The Mass General Cancer Center Global Cancer Care Program advances initiatives in education, research, and clinical care in global oncology. Guided by a core set of values, the program fosters bi-directional global partnerships rooted in a shared vision of health equity, with the goal to promote the human right of universal access to oncology services across the continuum of cancer care.
The program is convened by the Mass General’s Division of Hematology and Oncology and Center for Global Health.
- Continued to support work in Botswana
- Support pediatric and adult oncology in Uganda
- Round Table to discuss clinical trials in Africa
- Partnered with Karkinos to expand cancer care and delivery in India
- Partnership with Harvard Law School around Voluntary Licensing for Cancer Therapeutics in LMICs
- Mentorship of internal medicine residents and medical students including supporting away rotations in Uganda
- Hosting a joint seminar series in global oncology with MD Anderson, UPenn and DFCI
- Fish M, Parkes J, Dharsee N, Dryden-Peterson S, Efstathiou J, Schnipper L, Chabner BA, Parikh AR. POETIC (Program for Enhanced Training in Cancer): An Initial Experience of Supporting Capacity Building for Oncology Training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oncologist. 2019 Dec;24(12):1557-1561. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0207. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID: 31182656; PMCID: PMC6975941. Full text.
- Moahi K, Ralefala T, Nkele I, Triedman S, Sohani A, Musimar Z, Efstathiou J, Armand P, Lockman S, Dryden-Peterson S. HIV and Hodgkin Lymphoma Survival: A Prospective Study in Botswana. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022 Jan;8:e2100163. doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00163. PMID: 35025689; PMCID: PMC8769145. Full text.
- Chabner BA, Efstathiou J, Dryden-Peterson S; visiting team from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and our partners at the Medical School of the University of Botswana, the Princess Marina Hospital, the Gaborone Private Hospital, and the Botswana Ministry of Health. Cancer in Botswana: the second wave of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oncologist. 2013;18(7):777-8. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2013-0218. PMID: 23882018; PMCID: PMC3720627. Full text.
- ASCO 2022 Becoming a global citizen of oncology, Aparna Parikh
- ASCO 2023 Global Health Track Leader, Aparna Parikh
- Binayatara Foundation Cancer Disparities Conference 2023, Lorraine Drapek and Aparna Parikh