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March 2011

by jestaljestal 28 Mar 2011 09:57

International Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care

by jestaljestal 28 Mar 2011 09:27

MNJ Institute of Oncology (MNJIO), in collaboration with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) and Pallium India, is announcing a call for applications for a one year integrated International Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care.

AORTIC 2011 International Cancer Conference

by jestaljestal 23 Mar 2011 14:32


The INCTR Cancer Registration Program

by jestaljestal 23 Mar 2011 13:47

Provision of services for prevention and treatment of cancer has had a low priority with African governments and development agencies. However, cancer is not rare in absolute terms: even ignoring the huge load of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma, the probability of developing a cancer by age 65 years in a woman living in present-day Uganda (Kampala) or Zimbabwe (Harare) is only about 30% lower that of her sisters in Western Europe, and the probability of dying from a cancer by this age is almost twice as high. INCTR has long been involved in the supporting cancer treatment – especially for Burkitt lymphoma and retinoblastoma of childhood- and services for palliative care in Africa.

February 2011

by jestaljestal 28 Feb 2011 10:41

What Can We Learn from Africa? - 5

by jestaljestal 25 Feb 2011 15:32


This meeting was held in conjunction with the First Congress of the Senegalese Society of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and the 8th Congress of the Francophone African Society for Haematology on Nov 12-14th 2015. It was organized by INCTR's Pathology Programme represented by Prof Martine Raphael who is also the President of INCTR's French Branch: Alliance Mondiale contre le Cancer. The main topic was plasmacytic differentiation of lymphomas in the context of Africa. In addition to the lectures, numerous presentations of experience of diagnosis of lymphomas and haematopoietic malignancies were presented by haematologists and pathologists from Sub-Saharan West, Central and East Africa in order to discuss cases, difficult diagnoses and experiences.

January 2011

by jestaljestal 04 Feb 2011 12:26

Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society

by jestaljestal 01 Feb 2011 12:52

The Mathiwos Wondu – YeEthiopia Cancer Society (MWECS) was founded 7 years ago in honor of Mathiwos Wondu, a 4 year old boy who died undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Wondu Bekele, father of Mathiwos joined the war on cancer following the death of his son and is one of the 15 founding members of MWECS. MWECS is one of four NGOs in Ethiopia working on cancer and the only one specializing in pediatric cancer.

1st International Symposium in Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology in Ethiopia

by jestaljestal 01 Feb 2011 12:17

1st International Symposium in Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology in Ethiopia, Jan 18th – 21st, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nanaimo Bhaktapur Hospice Palliative Care Twinning Project – Site Visit, October 19th through November 11th, 2010

by jestaljestal 31 Jan 2011 15:04

A palliative care team from Nanaimo, Canada, led by Dr. Robin Love who serves as a consultant to INCTR’s PAX program, made their 4th site visit to Bhaktapur Cancer Center (BCC), Nepal from mid October to mid November in 2010. This visit was made as part of the Partners in Compassion Project – also known as the Nanaimo Bhaktapur Hospice Palliative Care Twinning Project. The primary focus of the trip was to assist in teaching a palliative care course hosted by BCC’s Palliative Care Program.

Education in Radiotherapy Using a Web-based Program Developed by Lund University Hospital, Sweden.

by jestaljestal 31 Jan 2011 10:26

A modified version of a mandatory web-based training course in basic radiophysics and radiotherapy for medical residents in oncology, used in Sweden, has been introduced at the Cancer Institute in Chennai, India.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital Cancer Symposium

by jestaljestal 31 Jan 2011 09:51

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) in Lahore, Pakistan held an international symposium in November, 2010 as part of its commitment to advance cancer education and research in Pakistan. Because palliative care is still in its infancy in Pakistan, a day of the symposium was dedicated to palliative care in order to promote its development and to improve access to palliative care for patients in need.

National Palliative Care Program Planning in Brazil

by jestaljestal 27 Jan 2011 15:27

Ninety-five participants from all regions of Brazil, representing all disciplines providing palliative care services, met in Rio, Nov 16-1, 2010 to a national palliative care strategy. Notwithstanding substantial expertise, innovation and commitment within institutional and/or local programs, participants identified the variation in levels of service, patient outcomes and care-giver support as well as the difficulties of access to evaluation, care and opioids as major factors contributing to Brazil's relatively poorer performance compared to many other nations (Economist Intelligence Unit Report, 2010).

November 2010

by jestaljestal 29 Nov 2010 16:19

NNCTR/INCTR Nepal Competes to Win GlobalGiving's Open Challenge

by jestaljestal 29 Nov 2010 16:19

The Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NNCTR)/INCTR Nepal has a chance to receive funding for its cervical and breast cancer screening camps in the Kathmandu Valley via innovative online marketplace for philanthropy.

INCTR 03-06: The Treatment and Characterization of Burkitt Lymphoma in Africa

by jestaljestal 03 Nov 2010 12:54

Six institutions - the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu, Uganda and the Hôpital Général in Yaoundé, Cameroon – are participating in a study of the treatment and characterization of Burkitt Lymphoma (BL) in Africa. To date, 425 patients have been entered on the study.

October 2010

by jestaljestal 29 Oct 2010 14:20

Octobre Rose contre le cancer du sein Aigues Mortes (Gard), 2 octobre 2010

by jestaljestal 29 Oct 2010 12:36

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Dans le cadre du mois international de lutte contre le cancer du sein, l’ Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer (AMCC), branche française de l’INCTR, a reconduit l'opération OCTOBRE ROSE. Pour la première fois en collaboration avec la commune d’Aigues Mortes, elle s’est engagée à organiser cette action sur les terres de Camargue avec la participation des associations locales, départementales et régionales. Avec trois mots d’ordre : Dépister, Résister …. et Agissez, la campagne 2010 « soyons tous solidaires » a pour objectif de développer les actions de dépistage du cancer du sein.

Manual de Cuidados Paliativos INCTR Brasil

by jestaljestal 29 Oct 2010 11:15

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The official launch of Manual de Cuidados Paliativos INCTR Brasil took place during the Multidisciplinary Symposium and the Palliative Care Session, XII Brazilian Congress of Pediatric Oncology – SOBOPE, held in Curitiba, Brazil on October 1st.

One of the most important newspapers in Brazil, Folha de São Paulo, interviewed Dr. Claudia Epelman. Her interview appeared in the newspaper’s Health & Science section along with an announcement about the launch of the Portuguese version of the handbook. This has helped to generate a great deal of interest in not only the handbook, but also in palliative care in general.

Seminar on Pediatric Oncology in Tanzania, October 5 2010, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin

by jestaljestal 29 Oct 2010 10:48

Ocean Road Children’s Pediatric Oncology Ward in Dar es Salaam treats approximately 350 new cases of childhood cancer annually, free of charge for families. Short term survival rates have risen from 12% in 2005 to 60% in 2009. Part of this was made possible thanks to the numerous donators who raised funds for INCTR and Children in Crossfire in order to assist the physicians and to support the children in the ward.


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