Education and Training is fundamental to increase global cancer capacity. The Global Cancer Program aims to educate the broader cancer community on global cancer control and to develop infrastructure to support knowledge exchange.

The Global Cancer Program’s education and training initiatives not only include training for oncologists but also for other allied health professionals required for a comprehensive cancer services program.

The Global Cancer Program seeks to implement, disseminate, and exchange knowledge on cancer care and novel medical educational techniques.

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Kenyan Physics Forum

Started by Dr. Monique van Prooijen in November 2018, the program consists of monthly webinars focused on a topic of interest in medical physics to Kenyan physicists. The forum, which now includes co-Director Stephanie Parker from the Hayworth Cancer Center in North Carolina, USA, is open to physicists at any Kenyan cancer therapy centre. With over 20 members, the forum is expanding its membership to other countries. The Program hopes to extend into joint research projects in the future.

Clinical Fellow Training

The Princess Margaret trains several international fellows a year to provide hands-on training and mentorship on best clinical oncology practice. Candidates are recognized through multiple channels including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Princess Margaret also trains clinical fellows identified through formal partnerships such as:

GYN Oncology Fellowship Training Program with Moi University in Kenya
Tata Memorial Center (TMC) Educational Exchange Program
King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) and Princess Margaret Fellowship Program


Global Oncology Leadership Development (GOLD) Program
Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration

Past Work

Kenyan Nursing Program
Last reviewed: 4/20/2020
Last modified: 4/28/2020 11:46 AM