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V 9 No 4

by BiyingBiying 26 Jul 2011 14:32

Guest Message: Towards an International Cancer Control Plan - Policy Solutions for the Global Cancer Epidemic Read here

V 9 No 2

by BiyingBiying 26 Jul 2011 14:16

Guest Message: Pain Relief - A Human Right Read here

V 9 No 3

by BiyingBiying 26 Jul 2011 11:34

The President's Message: Cancer in Low- and Middle- Income Countries Read here

UK Medical Student Visits Tanzania

by BiyingBiying 25 Jul 2011 15:06

Tim Spruell, a medical student from the University of Birmingham in the UK, recently spent a six week elective period in Tanzania – on the oncology ward at the Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza and on the pediatric oncology ward at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Tim provided an in-depth report about his elective period.
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Children playing in Mwanza

INCTR's Brochures

by BiyingBiying 20 Jul 2011 11:13

INCTR's Brochures in English, French and Dutch available for download here.
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V 10 No 1 2

by BiyingBiying 19 Jul 2011 13:20

The President's Message: The Cell part 4 Read here

Network Magazine

by BiyingBiying 19 Jul 2011 09:25

Here, you may view all archived Network Magazines. If you wish to obtain any hard copy of these Magazines, please contact Benedicte Chaidron at eb.rtcni|eneb#eb.rtcni|eneb .

NCD Campaign Letter

by BiyingBiying 13 Jul 2011 08:36

Outcomes zero draft document (Please click image)
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Dr Jay Halbert Visits Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar

by BiyingBiying 22 Jun 2011 09:28

During March 2011 Dr Jay Halbert was fortunate enough, with the support of INCTR, the Myanmar Ministry of Health, the Myanmar Medical Association and the UK Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, to visit the Pediatric Oncology Department at Yangon Children’s Hospital. Dr Halbert was able to participate in a joint pediatric oncology clinic and ward round at Yangon Children's Hospital where he learned about the excellent work of all the staff caring for children with cancer in Myanmar.

INCTR and Children in Crossfire (CiC) Visit Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

by BiyingBiying 22 Jun 2011 08:48

In May 2011, Dr Trish Scanlan (INCTR) and Matthew Banks (CiC) visited the Tikur Anbessa Hospital. Dr Scanlan and Mr Banks have been instrumental in the successful implementation of a comprehensive Pediatric Oncology Program in Tanzania in recent years. Both organizations are planning to expand their programs into Ethiopia and are looking at how best to apply the lessons learned in Tanzania to pediatric oncology in Ethiopia.

The visit represented a great opportunity to see the ward spaces, to meet the people at the Tikur Anbessa Hospital, and to get first hand insight into the plans for developing the Ethiopian program. Dr Scanlan undertook a detailed clinical assessment of the current resources and needs at the hospital. On the ‘non-clinical’ side, Matthew and CiC bring experience and skills in designing and implementing development programs. Matthew evaluated the opportunities for developing a psychosocial program alongside the clinical work to bring a holistic approach to the Ethiopian program.

The primary lesson to be applied from Tanzania is the need for an overall plan, clearly defined funding requirements and a step by step approach to implementing new activities. These plans are now in development. The visit was a great success in that it has given clarity to the project team in Ethiopia of how they can learn from the experiences in Tanzania to implement an effective program more rapidly and efficiently.

Follow Up Visit to Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

by BiyingBiying 24 May 2011 13:47

During the first week of May, Ann Syme and Julia Challinor - nurses working with INCTR’s PAX and Oncology Nursing programs - made a follow-up visit to the Tikur Anbessa Hospital to assess progress made related to the Pediatric Oncology Program in Ethiopia that is being led by INCTR USA in collaboration with colleagues in Ethiopia. The focus of their visit was to identify priorities for intervention in the areas of infection prevention, nutrition, psychosocial support, and palliative care, chemotherapy, including medical supplies, and nursing education at the hospital. Dr. Damte, Head of Pediatrics, Dr. Amha, Head of Adult Hematology and Dr. Alemnesh, the local project coordinator facilitated their discussions with relevant hospital personnel. Site visits were made to appropriate departments and each day was concluded with a “round up” discussion with the local team to review and discuss what was learned and to make action plans.

INCTR Paper Briefs 54 Commonwealth Health Ministers on Cancer

by BiyingBiying 24 May 2011 13:20

INCTR President, Dr. Ian Magrath and INCTR UK Director, Mr. Mark Lodge, have contributed a briefing paper for the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Update 2011 on ‘Cancer in the Commonwealth’. The Update is published to provide information to the 54 health ministers and the delegations who attend the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva. This year the meeting took place on May 15th 2011 and took as its theme: 'Non-Communicable Diseases - A Priority for the Commonwealth'.

The children's cancer project in Tanzania - April-May Update 2011

by BiyingBiying 23 May 2011 13:43

The children’s cancer project in Tanzania – April-May Update 2011.

Virginia

by jestaljestal 22 Apr 2011 08:07

Virginia LeBaron, RN, MS, member of the INCTR Palliative Access (PAX) Program and 3rd year PhD student at the University of Utah College of Nursing, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to study in India for the 2011-2012 academic year. With the support of Dr. Gayatri Palat, Ms. LeBaron will be conducting her research at the MNJ Regional Cancer Institute in Hyderabad, India and her dissertation project seeks to explore how opioid availability and caring for patients with advanced cancer may impact nurse moral distress.

INCTR Meeting 2011

by jestaljestal 22 Apr 2011 07:55

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INCTR's Biennial Meeting 2011

by jestaljestal 31 Mar 2011 09:53

INCTR's Biennial Meeting will take place at the Best Western County House Hotel in Brussels on April 4-6th 2011. The major themes of this meeting will be pediatric cancer, palliative care and education and training of health professionals. The primary purpose of the meeting is to ensure that INCTR’s members and partners have an opportunity to discuss on-going or planned projects to further develop an interactive and integrated network for cancer control in developing countries.

4th Meeting on Cancer Control in French-Speaking Developing Countries

by jestaljestal 29 Mar 2011 13:23

More than 110 people from 25 different countries, including North and Sub-Saharan African nations, took part in this event organized by the Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer (AMCC), INCTR’s French Branch. The main theme of this meeting was « Let us not be silent witnesses » facing the growing cancer burden in French-speaking developing countries.

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