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UICC-Japan/JSCO-Joint International Symposium on Global Cancer Control

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第54回・2016年・横浜
 

ASCO's global oncology strategy and activities in Asia

演題番号 : UICC2-3

[筆頭演者]
Vose Julie M.:1 

1:Immediate-past President of ASCO/Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology & Hematology, University of Nebraska, USA

 

Cancer incidence and mortality, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs), have been steadily rising over the past several decades. In 2012, it was estimated that about two-thirds of all cancer deaths, and nearly 60% of new cancer cases, occur in LMCs. These epidemiological trends are reflected in the increasingly global profile of ASCO's membership: about one-third of ASCO members practice outside the United States, and of these international members, one-quarter practice in LMCs. These dynamics have in turn shaped ASCO's global oncology strategy.

In Asia, which includes high income countries as well as LMCs, ASCO has about 3,100 members, representing about 8% of its total membership. ASCO's strategy in Asia, as in other parts of the world, rests on three mutually supportive pillars:

1. Professional development cultivates current and future oncology practitioners and leaders who serve as change agents to advance Global Oncology. Examples of existing ASCO programs include the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and the Leadership Development Program.

2. Quality improvement programs and tools engage these leaders, members and other stakeholders to drive improvements in cancer care delivery. Existing program examples are ASCO's international training courses, the International Cancer Corps program and the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).

3. Research (training, funding and dissemination) can in turn inform quality improvement strategies and provide a pathway for professional development. Existing ASCO international program examples are the International Innovation Grants and the International Clinical Trials Workshops.

ASCO has been actively implementing these programs in Asia in collaboration with its members and society partners in the region. These will be highlighted, as well as future areas for program growth and development.

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