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Management of Early Breast Cancer
Dr Miriam Mutebi
Miriam Mutebi is a Consultant Breast Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a clinical epidemiologist and health systems researcher with a research focus on understanding barriers to access for women with cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa and in designing interventions to mitigate those barriers.
She is the President Elect of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), the Chairperson for the Kenya Society of Hematology and Oncology (KESHO) and on the board of directors of the Union folr International Cancer Control (UICC). She is also the co-founder of the Pan African Women’s Association of Surgeons (PAWAS) which was developed to mentor and provide transformative leadership for women in surgery in order to improve surgical care and pathology on the continent and is part of the Kenya Association of Women Surgeons.
She is the Co-chair of the National Cancer Taskforce in Kenya, Chair of the Commonwealth Taskforce for the elimination of Cervical Cancer and a commissioner with three Lancet commissions of Women and cancer, Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and Breast Cancer. She is currently pursuing a pilot’s licence in order to extend breast care services to marginalised areas.
Dr Ahmed Komen
Ahmed Komen is a Clinical Radiation Oncologist. He is a fellow of College of Medicine South Africa and holds a Master of Medicine in Radiation Oncology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is a Consultant at Kenyatta National Hospital and a part time faculty member at Aga Khan University Hospital.
Dr. Komen is an active member of various multi-disciplinary tumour boards and the Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO).
Moderator: Dr Mwongeli Matheka
Mwongeli Matheka is a General Surgeon at Eldoret Regional Hospital.
She earned her MBChB from the University of Nairobi and Master of Medicine in General Surgery from Aga Khan University.
Dr Matheka has a special interest in breast surgical oncology and improving access to surgical care in the region.