NCD Program Database
Health needs and challenges
The CD30 and PET-CT scans needed for diagnosis of lymphoma are unaffordable for some patients in Ukraine.
How the program and partnership activities address needs and challenges
The program covers the costs for PET-CT scans, an expensive diagnostic procedure that is not covered by the government or health insurance. It also covers the costs of immuno-histochemistry which is a valuable clinical tool for assessing CD30+ patients who may respond to treatments such as Adcetris® that target the CD30 protein.
In addition, the program also provides professional development of pathologists, through our partner, National Cancer Institute of Ukraine:
Seminars to discuss difficult diagnostic cases, which in turn strengthen inks between pathologists and clinicians
Provision of web-based resources for pathologists
Hodgkin’s lymphoma tutorials for clinicians in the major cities of Ukraine