Control Cancer Initiative Nigeria (CCIN), a non-governmental organization, has concluded arrangements to screen 200 high risk men for the quantitative Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as part of this year’s efforts to mark the “Movember” Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
The Movember Awareness Campaign is a global annual November Initiative to create awareness and raise funds for men-related health issues such as Mental Illness, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancers.
Speaking on the initiative, the President and Co-Founder of CCIN, Sunday Okutachi noted that, whilst cancer has gradually emerged as a formidable disease in Nigeria, CCIN is determined to make a difference. One area is to promote early detection of cancer in men.
Among other things, the organization has invested resources towards mentoring young Nigerians in cancer research as it aims to promote capacity building in basic research and clinical oncology by supporting cancer prevention, diagnosis treatment and awareness in Nigeria.
They organization recently accepted over 30 highly talented Nigerian graduates in the life sciences and medicine into it’s mentorship program where these young scientists will receive a lifetime support on their professional quest to lead in the fight against cancer in Nigeria.