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GLOBAL FOCUS ON CANCER INC's Fundraiser:

GFC Cancer Support Group Summit

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THE STORY:

The global incidence and mortality rate of cancer is continually on the rise. In 2012 there were more than 14.1 million new cancer cases and more that 8 million cancer-related deaths. Each year cancers kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, and more than 60% of the worlds total new annual cases occur in low- and -middle income countries (LMIC’s). These regions account for as much as 70% of the world’s total cancer deaths as up to 80% of these patients are diagnosed in late stages of the disease. In these low resource settings physicians are often overly burdened, particularly oncologists and there exists an enormous health literacy gap between patients and physicians. As a result, patients require extensive instruction and education about their disease. Often, this is overlooked and patients are left uneducated, frightened and confused about their treatment and future. We look to address these issues by introducing clinician led cancer support groups in the hospital setting in LMIC’s. GFC in partnership with the Bright Future Foundation and the Breast Cancer Society of Hue are hosting a 2 day Cancer Support Group Summit in Nha Trang, Vietnam on November 14-15, 2015. This unique event will provide an opportunity for a variety of cancer support groups from SE Asia to come together to share ideas and programs surrounding cancer support, eduction and advocacy. Our goal is to create an environment to promote open dialogues, networking, sharing of information and experiences, as well as capacity and coalition building. A first of it's kind for the region, the conference is open to clinicians, advocates, cancer survivors, patients and caregivers. Confirmed participants include: Hue Central Hospital Breast, Colorectal and Pediatric cancer support groups, Hue, Vietnam Breast Cancer Society of Hue, Vietnam Can Tho Breast, Colorectal and General cancer support groups, Can Tho, Vietnam KC Breast Cancer Club, Hanoi, Vietnam Breast Cancer Club of Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam Cancer Society WECAN, Seattle Cancer Center, Seattle, USA Taiwan Breast Cancer Association, Taipei, Taiwan Heart to Heart Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand Global Focus on Cancer, New York, USA Golden Rose Cancer Foundation, Yangon, Myanmar Yangon Breast Cancer Friendship Group, Yangon, Myanmar Nepal Cancer Relief Society, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Alyssa Jenkins

Alyssa Jenkins

DONATION: $200

I would like to give a tribute in my Dads name Hugh Gallagher who has been living his life with cancer for 9 years. God Bless and good luck with your campaign. 3 years ago