José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More
Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.
Diluted vinegar. A flashlight. A set of trained eyes. These are the main requirements for a cervical cancer screening tool, called VIA, which put PATH front and center in the push to prevent cervical cancer around the globe.
POLITICO: Bad news for the bad-news agency “As President Donald Trump raises the axe on U.S. medical research funding, scientists across the Atlantic are trembling, too. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has long been a prime purveyor of bad news. Now, with big business blasting…More
New York Times: Why Trump’s NIH Cuts Should Worry Us Harold Varmus, professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, former director of NIH and the National Cancer Institute “…[I]t would be a mistake to be complacent about the president’s proposal [to cut the NIH budget by about $5.8 billion], because it is likely to have real consequences.…More
The Hill: Cancer prevention in Latin America also serves us here Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, independent journalist and founder of the National Cancer Institute’s Designated Cancer Centers Public Affairs Network “With the proposed federal cutbacks in medical research, global health, and diplomacy, it falls to other resources…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Can we fight childhood cancer in Africa the same way we fought HIV? Joseph Lubega, assistant professor of pediatrics at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine and director of the East Africa Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program, and Phangisile Mtshali, director of Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s SECURE THE…More
Global Health TV: Combating Drug Resistance in Malaria Global Health TV posts a video interview with Dr. Leann Tilley of the University of Melbourne discussing how scientific advances, specifically those within biophysics, “can help understand and predict the behavior of malaria parasite within the human body. With this information, [Tilley] hopes it will assist the development…More
The Lancet: Women, power, and the cancer divide Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile “…[T]his Lancet Series focused on women’s cancers … exposes the striking reality of a cancer divide that jeopardizes women’s lives and wellbeing around the globe. It also situates cancer as an issue that has not received as much attention as other women’s diseases…More
New Dawn Liberia: Confronting the Next Global Health Challenge Jörg Reinhardt, chair of the Novartis Board of Directors “…[W]hile mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are increasing…More
The aim of this work was to establish recommendations for the medical follow-up of workers currently or previously exposed to lung carcinogens.
It’s February, the start of a new year. And while many people are still gallantly following New Year’s resolutions to minimize their stomachs, some people in Ohio are more interested in growing them. In petri dishes. Literally.
Foreign Policy: Hans Rosling, Who Dreamed of a ‘Fact-Based Worldview,’ Passes Away “‘Having the data is not enough. I have to show it in ways people enjoy and understand.’ So said Hans Rosling, the Swedish physician, epidemiologist, and statistics expert who died on Tuesday at the age of 68 from pancreatic cancer. After roughly two…More
by Kevin ten Haaf, Martin C. Tammemägi, Susan J. Bondy, Carlijn M. van der Aalst, Sumei Gu, S. Elizabeth McGregor, Garth Nicholas, Harry J.
AFP Relax News: Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention “Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health…More