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Khartoum Breast Care Centre

Khartoum, Sudan

available Social Workers

available Nutritional Counselling

available Survivorship Groups

available Sexual Health Counselling

available Supportive and Palliative Care

available Integrative Medicine

Radiology

availableDedicated Radiologists6

Mammograms per year3011

availableBreast radiographers

not availableScreening program

availableVerification for non-palpable breast lesions on specimen

availableAxillary US/US-guided FNAB

not availableClinical Research

Available imaging equipment

  • availableMammography
  • availableUltrasound
  • not availableMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Available work-up imaging equipment

  • availableComputer Tomography
  • availableUltrasound
  • not availableMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • not availablePET/CT scan

Primary technique for localizing non-palpable lesions

  • availableHook-wire (or needle localization)
  • not availableCharcoal marking/tattooing
  • not availableROLL: radio-guided occult lesion localization

Available breast tissue sampling equipment

  • availableStereotactic Biopsy (Mammography guided)
    • availableCore Biopsy (Tru-cut)
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy
  • availableUltrasound-guided biopsy
    • availableFine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB, cytology)
    • availableCore Biopsy
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy
  • not availableMRI-guided biopsy
    • not availableCore Biopsy
    • not availableVacuum assisted biopsy

Breast Surgery

availableNew operated cases per year (benign and malignant)  416

availableDedicated Breast Surgeons  4

availableSurgeons with more than 50 surgeries per year  3

availableBreast Surgery beds  14

availableBreast Nurse specialists  2

availableOutpatient surgery

not availableIntra-operative evaluation of sentinel node

availableReconstruction performed by Breast Surgeons

not availableClinical Research

Primary technique for staging the axilla

  • not availableAxillary lymph node dissection
  • availableSentinel lymph node biopsy:
    • availableBlue dye technique
    • not availableRadio-tracer technique
    • not availableBlue dye + Radio-tracer
  • not availableAxillary sampling

Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery

availableReconstructive/Plastic surgeons  1

availableImmediate Reconstruction available

Type of breast reconstructive surgery available

  • availableRemodelling after breast-conserving surgery
  • availableReconstruction after mastectomy:
    • availableTwo-stage reconstruction (tissue expander followed by implant)
    • availableOne-stage reconstruction
    • availableAutogenous tissue flap
      • availableLatissimus dorsi flap
      • availableTransverse rectus abdominis (TRAM)
      • not availableFree-flaps (free TRAM, DIEP, SIEA, gluteal, etc.)
  • availableSurgery on the contralateral breast for symmetry

Pathology

availableDedicated Breast Pathologists  2

Available studies

  • availableCytology
  • availableHaematoxylin & eosin section (H&E)
    • availableSurgical specimen
    • availableSentinel node
    • availableCore biopsy
  • not availableFrozen section (FS)
    • not availableSurgical specimen
    • not availableSentinel node
  • availableImmunohistochemistry stain (IHC)
    • availableEstrogen receptors
    • availableProgesterone receptors
    • availableHER-2
    • availableKi-67

Other special studies available

  • not availableFluorescence in-situ Hybridization for HER-2 gene (FISH)
  • not availableOncotype Dx (21-gene assay)
  • not availableMammaPrint (70-gene microarray)
  • not availablePrediction Analysis of Microarray 50-gene set (PAM 50)

Parameters included in the final pathology report

  • availablePathology stage (pT and pN)
  • availableTumour size (invasive component in mm)
  • availableHistologic type
  • availableTumor grade
  • availableER/PR receptor status
  • availableHER-2/neu receptor status
  • availablePeritumoural/Lymphovascular invasion
  • availableMargin status

Medical Oncology

availableDedicated Breast Medical Oncologists  3

availableOutpatient systemic therapy

not availableClinical Research

Radiotherapy

availableDedicated Radiation Oncologists

not availableClinical Research

Available techniques after breast-conserving surgery (including experimental)

  • availableWhole-Breast RT (WBRT)
  • availablePartial breast irradiation (PBI):
    • availableExternal beam PBI
    • not availableInterstitial brachytherapy
    • not availableTargeted brachytherapy (MammoSite, SAVI applicator, other devices)
    • not availableIntra-operative RT (IORT)

Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) / Tumour Board (TB)

Regular MDM/TB for case management discussion

  • not availableTwice a week
  • availableWeekly
  • not availableEvery two weeks
  • not availableOther Schedule

Cases discussed at MDM/TB

  • available Preoperative cases
  • available Postoperative cases

Specialties/services participating in MDM/TB

  • availableRadiology
  • availableBreast Surgery
  • availableReconstructive/Plastic Surgery
  • availablePathology
  • availableMedical Oncology
  • availableRadiotherapy
  • not availableGenetic Counselling
  • availableBreast Nurse Service
  • not availablePsycho-oncology

Further Services and Facilities

Nuclear Medicine

  • not availableLymphoscintigraphy
  • availableBone scan
  • not availablePositron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • availablePET/CT scan

Rehabilitation

  • availableProsthesis service
  • availablePhysiotherapy
  • availableLymph-oedema treatment

Genetic Counselling

  • availableSpecialist Providing Genetic Counselling/Risk assessment service:
    • not availableDedicated Clinical Geneticist
    • availableMedical Oncologist
    • not availableBreast Surgeon
    • not availableGeneral Surgeon
    • not availableGynaecologist
  • not availableGenetic Testing available
  • not availableSurveillance program for high-risk women

Data Management

  • availableDatabase used for clinical information
  • not availableData manager available

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