As awareness grows of the toll of cancer in less developed parts of the world, a new interactive map developed by the non-profit Global Oncology, Inc. aims to bridge cancer experts around the world to help improve cancer research and care in low-resource areas.
Spanning more than 800 projects on 6 continents, the map covers projects ranging from a push in Turkey to improve diagnostic accuracy of mammograms to detect breast cancer; to the development of an early screening test for gastric cancer in Mexico; to the use of supplements to prevent arsenic-induced skin cancer in Bangladesh.
Users can click through to find and contact cancer experts and connect to the investigators and program managers. “Before it was difficult or often impossible to find information about cancer projects or experts, especially in limited-resource settings,” said Ami S. Bhatt, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and genetics at Stanford and co-founder of Global Oncology, Inc.
Scope Blog (Stanford Medicine)