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.
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:
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
GTF.CCC working paper and background note No. 6: Preliminary estimation of unmet need for cancer treatment in the world
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
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.
Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet
The Cervical Cancer fact sheet produced by the GTF.CCC highlights 10 facts on cervical cancer in developing countries.
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.
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.
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.