Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- An innovative response to cancer care through a multidisciplinary committee of diverse specialisation is being pioneered at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abuja, under the leadership of Tessy Ahmadu, a radiation oncologist and nuclear physician.

This new approach is expected to significantly move the needle for Nigeria's estimated 116,000 cancer patients and about 70,000 who die annually.

Elaborating on this new initiative Thursday at the hospital's complex, Ms Ahmadu said the main objective of multidisciplinary approach is to provide effective coordinated cancer care for the benefits of patients and the hospital.

"Once cancer care is not coordinated, it affects the final outcome," Ms Ahmadu said, drilling holes i...