Martinique aids cancer screening

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Martinique is to provide equipment that will facilitate the availability of cancer tests not now available in the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

A statement from the St. Lucia-based OECS Commission noted that stakeholders met in the capital of the French island last month to “solidify plans” for the project.

It said that the Territorial Authority of Martinique has committed to the installation of the Cyclotron machine, which will produce radioisotopes needed for PET-CT scanning, used in the staging and management of various forms of cancer.