The Lancet Oncology Commission Taps Chandrakanth Are, MD to Lead Development of Global Cancer Surgery (TLO-CGCS) Part II Report
In September 2015, The Lancet Oncology Commission published “Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable and Timely Cancer Surgery,” a review of the inequities in global cancer care. As a follow-up to the first report, Chandrakanth Are, MD, surgical oncologist and global advocate on elevating standards for international surgical cancer care, has been appointed by the Lancet Oncology Commission to lead the development of The Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery- Part II Report. Through his leadership as the Chair of the Society of Surgical Oncology’s (SSO) International Committee and Director of the Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons (GFCS), he is well-equipped to take on the issues that vary dramatically from country to country. Learn more about this upcoming publication.
Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons Third Manuscript
The Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons has released their third manuscript, “Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons: Perspectives on Barriers to Surgical Care for Cancer Patients and Potential Solutions.” The manuscript identifies the barriers to surgical care for cancer patients in different countries/regions.
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Addressing the rising burden of global cancer care requires appropriately trained surgical oncologists. The SSO and the European Society of Surgical Oncology came together to develop a global curriculum to address variations and inadequacies in training.