Growing trends highlight the critical importance of ICEC’s efforts

The third ICEC Essential News Letter of 2016 provides updates from activities over the last 5 months. Building from the more detailed description of the various components and activities in the June 2016 Essential News Letter (Vol 1, No 2) we provide updates and a progress report. The growing trends toward isolationism and xenophobia make efforts of collaboration, person-to-person connectivity and sustainable partnerships such as those of ICEC even more important on a global level. Understanding the issues behind the global trends rather than simple condemnation can be of benefit in helping to improve existing relationships and conditions and to work toward novel approaches that can counterbalance intolerance. Being apolitical and global as well as focusing on cancer that transcends borders, ICEC is in an excellent position to build new models and bridges. As our recent efforts illustrate, we are well on our way to doing just that.

General Update

December 2016

While still largely an “all-volunteer” organization we  recruited a Chief Operating Officer and have rented office space in the University of California Washington Center building in Washington DC where the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is also located.  We continue to build an outstanding Board of Directors and an erudite Advisory Board. We have hosted introductory receptions in Washington DC and New York City, have made presentations at radiation oncology and global health meetings and have authored additional publications with new ideas and accomplishments. To illustrate our truly global scope, ICEC organized with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (the folks who found the Higg’s boson and other incredible accomplishments) ) who hosted a first-of-its-kind meeting on radiation technology in Geneva. More on this later.