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 For example, cancer centers often use outdated equipment and very simplified techniques.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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The GACCF was incorporated on September 14, 2016 and has the status of a private operating foundation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.