GO Interactive Map Greatly Advances Collaboration to Improve Global Cancer Care
Free, online platform enhanced and expanded to engage multi-sector partners to build, quantify and
strengthen the fight against cancer www.TheGOMap.org
Boston, MA. – May 11, 2017– Nonprofit Global Oncology, Inc. (GO) today launched The,
expanded and enhanced, GO Map. With the goal of improving access to cancer care for people living in the
world’s lowest- resourced areas, this online map hosts a panapoly of information about who, what, where
and how cancer care and research are transpiring around the globe. Audiences including clinicians, students,
researchers, global health staff, and donors now have a wealth of information at their fingertips to find the
latest statistics and information about cancer care.
The GO Map (www.TheGOMap.org) has tremendous new functionality and data sources as well as greatly
improved user interactivity and connectivity. Users can now post their own events, projects, blog posts, data
and link to other Map users. The GO Map launches with over 1,875 projects, nearly 5,000 collaborators and
over 40 events listed.
With the relaunch, GO is calling on all of those concerned about eliminating disparities in access to cancer care to
sign up and join the GO Map to:
❏ Facilitate collaboration across organizations
❏ 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
❏ Connect clinicians, researchers, students, donors and others working on cancer with one another.
Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., former CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and GO Board Member states, “tremendous
inequities prevent patients with cancer and their caregivers in low-resource settings from enjoying the benefits of
the cutting-edge cancer treatments available in the United States and much of Europe. The GO Map is a terrific tool
to help reduce these disparities by widely disseminating information leading to improved access to cancer care”.
Adds Dr. Michael Link, Lydia J Lee Professor in Pediatric Cancer at Stanford University and a past-President of the
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and GO Board Member, “The GO Map crosses borders and oceans to
share critical information and narrow the access gap to crucial resources. Only five percent of global health funding
is spent in regions where 80% of the cancer burden exists and children are perishing from very treatable diseases.
Cancer rates are steadily increasing in these areas and information available on the map will help improve access
to treatment and care for those living where the burden is the greatest but currently cancer care is least available”.
GO was established in 2011 by Dr. Ami Bhatt and Dr. Franklin Huang to address the disproportionate share of the
global cancer burden shouldered by low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Bhatt is an Assistant Professor of
Medicine and of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Global Oncology, Stanford
Center for Innovation in Global Health. Dr. Huang is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and DanaFarber
Cancer Institute (DFCI) and postdoctoral scholar at the Broad Institute. GO is specifically focused on building
a global network of individuals and organizations to solve today’s problems in cancer care, with the ultimate goal
of improving care and bettering the lives of patients in resource-limited settings.
For Media: Donna Barry, GO Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 617-669-7109 (m)