Multisector Collaborations and Global Oncology: The Only Way Forward

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Multisector Collaborations and Global Oncology: The Only Way Forward


JournalAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
Article typeJournal research article – Clinical research
Publication date – Jan – 2021
Authors – Charmaine Blanchard, Buhle Lubuzo, Frederick Chite Asirwa, Xolisile Dlamini, Susan C. Msadabwe-Chikuni, Michael Mwachiro, Cyprien Shyirambere, Deo Ruhangaza, Dan A. Milner, Jr, Katherine Van Loon, Rebecca DeBoer, Ute Dugan,Lawrence N. Shulman
KeywordsAORTIC, cancer
Open access – Yes
SpecialitySurgical oncology
World region Global

Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on February 1, 2021 at 9:08 am
Abstract:

PURPOSE
At the 12th meeting of AORTIC (African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer) in Maputo, Mozambique, held between November 5 and November 8, 2019, a special workshop was organized to focus on the need for collaboration and coordination between governments and health systems in Africa with academic, industry, association, and other non-governmental organizations to effect sustainable positive change for the care of patients with cancer.
METHODS
Representatives from seven different projects in Africa presented implementation science and demonstration projects of their to date efforts in cancer system improvement including patient access, South-South partnerships, in-country specialized training, palliative care consortium, treatment outcomes, and focused pathology and diagnostic capacity building. Key partners of the various projects served as moderators and commentators during the session.
RESULTS
From across all the presentations, lessons learned and exemplary evidence of the value of partnerships were gathered and summarized.
CONCLUSION
The concluding synthesis of the presentations determined that with the broad needs across cancer requiring in-depth expertise at each point on a patient’s journey, no single organization can effect change alone. Multipartner collaborations not only should be the norm but should also be coordinated so that efforts are not duplicated and maximum patient access to cancer diagnosis and care is achieved.

OSI Number – 20920

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