Global Cancer Institute (GCI) is the only non-profit completely focused on improving survival rates for underserved cancer patients worldwide. Today, cancer death rates in developing countries are double those of the U.S. – GCI is working to close that gap. GCI works directly with physicians in developing countries to propagate simple interventions and programs that are common in the U.S. and proven to accelerate diagnosis, access and treatment.
Dr. Goss, a globally renowned cancer specialist with more than 35 years of clinical and research experience. Dr. Goss was born and raised in South Africa under the apartheid system, and it was under this system that he first learned how to practice medicine. He saw firsthand the insurmountable obstacles and discrimination poorer patients faced when trying to access health care. Years later, as he traveled the world lecturing and reporting results of his breast cancer research, he was reminded of the challenges that impoverished patients faced in securing health care in developing countries. He started GCI to address that problem for patients with cancer.
We lead research initiatives, such as global cancer databases, surveys and large publications to better understand the state of cancer around the world. We use our findings to design and implement effective interventions to improve cancer patient care and outcomes.