2018 Celgene Cancer Care Links? Program Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce 10 programs selected to help support healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries to fund more than $1 million in total provided to expand essential cancer care services.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and their partner institution, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi. This project seeks to establish standard of care for pediatric Kaposi Sarcoma in Lilongwe, Malawi by implementing and evaluating prospectively their risk-stratified, response-adapted treatment strategy.

Basic Health International, New York, NY, and their partner institution, St. Luke’s Foundation/Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Center, Haiti. This project will scale up the cervical cancer prevention pilot program in Haiti, by screening and treating additional women and potentially reduce the burden of the disease.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and their partner institution, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda. This project will use modified, risk-stratified approach to increase survival and minimize treatment-related toxicities in children with Burkitt Lymphoma in Uganda.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA and their partner institution, La Nacional Contra El Cancer (INCAN), Guatemala. This project aims to develop and implement an inexpensive, gene expression-based diagnostic tool for lymphomas at INCAN that can be extended to other regions and other cancer types as well.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Foundation and their partner institution, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania. This project will assess feasibility and effectiveness of implementation strategy for Tanzania’s National Cancer Treatment Guidelines at Ocean Road Cancer Institute.

Vennue Foundation Stamford, CT and their partner healthcare centers providing cancer care in Bangladesh and Nepal. This program will advance pharmacy care for cancer patients in Bangladesh and Nepal by strengthening the pharmaceutical knowledge, drug management and patient consultation skills of nurses and pharmacy personnel.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO, Alexandria, VA and their partner institution, Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Nepal. This project will improve multidisciplinary cervical cancer care in Nepal by implementation of a sustainable, knowledge-based plan that includes coursework, volunteer mentoring and interactive skills training.

World Child Cancer, London, UK and their partner, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. This project aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children, adolescents and young adults in Ghana through the development of immunohistochemistry and immunophenotyping techniques and training of regional healthcare workers.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and their partner, Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana. This project will optimize adherence to standard therapy delivery in non-metastatic breast cancer patients in Botswana, thereby facilitating accurate dosing and timely treatment of breast cancer patients.

The Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (ABRALE), Sao Paulo, Brazil. This project will provide long-distance learning platform for scientific programs such as oncology palliative care, blood cancer early diagnosis, oncology nursing, and prevention.