International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC)
The International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC) is a non-governmental organization 501(c)3 registered in the US with the mission of improving the outcome of cancer care to the underserved in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to indigenous populations in geographically underserved regions in high-income countries (HICs). ICEC was created in response to the recognition by the World Health Organization and United Nations that the burden of non-communicable diseases, including cancer, is increasingly falling on low- and middle-income countries.
ICEC has created global partnerships through ICEC twinning programs and mentoring relationships that bring dedicated professionals in resource-rich settings, representing a broad spectrum of expertise from academia, private practice, and government, including retirees, together with professionals in resource-poor countries to improve cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care in those countries. ICEC particularly supports the efforts of early-career physicians and healthcare professionals who have an interest in global oncology focusing on cancer care for the underserved. On the other end of the career spectrum, ICEC is tapping into the often-lost expertise of senior physicians and health professionals and retirees thereby extending their career-oriented contributions to address the global shortcoming in the management of cancer and other NCDs for underserved populations.
Using this global network, ICEC provides expertise through innovative and sustainable continuing education and mentoring to deliver resource-appropriate guideline-based cancer-care in those resource-poor settings and promotes approaches that build local capacity vs filling gaps. By means of mentoring in multiple disciplines utilizing public health and quality improvement approaches and exploitation of new information-sharing technologies, ICEC encourages and supports local, regional and national initiatives to develop sustainable human capacity and capability in the efforts by these countries to battle cancer. ICEC’s goal is to use this network of global and multi-sectoral partnerships to establish sustainable and high-quality cancer programs in LMICs.
With its ability to leverage world-class expertise, ICEC partners with and enhances ongoing activities of governments, professional societies, cancer centers and other non-governmental organizations. This approach has enabled ICEC to be an advocate and catalyst for addressing systemic issues in the delivery of cancer care and to mobilize initiatives, with partner organizations, for new solutions designed to work in challenging LMIC and remote settings.
ICEC has seized one of these opportunities related to linear accelerator technology as the catalyst organization for Project STELLA, the subject of this business plan.
To learn more go to www.iceccancer.org or email ICEC at info@ iceccancer.org.
Member: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Global Health Council (GHC), Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), NCD Alliance, NCD Roundtable, Global Health Security Roundtable