Posted by Erin Schwartz on November 02, 2011
This blog is a report from the “Closing the Cancer Divide” symposium which took place in Boston last week, which included participants from around the world who are dedicated to bringing equity to cancer survivors everywhere. Instead of telling you about the meeting, we are including a link to the full report that was released at the meeting, as well as two Vlogs (video blogs). One video clip is of a cancer advocate we all know and love and one video clip is of a cancer survivor we all know and admire, both of which capture the essence of this important meeting of the minds.
The occasion for the symposium was the launch of a new report about the cancer divide and how it can be overcome if we all work together toward that goal. The report is full of solutions for how to bridge the great divide and make cancer control possible from my country to yours.
Click here to read the GTF.CCC Report: Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries (Note that this is a large PDF, so to download right click on the link and "save target as").
At the symposium, Pat was invited to participate in a panel for a session entitled “Access to Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies”. What follows is a video excerpt from Pat’s panel.
Lance Armstrong, Global Task Force Honorary Co-President also addressed the symposium. In this video clip, he is sharing how living with cancer was the momentum that gave him the courage, motivation and inspiration to be a seven time winner of the Tour de France.
Everyone reading this blog is so much a part of why we participated in this hopeful meeting and the goal of this briefing is that we all feel encouraged by the great work of the Global Task Force on Cancer Care and Control, aiming to change our world for the better.