Black men are twice as likely to be
diagnosed with prostate cancer as white
men, a study has found.
The research, undertaken by Prostate Cancer
UK and Public Health England, has been
published in the medical journal BMC
Researchers found that the life time risk of
being diagnosed with and dying from
prostate cancer varied greatly depending on
the men’s ethnic group.
The risk of being diagnosed is one in four
for black men, one in eight for white men
and one in 13 for Asian men.
The risk of dying from the cancer also
appeared to be significantly linked to ethnic
The researchers found that among black
men the risk of dying is estimated to be one
in 12, while for white men it decreases to
one in 24. Asian men were amongst the
least at risk, with an estimated risk of one
The study did not provide a reason for the
apparent connection, although it has been
thought that the link could be genetic.
Lead author Alison Cooper said: “We
already knew that black men were more
likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer
than white men, however, the data we had
was fast becoming out of date.
“The study also provides important absolute
risk figures to help black men better
understand their risk of developing prostate
“These figures can be used for targeted
awareness-raising and to help them make
an informed decision about whether or not
to have a prostate specific antigen (PSA)
With additional reporting by Press
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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