Date: November 16, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 11:00 am
Across the globe, cancer rates are rising, presaging a truly global and urgent public health threat. By 2030, the global cancer burden is projected to grow by 70 percent, and more than two-thirds of cancer deaths are occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet only 2 percent of health funding in these countries is directed toward cancer and other noncommunicable diseases. Many of the highest-burden cancers in these regions are associated with infectious diseases, including HIV, human papillomavirus and viral hepatitis
On November 16 at 10 am ET, join us as Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center presents Collaboration Across Continents: Cancer Research and Training in East Africa, a look at how cancer and infectious disease researchers are making discoveries and testing new diagnostics and therapies that can have potentially worldwide impact, with an emphasis on ensuring that novel approaches are not only highly effective but also economically feasible, culturally appropriate, and accessible in regions where resources are limited.
This ICAP Grand Rounds webinar will be presented as part of the ICAP-Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) Initiative Webinar focused on addressing cancer in a global context.
About the ICAP-HICCC Cancer Initiative: The ICAP-HICCC Cancer Initiative (IHCI) aims to advance training, research, education, and programs focused on cancer diagnosis prevention and management in low and middle-income countries. This new webinar series marks the initiative’s inaugural event since its establishment in January 2021.