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The International Clinician and Medical Scientist Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for applicants wishing to pursue further training to prepare for careers in clinical cancer research. Candidates should be attracted by the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the program.

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The Princess Margaret Global Cancer program aims to be an academic centre of excellence in the establishment and improvement of cancer services globally. Beyond efforts to establish and disseminate current best practices, the Global Cancer Program strives to influence the future of cancer care through the training of the next generation of global oncology leaders and through international collaboration.

The Global Cancer Program will create synergies within its own departments and build upon the Princess Margaret’s existing worldwide network of partners to advance global cancer services and delivery. Regional differences in health systems create a diverse problem set, where an innovation in one setting offers a solution in another. The Global Cancer Program will create channels to support initiatives that will enhance efficiencies and facilitate global multi-directional knowledge transfer and seamless partnerships for cancer care innovations.

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Lorenz Yeung

Lorenz is a second-year Master's student in Global Surgical Care at the University of British Columbia, working under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Rodin. His research examines cancer care in low resource environments. He is currently engaging in a field project to explore patient and physician reported barriers contributing to delayed breast cancer presentation in Jamaica.

Trainee Summary

He obtained a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University, and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional. He previously worked as a research coordinator at BC Cancer in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He currently works as a clinical data and regulatory coordinator in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Project Summary

Assessment of Barriers Contributing to Presentation of Breast Cancer Patients in Jamaica

Comprehensive cancer care is still developing in Jamaica and a coordinated breast cancer screening program is lacking. Breast cancer patients are often presenting at stage T2 or higher. Delayed presentation is complex and can be influenced by socioeconomics, cultural perceptions, myths and fears regarding treatment, and alternative treatment selection. This project will assess patient and physician reported barriers that contribute to delayed breast cancer presentation to guide future interventions to improve outcomes. This project is being conducted in collaboration wtih Dr. Dingle Spence (Hope Institute, Kingston, Jamaica) and the Global Cancer Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Contact Us

Email pmglobalcancer@uhn.ca for more information about the Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program.

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Upgrade your professional skills and expand your knowledge through global education initiatives supported by the Princess Margaret.

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Last reviewed: 2/23/2020
Last modified: 2/27/2020 4:34 AM