Paul Kaplan, son of Dr. Henry Kaplan and Leah Lebeson Kaplan, passed away in June 2021 from cancer. Prior to his death, Paul had demonstrated a decades-long interest in human service and cancer care to the underserved globally. Paul Kaplan, in discussions with his sister Ann Kaplan and her husband, Robert Spears, and through them, […]
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Watch Now – Women in STEM: Mind the Gap Full Program below Women in STEM: Mind the Gap1 Presented at the CSW66 Forum 18 March 2022, 8:00-9:30am (EST, NY time), 13:00-14:30 (CET, Geneva) Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations since a large […]
Watch the recorded presentation at this link https://youtu.be/UquSTyoia4g Disparities in Cancer Care for Women: An Urgent Global Need Recorded for the CSW66 Forum, 16 March 2022, 8:00-9:30am (EDT time) Panel Moderator: Donna O’Brien, ICEC, Strategic Visions in Healthcare, New York Panelists: Manjit Dosanjh, ICEC, University of Oxford and CERN Silvia Formenti, Weill Cornell […]
Radiation therapy is a critical component for curative and palliative treatment of cancer and is used in more than half of all patients with cancer. Yet there is a global shortage of access to this treatment, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, where there is a shortage of technical staff as well as equipment. Linear accelerators (LINACs) […]
In this rapidly evolving time of precision medicine and scientifically based cancer care, how radiation oncology became a strong research-based scientific discipline in the United States after its separation from diagnostic radiology might be lost. The importance of generational mentorship, “family trees,” and interpersonal relationships can be difficult or impossible to trace absent personal narrative […]
Today’s global health challenges in underserved communities include the growing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs); infectious diseases (IDs) with epidemic and pandemic potential such as COVID-19; and health effects from catastrophic ‘all hazards’ disasters including natural, industrial or terrorist incidents. Healthcare disparities in low-income and middle-income countries and in some rural areas in […]
Capturing the acquired wisdom and experience of mentors in global health offers a capstone for their careers and provides a purposeful healthspan for these professionals to continue to be engaged in meaningful work while leveraging their expertise to solve challenging health care problems. This article addresses such opportunities available for individuals in the latter part […]
June 11, 2020 Innovative Technologies towards building Affordable and equitable global Radiotherapy capacity (ITAR) A new project, “Innovative Technologies towards building Affordable and equitable global Radiotherapy capacity” (ITAR), supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), aims to design and develop new radiotherapy technologies to give more cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa access to […]