The nonprofit Global Oncology, Inc. has launched a Global Cancer Project Map, a first-of-its-kind resource that will connect cancer experts around the world in an effort to advance cancer research and care in low-resource areas.
The interactive map includes more than 800 projects on six continents. With a few simple clicks, users can search for cancer experts and research projects and then contact the investigators and program managers. The goal is to spur collaboration among people in the field and enable experts to share their collective knowledge.
“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. “The map now makes it possible to connect colleagues in the global cancer community with a maximum of six clicks of a computer mouse.”
Source: Stanford Medicine (2015, March 25) New global cancer map aims to improve care in developing countries