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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...

Breast cancer in Venezuela: back to the 20th century

Facing scarcity of medicines and broken-down medical equipment, women diagnosed with breast cancer in Venezuela resort to more radical means of treatment.

Few Cancer Cases Make It to Hospital in Tanzania

Only 13,000 of the people diagnosed with cancer each year in Tanzania report to hospital for treatement. This, according to the Health, Community Developement, Gender, Elderly and Children Minister Ummy Mwalimu is about 26% of all the annual cancer cases estimated to be diagnosed in the country. ...

Preventing Cervical Cancer in Cambodia: Evaluating the HPV Vaccination Demonstration Project

Julie Garon and a CDC team describe a successful HPV vaccine roll-out in Cambodia. Good lessons for many countries.  Read about it here:

Collaboration aims to improve cancer care in Nigeria

Stanford physicians, including Global Oncology (GO) co-founder Dr. Ami Bhatt, are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care. The collaboration is supported...

Australia may be one of the first countries to erdicate cervical cancer by providing free HPV vaccines in schools

According to a new study, Australia's efforts to distribute a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free in schools have been a resounding success. The sexually transmitted infection causes 99.9 percent of cases of cervical cancer. Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of Australian women age...

New Cancer Center implemented at the Coast General Hospital in Kenya

The Coast General Hospital now boasts of a new cancer centre, which is fully fledged, well equipped, has trained staff and a bigger area to receive and treat patients. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, built in conjunction with Bamburi Cement Limited, was launched by the Mombasa government at ...

Vitrix Health, founded by two university students, are providing more affordable oral cancer screening to developing countries

Two University students are breaking traditional business models by making oral cancer screening technology affordable for areas around the world with fewer resources, starting in Argentina. Oral cancer rates are not improving in developing nations. According to a study done by the Journal of ...

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