- Apply for the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) New
- Training Workshop on Cancer Registration and Epidemiology New
- SOCRON presents Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) 2019 New
- ABC GLobal Alliance - Next Events and Initiatives New
- ASCO 2019 Abstract Titles and Full Program Released New
- Applications Open for the UICC's 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme
- World Cancer Day 2019: Goodwill Message from SOCRON
- Find out about NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Program
- Ministerial administrative assessment of the cancer registries in Nigeria
- ASCO Honors SOCRON President
- The SSO 2019 Call for Abstracts and Videos is Open Click for more News
Apply for the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC)
Application period for the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) opens August 1!
The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and visit a cancer center in the United States or Canada.
Modeled after the IDEA program, IDEA in Palliative Care is designed for those who are interested in palliative medicine. Both programs provide continuing medical education, assists in career development, and help recipients establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. In addition, recipients receive three years of complimentary ASCO membership. IDEA and IDEA-PC are supported by Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation.
EligibilityApplicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the IDEA and IDEA-PC:
- Be a current resident of a country classified by the World Bank as an LMC and have limited resources to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting.
- Not have completed more than one academic year of “formal training” (for instance, attended medical school, participated in internships, fellowships, or residency programs) in a country classified by the World Bank as High-Income.
- Be a Full Member, Member-in-Training, or International Corresponding member of ASCO; or submit a membership application in one of these categories.
- Applicants should be less than 10 years past their oncology training program.
- Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
- Must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care into his/her institution. This may be shown by attending courses on the topic, participating in related clinical activities, etc.(IDEA-PC Applicants Only)
Applications are due October 31, 2019, by 11:59 PM ET.
SOCRON presents Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) 2019
Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria presents Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
Theme: Implementation of Resource-Level Appropriate Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Management
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
Date: Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th July, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
For more information, please contact us
Training Workshop on Cancer Registration and Epidemiology
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Nigeria and the National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) present A Training Workshop on Cancer Registration and Epidemiology.
Institute of Human Virology,
Maina Court, Central Business District,
June 18 – 21, 2019
For more information, see the NSCR website
ABC Global Alliance - Next Events and Initiatives
12-15 JUNE 2019
Workshop during the reach to recovery international conference
The Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer will be hosting their 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference with a theme - improving communication skills in cancer
Venue is Prague, Czech Republic.
The event is scheduled to bring together patients and medical professionals from around the world to address the needs of women with breast cancer. Delegates will be invited to discuss important themes such as breast cancer in young women, body image after breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer or conditions psychological aspects. In addition, there shall be lots of networking, socializing, and a number of opportunities for the sharing of best practices.
For the end of the conference a very special event is being prepared. Prague will be hosting its 19th Avon Walk. They are inviting everyone to participate in one of the largest breast cancer awareness walks in the world and feel the power of support of thousands of participants.
Wednesday 12 June opens with Pre-conference Workshops
Thursday, 13 June is the Opening Ceremony after which there will be series of plenary and parallel sessions
Friday continues with plenary and parallel sessions which will be followed by Gala Dinner and a Poster Guided Tour
Topics for the plenary sessions include;
- Breast cancer in young women, catching it early
- Holistic cancer care,
- Metastatic breast cancer: discussion of the different needs of and issues faced by patients with advanced breast cancer, the latest in research and treatment.
The concurrent sessions will feature Breast cancer in young women, Importance of education and advocacy, Patient navigation, Holistic cancer care – role and types of complementary care Metastatic breast cancer, Body image after breast cancer Psychological aspect of breast cancer, Myth-busting – dispelling the myths about breast cancer among others
Saturday 15 June is the Closing Ceremony & RRI Awards thereafter, the Avon Walk
All participants are enjoined to register via the Online Registration Form
Online registration will be closed on May 30, 2019
June 24, 2019
Theme: Year in review: latest advances in the field of abc
Expert: O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Bellizona, CH
Discussant: F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Lisbon, PT
16-17 November, 2019
Abc global alliance will be having their meeting. Details of the meeting will be communicated later.
ASCO 2019 Abstract Titles and Full Program Released
Abstract Titles and Full Program Are Now Available for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Date: May 31 – June 4, 2019
See the iPlanner website for the full list of sessions.
Applications Open for the UICC's 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme
The call for applications for our 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme will be open from Thursday 25th April until Sunday 16th June 2019.
The 12-month programme aims to identify and support aspiring young professionals in cancer control, providing unique opportunities for professional development and fostering a group of individuals who can become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.
Seven individuals will be selected this year and the programme cycle will commence at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Kazakhstan and conclude at the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman. Successful applicants benefit from peer-to-peer learning, connecting and networking with experienced leaders, as well as the chance to engage and participate in recognised international and regional events. At the end of the programme, they will become part of the UICC Young Leaders Alumni community - a proactive and prestigious network who support and actively engage with UICC.
Individuals who fit the following criteria are welcome to submit applications:
- Up to 40 years of age
- Emerging cancer control professional with demonstrated impact in their network/organisation
- Fluent in English (both spoken and written) for successful interaction at an international level
- Self-starter with proven experience in community engagement and mobilisation in their local setting
Past Young Leaders have benefitted from the programme by accessing improved cancer data, advancing cancer advocacy efforts, as well as joining UICC's Board of Directors. For further information regarding the programme and the application process, please visit the official website or contact the team at email@example.com.
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