Ntokozo Ndlovu
Administrator, Lecturer, Physician
University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences
Radiotherapy Centre - Parirenyatwa Hospital
Zimbabwe
Cancer Management, Medical/Clinical Oncology, Epidemiology, Radiotherapy/Radiation Oncology

Bio

Dr. Ntokozo Ndlovu is a Senior Radiation Oncologist, Departmental Chairperson, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences where she coordinates the training for the Master of Medicine Degree, Radiotherapy and Oncology. In this role she contributes towards human resource capacity building in radiotherapy both locally and regionally. As part of her responsibilities, she heads the Division Radiotherapy and Oncology at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Harare, Zimbabwe. This institution is the largest cancer treatment centre that serves most of the country. She has recently coordinated the rehabilitation of radiotherapy treatment and clinical teaching facilities in Parirenyatwa and at another center at Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a move that has seen the introduction of modern radiotherapy facilities to Zimbabwe. Her research interests include HIV and cancer and women’s cancers, and she is involved in developing and participating in multicenter clinical trials in cancer that serve the interests of the African region. She is also an active cancer advocate. Nationally, she chaired the Strategy Development Committee during the development of the Zimbabwe National Cancer Prevention and Control Strategy. She also is the non-executive Board Chairperson of the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe. She has contributed to several IAEA (AFRA) regional projects and is the current Project Scientific Consultant for the IAEA Radiotherapy project. She participates in AORTIC and is a member of some of its committees. She has also served as President of the African Radiation Oncology Group.

Education

● University of Zimbabwe, 1985 (Medical Degree)
● University of Newcastle, Australia, 2002 (Postgraduate)
● University of Zimbabwe, 1993 (Fellowship)

Email

nndlovu@mweb.co.zw

Publications

1. Rosenblatt, E., Prasad, R., Hopkins, K., Polo, A., Ndlovu, N., Zaghloul, M., Paris, G., & Kochbati, L. (2018). Africa Radiation Oncology Network (AFRONET): an IAEA telemedicine pilot project. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, 6(1), e6 (1-7).    
2. Ndarukwa S, Nyakabau AM, Chagpar AB, Raben D, Ndlovu N, Kadzatsa W, Eaton VJ, Mafunda P, Razis E. American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course: Connecting Lives, Cancer Care, Education, and Compassion in Zimbabwe—A Pilot for Efforts of Sustainable Benefit?. Journal of Global Oncology. 2016 Sep 14:jgo-2016.    
3. Ndlovu N, Ndarukwa S, Kadzatsa W, Rusakaniko S. Evaluation of the Radiotherapy Management of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia in a High HIV Prevalence Setting-a Retrospective Review. Infectious Agents and Cancer. 2016 Apr 20;11(1):18.    
4. Chitsike I, Ndlovu N et al: Childhood Cancers in Zimbabwe: A 10 year review of the Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry Data, Central African Journal of Medicine; 2014; 60(1/4): 1-8.    
5. Kadzatsa W, N Ndlovu, N Tsikai: Epidemiological Impact of HIV on Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Zimbabwe (2004-2007), World Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Vol. 1, No. 6, October 2013, PP: 98 -107    
6. Mushosho EY, Ndlovu N, Engelhills P, Wyrley-Birch B. Presentation Patterns Of Invasive Cancer Of The Cervix: Results From Parirenyatwa Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe 1998-2010 - Central African Journal of Medicine; 2011; 57(9/12): 49-56.    
7. Ndlovu N. Role of (the African Radiation Oncology Group) AFROG in Improving the Management of Head and Neck Cancers in Africa- Journal of Oral Oncology; 2011; Vol 47 (S19)    
8. Ndlovu N. The Zimbabwean Perspective of Training in Radiotherapy- CAMJ supp ,Vol 56 No 1/4, Jan/April 2010.  
9. Tsikai N, Ndlovu N. Cancer Of The Cervix And HIV - The Zimbabwean Experience 2007-2008 – CAMJ Supp, Vol 56 No1/4, Jan/April 2010.    
10. Vuma S, Ndlovu N. Cancer Of The Breast In Zimbabwe- A 2 Year Review Of Patients Seen At Parirenyatwa Radiotherapy Centre, Harare – CAMJ Supp ,Vol 56 No1/4, Jan/April 2010.    
11. Sharma V, Gaye PM, Wahab SA, Ndlovu N, Ngoma T, Vanderpuye V, Sowuhami A, Dawotola DA, Kigula-Mugambe J, Jeremic B. Palliative Radiotherapy Practice for Advanced Eosophageal Carcinoma in Africa. Dis Esophagus. 2009 Jul 31.    
12. Mangeya N, Mafukidze AT, Pascoe M, Mbuwayesango B, Madziva D, Ndlovu N, Corbett EL, Miller RF, Ferrand RA. Cholangiocarcinoma Presenting In An Adolescent With Vertically Acquired HIV Infection. Int J STD AIDS. 2008 Oct;19(10):717-8.    
13. Sharma V, Gaye PM, Wahab SA, Ndlovu N, Ngoma T, Vanderpuye V, Sowunmi A,Kigula-Mugambe J, Jeremic B. In Response To Drs Zaghloul And Gantiry - Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Aug 1; 71(5):1601.    
14. Sharma V, Gaye PM, Wahab SA, Ndlovu N, Ngoma T, Vanderpuye V, Sowunmi A,Kigula-Mugambe J, Jeremic B. Patterns Of Practice Of Palliative Radiotherapy In Africa, Part 1: Bone And Brain Metastases - Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 15;70(4):1195-201. Epub 2007 Oct 29.    
15. Ndlovu N., Running Radiotherapy Services in a Limited Resource Setting. - In: Shortt KR, editor. Book of extended synopses. International Conference on Quality Assurance and New Techniques in Radiation Medicine. IAEA-CN-146/060. Vienna: 2006. p.202-2003.    
16. Ndlovu N. Kambarami R., Factors Associated With Tumour Stage At Presentation In Invasive Cervical Cancer – Central African Journal of Medicine, 2003; (49): 107-111.    
17. Ndlovu N., Radical Radiotherapy for Carcinoma of the Cervix – A Zimbabwean Experience – Central African Journal Medicine, 1999; 45 (5): 124 - 7  

