Entries by Alex Nguyen

Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations

The discussion paper, Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations, addresses critical barriers to successful medical donations, better alternatives for existing guidance for donations, and identifies solutions to improve the medical care in low-income countries. The paper focuses on how to effectively align and interact with alliance organizations, […]

Changing the Global Radiation Therapy Paradigm

Read the recent journal article  “Changing the global radiation therapy paradigm”, written by ICEC Chief Scientific Program Director, David A. Pistenmaa and others, published in Radiotherapy and Oncology.   Filling the gap in cancer care in underserved regions worldwide requires global collaboration and concerted effort to share creative ideas, pool talents and develop sustainable support from governments, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations. Comprehensive cancer […]

Dr. C. Norman Coleman to receive The Ellen L. Stovall Award for In novation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care

The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize exceptional providers who are transforming cancer care. The Stovall Award is awarded annually to individuals, organizations, or other entities who demonstrate innovation in improving cancer care for patients in America. NCCS created the Stovall […]

Burying the Complexity: Re-engineering for the Next Generation of Medical Linear Accelerators for Use in Challenging Environments (THIRD CERN-ICEC-STFC WORKSHOP)

The workshop, Burying the Complexity: Re-engineering for the Next Generation of Medical Linear Accelerators for Use in Challenging Environments, jointly organised by STFC, the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC) and CERN, was funded through the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). It continued to develop the work that arose from two previous meetings held at […]

Focus on Surbhi Grover

Dr. Surbhi Grover’s efforts in Gaborone, Botswana are highlighted in the June 2018 Enlight Highlights newsletter. Dr. Grover, an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at University of  Pennsylvania (US) and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University  of Botswana, has  focused her work on public health endeavors and cost-effective clinical initiatives to improve access to cancer care and outcomes of care in developing countries.  The […]

WHO’s NCD Commission Lights a Fire Under Heads of State

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Global Health Now, reports that to date, no country has met the 19 requirements of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Sustainable Development Goal 3.4: to reduce by one-third, premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 2030, as pledged in 2011 and 2014. The report, “Time to Deliver” released by […]

Workshop Report for Cancer Research: Defining the Shades of Gy: Utilizing the Biological Consequences of Radiotherapy in the Development of New Treatment Approaches—Meeting Viewpoint

The ability to physically target radiotherapy using image guidance is continually improving with photons and particle therapy that include protons and heaver ions such as carbon. The unit of dose deposited is gray (Gy);however, particle therapies produce different patterns of ionizations, there is evidence that the biological effects of radiation depend on dose size, schedule, […]

National Institute on Minority Healthy and Health Disparities

National Institute on Minority Healthy and Health Disparities is providing a research opportunity for post-doctoral fellows, assistant professors, or individuals in similar early stage research career positions. The organization will host the Health Disparities Research Institute from June 23-27, 2018. The program will aim to assist the support the research career development of promising minority […]

Palliative Pain Relief Woefully Inadequate Worldwide

Palliative care is medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms of a serious illness. The goal of such care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family as palliation can relieve patients from the pain of terminal disease, such as cancer. In 2015, there were roughly 25.5 million people who died without having access […]