February 4th is World Cancer Day – a day when the world unites to raise awareness of key issues and build or strengthen coalitions for global cancer control. Read IGCS President, Dr. Keiichi Fujiwara's Presidential Message. ..
The IGCS Global Curriculum is expanding to even more locations – bringing subspecialty training to regions of the world that urgently need skilled professionals. The newest training sites adopting our curriculum this past year are in Haiti, Rwanda, and Nigeria (Enugu, Ibadan, Lagos, and Zaria)...
In Prof. Fujiwara's first presidential message to IGCS' members and friends, he expresses his thoughts about the society's mission and highlights some of his overarching goals as he steps into the role of President of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. ..
In this episode of Conversations with Coleman, IGCS President, Dr. Robert Coleman is joined by Mr. Bernie Khoo, IGCS’ Information Technology Consultant and IGCS CEO, Ms. Mary Eiken...
In this episode, Dr. Robert Coleman is joined by Prof. Donal Brennan and Prof. Sudha Sundar to discuss the problem of disparities in ovarian cancer care and IGCS’ newest initiative to unite clinicians, researchers, and advocates across the globe to improve outcomes for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer everywhere. ..
IGCS Programs for Early Career Members Dear Colleagues, The exponential growth and success the IGCS have experienced over the last three years from my perspective has been through our unique membership strategic partner model and initiating programs that meet the needs of our members. One of the greatest growth areas has been and will continue to be those early in their careers from both high and low resource settings. Our society’s greatest strength is our membership. IGCS is made up of over ..
Dear Colleagues and Friends of IGCS: Data from important studies assist physicians, patients, and government regulators to make informed decisions. In oncology, we have established clinical research as a routine part of our day to day patient care. Investigators in cancer clinical trials aim to provide results which educate both patients and clinicians, particularly utilizing randomized, usually blinded, clinical trial formats to compare different groups of otherwise-similar patients. Clinical a..
Dear Colleagues, Kofi Annan, the 7th UN Secretary General once said, “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” He of course was right. Gender Diversity Policy As a society dedicated to women’s health, it is clear that we must ensure that our female membership is fairly represented within the IGCS leadership. This includes elected positions on the council and appointed positions on IGCS committees. The IGCS Council recognizes that having an organizatio..
Dear Colleagues, The IGCS Council recently met in New Orleans and I wanted to share with you the following items of discussion that may be of interest to IGCS members. Committee Reports The Council received updates from the Education, Publications, Industry Relations, and GO Global Network Committees. The Education Committee is now chaired by Dr. Ritu Salani, with Dr. Ane Gerda Eriksson as Vice Chair. There are seven steering committee members and four work-groups with five leaders covering the ..
Dear Colleague, Members of IGCS may remember the platform on which I was elected was to internationalise the society as widely as possible. At that time, the countries present at the conception of IGCS remained the dominant membership groups, working hard and very effectively to unite this new society. But it was clear that IGCS was ready and mature enough to extend its global reach. Happily, times have changed. We continue to engage the membership from high resource settings and recently receiv..