MATERIALS

Global Tast Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control

The Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC) was an initiative promoted by the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and University of Washing School of Medicine.

The mandate of GTF.CCC was to design, promote and evaluate innovative, multi-stakeholder strategies for expanding access to cancer prevention, detection and care in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Working with local partners, the GTF.CCC participated in the design and implementation of innovative service delivery models to scale up access to cancer care and control (CCC), and to strengthen health systems in LMICs.

Members of the GTF.CCC and its Technical Advisory Committee produced a series of materials that are available below.

Closing the Cancer Divide: An Equity Imperative (HGEI & Harvard University Press)

GTF.CCC Closing the Cancer Divide Report

The GTF.CCC launched a report titled Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries on October 28, 2011. The report is currently available to download and print for free in English, Spanish, and Russian:

English: 1) GTF.CCC Report in Color
2) GTF.CCC Report in Black and White
3) Overview of GTF.CCC Report.

Spanish: 1) GTF.CCC Report in Color
2) Overview of GTF.CCC Report

Russian: 1) GTF.CCC Report in Black and White
2) Full GTF.CCC Report in Color
3) Press Release on the ERL-HGEI-GTF.CCC Agreement to Increase Cancer Care and Control in Russia and the Former Soviet Republics

Working Papers & Background Note Series

The GTF.CCC worked with collaborators and produced a series of working papers and background notes:

GTF.CCC working paper and background note No. 5: Cancer prevention policy in Taiwan: Policy implications for global health

IARC and Cancer Research UK factsheets and information graphics

 

Disease Control Priorities 3 Supplementary Case Studies

The following case studies were produced by HGEI for the Disease Control Priorities 3 Volume on Cancer, Chapter 15 on Financing Cancer Care and Control. Publication forthcoming in 2015.

Case Study 1: Financing Cancer Care and Control in China

By: Pooja Yerramilli, Xiaoxiao Jiang

Case Study 2: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Colombia

By: Ramiro Guerrero, Ana Maria Amaris, Pooja Yerramilli

Case Study 3: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Dominican Republic

By: Magdalena Rathe, Felicia Knaulo, and Pooja Yerramilli

Case Study 4: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Ghana

By: Pooja Yerramilli, John Ataguba

Case Study 5: Financing cancer Care and Control in India

By: Pooja Yerramilli

Case Study 6: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Mexico

By: Felicia Marie Knaul, Salomon Chertorivski WoldenBerg, Hector Arreola-Ornelas

Case Study 7: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Peru

By: Janice Seinfeld, Maja Pleic

Case Study 8: Financing Cancer Care and Control in Thailand

By: Pooja Yerramilli, Rebecca Firestone

Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

The breast cancer fact sheet produced by the GTF.CCC contains 10 facts about breast cancer in developing countries.

Click here to read the fact sheet in English.

Click here to read the fact sheet in Spanish.

Childhood Cancer Fact Sheet

The childhood cancer fact sheet produced by the GTF.CCC has 10 facts about childhood cancers that highlight the inequity that exists between developed and developing countries.

Click here to read the fact sheet in English.

Click here to read the fact sheet in Spanish.

Click here to read the fact sheet in French.

Click here to read the fact sheet in Portugese.

Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet

The Cervical Cancer fact sheet produced by the GTF.CCC highlights 10 facts on cervical cancer in developing countries.

Click here to read the fact sheet in English.

UICC – GTF.CCC Policy Briefs

These policy briefs are a result of a collaboration between the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and GTF.CCC that coincided with the release of the GTF.CCC report, Closing the Cancer Divide: The Global Equity Imperative of Expanding Access in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Click here to read: Continuum of Care

Click here to read: Primary Health Care

Click here to read: Cancer Registries

MSH/LIVESTRONG/GTF.CCC Policy Brief

Management Science for Health (MSH), LIVESTRONG and the GTF.CCC collaborated to produce this policy briefto coincide with the release of the GTF.CCC report Closing the Cancer Divide: The Global Equity Imperative of Expanding Access in Low and Middle Income Countries. The policy brief presents the prices of essential cancer medicines and drug agents used for palliative care.

Click here to read: Cancer Medicine Prices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Closing the Cancer Divide: Mexico Fact Sheet

This fact sheet on cancer care in Mexico  is based on the GTF.CCC Report Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries; and is the result of collaboration between the Ministry of Health of Mexico, Seguro Popular, the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, the GTF.CCC, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health, Mexican Heath Foundation and Tomatelo a Pecho.

Click here to read: Cerrando la Brecha del Cáncer: México Hoja de Datos