Mission

Over the past decade, progress on controlling communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the globe has coincided with the rise of cancer in these communities. According to a landmark study, LMICs carry more than 80% of the global cancer burden but have access to only 5% of the resources needed to control cancer.


State-of-the-art cancer care is not available in many of the world’s LMICs because of high investment costs and high resource-demand. For example, cancer centers often use outdated equipment and very simplified techniques. These treatments are approximately 40 years behind what can be accomplished for cancer patients in higher income countries.

Unfortunately, there are limited educational paths available to develop expertise in cancer care in LMICs. To empower clinicians to independently provide effective oncology services in their communities, GACCF supports comprehensive clinical training programs to create a core base of local experts.

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GACCF Management

The GACCF Board of Directors

The GACCF Advisory Board

  • Dr. Wilfred Ngwa

    Director, Global Health Catalyst, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

  • Rebecca Wong

    Radiation Oncologist & Vice Chair of Education, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto

  • John Einck

    Professor of Radiation Medicine, University of California San Diego; President, Radiating Hope

  • Mira Shah

    Resident in Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital; Vice President, Radiating Hope

  • Dr. Jeannette Parkes

    Professor and Head of Division Radiation Oncology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

  • Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi

    Head Neck Cancer Surgeon and Deputy Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.

  • Steven Ogunro

    Partner, Capital Mergers And Acquisitions, LLC

GACCF Reports

The GACCF was incorporated on September 14, 2016 and has the status of a private operating foundation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.