Princess Margaret is committed to advancing oncology education and knowledge mobilization.

As part of our international collaborations, we work with international cancer centres that focus on the translation of research. We collaborate with our partners by:

  • Exchanging information about patient care, clinical research, education and training
  • Sharing best practices
  • Encouraging academic collaboration across partner organizations
  • Promoting faculty exchanges and site visits among students and trainees

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre currently has academic partnerships with:

 

Centro di Riferimento Oncologico (Italy)

Centro di Riferimento Oncologico [opens in new window] is the National Cancer Institute located in Aviano, Italy. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is engaged in an academic partnership with the National Cancer Institute, collaborating on mutual scientific and research projects aimed at advancing knowledge of the indications for cancer and new innovative methods of treatment. A component of this partnership involves Princess Margaret Cancer Centre supporting capacity building at the Aviano site, including the development of specialized oncology nursing and clinical research activities. This collaboration also includes educational components, such as a study on the cancer education needs of new immigrants. Other areas of collaboration may include future clinical trials and other scientific and educational opportunities.

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King Hussein Cancer Center (Jordan)

King Hussein Cancer Centre [opens in new window] (KHCC) is a non-profit cancer centre with a mission to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care to the citizens of Jordan and the region. KHCC is also dedicated to providing access to education, training, public awareness and research in order to decrease mortality and alleviate suffering from cancer.

In 2013, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and King Hussein Cancer Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on a shared vision of delivering advanced, world-class cancer care, with a specific focus on the application of precision radiation therapy techniques. Since then, 5 fellows in Radiation Medicine, Physics, Medical Oncology and Urology have trained at Princess Margaret.

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Tata Memorial Centre (India)

Tata Memorial Centre [opens in new window] (TMC) is a cancer hospital and research institute located in Mumbai, India. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and TMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 centred around a shared vision of advancing innovation and delivery of best practices in all aspects of cancer care, research and education.

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Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (Spain)

Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology [opens in new window] (VHIO) is a leading comprehensive cancer center of excellence where its scientists and physicians adopt a translational research model, working together to accelerate and advance personalized and targeted therapies against cancer.

In February 2015, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance personalized cancer medicine, with a specific focus on sharing information about best practice in clinical research and clinical trials.

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Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (China)

Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center [opens in new window] (FUSCC) is a non-profit organization and a university-affiliated hospital dedicated to the care of cancer patients, education and research. The FUSCC has an eighty-year history as an international center of excellence and is the first comprehensive cancer center under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, P.R. China.

In November 2016, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center formalized a partnership to collaborate on research and education. Through this collaboration, Princess Margaret and FUSCC will work together to achieve mutually beneficial objectives to provide and advance world-class cancer care and research programs.

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Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) (Germany)

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum [opens in new window] (DKFZ) is a national cancer research centre founded in 1964 and based in Heidelberg, Germany. It is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany. At DKFZ, more than 1000 scientists investigate how cancer develops, identify cancer rish factors and endeavour to find new strategies to prevent people from getting cancer. DKFZ is a member of the Helmholtz association of National Research Centers.

On September 25, 2017, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and DKFZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the principles and framework for their collaboration. Under terms of the MOU, the partners will share best practice information in basic, translational, and clinical research, support innovation in cancer research programs, establish a joint clinician and medical scientist program, and promote faculty, student and trainee exchange visits.

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Last reviewed: 1/22/2019
Last modified: 1/23/2019 7:30 AM