On February 8th, 2014, the first Global Oncology Symposium, "Global Cancer Care: Challenges and Opportunities," was held at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with over 170 attendees.  Plenary sessions examined the burden of cancer, barriers to care, and evaluation methodologies of evaluation in low and middle-income countries - with keynote addresses by Thomas Gross, MD, PhD (Deputy Director of Science, NCI Center for Global Health), Rifat Atun, MBBS, MBA (Professor, Imperial College Londo), and Paul Farmer, MD, PhD (Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard University; Co-founder, Partners in Health).  The event was co-sponsored by

 

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