Global cancer leaders respond to the unveiling of the Global Cancer Project Map
“The poor bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s cancer cases and deaths and lack access to the majority of the global resources dedicated to fighting cancer. The Global Cancer Project Map takes an important step toward addressing this inequity. By helping the global cancer community link research, service, and training efforts in settings across the globe, the Map will enable more effective research and better care delivery for all the patients who need it—wherever they are.”
-Paul Farmer M.D., Co-founder and chief strategist of nonprofit global health organization Partners In Health; Kolokotrones University Professor; chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
“The Map is an important and innovative step forward in our effort to reduce health disparities and strengthen human capital in underserved areas of the world. With cancer rates rapidly increasing in low-resource settings, the Map creates a place where the global cancer community can share and access information that is critical to providing better treatments and care.”
–Michele Barry, Director, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health.
“Having traveled extensively and worked in medical clinics in Cambodia, I have seen firsthand the enormous disparities in health care based solely on where you happen to live. GO’s Global Cancer Project Map is aimed at changing that and linking our world so that we can all contribute to closing that gap.”
–Robert Negrin M.D., Chief of BMTand Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.
“GO’s team of dedicated, multi-talented professionals has created an innovative online resource for cross-pollination among those working to improve access to quality cancer care in low-resource settings. By providing the means for experts around the world to share programs and knowledge, the Map furthers our goal of advancing global health equity.”
Howard Hiatt, M.D., Associate Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Former Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.