The work of the Global Academic Program in Africa

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Published: 8 Dec 2015
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Dr Oliver Bogler - MD Anderson Cancer centre, Houston, USA

Dr Bogler talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 about the work of the Global Academic Program (GAP) at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The programme helps train healthcare providers globally.

He says that although there have been many gains in cancer research, the benefits are unevenly distributed.

In Africa, the focus of GAP has been on capacity building and they have partnered with various organisations and institutions such as the UICC.

Efforts in Africa should be focussed on tobacco controls, screening for HPV and breast cancer, the HPV vaccine, and better access to radiotherapy.

He explains how through on-site workshops, collaboratively produced educational materials, treatment guidelines and telementoring, GAP has been able to help.