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HDFCCC Receives U54 Award from National Cancer Institute to Reduce HPV-Associated Cancers in Latin America

By Lindsay Breithaupt on October 16, 2019
The Global Cancer Program at HDFCCC received a U54 aw

Global Cancer Program Nursing Members Awarded $100,000 Gift for Nurse Training

October 03, 2019
Palliative Wound Care Training for Nurses at Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Tanzania in April 2019. 

Dianna Ng, MD, Named as Associate Director of the Global Cancer Program

September 18, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Dianna Ng, MD, has been named as an Associate Director for the Global Cancer Program in the HDF

Planning for the Future: Tanzania Cancer Research Training Development Summit

By Lindsay Breithaupt on June 30, 2019
In June 2019, three institutions—UCSF, The Ocean Road Cancer Institute, and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences—united with the shared goal of developing the first Cancer Research Training Program in Tanzania.

Dr. Alan Ashworth Presents at Grand Rounds at the National Institute of Cancer in Mexico

By Lindsay Breithaupt on May 01, 2019
In May 2019, Dr. Alejandro Mohar Betancourt, current head of Mexico's National Institutes of Health (Comisión Coordinadora de Institutos Nacionales de Salud y Hospitales de Alta Especialidad (CCINSHAE)), hosted Dr. Alan Ashworth for Grand Rounds at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia (INCan).

Global Cancer Program Hosts Second Annual Meeting with Partners from Mexico

March 14, 2019
From Left: Dr. Alejandro Mohar, Dr. Katherine Van Loon, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Dr. Martin Lajous, Dr. Alejandro Sweet-Cordero and Dr. Alan Ashworth. In January 2019, the Global Cancer Program hosted the second annual meeting for the UCSF-Mexico Cancer Initiative.

UCSF Radiologists Collaborate in Tanzania

February 20, 2019
The cancer burden in sub-Saharan Africa is growing. In Tanzania, the number of new cancer cases doubled between 2006 and 2013 alone. In high-income  countries, major progress has been made in the fight against certain cancers (like breast cancer) through prevention, early detection, and therapeutic...

MUHAS and UCSF Faculty Lead Second Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

February 13, 2019
In January 2019, faculty from the UCSF and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Departments of Pathology and Radiology collaboratively organized and led an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) short course at MUHAS.

A Voice for Global Cancer Patients

February 07, 2019
UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) master's student, Alex Keir, shares her personal experience with cancer and her mission to expand the cancer dialogue. Read her story here.  Alex is currently working with Dr. Geoffrey Buckle on projects for her master's capstone. 

Clinical Research Training at UCSF

December 10, 2018
With grant funding from CRDF Global, the Global Cancer Program hosted eight faculty from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), and Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCan) at UCSF for a 5-week clinical research training in August 2018.

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