1. What is the Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM)?

The Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM), scheduled to launch in March 2015, catalogs international programs related to cancer research, care, and outreach. GCPM integrates databases from key organizations to map up-to-date efforts in global cancer control. The tool has the potential to facilitate cancer control and research programs in resource-limited settings.

The primary goals of GCPM are to:

• Facilitate the breaking down of silos and building of collaboration

• Accelerate progress, ensure a balanced investment of resources, and align global cancer care and control efforts

• Provide resources to view and better understand international efforts in cancer research and control

The inception of GCPM was made possible through an alliance between the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health (NCI CGH) and Global Oncology, Inc. (GO). The tool was developed by Global Oncology, Inc., based on NCI’s database

 

2. How can I stay updated on the GCPM and learn more?

Here are some ways to stay updated on our progress and learn more about the GCPM:

• Sign-up for regular updates on our Join Us page.

• Email us at gcpm@globalonc.org

 

3. I love GCPM! How can my organization feature its projects/programs on the site?

GO and NCI CGH are interested in engaging dedicated partner organizations in the GCPM effort. Contact us at gcpm@globalonc.org if you are not already a partner organization and would like to inquire about becoming one.

If you are already a partner, we will be in touch with you in the coming months to share data templates and look forward to featuring your work. In an effort to keep GCPM up-to-date and accurate, every posting organization will be responsible for providing high-quality, updated, and curated information for uploading. If your organization would like help in achieving these data standards, please be in touch with us and we can discuss potential solutions.

 

4. How can I upload my projects to the GCPM?

Once the GCPM is launched in March, you will be able to upload your data by completing an online form or filling out an excel template for a bulk upload. Your information will then be reviewed prior to publication on the site to ensure data accuracy. If you are interested in adding your projects to the site but have questions, please reach out to us and our multi-disciplinary team of experts will work with you to determine whether the site can support the data.

 

5. When can I view the GCPM?

The GCPM will be launched to the public in March 2015. Sign up on our list serve to be one of the first individuals to receive access! If you are hoping to get a sneak peak to the website, you can do so during the user-testing phase beginning in mid-December 2014. Do let us know if you are interested in participating (estimated time commitment – 10 hours).

 

6. My organization is interested in exploring partnerships with GO for the incubation of creative, innovative, and scalable pilot projects – Whom should I contact?

GO is looking for new partners and projects for medium- to long-term projects ranging from 3-12 months in duration. We have skilled volunteers that span a range of expertise (including but not limited to graphic design, computer science, public health, executive administration, oncology and biology/genomics research). You can initiate contact with one of our GO co-founders, Dr. Ami Bhatt or Dr. Franklin Huang, or by sending an inquiry to info@globalonc.org.

 

7. How can I learn more about GO’s projects?

You can learn more by visiting Our Pojects page on our website.

 

8. I recently authored or co-authored an important manuscript in the field of global cancer – how can I promote my work on the GO website?

We actively survey the literature for exciting new publications in the global cancer field and feature interviews with lead authors of these manuscripts on our website. If you are interested in having your work considered for an online feature, please contact our content coordinator: janelock@gmail.com.

 

9. I would like to start a GO chapter at my institution – What does it take?

Please contact one of our co-founders, Dr. Ami Bhatt or Dr. Franklin Huang, and we can help you establish a GO community!