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GO Holds First-Ever Fundraiser: A Benefit Concert on Oct 1

After four years of grassroots efforts and accomplishments – including the Global Cancer Project Map: gcpm.globalonc.org and Cancer Education Materials for low-literate patients – GO is hosting our first-ever fundraising event in Boston's famed Jordan Hall on Saturday, October 1st.

We will partner with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, a volunteer organization of "medical musicians", for a beautiful evening of Mozart, Dvořák
and Kaska.  At this event, GO will present our First Annual Global Oncology Visionary Award to Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, longtime friend and supporter of GO, and leader in improving access to high quality cancer care.

We sincerely hope you will join us on 10/1.  Visit the 
GO-LSO Event Page to purchase tickets.  If you cannot attend, please consider making a contribution to GO's work.

GO thanks our sponsors for supporting this exciting event.  Sponsors include: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pfizer, Shire Pharmaceuticals and many more.  Complete Sponsor Lisitng

GO–LSO Event Press Release!

Cancer Education Materials Update

The last quarter has been exciting for Global Oncology (GO) and our Cancer Education Materials (CEM) project.  The materials are gaining traction and attention in a variety of ways. 

In July, the GO team – represented by Laurie Schleimer, Carlos Cardenas and Franklin Huang – presented the project at the Design Management Institute (DMI) Annual Conference, held in Boston, MA, as an example of design for social impact.  The team described the unique collaboration that brought together U.S.-based experts in cancer medicine and a professional design team with local in-country providers in low-resource settings to create innovative patient education materials.  The first academic paper describing the design process will be published in the DMI proceedings, with another paper describing the Haiti pilot in the works. Watch presentation video

GO's cancer education materials are being delivered to new countries and soon will be adapted for new modalities.  Over the summer, booklets were translated to Setswana for use in Botswana, and further refined, with input from Rwandan colleagues, for use in a study in a Rwandan cancer hospital.  We look forward to sharing that work with you as it develops. 

Based on the success of the first "Cancer and You" booklets, the GO team is looking for funding to develop the materials for pediatric oncology and radiotherapy.  Send us an email if you have interest in adapting GO's booklets for your particular use or if you know of interested partners.

As always, thank you for your support!

GO Hackathon Update & Stanford Upcoming Hackathon: Nov 5-6

GO's first-of-its-kind global cancer hackathon in partnership with CAMTECH and MIT Hacking Medicine, was immensely successful.  It hosted 140 participants from all around the globe, mentors in the US and abroad  and resulted in the formation 24 teams with innovative solutions for cancer care delivery.  The Hackathon shattered barriers and misconceptions about delivering technically complex medical care in an affordable, effective, and safe manner.  Several months after the completion of the Hackathon, 14 teams – more than half of all teams – remain engaged in their innovative work and participated in a competitive post-hackathon prize.

Building on the success of the first-ever GO Hackathon, Stanford, with the support of GO volunteers, is now hosting its own hackathon – Hacking Health – on the broader topic of healthcare affordability – domestic and worldwide.  If you want to participate or have project ideas, please sign up here.


For inspiration, read a hacking perspective by GO hackathon participant and Harvard Medical School student, Gavin Ovsak.

Senior Faculty Position at Fred Hutch in Seattle, WA

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time senior faculty leadership position in the Global Oncology Program at the Full Member level (comparable to Professor).

The primary responsibility of this position will be to serve as the Program Head of Global Oncology in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch and to lead the development and execution of Fred Hutch's global oncology research agenda, encompassing basic and translational research, innovative prevention and treatment, and implementation science.

Read Complete Position Description

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