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Update from GO!

It has been a busy quarter for GO. For the first time, our Board convened at an inaugural retreat in Boston to discuss how GO can best serve its constituents around the world, now and into the future. It is an exciting time in the realm of global health, when issues of mutual concern – such as chronic illness – are drawing the attention of governments, foundations, educational institutions, industry and advocacy groups. With a spotlight on the gaps and needs in global cancer care, GO intends to make the greatest impact possible by connecting and mobilizing our incredible network.

Meet GO's Directors and Advisors.


Board Members present at GO's inaugural retreat, August 2015

Upcoming Hack-a-thon!


On February 27–28, 2016, GO Young Professionals will bring to life a Hack-a-thon, convening a global community of clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and end-users to create innovations that can transform cancer prevention, diagnosis and care in resource-limited settings. Apply here to participate!
Apply Here! bit.ly/GlobalCancerHack

Save the Date: Symposium on Global Cancer Research

Save the date of Friday, April 8th, 2016 for the Symposium on Global Cancer Research, in San Francisco. The focus of this 4th Annual meeting will be innovative and low-cost cancer-related technologies. This event will be co-sponsored by GO alongside the NCI, CUGH, UCSF, and Stanford, and will occur immediately prior to the 7th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference.

The Global Cancer Project Map: Poised for Progress in 2016

GO continues its pivotal work in collaboration with the NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) to further progress on the Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM). The Map – an online networking tool for sharing international cancer research and control efforts – launched in March 2015 in beta mode, with 800 projects worldwide. GO is now engaged with NCI CGH to more than double that number by spring while improving the Map's functionality, including adding a feature for individuals to upload their own data.

GCPM Activity This Fall:

  • In October, the GCPM enjoyed a feature article in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO), an ASCO publication.
  • In November, the GCPM team presented the Map to audiences at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) annual meeting in Chicago, and at the International Conference of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • On a most exciting note, GO welcomed its first two employees, supporting the Map in the capacities of Project Manager and Project/Data Coordinator.

The GCPM team heads into 2016 with great momentum, developing the world's first interactive tool supporting global cancer control.


GO Volunteer and Team Member, Jane Craycroft, demonstrates the Map to AORTIC conference attendees

October Tumor Board with Malawi Partner

On Friday October 16th, the GO-Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital collaboration held an excellent "tumor board" teleconference on a case of ovarian cancer. Dr. Tom Randall of DF/HCC offered his expertise to our partnering physicians in Blantyre. Dialogue regarding patient treatment was rich and informative. Watch this 1-minute video!

Next tumor board is scheduled for Friday, December 18th. 

Tumor Board October 16, 2015

Inaugural Harvard Surgical Health Services Research (HSR) Speaker Series

Your're invited to join on Tuesday, December 8th at 5:15PM for the inaugural Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series, featuring Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH and “Lessons from SOAR (Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research).”

Location: One Brigham Circle, 4th floor, Ledge Room 4-002B.


Dr. Jennifer Tseng

Tata Memorial Centre 75th Year Jubilee

Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, India is celebrating the 75th year of its existence on February 26–28, 2016. We congratulate Tata Director and GO Advisor, Dr. Anil D'Cruz, on this milestone. "A Conference of New Ideas in Cancer – Challenging Dogmas” will debate the ‘currently entrenched versus contrarian viewpoints’ in cancer research and treatment. We hope your schedules allow for participation in this momentous event.

Read more about this and other events of Tata Memorial Centre. 

Help GO bring the best in cancer care to those who need it most


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