Entries by Nina

Designing new radiotherapy technologies to treat cancer in low and middle-income countries

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 […]

Emphasizing the critical importance of EXPERTISE

A Broad Impact for Global Oncology JAMA Oncology, August 8, 2019. Co-authors from International Cancer Expert Corps Emphasizing the critical importance of EXPERTISE, the article, “A Broad Impact for Global Oncology” available at the bottom of this post and online at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2747881, emphasizes the breadth of opportunities for global oncology. The critical need for mentorship […]

A Broad Impact for Global Oncology

Global oncology demands attention, with approximately 9 million people dying from cancer annually. It provides an extraordinary opportunity to address the urgent need for cancer care and be a catalyst for solutions to address critical societal issues including the disruptive forces in and among countries involving the health of individuals and the planet, relationships among […]

ICEC’s response to The Lancet, “Offline: Why has global health forgotten cancer?”

ICEC’s response to Richard Horton’s thoughtful commentary, “Offline: Why has global health forgotten cancer?” was published in The Lancet. While prevention is critical, tackling cancer is about much more than just prevention. “The solution to the deficit of global cancer care is a systematic approach to build expertise, capacity, and capability using a sustainable model […]

Developing Innovative, Robust and Affordable Medical Linear Accelerators for Challenging Environments

Motivated by stunning projections regarding the rise of cancer cases globally to 25 million cases in 2035 with 70% of those occurring in low- and middle- income countries, coupled with the paucity of access to radiotherapy treatment – an essential component of curative and palliative care – a group of individuals from the International Cancer […]

Dr. C. Norman Coleman receives the the Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care

ICEC’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. C. Norman Coleman, received the Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care. The award recognizes 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 fight against non-communicable disease in emerging economies

October 17, 2018 Charles Schmidt, a science writer for Nature, highlights that health-care providers in low- and middle-income countries are shifting their focus away from infections, and towards the bigger problems of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually,  cancers account for (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), […]