Dr Verna VanderpuyeA radiation and medical oncology physician with over 20 years of experience in treating cancer patients ,training young physicians , nurses and other allied health workers and research into cancer in Africa. i currently practice at he National Center for Radiotherapy , Oncology and Nuclear Medicine , at the korlebu Teaching Hospital in Accra Ghana. My special interest are female cancers, palliative care, genitourinary and gastrointestinal and combination chemo radiation in general.
I am an active member of various international cancer organizations and have served on committees which influence care and research including world health organization ,American society of clinical oncology, European society of clinical oncology and the African organization for research and treatment in cancer for which i am currently the secretary treasurer.
My aim is to improve delivery of academic content to African practitioners and researchers on the continent. I intend to move forward the agenda of implementation research. My contribution to research currently stands at forty peer reviewed journal articles and ten text book chapters authored or co-authored which highlight the challenges of cancer care in Africa. I have consulted on 5 technical documents and reports.