In Memoriam

by jestaljestal 29 Oct 2010 09:09

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Sadly, Dr. Santiago Pavlovsky, a member of INCTR’s Special Panel and Scientific Director of el Centro Internación e Investigación “Angelica Ocampo”, FUNDALEU, in Buenos Aires, passed away on the 19th of September. INCTR would like to extend its sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Dr Pavlovsky was a world renowned hematological oncologist and a prominent, indeed, pioneer, clinical investigator in Latin America. He was an inspirational teacher who trained many young hematological oncologists, including several family members, who will ensure that his work is continued. Dr. Pavlovsky was loved and respected by patients and colleagues alike. He will be sorely missed, as shown by some of the statements made by his colleagues:

"He was an exceptional friend and for me an example of lived humanity and great spirit of pioneer enthusiasm, concerned about the welfare of his family, colleagues and friends and the best of care for his many patients!"

"I shall miss him enormously, we had so many fruitful discussions on the progress of treatment for patients with lymphomas!"

"I am so glad that you all we continue his grand path of fighting cancer and conquer the victory over a dreadful disease that finally he lost the battle against personally!"

"I always admire his personality, his knowledge, his international standing and the way he managed his institute."

"He was indeed an exceptionally wonderful physician-scientist, a great leader and over the last two generations had trained and mentored innumerable young and bright doctors in Argentina. Internationally, he was highly respected by colleagues all over the world, and he had earned the friendship and love of hundreds of experts in hematology over the globe."

"He was a true friend to us and we all had the good fortune of working with that special human being."

"He was an extraordinary person, physician/researcher and kind friend - I always made a point to 'hook up' with him at meetings to catch up on family news and the wonderful progress and growth of your children. I have fond memories of our family times!."

"A man not to forget… Somebody to be proud of."

"He was a leader in his own quiet way and a wonderful colleague in the lymphoma world"

“Cancer & Obesity Conference”, 28-30 October 2010, Valencia, Spain

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 14:24

The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) has drawn together the leading thinkers across the disciplines of cancer & obesity and this conference promises to be lively and interactive.
The conference will update clinicians, epidemiologists, policy makers, nutritional professionals and basic science researchers involved in obesity or cancer by challenging them with new ideas and thinking about the biological principals that underline the increased risk of developing certain cancers in obese people.

INCTR USA Launches Pediatric Oncology Program in Ethiopia

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 14:23

INCTR USA, in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, recently launched an initiative to build capacity to treat childhood cancer in Ethiopia.

Kilimanjaro Climb for INCTR

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 13:09

Laura Stewart, a medical student from University College London started working as an INCTR Volunteer at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) pediatric oncology ward with the INCTR Tanzania Office team in Dar es Salaam in October 2010. She will then climb Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for the INCTR Challenge Fund, INCTR’s UK charity to enable INCTR to purchase chemotherapy drugs necessary to treat children with Burkitt Lymphoma seen at ORCI.

The INCTR Program for Online Consultation and Continuing Education Using iPath

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 13:09

The INCTR program for online consultation and continuing education using iPath was presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of Pathologists from East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) Kampala, Uganda September 13th -17th 2010.

Corporate Membership

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 11:17

The INCTR invites all corporations committed to supporting cancer control and palliative care initiatives in developing countries to become affiliated with INCTR by becoming Corporate Members.

Institutional Membership

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 11:17

The INCTR invites academic institutions, NGOs, foundations, cancer organizations, professional societies, hospital, cancer centers or departments of such institutions, anywhere in the world, to become affiliated with INCTR by joining the organization as Institutional Members.
Institutional Membership will provide institutions with opportunities to develop and participate in research and educational programs related to cancer in developing countries, and to develop better communications as well as new collaborations through the INCTR network.

Individual Membership

by jestaljestal 29 Sep 2010 11:17

The INCTR invites individuals who are interested in and committed to supporting cancer control in developing countries, to become affiliated with INCTR by joining the organization as Individual Members

In the Spotlight: INCTR’s Palliative Access (PAX) Program

by jestaljestal 28 Jul 2010 13:38

INCTR established the INCTR Palliative Access (PAX) program to address the challenges related to the delivery of palliative care in developing countries where such care can be hindered by limited access to opioids and other symptom-relieving medications, competing health priorities, and limited access to health services. INCTR’s PAX Program assists resource limited countries to initiate and sustain locally relevant palliative care programs.

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INCTR Pathology Workshop

by jestaljestal 02 Jul 2010 08:35

This meeting was organized by members of INCTR’s Pathology Program and attended by African physicians and pathologists. It was supported by the Office of HIV/AIDS Malignancies of the NCI and the Istituto Toscano Tumori.

INCTR Canada

by jestaljestal 02 Jul 2010 07:25

INCTR Canada was recently created to focus on population-based cancer control and palliative care, particularly in Asia and Brazil. It also has a special interest in pediatric oncology in countries with limited resources. The branch will develop links with cancer centers and cancer control professionals in Canada in order to support INCTR’s mission. Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, formerly the President of the British Columbia Cancer Agency and currently the President of the International Cancer Control Congress Association, was elected President.

“I to Eye” Family Fun Day

by jestaljestal 01 Jul 2010 12:57

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On 6th June 2010, the INCTR Challenge Fund helped an optometrist, Ms Krupa Chandarana turn an ordinary Sunday into an interactive family fun day for children and their families at Disraeli School High Wycombe in the UK.

Including Non Communicable Diseases in the Millennium Development Goals

by jestaljestal 01 Jul 2010 09:26

Although cancer kills more people globally in low and middle income countries (LMIC) than malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS combined, obtaining global funding for cancer control initiatives is still extraordinarily difficult because cancer, like other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is excluded from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As a result, many of the resources needed for the management of cancer are absent and will remain so as long as NCDs are excluded from the MDGs.

Selected Items from the OERC Collection – May-June 2010

by jestaljestal 30 Jun 2010 13:20

INCTR Members and colleagues are invited to explore and to utilize the education modules posted on this site. We welcome suggestions and comments.

ESO e-grandrounds

by jestaljestal 30 Jun 2010 13:06

ESO e-grandrounds is an e-learning programme that can be accessed via . Weekly sessions are held live every Thursday. These live sessions allow interaction among the participants, the discussant and the expert. The programme is CME and ESMO-MORA accredited and participants obtain their CME certificates of attendance. The sessions remain available as recorded sessions for six months. Sessions are held in collaboration with Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology and without commercial sponsorship.

In the Spotlight

by jestaljestal 30 Jun 2010 12:49

INCTR has been fortunate to have the assistance of two students in the past several months of this year.

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