The Gynae Care Research and Cancer Foundation (GRCF), a registered NGO has operated in Nigeria since 2015, where it is a leading nonprofit organization carrying out comprehensive medical and cancer prevention outreach programs.
It consists of a multi disciplinary team of Medical Personnel, Laboratory Scientist, Health Counselors, Social Scientists, Researchers working together to improve the lives of women in Nigeria through:
We hope to use the results of our research to develop innovative policies and programs for scaling up cervical and breast cancer prevention programs, create community health awareness and to advocate for policy changes about cancer prevention.
26 women received free screening
15 men received free prostate screening
40 women received free screening.
60 women participated in the program with 40 receiving free screening.
The Physician is a monthly newsletter of the Gynae Care Research and Cancer Foundation.
Its aim is to create awareness about the different cancers, risk factors, treatment and modes of prevention.
General health topics are also treated to give correct information to the general public and help change lifestyle, where necessary.
Lastly, it showcases the activities of the non profit and how you could be of assistance.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women worldwide and the commonest cause of cancer death in women in Nigeria between the ages of 45 and 55. Majority of women diagnosed present in advanced stages of the disease. This is due to poor awareness about the disease and the fact that most women do not perform monthly breast examinations or go for breast screening via Ultrasound scan or mammogram.