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New Innovations in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening
Dr. Shahin Sayed
Dr. Sayed is Associate Professor & Consultant in Anatomical Pathology and Cytology, in the Department of Pathology, Medical College, Aga Khan University, and the current Chair and Laboratory Director of Pathology at AKUH, N
Dr. Sayed graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. She holds a Master of Medicine in General Pathology from the University of Nairobi where she was awarded the best student in Pathology prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the College of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa.
Dr. Sayed is the Secretary-General of the College of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Senate – East Central and Southern African (ECSA) College of Health Sciences, Chair of the Board of Directors of African Strategies for Advancing Pathology (ASAP, co-chair Technical Working Group (TWG) on Diagnostics for the Cancer Control Programme – Ministry of Health, Kenya (MoH).
She is also a steering committee member and Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Diagnostics and a member of the Lancet Oncology Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa. She has also been a recent member of the WHO-SAGE IVD Committee (2019-2020). Dr. Sayed is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Dr. Sayed is in charge of the breast service at AKUHN. Her research interest span oncopathology with a special focus on breast cancer and solid haematolymphoid malignancies. She has several grants and peer-reviewed publications in her area of research interest. She has also led research initiatives and interventions that have developed a sustainable model of community-based engagement to improve breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
Dr. Rose Ndumia
Dr. Ndumia is an assistant professor and consultant radiologist in Breast Imaging. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Nairobi and her Radiology Residency in Radiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. In 2017, she completed a one-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional breast imaging from the Marleen Greenebaum Diagnostic Breast Centre, Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel with observership experience at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre’s Breast Imaging Center in New York. She has keen interests in breast imaging, medical education, and research.
She is the section head of breast imaging and is actively involved in the acquisition of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and initiation of new procedures such as Digital mammography with 3D tomosynthesis, Stereotactic biopsies, and Vacuum Assisted Biopsy (VAB), and Occult lesion localizations. She takes the Radiology lead in the weekly multidisciplinary breast tumor board meetings and is the current Program Director for the Radiology Residency Training Program.
Her research interests are mainly in breast cancer, assessment of mammographic breast density, global health, and medical education. At a policy level, she has worked in conjunction with the Kenya Association of Radiologists to develop national breast cancer screening guidelines as well as imaging guidelines that when implemented should improve overall patient outcomes.
Moderator: Dr. Mercy Gatua.
Dr. Gatua is a Medical Oncologist at the Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital. She received her Medical Oncology Fellowship from the University of Nairobi in 2019. Prior to that, she earned her MMED in Internal Medicine at the same university (UON). Her main interests are in the management of acute leukemia’s, GI malignancies and Cervical Cancer. She also has an interest in research geared to understanding the genetic basis of cancer.