Cancer is a defining health issue in the 21st century for countries at all stages of development. One in two Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, though the greatest number of cancer deaths in the next decade will occur in low and middle-income countries. Sustained local and global action, and sound leadership, is required to ensure access to high-quality, affordable cancer care for all.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network is recognized as an international leader in cancer care and plays a central role in training tomorrow's cancer care leaders through medical, radiation and surgical oncology fellowship programs. Graduates go on to hold leadership positions in clinical care, research, policy, healthcare management, and health systems both in Canada and around the world.
Princess Margaret Global Oncology Leadership Development Program is a series of lectures and interactive small group sessions designed to equip Fellows with the skills, networks and opportunities to develop as leaders in cancer care at a local, regional and international level. The program's focus is on developing and strengthening cancer care leadership at a systems level. It is particularly relevant for international Fellows who upon their return home will be responsible for growing cancer care systems, and for domestic Fellows with an interest in health systems leadership and advancing the cancer care agenda at a local, regional and global level.