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Past Global Health Events

  • Global Launch of Women, Power, and Cancer: A Lancet Commission

    This Commission was created to investigate the nexus of women, power, and cancer. As such, it's collective work looks beyond “women’s cancers” and the biomedical aspects of any type of cancer that women- in all their diversities - might experience. It is inclusive of the ways in which sex and gender influence exposures to cancer risk factors, interactions with the cancer health system, and specific challenges faced by healthcare professionals, advocates, and caregivers. In all these domains, women can experience gender bias and overlapping forms of discrimination, such as those due to age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity, that render them structurally marginalized. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

    By applying an intersectional feminist approach, we investigate, expose, and challenge the prevailing asymmetries of power in relation to cancer in three key domains: decision-making, knowledge, and economics.

    This launch event will present key findings and propose a set of recommendations to inspire real-world action for transformational change. The event will feature Commission speakers in a discussion of key findings and recommendations of the report and a moderated panel discussion with thought leaders in global health and development, cancer policy, and women’s rights. Panels will be moderated by Dr. Vania Wisdom, Executive Editor and Oncology Ambassador at The Lancet, and Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief at The Lancet.

    September 27, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Geneva Graduate Institute Pictet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland
  • Cancer Discovery Symposium: Reducing the Global Cancer Burden

    To mark World Cancer Research Day, Cancer Discovery will convene leading thinkers who are working to reduce cancer deaths globally and in their respective regions. This event aims to explore the unique challenges in different regions to identify areas that need more coordinated attention and to promote greater awareness within the global cancer research community. A live panel will facilitate discussions on how international efforts to understand and combat cancer can potentially be integrated for maximum impact. Dr. Satish Gopal will present "Efforts to Reduce Cancer Burden Globally at the US National Cancer Institute" and participate in the panel discussion. Audience participation is welcome during the panel discussion.

    September 26, 2023 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Embracing the Complexity: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Advance the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

    NCI will host a series of three virtual interactive workshops designed to broadly engage a diverse community in interactive discussions to brainstorm and share new ideas and research approaches to address the complexities and advance the science of cancer health disparities (CHD) that cut across disciplines. Participants will identify unique research opportunities, and collaboratively examine approaches that cut across disciplines to advance sustainable solutions to reduce cancer health disparities and accelerate progress towards equity in cancer control for all populations. Registration is free and open. 

    August 31, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Covid-19's Enduring Impact on Global Cancer Prevention and Control: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    This virtual mini symposium will highlight CGH's funded studies seeking to contribute to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on global cancer prevention and control, including the direct effects of COVID-19 in cancer patients or the indirect health, economic, and sociocultural impacts of the pandemic across the cancer continuum.

    July 13, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Meeting

    ICSN will host its network meeting in Turin, Italy, on June 21-23, 2023. With the theme, 'Cancer Screening: In the Present, the Future,' the meeting will have session topics dedicated to equity in cancer screening, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on screening, integration of primary and secondary prevention, new emerging screening programs, among others. The call for abstracts is open from January 18 to March 6, 2023.

    June 21 – June 23, 2023
    Turin, Italy
  • Pre Application Webinar for Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), RFA-CA-24-005, Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

    This is a pre-application webinar for the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), RFA-CA-24-005, Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies. NCI program staff will provide an overview of the funding initiative and answer questions from potential applicants. Participation in the webinar, although encouraged, is optional and is not required for the submission of an application in response to this NOFO.

    June 2, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Global Health Catalyst Summit - Lancet Commissions for Global Health Impact

    Dr. Ophira Ginsburg will preview the upcoming Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer during the "Meet the Press: Lancet Commissions for Global Health Impact" session at the Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit. Dedicated to catalyzing high-impact international collaborations and initiatives to eliminate health disparities in the USA and globally, the Summit's theme is "Cancer Moonshot 2.0: win-win collaborations to extend the Cancer Moonshot globally." 

    May 4, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    University of Pennsylvania Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • AACR 2023 Poster Presentation: Underrepresentation of Low- and Middle-Income Country Affiliated Authors in NCI-Supported Cancer Research

    Ms. Linsey Eldridge will present Underrepresentation of Low- and Middle-Income Country Affiliated Authors in NCI-Supported Cancer Research at the 2023 Annual Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

    April 18, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Orange County Convention Center Poster section 28; poster board number 15; published abstract number 4186 Orlando, Florida, USA
  • NCI Global Health at the 2023 IPVC Annual Conference

    Find NCI Center for Global Health staff presenting at the International Papillomavirus Conference 2023.

    April 17 – April 21, 2023
    Washington, D.C. USA
  • Insights on Global Cancer Research from the 2021 Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers at AACR 2023

    Presentation of the Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers at AACR 2023 followed by a meet the expert's session of Q & A.

    April 16, 2023 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Annual Conference of the American Association on Cancer Research 2023 Orange County Convention Center, Central Amphitheatre; Exhibit Booth #443 Orlando, FL, USA