The focus of the ICEC is to establish sustainable partnerships and relationships in order to enable the provision of cancer care to health disparities populations in LMICs and also in rural underserved areas in resource-rich countries that have similar access issues to those in LMICs.
The mentors are organized in expert panels, based on discipline and expertise. Thus, there is a global network of associates and experts, sharing information and approaches towards establishing cancer care in LMIC counties.
The infrastructure or “nerve-net” are the Hubs, which provide resources, personnel and connectivity among the associates and experts to allow them to focus on their cancer care mission.
Sufficient infrastructure is needed to facilitate recruitment, to conduct day-to-day operations and to establish appropriate metrics for individuals and institutions, to guide progress and to build mutually beneficial relationships among organizations, working to help solve the global cancer health disparity problem.