Books/Chapters/Reviews  

1. E. Chokunonga, M.Z. Borok, Z.M. Chirenje, R. Makunike-Mutasa, N. Ndlovu and A.M. Nyakabau. Pattern Of Cancer In Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry 2015 Annual Report, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Harare, Zimbabwe, November 2017.    
2. The State of Oncology in Africa 2015: Boyle P, Ngoma T, Sullivan R, Ndlovu N, Autier P, Stefan S, Fleming K and Brawley OW. iPRI Scientific Publication 4, iPRI, Lyon, France (2016). 566 pages.    
3. E. Chokunonga, M.Z. Borok, Z.M. Chirenje, R. Makunike-Mutasa, N. Ndlovu, A.M. Nyakabau and S. Vuma. Pattern Of Cancer In Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry 2014 Annual Report, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Harare, Zimbabwe, Sept 2016    
4. Ngoma T, Ndlovu N. The Role of Radiotherapy in Improving Cancer Care in Africa. In: Boyle P, Ngoma T, Sullivan R, Ndlovu N, Autier T, Stefan S, Fleming K, Bradley OW. The State of Oncology in Africa 2015. iPRI Scientific Publication 4, iPRI, Lyon, France 2016
5. Ndlovu N. Matsikidze E. State of Oncology in Zimbabwe. In: Boyle P, Ngoma T, Sullivan R, Ndlovu N, Autier T, Stefan S, Fleming K, Bradley OW. The State of Oncology in Africa 2015. iPRI Scientific Publication 4, iPRI, Lyon, France 2016    
6. E. Chokunonga, M.Z. Borok, Z.M. Chirenje, R. Makunike-Mutasa, N. Ndlovu, A.M. Nyakabau and S. Vuma. Pattern Of Cancer In Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry 2013 Annual Report, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Harare, Zimbabwe, Aug 2015    
7. Communicating with Cancer Patients in Zimbabwe in: New Challenges in Communicating Cancer Patients – Springer 2013, p441-450.  "