The article, “ENLIGHT: European network for Light ion hadron therapy” published in the most recent Radiotherapy and Oncology issue, chronicles 15 years of ENLIGHT, reflecting the power and need for collaboration. ENLIGHT has been extremely influential in its work related to hadron therapy (HT), including topics such as patient selection, clinical trials, technology, radiobiology, imaging and health economics. ENLIGHT was initiated through CERN and ESTRO and dealt with various disciplines such as (medical) physics and engineering, radiation biology and radiation oncology. Read more
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 email@example.com, or our Chief Operations Officer Nina Wendling via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-461-3420.
Excellent new blog series on radiotherapy by Cancer Research UK provides a broad overview of radiotherapy treatment for cancer, tracing back to its roots in the 19th Century to how it’s used today. The online blog incorporates easy to understand videos chronicling radiotherapy through decades of research to refine, improve and innovate the treatment. Today radiotherapy has become an incredibly sophisticated and precise technique that cures more people than cancer drugs. Access the blog: An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for? and watch the video, “What is cancer radiotherapy and how does it work?”
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 email@example.com.
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
The discussion paper, Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations, addresses critical barriers to successful medical donations, better alternatives for existing guidance for donations, and identifies solutions to improve the medical care in low-income countries. The paper focuses on how to effectively align and interact with alliance organizations, exporting and importing government agencies, international partners, local regulators and local partners of import countries. Read the article…
– Panel of Global Health- Drs. Vikram and Coleman
Read the recent journal article “Changing the global radiation therapy paradigm”, written by ICEC Chief Scientific Program Director, David A. Pistenmaa and others, published in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Filling the gap in cancer care in underserved regions worldwide requires global collaboration and concerted effort to share creative ideas, pool talents and develop sustainable support from governments, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations. Comprehensive cancer care, which fits within and strengthens the broader healthcare system, ranges from prevention to screening, to curative treatment, to palliative care and to long-term follow-up. Radiation therapy is an essential component for curative and palliative cancer care and can serve as a stable focal point physically and for personnel around which regional cancer and health care programs can be established. Read the article…
Meeting on radiation therapy technology.
– in preparation (a few attendees from Radiation Research Program, NCI invited)
The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize 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 Stovall Award in honor of Ellen Stovall, our longtime CEO who passed away in 2016 due to cardiac complications from her cancer treatment. In addition to Ellen’s pivotal efforts ensuring the delivery of high-quality cancer care and to survivorship, Ellen was a founding board member of the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC), an organization that provided a conduit for to expand her efforts globally. Learn more about Dr. Coleman’s work, ICEC and the Ellen L. Stovall award.NCCS Announces 2018 Stovall Award Honorees
Symposium on Global Health
– Dr. Coleman speaking.