The University College Hospital (UCH) and the University of Ibadan (UI), function in excellent symbiosis and it is impossible to think of one without the other, in the areas of health manpower training, research and clinical service. In addition to undergraduate medical programme (Based in the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan), the UCH also provides for: Postgraduate Residency Training Programmes in all specialties of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry, Community Medicine, General Medical Practice, Radiology, Radiotherapy and Dentistry.
The MADCAP project was established here with an aim to identify which, if any, African alleles influence CaP risk in the Nigerian population, and will provide information that will be of value to a wide range of genome discovery studies in CaP and other diseases. To accomplish this task a team of health professionals across departments in the hospital and the College of Medicine led by Dr. A.O Adebiyi will recruit prostate cancer cases meeting project eligibility criteria from the urology clinic and match them with controls from the medical and surgical specialty clinics such as hypertension, neurology, ophthalmology and orthopaedic clinics. The investigating team will collect blood samples and buccal smears as necessary from consenting cases and control. This will be analyzed through the MADCAP Consortium platform while samples will be stored for future studies.
The UI/UCH Research team will contribute to the achievement of the goals of the MADCAP Consortium by providing prostate cancer relevant biospecimen from Nigerian Men and participating in all activities aimed at building a good network of prostate cancer research in Africa. This collaboration will greatly improve the beneficiary capacity through the enhancement of clinical training and patient care as well as resource capacity across academic and professional tracks.
Research Team at University College Hospital:
Dr. A.O. Adebiyi
Prof. O.B. Shittu
Prof. M.C. Asuzu
Prof. O. J. Ogunbiyi