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Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Current Practice and Future

  • Olufunso Adebola Adedeji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oladejo Olaleye, Udeme Ekrikpo
      Pages 3-19
    3. Martin Nnaji, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji, Olajumoke Sule
      Pages 37-52
    4. Fatimah B. Abdulkareem, Olatokunboh M. Odubanjo, Awodele N. Awolola
      Pages 53-64
    5. Olusegun Isaac Alatise, T. Peter Kingham
      Pages 65-77
  3. Site Specific Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Matthew Evans, Abeer M. Shaaban
      Pages 81-93
    3. Neil Harvey, Adebanji Adeyoju, Richard Brough
      Pages 95-107
    4. Onome Ogueh, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 109-123
    5. Pritam Singh, Ewen Griffiths, David Irabor, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 125-139
    6. Kalpana Ragupathy, Eleni Lekoudis, Eki Emovon
      Pages 141-151
  4. Management Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Rotimi A. K. Jaiyesimi, Ayo Oshowo
      Pages 155-163
    3. Abiodun Abioye, Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
      Pages 191-202
    4. Olaitan A. Soyannwo
      Pages 203-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


This book discusses the current state of cancer pathway as it is relevant to sub-Saharan Africa and highlights differences in epidemiology and the underlying problems with management. It outlines the current practice and opinions in all forms of cancer, also highlighting future prospects. Starting by providing background information on the epidemiology and genomic variations, the book then goes on to look at Infection-related cancers and continues to prostate GI, breast cancer and ovarian and cervical cancer. The last part of the book focuses on delivery of affordable and accessible care. Palliative services and primary and transnational research, as well as clinical trials are also discussed. Written by a team of authors based in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and the US. this book offers an overview of the current state and challenges of cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa, and it would be valuable to policy makers, researchers, funding organisations, and can be an adjunct to standard text books for students, residents and established doctors. 


Cancer Clinical Trials Africa Cancer Epidemiology Genetic Mutation

Editors and affiliations

  • Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Department of Colorectal SurgeryUniversity Hospital BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Olufunso Adedeji is a consultant colorectal surgeon at the University Hospitals Birmingham and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK.  He was first appointed as a consultant colorectal surgeon at City Hospital Sunderland, UK in 2001 before moving to University Hospitals Birmingham in July 2004.  His main specialty is colorectal cancer. He is currently Chief Investigator for a project on geographical variation in epigenetics of colorectal cancer. The work is on-going at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Medicine, University of Birmingham, and it is in collaboration with the Department of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently supervising an MD research project.


Mr Adedeji has been a consultant colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon for over 15 years, and his specialty interests include bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease . He also has an interest in functional bowel problems and pelvic floor problems. His special interest is in laparoscopic (key hole) surgery, which he uses regularly for major and complex colonic resections.  Apart from colorectal problems, he also undertakes laparoscopic general surgical procedures like hernias. He is the organizer of the annual national Midlands Ano-Rectal UltraSonography (MARUS) course, which he started in 2004. He is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.


Apart from his clinical work, Mr Adedeji is involved in education.  He was formerly Programme Director for General Surgery in the West Midlands. He is currently deputy head of the undergraduate academy at the University Hospitals Birmingham, and he is responsible for the education of medical students posted to the hospital. He runs a two-day annual regional educational course, on teaching and learning, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, for teaching fellows.


He is the Education and Research Secretary for a UK based charity, the Ibadan Medical Specialists Group (IMSG). The group consist of alumni of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, based in the UK. Apart from its charitable work, the group promotes education and research, and they organise an annual symposium, trainees and medical students’ presentations, and departmental seminars at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Many of its members contributed to this book. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Book Subtitle Current Practice and Future
  • Editors Olufunso Adebola Adedeji
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52553-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84934-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52554-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 217
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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