10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (Overview)

Overview

The Center for Global Health (CGH) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is committed to reducing worldwide cancer suffering through scientific discovery and dissemination.

In an effort to support innovative, impactful research that addresses key scientific issues in global cancer control, NCI-CGH will convened the 10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR) as a virtual satellite meeting to the 13th annual conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The Symposium took place Wednesday, March 23 – Thursday, March 24, 2022, in partnership with CUGH, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, Republic of Zambia, Partners in Hope, Lilongwe, Malawi, Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. 

This year's ASGCR will also included a pre-conference Early Career Investigator Day on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

The theme for the 10th Annual Symposium was:

New Models for Global Cancer Research, Training, and Control

Paradigms that guide biomedical research emphasize a systematic approach from discovery, translation and subsequent implementation of evidence for the benefit of public health.  Recent reports from global cancer researchers have highlighted the need to revise these paradigms using a systems approach so that patient and community needs, health systems structures, research priorities, and workforce capacity can be marshalled to adequately address cancer control needs. The sessions in this Symposium will challenge existing models and explore emerging models of cancer research, highlight the need for more research designed to address practical solutions to cancer control challenges, and discuss creative ways of evidence synthesis and dissemination.

Links to the meeting recordings will be shared once available. Thank you to all who joined us this year!

 

2022 Welcome Videos

Dr. Margaret Foti
Dr. Margaret Foti
Chief Executive Officer, American Association for Cancer Research
Dr. Julie Gralow
Dr. Julie Gralow
Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Dr. Caryn Lerman
Dr. Caryn Lerman
Director. USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Keith Martin
Dr. Keith Martin
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dr. Agnes Moses
Dr. Agnes Moses
Executive Director, Partners in Hope Malawi
Dr. Susan Citonje Msadabwe-Chikuni
Dr. Susan Citonje Msadabwe-Chikuni
Head Clinical Care Services, Cancer Diseases Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Dr. Steven T. Rosen, MD
Dr. Steven T. Rosen
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Norman Sharpless
Dr. Norman Sharpless
Director, US National Cancer Institute
Dr. Mike Teitell
Dr. Mike Teitell
Director, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

2022 ASGCR Scientific Steering Committee


Frédéric Biemar, PhD
Director, International Affairs, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA

María Teresa Bourlon, MD, MSc
Representative, Academic Global Oncology Task Force, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico

Mishka Kohli Cira, MPH
Public Health Advisor, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Dalal Najjar Cobb
Deputy Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

Kalina Duncan, DrPH [c], MPH
Branch Chief, Partnerships and Dissemination, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Linsey Eldridge, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Erinma Elibe, MS
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Taylor Estes, MPH
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Allison Frank, BS
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Patti Gravitt, PhD, MS
Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Fatou Jallow, PhD
Health Specialist, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Andrea Sabina Llera, PhD
Group Leader, Translational Genomics, Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

Corrina Moucheraud, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rita Mulherkar, PhD
Global Programs Representative, American Association for Cancer Research; Professor [retired], Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai, India

Webster Musonda, MD, MPH, MSc, MMedOrth
Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospitals – Adult and Emergency Hospital, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Republic of Zambia

Javier Gordon Ogembo, PhD
Director, City of Hope Global Oncology & Diabetes Initiative, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA

Paul Pearlman, PhD
Program Director; Lead, Global Health Technology, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Sam Phiri, PhD, MSc, DCM
Programs Director, Partners in Hope Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi

Sudha Sivaram, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Jenna Smith
Events and Memberships Manager, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

Mariana Stern, PhD
Associate Director for Population Sciences, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Preventive Medicine and Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

2021 ASGCR Recap

Day 1 - March 10, 2021 (Link to recording)

  • Building Towards Resilience in Cancer Care, Control, and Research Panel focused on building towards resilient health systems and addressing critical gaps and emergent threats to cancer prevention and control in LMICs
  • Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Presentations for 10 of the highest scoring accepted scientific abstracts

Day 2 - March 11, 2021 (Link to recording)

  • Building Towards Equity Panel focused on translational gaps between science conducted in LMICs and building effective partnerships and robust community engagement
  • Rachel Pearline Award Presentations to the 2020 award winner Dr. Frederick Chite Asirwa, Consultant Physician, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, and CEO of the International Cancer Institute; and the 2021 award winner Dr. Karla Alfaro, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Basic Health International in San Salvador, El Salvador  

The Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research is a signature event which brings together a group of global oncology researchers, clinicians, advocates, policymakers, funders, and students.

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