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.