Commitment to Action

DFCI Commits to Expanded Access to Cancer Care Globally

Commitment by

Lawrence N. Shulman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

In 2010, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) committed to improve cancer care in Haiti, Mexico, Jordan, and Rwanda in collaboration with Partners in Health locations and other cancer facilities. In conjunction with these on-the ground partners, DFCI committed to support the mobilization and donation of necessary cancer drugs, and offer remote consultative services to support cancer diagnosis and effective treatment. Moving forward, DFCI intends to expand its work and develop a program focused on training local physicians to become experts in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, which at the moment is mostly non-existent in these regions.

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Commitment

DFCI Commits to Expanded Access to Cancer Care Globally

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$3,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Africa

Countries

HAITI, MALAWI, RWANDA

Commitment by

Lawrence N. Shulman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

American Cancer Society, Livestrong Foundation, Cancer de Mama: Tómatelo a Pecho, Partners In Health, Howard J. Kessler, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Mass Design Group