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Partnerships with health organizations that have a shared vision and commonality in gynecologic oncology are essential to accomplishing the society’s strategic goals. Alliances with organizations whose goals align with those of the IGCS strengthen our message and broaden the reach of our mission to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide through education, training and public awareness.

IGCS is eager to develop unique partnerships to support the mission of the Society. To learn more about how you can partner with the IGCS, please contact Mary Eiken, CEO, at mary.eiken@igcs.org

Organizational Partners

African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

AORTIC is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of cancer control and palliation in Africa. Executive members volunteer as knowledge workers for the plight of cancer patients in Africa. AORTIC strives to unite the African continent in achieving its goal of a cancer-free Africa, and seek to make a positive impact throughout the region through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organizations.

AAGL “Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide”

The mission of AAGL is to focus on the ultimate goal of improving patient care in gynecologic medicine, recognizing that surgical gynecologists and other clinicians require lifelong learning. IGCS partnered with the AAGL to provide our members with access to their online surgical video library, SurgeryU. Our partnership will continue to grow and evolve to other important areas within both organizations.

American Eurasian Cancer Alliance

AECA is coordinated through Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center and functions as the primary driver of scientific exchange between the U.S. and Eurasian research centers. They are an engaged partner and major contributor to the development of cancer control, research and palliative care initiatives within the Russian Federation, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), Central Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus), Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), and Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan).

American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO is a professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. ASCO's mission is to conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

European Society of Gynecological Oncology

ESGO, Europe’s leading non-profit gynaecology oncology society, strives to improve gynaecological cancer care by providing training standards, educational opportunities and breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment and study of gynaecological oncology. IGCS is proud to partner with ESGO in the joint publication of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC) and other educational initiatives.

Global Surgery Foundation

The GSF is a non-profit foundation that facilitates and supports the development of surgical, obstetrical and anesthesia care systems that will ensure universal access to emergency and essential surgical care that is safe, timely and affordable. GSF works with governments and frontline providers to build surgical care systems that will save lives and decrease disability. As a common platform for global surgery stakeholders, GSF focuses on the low and middle-income countries which are furthest behind.

Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup & Cervix Cancer Research Network

The Gynecological Cancer InterGroup aims to promote and facilitate high quality clinical trials in order to improve outcomes for women with gynecological cancer. GCIG conducts trials through the Cervical Cancer Research Network (CCRN). The Cervix Cancer Research Network (CCRN) is a multi-national, multi-institution consortium of physicians and scientists focused on improving cervical cancer outcomes worldwide by making publicly funded, multinational cancer clinical trials available to patients in low- and middle-income countries.

International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases

ISSTD aims to forge international collaborations between cooperative groups to improve the outcomes of women with trophoblastic diseases through education, research, and where possible clinical-trial development in a highly constructive and cost-effective manner. IGCS entered into a strategic partnership with ISSTD in 2020 with objectives to collaborate on early career research and professional development, mentorship and training programs, education, advocacy, and data collection methods.

Kolkata Gynecological Oncology Trials and Translational Research Group

Kolkata Gynecological Oncology Trials and Translational Research Group (KolGoTrg) is a not-for- profit registered society and a registered SIRO (Scientific Industrial Research Organisation) in India, dedicated for women's cancer research, education and training. Formed in 2018, it is a platform for clinicians and scientists in the region to develop and conduct studies suited mostly to address research questions and solutions specific for low-middle income countries and local unmet needs. We are the only GCIG (Gyn Cancer Intergroup) full member group from India and are currently engaged in several projects with IGCS including the Global curriculum and mentorship program in India and Nepal, Every women study, nursing curriculum development and research development through CCRN and GCIG.

National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Center for Global Health (CGH) in 2011 to help reduce the global burden of cancer. CGH develops initiatives and collaborates with other NCI divisions, NCI-designated cancer centers, and countries to support cancer control planning build capacity, and support cancer research and cancer research networks in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is an alliance 
of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers, working together to develop treatment guidelines for most cancers, and dedicated to research that improves the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care. The core resources made available by NCCN are the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). To make the Guidelines more relevant in low and middle resource settings, NCCN began publication of NCCN Frameworks for Resource Stratification. In partnership with the IGCS, these Guidelines will be tested and updated accordingly to provide meaningful information to members practicing in resource stratified regions of the world.

Union for International Cancer Control

The organisation is dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and to ensure cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda. IGCS is a proud member of the UICC which strengthens our relationships, amplifies our message, and allows greater representation of gynecologic cancers
on the global health agenda.

The Women Global Cancer Initiative

The organization (TheWomen.org) has focused on research on health equity and making cancer care accessible for all women living with cancer. Their work achieves this objective through projects to fund and deliver specialized training to low-resource regions, mostly in Africa. TheWomen.org has pledged multi-year donations to support the IGCS Global Curriculum as an extension of their goal to provide sustainable impact in the field of gynecologic cancers in low- and middle-income countries. 

World Health Organization

WHO's primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. The main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services. IGCS is partnering with WHO on the global call for action towards
the elimination of cervical cancer.

World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a not-for-profit organization, working across the globe towards a world where every woman with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival, and the best quality of life – wherever she may live. WOCC builds on the significant impact of the annual flagship ovarian cancer awareness campaign – World Ovarian Cancer Day, started in 2013 and the ground-breaking Every Woman Study™. 

Strategic Alliance Partners

As partners, each regional group gains special benefits for their individual group members as well as the opportunity to discuss important issues with the IGCS leadership and industry partners. The Strategic Alliance Partnership program is meant to provide mutual benefits to the alliance partner groups, the individual IGCS members and the society as a whole, helping us all to meet challenges facing the global gynecologic cancer community and develop solutions as a team. Learn more about the Strategic Alliance Partnership Program and view a list of participating groups.

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