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Cancer-Related Development Assistance for Health (DAH): 2010-2015

Jessica Hale, Donna J. Barry, Billy Andre and Brian Hutchinson   Intro As the global fight against infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, improves the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is becoming more apparent. This category of diseases, w...

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What Global Oncology Needs: Mutual Learning and More Funding

In order to control the global cancer burden, it is important to address the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But global oncology is not the concern of LMICs alone. A recent article by Kostelecky et al in Journal of Global Oncology highlights an important pillar of gl...

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When It Comes To Cancer, Geography Can Determine Your Chance Of Survival. But It Doesn’t Have To

Published on WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog, 7 February 2018 - full commentary here.   “Well, thank God you live in Boston,” my sister said when I called to tell her about my cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. That was the refrain I heard over and over. People were talking, of course, about Bosto...

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Unite to Fight: Together, We Can End Global Cancer Inequities

On World Cancer Day, February 4th, the international cancer community united to send a clear message: we must act now to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To empower individuals and communities, Global Oncology and 1,472 advocates came together under the slogan “I Can. We Can.” This rallying cal...

Uganda cancer patients in limbo after radiotherapy machine breaks

In April of 2016, the only radiotherapy of its kind in Uganda broke down. This left the entire country without domestic access to radiotherapy treatment needed to combat cancer. The only option available was to travel to neighboring Kenya, which was not only far-- but prohibitively expensive for ...

Uganda Cancer Institute and the Lymphoma Treatment Centre

" The initiation and development of the Lymphoma Treatment Centre (LTC) was a result of cooperation nd hard work of many individuals at the makerere university medical school, MOH and the National cancer institute (NCI) in the USA. The inception of the idea started in 1965 during a meeting ...

Cancer research in India: national priorities, global results

"Over the past 20 years, cancer research in India has grown in size and impact. Clinicians, scientists, and government and state policy makers in India have championed cancer research, from studies to achieve low-tech, large-scale health outcomes to some of the most advanced areas of fundamental ...

A Milestone in Cancer Research and Treatment in India

"Tata Memorial Center (TMC) is among India’s leading institutions for cancer research and treatment.  Since the NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) was established in 2011, it has partnered with TMC in several activities.  These include workshops in clinical trials research design, training in ...

Ecuadorian Association in Favour of Cancer Patients “Esperanza y Vida”

The vision of this nongovernmental association is helping patients and their families in their fight against cancer. The association offer training programs in order to raise awareness and provide information about cancer in patients and families. In 2015, GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) provided a grant...

Ecuadorian Association in Favour of Cancer Patients “Esperanza y Vida”

The vision of this nongovernmental association is helping patients and their families in their fight against cancer. The association offer training programs in order to raise awareness and provide information about cancer in patients and families. In 2015, GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) provided a grant...

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