The International Cancer Expert Corps Board of Directors is hosting a series of receptions throughout the year to introduce the work of the organization to interested individuals. Our second reception will be held on October 5, 2016, in New York City and offers the opportunity to learn more about our efforts to improve global cancer care.
The New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, New York
October 5, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Norman Coleman, MD, DSc (h.c.) FASTRO
Senior Scientific Advisor to ICEC
Nelson Chao, MD
Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Professor
Chief, Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy/BMT
Director, Global Cancer, Duke University
John “Mac” Longo, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Radiation Oncology
“Walking Forward” South Dakota, National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)
Onyinye Balogun, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Global Health Programs in Armenia and Gabon
Silvia C. Formenti, MD
Chair of Radiation Oncology,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
The ICEC is offering the opportunity for individuals, corporations, professional societies and organizations to underwrite the costs of these receptions and to support our ongoing efforts. If interested, please complete the mail-in donation form or donate online below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our development team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or our Chief Operations Officer Nina Wendling via email at email@example.com or by phone at 301-461-3420.
Today, World Politics Review, published the article, “How Better Cancer Treatment Can Also Mean Better Nuclear Security” authored by Dr. C. Norm Coleman, Miles Pomper and Dr. Silvia Formenti. The article was written in response to the Washington Post article, “How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’” which discussed the dilemma related to the risk of terrorists developing dirty bombs from materials used for cancer treatment in developing countries. These countries need better technology and treatment environments, not only to support a transition away from cobalt-60 machines but to improve cancer treatment overall.
On June 1, 2016, the International Cancer Expert Corps Board of Directors hosted the first in a series of receptions, “Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care” at the law offices of Baker & McKenzie, LLP in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event series is to introduce the efforts of the organization to friends and colleagues in the corporate, scientific, governmental and philanthropic communities. The venue, perched just above Lafayette Park overlooking the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial, served as an idyllic setting for the ICEC’s first of several introductory gatherings.
This well-attended event, made possible through the generous support of Baker &McKenzie, LLP and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario, attracted a broad range of individuals. Attendees included representatives from the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital- Taiwan (CGMH), Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), National Nuclear Security Administration, National Cancer Institute (NCI) and many others. Many of the organizations represented at the reception are listed below. The evening was highlighted by a short program which included overviews of several programs focused on global health. Keith Martin, MD, the Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) reflected on the importance of collaborations in efforts to make substantive improvements in global health initiatives. The CUGH is located in Washington, DC and is a stalwart supporter of the ICEC.
Daniel G. Petereit, MD, of the John Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota, shared his experiences as the Principal Investigator of the community-based participatory research program, “Walking Forward” in western South Dakota. The program is funded by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) and lauded as an exemplary program proving that high-quality mentoring networks do improve both access to, and the quality of care delivered to indigenous populations in underserved areas.
Lastly, Dr. Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH, one of ICEC’s Early Career Leaders and an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the principle lead for the Botswana-UPENN partnership, highlighted many of the successes and challenges she has faced while developing an oncology program in Gaborone, Botswana. Though she has experienced many trials and tribulations, her efforts and the efforts of others have served as a catalyst to make a significant difference in the delivery of cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa.
ICEC will host the next reception in October 2016 in New York City. Details will be posted on the ICEC website. To attend or to sponsor an upcoming event, or for more information on the 2016 ICEC Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care reception schedule, please contact ICEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1, 2016, Reception – Organizations Represented
Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC)
American Cancer Society
American Indian “Walking Forward” Program
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital- Taiwan (CGMH)
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dana-Farber Global Cancer Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration
Hughes Network Systems
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins SOM
Medical College of Wisconsin
Metro State University of Denver
National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Cancer Institute, Radiation Research Program
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
SBK Partnership, LLC
Strategic Visions in Healthcare, LLC
The Commonwealth Medical School
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Pennsylvania
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– Panel of Global Health- Drs. Vikram and Coleman
The July 2017 issue of the “ICEC Essential News Letter” provides a detailed overview of our current activities. These include the efforts of our Early Career Leaders expanding twinning partnerships; ICEC’s endeavors to develop and make more accessible, first-rate radiation treatment systems capable of functioning in challenging environments and developing countries; and implementing the ICEC 5-Step Progression Plan. The 5-Step Progression Plan is a program supported by the ICEC mentoring network that provides a capacity building strategy to facilitate the creation of a sustainable platform for the sharing of best practices and learnings from each other through information and technology transfer. This model program provides plans, metrics, assessment of progress and deliverables all of which are now essential to validate investment of resources and for success with grants, foundations, and supporters. The ultimate aim is for the ICEC Centers and Associates to progress to become regional and global leaders in oncology care.
Meeting on radiation therapy technology.
– in preparation (a few attendees from Radiation Research Program, NCI invited)
ICEC’s Early Career Leader, Mira Shah was recently featured in an Astronews article that highlighted her and several others’ climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Radiating Hope, an organization that has helped thousands living in low- and middle-income countries receive radiation therapy.
Symposium on Global Health
– Dr. Coleman speaking.