Mapping Our Global Tumor Boards

August 3, 2016 / in Global / by Alexandra Bukowski

Our Global Tumor Boards connect young oncologists from all over the world to present patient cases and seek clinical advice from cancer experts in the U.S., including those at Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson, Columbia, and Northwestern, among many others. Tumor boards are required within hospitals throughout the U.S., and they regularly bring together oncologists of all different specialties to discuss and come to a consensus on a patient’s treatment.

However, regular tumor boards are not the norm in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where oncologists work multiple jobs, see over 100 patients per day, and have little time for research or clinical collaboration.

This is why GCI started video-based Global Tumor Boards, where doctors from LMICs can hear from expert, multidisciplinary teams on how to proceed with the diagnosis and treatment of complex cancer cases. What started as simple peer-to-peer meetings has grown into a truly global network of doctors and hospitals who join us every month online to improve their patient care.

Check out our Global Tumor Board “hubs” and viewers on this map! As of today, we are in over 30 countries around the globe and always expanding. If you want to see your hospital on this map, email info@globalcancerinstitute.org to learn more about joining our network!