Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania


Knowledge about cancer in the northern healthcare zone is increasing as the result of research made possible by the existence of the Cancer Care Centre. Some recent research is listed below:

Herman AM, Hawkins AT, Misso K, Issangya C, Tarmohamed M, Mremi A, Serventi F, Msuya D, Philemon R. Colorectal Cancer in Northern Tanzania: Increasing Trends and Late Presentation Present Major Challenges. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar,6:375-381. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00301.

Singer R, Henke A, Alloyce JP, Serventi F, Massawe A, Henke O. Repetitive Cancer Training for Community Health Care Workers: An Effective Method to Strengthen Knowledge and Impact on the Communities. Results from a Pilot Training at Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Nov 9. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01648-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Alwash Z, Henke O, Serventi F, Kanthelhardt E. Staff Perspectives Towards Challenges in a Newly Established Cancer Centre in Tanzania: A Qualitative Study. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Mar;(5):1-8. doi: 10.1200/JGO.18.00246.

Leak SA, Mmbaga LG, Mkwitzu EW, Mapendo PJ, Henke O. Hematological Malignancies in East Africa—Which Cancers to Expect and How to Provide Services. (2020) PLoS ONE 15(5): e0232848.

Henke O, Mapendo PJ, Mwakipunda L, Mmbaga LG, Serventi F, Mkwizu EF. Early Molecular Response in East African Ph+ CML Patients. Do we need an African Prognosis Score? [poster] AORTIC Conference, November 2019, Maputo, Mozambiqué

Singer R, Henke O, Massawe A., Alloyce JP, Serventi F, Henke A. Cancer awareness of community level health workers in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania [poster]. Armut und Gesundheit, Public Health Kongress in Deutschland, March 2019, Berlin, Germany

Gafaar TO, Henke O, Pesambili M, Vissoci JRN, Mmbaga BT, Staton C. Advanced Care Planning and Quality of Death: An Exploratory Study on Perceptions and Attitudes in Northern Tanzania [poster]. 10th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, March 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.

Henke A, Alloyce J, Serventi F, Mrema D, Ngwamkai P, Henke O. Prevalence of (pre-) cancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancer in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Conference on Tropical Medicine and Global Health, March 2019, Munich, Germany

Henke O, Alwash Z. Challenges in a newly established Cancer Care Centre in Tanzania. Staff´s perspective. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4_suppl_2 (October 1, 2018): DOI: 10.1200/jgo.18.89400

Henke A, Serventi F, Henke O. Cancer Awareness among Adults in Kilimanjaro Region. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4_suppl_2 (October 1, 2018): DOI:10.1200/jgo.18.78502

Henke O, Massawe A, Serventi F. Boosting Palliative Care through Cancer Care [poster] P345. An experience from Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania. 11th Conference of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda

Georg J, Henke A, Henke O, Mamseri R, Serventi S, Mboya I. Cancer Awareness and Care Seeking among Adults in rural districts of Kilimanjaro Region, Northern Tanzania [poster] P219.11th Conference of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda