40% of the childhood cancers seen at KBTH, which is the largest teaching hospital in Ghana and has around 250 new child cancer patients every year. Burkitt lymphoma is the most common tumor, forming around 70% of the lymphoma cases diagnosed at the hospital. Other childhood cancers include Wilms’ tumor, retinoblastoma and leukemias. The other hospital which treats childhood cancers is Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.