Our mission to end cancer has no borders. As a globally respected leader in cancer care, MD Anderson shares our best practices in education, prevention, and treatment to impact cancer care worldwide.
Our international outreach programs expand our reach and advance our mission to end cancer worldwide through collaboration-fueled education, training, research, and career development programs in low resource settings, as well as advisory services for healthcare providers across the globe.
Focused on reducing the cancer burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) worldwide, our Global Oncology program fosters collaborations with governments and mission-aligned organizations to advance education, training, public policy, and research initiatives.
Global Oncology at MD Anderson seeks to improve the quality of cancer care in LMICs worldwide through prevention and cancer control; education and training; collaborative research; and career development. The program combines MD Anderson clinical expertise with the resources and geographic experience of mission-aligned international cancer organizations, governmental agencies, and non-governmental agencies (NGOs).
The Global Oncology Program was launched in September 2022, as an expansion of MD Anderson Cancer Network's international outreach and initiatives aimed at reducing the global cancer burden. The program brings together MD Anderson experts from across the full spectrum of cancer care to develop and implement programs that will help save lives around the world.
Given the disproportionate number of cancer deaths in LMICs, our program seeks to transform prevention, cancer control, and cancer care delivery in these low resource countries, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We collaborate with other international cancer organizations to provide support for specific groups in LMICs.
Global Oncology is centered on the following pillars that guide our engagements in LMICs.
Education and Training
With a goal of reducing the cancer burden worldwide, we provide a wide range of remote and onsite education and training initiatives in collaboration with international agencies. These programs help to elevate evidence-based cancer prevention and control activities, optimize care delivery, and engage providers in learning across the continuum of cancer care.
Our most comprehensive education initiative, Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), aims to build capacity among community-based clinicians in LMICs via case-based learning and co-management of patients utilizing videoconferencing technology, integrated with clinical management tools.
Government Engagement and Policy Development
By building relationships with governments, we work to influence policy and accelerate cancer control in the population level.
We conduct collaborative research with organizations to improve local cancer prevention and care.
Global Cancer Care Track for Trainees
We are developing the next generation of global oncology leaders through a new Global Cancer Care Track for trainees. This educational offering provides immersive training and career development for MD Anderson fellows interested in serving in global health settings. Professional growth opportunities include monthly Global Grand Rounds. Learn more about how we achieve this mission.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a teleconsulting and telementoring partnership between MD Anderson specialists and providers in rural and underserved communities.
International Advisory Services
Leveraging MD Anderson's unparalleled oncology knowledge base and expertise, our world-renowned experts engage with organizations globally to elevate the quality of their care locally.
Our robust advisory services help international hospitals and health systems to elevate their oncology programs, and in turn, advance our mission to increase access to quality cancer care worldwide. As a recognized leader in oncology care with extensive global consulting experience, we can help any organization – large or small.
With access to a broad range of MD Anderson knowledge and know-how, our administrative, clinical, and operational experts will engage with you to 1) develop goals, 2) assess programs, 3) identify recommendations for enhancement, 4) develop a customized strategy, and 5) guide the implementation of solutions.
We collaboratively build solutions in a wide range of areas, including, but not limited to:
- Business Modeling
- Facilities and Space Planning
- Clinical Programs
- Education and Training
- Research Infrastructure
- Patient Experience
To learn more about how MD Anderson's world-renowned expertise can help elevate your organization's oncology care, please contact us.