ICEC continues to broaden its outreach and is a member of the Global Health Council, the Global Health Security Roundtable and the NCD Roundtable. Staff and Board have recently attended the Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference, the CUGH annual meeting on Health Disparities: a time for action and the 6th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research, hosted by the NCI.


David A. Pistenmaa, MD, Ph.D. was honored with an annual David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Lecture in Radiation Oncology by the University of Texas, Southwestern Department of Radiation Oncology.  The initial lecture was presented on February 13, 2018.

Presentations related to ICEC at various meetings

– September 2017: The 9th Global Ethiopian Diaspora Conference on Health Care and Medical Education: “Cancer and cancer care in Ethiopia.” ICEC Presentation on ICEC’s mentoring partnerships, Twinning Programs and Innovation.

– October 2017: ICEC-CERN-STFC meeting in November had a number of presentations and discussions led by ICEC members.

– March 2018: National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health at NIH. Global Cancer Research: Addressing Disparities, Locally and Globally.  ICEC Poster Presentation, “Responding to a Critical Need: ICEC 5-Step Progression Plan© for Associates, Experts, Centers and Hubs.

– March 2018: CERN, ICEC and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)“Burying the Complexity: Re-Engineering for the Next Generation of Medical Linear Accelerators for Use in Challenging Environments”


Below you will find publications since the last Essential News Letter related to ICEC and/or from ICEC members relevant to global health: (readers, please provide additional citations – send to info@iceccancer.org)

Global impact of radiotherapy in oncology: Saving one million lives by 2035. Lievens Y, Gospodarowicz M, Grover S, Jaffray D, Rodin D, Torode J, Yap ML, Zubizarreta E; GIRO Steering and Advisory Committees. Radiother Oncol. 2017 Nov;125(2):175-177

National disparities in treatment package time for resected locally advanced head and neck cancer and impact on overall survival. Guttmann DM, Kobie J, Grover S, Lin A, Lukens JN, Mitra N, Rhodes KV, Feng W, Swisher-McClure S. Head Neck. 2018 Feb 2.

Treatment, Not Terror: Time for Unique Problem-Solving Partnerships for Cancer Care in Resource-Challenged Environments. Coleman CN, Pomper MA, Chao N, Dalnoki-Veress F, Pistenmaa DA. J Glob Oncol. 2017 Dec;3(6):687-691

Variations in breast cancer histology and treatment patterns between the major ethnic groups of South West Sydney. Hwang E, Yap ML, Boxer MM, Chong S, Duggan K, Kaadan N, Delaney GP. Breast J. 2017 Dec 19.Walking Forward: A narrative from South Dakota. Petereit DG. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Sep 14

Assessing HPV and Cervical Knowledge, Preference and HPV Status Among Urban American Indian Women. Cina KR, Omidpanah AA, Petereit DG. S D Med. 2017 Oct;70(10):439-443.

Reality Versus Grant Application Research “Plans”. Burhansstipanov L, Krebs LU, Petereit D, Dignan MB, Ahamed SI, Sargent M, Cina K, Crawford K, Thibeault D, Bordeaux S, Kanekar S, Ahsan GMT, Williams D, Addo I. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Jul 1

Radiotherapy in small countries. Barton MB, Zubizarreta EH, Polo Rubio JA. Cancer Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;50(Pt B):257-259.

Palliative Oncologic Care Curricula for Providers in Resource-Limited and Underserved Communities: a Systematic Review. Xu MJ, Su D, Deboer R, Garcia M, Tahir P, Anderson W, Kinderman A, Braunstein S, Sherertz T. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Dec 20