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Registration Opens: Young Investigators’ Conference: Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care

The conference, Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care will enable young cancer professionals from diverse regions to share and discuss the opportunities and challenges that they encounter at their home institutions and practices as well as abroad as they seek to incorporate global health into their oncology careers. Dr. Douglas Lowy, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the keynote address.

The meeting will bring together world-renowned global oncology experts, recognized for their pioneering work transforming global cancer care, with young investigators to share their perspectives and experiences related to mentorship, education and training, and building careers in global oncology while guiding systematic, incremental improvements in cancer care delivery programs in low- and middle-income countries.  Registration is now open. Learn more about the conference…

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Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care: a Reception

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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.

Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care Reception     

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

RSVP REQUIRED – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Speakers include:
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

Guests must RSVP for security purposes. RSVP by clicking this link, or send an email to development@iceccancer.org or call 301-461-3420.

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 development@iceccancer.org, or our Chief Operations Officer Nina Wendling via email at nina.wendling@iceccancer.org or by phone at 301-461-3420.

ICEC Board of Directors From left to right: Norm Coleman, Harmar Brereton, Monique Mansoura, David Kramer, Donna O'Brien, David Pistenmaa, Larry Roth, Nina Wendling, Richard Slowinski (Baker & McKenzie) and Barry Alperin. Missing: Bhadrasain Vikram, Nelson Chao, Daniel Petereit, Tim Williams and Sylvia Formenti

ICEC Board of Directors From left to right: Norm Coleman, Harmar Brereton, Monique Mansoura, David Kramer, Donna O’Brien, David Pistenmaa, Larry Roth, Nina Wendling, Richard Slowinski (Baker & McKenzie) and Barry Alperin. Missing: Bhadrasain Vikram, Nelson Chao, Daniel Petereit, Tim Williams and Sylvia Formenti

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Dr. C. Norman Coleman receives the the Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care

ICEC’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. C. Norman Coleman, received the Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care. The award recognizes 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, NCCS’ longtime CEO who passed away in 2016 due to cardiac complications from her cancer treatment.  Read more…

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Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care Reception

ICEC Board of Directors 2016

ICEC Board of Directors From left to right: Norm Coleman, Harmar Brereton, Monique Mansoura, David Kramer, Donna O’Brien, David Pistenmaa, Larry Roth, Nina Wendling, Richard Slowinski (Baker & McKenzie) and Barry Alperin. Missing: Bhadrasain Vikram, Nelson Chao, Daniel Petereit, Tim Williams and Sylvia Formenti

 

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 development@iceccancer.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
Bethesda Systems
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
Duke University
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
Seqirus
Strategic Visions in Healthcare, LLC
The Commonwealth Medical School
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Pennsylvania
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The fight against non-communicable disease in emerging economies

October 17, 2018

Charles Schmidt, a science writer for Nature, highlights that health-care providers in low- and middle-income countries are shifting their focus away from infections, and towards the bigger problems of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

While cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually,  cancers account for (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million). These 4 groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths. Read more…

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HPV-related cancer rates are rising. So are vaccine rates — just not fast enough.

Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus have increased significantly over the last 15 years in the United States, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. More than 43,000 people developed HPV-associated cancer in 2015, compared with about 30,000 in 1999, the CDC said.

At the same time, the CDC said, HPV vaccination rates are rising — a trend that could eventually curb the increase in cancer cases  — But the rate is not rising fast enough, experts say. Nearly half of adolescents ages 13 to 17 in 2017 had received all the recommended doses for HPV vaccination, while two-thirds had received the first dose. Read the Washington Post article…

This is a challenge for those in Low-Income Countries LIC and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) as well.  Gallagher, K. et al, in Vaccine, “Status of HPV vaccine introduction and barriers to country uptake” suggest that if one-dose HPV vaccination became viable, some of the significant barriers to scale-up and sustained use in LIC/LMIC may be overcome. (Perhaps the same for Upper-Income Countries?) The vaccine could prevent 90 percent of HPV-caused cancer cases every year.