January 2, 2017
The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute:
A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent
One humid afternoon just before Christmas, we drove down the hillside from the busy junction of Papine, descending into the valley of Elletson Flats, just where the hills meet the city. Smoke curled from the trees and a sound system played somewhere. A game of football was in progress in the yard of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, nearby. We looked over at the forested hills of St. Andrew, on the other side of the flat valley of the Hope River. Then we arrived at the Hope Institute Hospital to talk to its Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Dingle Spence about a ground breaking new project, the Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI).