- World Cancer Day 2019: Goodwill Message from SOCRON New
- Applications Open for the 2019 Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) New
- Find out about NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Program New
- Call for Scholarship application to attend the 2018 Annual International Bioethics Forum New
- Ministerial administrative assessment of the cancer registries in Nigeria
- The SSO 2019 Call for Abstracts and Videos is Open
- Global Oncology Young Investigator Award
- Focus on cancer: NIH supports cancer research to reduce disease burden
- ASCO Honors SOCRON President
- Applications Open for UICC Technical Fellowships (UICC-TF) 2018
World Cancer Day 2019: Goodwill Message from SOCRON
As another World Cancer Day (WCD) arrives on Monday, February 4, 2019, the Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON) sincerely acknowledges and thanks all individuals and groups that are unrelenting in tackling cancer epidemic in Nigeria and across the globe.
SOCRON believes in improving cancer care and prevention. We focus on our mission of developing the capacity of health care workers in Nigeria to manage patients with cancer and conduct research in cancer to minimize cancer burden in our society. Reports have it that between 30-50% of all cancer cases are preventable, and prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Over a third of all cancers can be prevented by reducing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco, obesity, physical inactivity, infections, alcohol, environmental pollution, occupational carcinogens and radiation. Prevention of certain cancers may also be effective through vaccination against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), helping to protect against liver cancer and cervical cancer respectively. Reducing exposures to other carcinogens such as environmental pollution, occupational carcinogens and radiation could help prevent further cancers. Besides, several cancers can be identified early to improve chances of successful treatment outcomes, often at lower costs and with fewer or less significant side effects for patients. There are cost-effective ways to detect breast, cervical and other cancers early.
We call on government to implement national policies and programmes to raise awareness, reduce exposure to cancer risk factors, and ensure that people are provided with the information and support they need to adopt healthy lifestyles. We also implore individuals, corporate bodies, societies and NGOs to do more in cancer care and in boosting cancer research and training activities. With these, the global target of a 25% reduction in premature deaths from cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025 is possible. I am unstoppable and I will fight for a cancer-free world!
Applications Open for the 2019 Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)The Long-term International Fellowship is a one-year, $115,000 grant that provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training in the United States, Canada, or the European Union. Following the fellowship, recipients return to their home institution and use the training and experience from the fellowship to effect change in cancer care in their home country. Application deadline is January 3, 2019. https://www.conquer.org/long-term-international-fellowship
Global Oncology Young Investigator Award
ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA). The Global Oncology YIA is a one-year grant that provides between $25,000 to $50,000 in research funding to investigators in their last year of training or first two years of employment to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global health needs.
The application deadline is September 25, 2018, 11:59 PM (EDT).> Recipients will be notified in April 2019.
For more information, please visit CONQUER.ORG/global-oncology-yia. “Global oncology” refers to the application of the concepts of global health to cancer, and implies an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world. The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award is intended to support:
- Research by investigators in low resource settings on scientific questions specific to those settings. This research has the potential to offer “reverse innovation” insights that could influence practice in a wide range of practice settings.
- Research by investigators in high resource settings on issues in resource-limited settings.
- Collaborative research (high and low resource investigators) on questions of shared concern, such as studying a cancer type that affects a small population in the United States but is common in another country.
- Clinical and translational research
- Innovative care delivery
- Prevention and palliative care
- Implementation research
- Health systems, outcomes, and economics research related to cancer control and care
- Applications from within and outside the United States are welcome.
- Applicants must be an ASCO member or must submit a membership application with the grant application. To apply for membership or to renew an existing membership, visit asco.org/membership.
- Applications must be completed in English.
- Applications must be submitted online.
Prostate Cancer Awareness and Control Conference in Nigeria
Applications due in two weeks for the TIDIRC (Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer) Training
Application period open through February 9, 2018 12pm ET!
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
Launch of 2018 WCC Preliminary Programme and Call for Abstracts
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) has officially launched the 2018 World Cancer Congress (WCC) preliminary programme and call for abstracts. Almost 90 multidisciplinary sessions staging more than 400 speakers from about 80 countries have been handpicked for their innovative practice in cancer implementation science to create the preliminary programme of this year’s Congress.
This brings together leading organisations in research, clinical practices, epidemiology, policy recommendation, women’s cancers, public health and primary care interventions, patient engagement and survivorship, cancer delivery and resource management, and more. Submission of abstract papers featuring your successful advocacy / fundraising campaign or scientific study is open until 31 March, 2018
For registration and submission of abstract, see details.
Applications Open for the 2018 Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Long-term International Fellowship is a one-year, $115,000 grant that provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training in the United States, Canada, or the European Union.
Following the fellowship, recipients return to their home institution and use the training and experience from the fellowship to effect change in cancer care in their home country. Applications are due January 19, 2018, at 11:59 PM (EST).
Learn more and apply today