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Table 1 General information about pathology centres

From: Breast cancer pathology services in sub-Saharan Africa: a survey within population-based cancer registries

Country Cancer registry location Population1 BC cases Pathology Facilities Pathologists Population per pathologist Laboratories with IHC Oncologist Radiotherapy BC Cases3 Breast tumor board IHC
In the cancer registry area In the pathology centre
Benin Cotonou 679.000e 752 5 4 170.000 1 Yes No 53 Yes Yes
Ethiopia Addis Ababa 3.050.000d 450 8 27 113.000 1 Yes Yes 225 Yes Yes
Ghana Kumasi 2.173.000c 592 6 5 435.000 3 Yes Yes 47 Yes Yes
Guinea Conakry 1.668.000f 452 2 3 556.000 0 Yes No 16 Yes No
Ivory Coast Abidjan 4.707.000f 500 5 12 392.000 2 Yes No 300 Yes No
Kenya Eldoret 894.000b 88 3 5 179.000 3 Yes No 75 No Yes
Malawi Blantyre 952.000g 43 1 3 317.000 0 Yes No 37 No No
Mali Bamako 1.810.000b 200 1 5 362.000 0 Yes Yes 160 Yes No
Mauritius Mauritius 1.263.000g 483 4 11 115.000 2 Yes Yes 386 Yes Yes
Mozambique Beira 458.000e 162 1 3 153.000 0 No No 10 No No
Nigeria Ibadan 2.549.000a 366 3 7 364.000 1 Yes Yes 293 Yes No
Nigeria Abuja 2.442.000g 220 5 9 271.000 6 Yes Yes 110 Yes Yes
Nigeria Calabar 2.893.000g 154 3 6 482.000 1 Yes No 154 Yes No
Republic Congo Brazzaville 1.830.000f 234 1 1 1.830.000 1 Yes No 234 Yes Yes
Seychelles Seychelles 90.000e 35 1 3 30.000 1 Yes No 33 No Yes
Sierra Leone Free Town 1.056.000g 40 1 1 1.056.000 0 No No 16 No No
Swaziland Swaziland 1.104.000g 93 1 2 552.000 0 Yes No 93 Yes No
Uganda Gulu 762.000f 1242 1 4 191.000 1 Yes No 112 No No
Uganda Kampala 2.376.000c 84 8 15 158.000 3 Yes Yes 42 Yes Yes
Zimbabwe Harare 1.469.000d 493 5 9 163.000 2 Yes Yes 296 Yes Yes
  1. Abbreviations: BC Breast Cancer, IHC Immunohistochemistry
  2. 1Most recent population (a2006, b2009, c2010, d2012, e2013, f2014, g2015), nearest 1000
  3. 2Case number for 2015 was not available, as a substitute, the average number of cases in other years was calculated:
  4. Benin (2013–2015), Ghana (2012), Guinea (2001–2010), Mozambique (2019–2013), Uganda (2008–2012)
  5. 3Number was calculated from the estimated proportion of the total number in the cancer registry area