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The Global Cancer Program is inviting new members who have an interest and/or devote a portion of their work in education, research and/or program development in global oncology.

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Over its almost 70-year history, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has been dedicated to research and innovation in cancer control and to delivering excellence in patient care. The growing global dimensions of cancer control have also motivated our commitment to advancing global cancer control through education, research, and knowledge translation in global oncology. The Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program aims to be an academic centre in global oncology by working together with our international partners to improve health, achieve equity in cancer care, and train the next generation of cancer leaders. Through the creation of synergy between departments at Princess Margaret, and with our international partners, the program will enhance efficiencies and global impact.

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 facilitate international collaboration, global multi-directional knowledge transfer, and effective partnerships for cancer care innovations. These initiatives aim to embed a global perspective into work across the cancer centre to have our clinicians, investigators, and scientists working toward universal access to cancer services and the elimination of cancer disparities.

Program Vision and Mission

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The Global Cancer Program 2020-2025 Strategy outlines the foundational pillars of the program, strategic priorities, and milestones to be achieved by 2025.

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The vision of the Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program is to address growing disparities in cancer treatment within our own communities and internationally to improve health and to achieve equity in cancer care for all people worldwide.

The mission is to develop a program in global health and oncology that builds global capacity to deliver cancer services, conduct research with global impact, train the next generation of international cancer leaders, and mobilize our community to engage in collective action to advance global cancer control.

Current Opportunities

Call for Global Oncology Proposals Now Open

Funding has been allocated to support proposals in global cancer control. Proposals that will be considered include, but are not limited to, the development and/or delivery of education and training programs for low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), joint research projects in global oncology with international partners, and trainee exchanges. Multidisciplinary proposals that strengthen existing collaborations between the Princess Margaret and partnering institutions are encouraged. Click here to view criteria and instructions for submitting a Global Oncology ProposalDeadline for proposals: October 2, 2020

​Current Collaborations

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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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Last reviewed: 7/12/2020
Last modified: 1/14/2021 9:50 AM