About this event

  • Date and time Mon 25 Nov 2019 from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oncology

Watch a multidisciplinary faculty of prominent speakers from around the globe discuss the importance of effective cancer control in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and highlight the magnitude of the disparities and issues that currently exist. 

First-hand accounts of healthcare professionals working in these settings will share experiences to increase awareness on global cancer collaborations that currently exist, improve understanding of the challenges to delivering cancer care, and provide a forum to discuss future strategies to improve global cancer control. 

Topics include:

- Build collaborative networks between LMIC, UK and globally
- Address the global disparity in cancer care through collaborative networks
- Promote learning and sharing through practice and data-sharing across the globe
- Advocate for improvement in global cancer control and learn how to become further involved in this field
- Create a global grassroots network for cancer control in LMIC
- Provide an opportunity for attendees to showcase their work in this field

Key international healthcare organisations including THET and Kings Health Partners will be represented. 

To book for the event in London, at the RSM, please visit www.rsm.ac.uk/cancerlmic


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Susannah Stanway, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Session One

Chair: Professor David Collingridge, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Oncology and Professor Diana Sarfati, Head of Department, Department of Public Health, University of Otago

The promise of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for global cancer: moving from challenges to solutions

Professor Richard Sullivan, Chair, Cancer and Global Health, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The challenges of substandard and falsified medicines

Ms Chloe Tuck, International Projects Lead, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and PhD Candidate, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and Ms Oksana Pyzik, Senior Teaching Fellow and Global Engagement Lead, University College London (UCL), School of Pharmacy

Digital health in LMICs

Professor Shafi Ahmed, Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust and The Royal London Hospital

Why an understanding of anthropology is so important for cancer control

Dr Carlo Caduff, Reader in Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

The Vanessa Moss Prize


Dr Susie Stanway

Vanessa Moss prize winner’s presentation

8 minute presentation + 2 minutes for questions

Presentation of certificate and prize for presenter

HRH Princess Dina Mired, President, Union for International Cancer Control

Health partnerships in an era of SDGs

Mr Ben Simms, Chief Executive Officer, Tropical Health and Education Trust  (THET), London

A breast cancer control strategy in Ghana: The Breast Care International (BCI) approach

Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Breast Surgeon, President, Breast Care International and CEO, Peace and Love Hospitals, Ghana

The importance of engaging with decision makers

Professor Diana Sarfati

Panel discussion

Launch of London Global Cancer Week

The need for new paradigm shift on building sustainable partnerships and solutions to tackle cancer control challenges in the LMIC

HRH Princess Dina Mired


Poster viewing

Workshops highlighting global cancer collaboration


Dr Nazima Dharsee, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Ms Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Professor Groesbeck Parham, Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Zambia, Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guy's Cancer - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Warren Phipps, Medical Director, Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Centre Cancer Alliance, USA



Dr C.S. Pramesh, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, Dr Bhawna Sirohi, Director, Medical Oncology, Max Institute of Cancer Care, New Delhi, Professor Shailesh V. Shrikhande, Deputy Director and Head of Cancer Surgery, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India, Professor Anil D’Cruz, President-elect Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and Ms Gitika Srivastava, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Navya Network

Session Two

Chairs: Professor Ophira Ginsburg, Professor of Medical Oncology, New York University, USA and Professor Anil D’Cruz

Development of resource stratified oncology guidelines

Professor Ben Anderson, Professor of Surgery, University of Washington, Department of Global Health, USA

Setting up a global oncology programme

Professor Gilberto Lopes, Medical Oncologist, Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, USA

The role of primary care in global oncology

Professor Ophira Ginsburg

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Challenges and opportunities in developing a cancer centre in an LMIC

Professor Shailesh V. Shrikhande

Understanding breast cancer survivorship in Tanzania

Dr Nazima Dharsee and Professor Theresa Wiseman, Lead for Health Services Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Closing remarks
Close of meeting

Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom