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
Characterizing the problem:
1. What is the burden of cancer in low and middle-income countries?
Developing a solution:
1. How can we draw upon lessons from the HIV/AIDS movement and access to anti-retrovirals to improve access to cancer therapies?
Session list and Videos
PLENARY SESSION 1: The burden of cancer, essential therapies and barriers to access
Expert Panel with Drs. Felicia Knaul, Bimal Dey, Leslie Lehmann, Veronika Wirtz
PLENARY SESSION 2: Strategies and opportunities for improving global access to cancer therapies
CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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