Marjorie Bash Cancer Center
Our foundation is working with a a consortium of private and public stakeholders to establish a cancer center in Aba, Nigeria. When completed, this social enterprise will be the only cancer center in the Niger Delta region. Our aim is to make this a center for providing essential cancer services, including advocacy, screening, radiotherapy as well as education. MBCC will also be a hub for cancer research and policy in southern Nigeria. .
The need for accessible and affordable cancer treatment in the Niger Delta is huge. Most patients presently travel to distant states for radiotherapy or even outside of Nigeria. This presents lots of challenges, and often leads to poorer clinical outcomes as many people do not get the treatment they need.