BMC Cancer 2021 May 10;21(1):527. Epub 2021 May 10.
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Office E6150, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.
Background: Incidence of breast cancer continues to rise in low- and middle-income countries, with data from the East African country of Tanzania predicting an 82% increase in breast cancer from 2017 to 2030. We aimed to characterize treatment pathways, receipt of therapies, and identify high-value interventions to increase concordance with international guidelines and avert unnecessary breast cancer deaths.
Methods: Primary data were extracted from medical charts of patients presenting to Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania, with breast concerns and suspected to have breast cancer. Read More