• 2020 Professor Emeritus Toriola Feisitan Solanke Guest Lecture on Cancer

    25 August 2020

    Nigerian National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) is pleased to invite you to the inaugural edition of the Professor Emeritus Toriola Feisitan Solanke Guest Lecture Series which will take place online on the 17th of September 2020 at 2:00 p.m. West African Time or 9:00 a.m. EST.

    We are honored to have Dr. Nickhill Bhakta, a specialist in Childhood Cancers at the world-renowned St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at St. Jude’s Global, Memphis, USA as guest speaker. His lecture is titled “Integrated Registration for Children with Cancer: Engaging Hospital and Population Registries”.

    To participate in this lecture, kindly register here

    For further information on this lecture, contact NSCR Coordinator via coordinator@nigeriancancerregistries.net.

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  • Publishing opportunity for research in LMICs in ecancer’s open access cancer journal

    25 August 2020

    The peer-reviewed journal ecancermedicalscience is an open access cancer journal focused on supporting under-resourced communities. As of the 21st September 2020 the submission criteria is being refined to only accept articles which feature at least one author from a low and middle-income country (LMIC) or which have a significant impact on under-resourced communities. (more…)

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities for Scientists from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    19 August 2020

    Apply now for financial aid to attend upcoming eSymposia virtual meetings!

    Keystone Symposia is offering a limited number of free registrations in the form of Global Health Awards to participants from low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) to participate in our new eSymposia series.

    This new digital format enables the inclusion of more diverse voices and global perspectives in conversations at the forefront of science and medicine, which are essential to shape research that serves the broad needs of all of humanity.

    Award recipients will be provided with unique career-advancement opportunities, including:

    • Global platform to share their work with audiences around the world
    • Access to cutting-edge biomedical advances to inspire new research directions
    • Critical networking opportunities with field leaders and rising stars to advance their research and careers
    • And much more!

    Applications are currently being accepted for all eSymposia through December 2020, and are open to LMIC scientists and clinicians of all career stages including students, post-docs, fellows, professors, doctors, etc. working in relevant fields of interest.

    Apply For Your Award

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  • Apply for ASCO Long-Term International Fellowship (LIFe)

    29 July 2020

    The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries (LMCs) the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor in the United States, Canada, or European Union. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home country. (more…)

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  • Apply for the ASCO Young Investigator Award (YIA)

    29 July 2020

    The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Applications in all areas of cancer research are accepted from U.S. and international applicants.

    The YIA is a one-year grant totaling $50,000 that supports personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants & Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. Applicants who are selected to receive a YIA (more…)

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  • Apply for the Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA)

    29 July 2020

    The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA) provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global health needs. Global oncology is a general term that refers to the application of the concepts of global health to cancer, and implies an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world.

    The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award is intended to support: (more…)

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  • ASCO Career Development Award (CDA)

    29 July 2020

    The Career Development Award (CDA) provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed. (more…)

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  • International Innovation Grant (IIG) Letters of Intent (LOI) are due July 31, 2020

    29 July 2020

    The International Innovation Grant (IIG) provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs). It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings.

    Letters of Intent (LOI) are due July 31, 2020. Only approved LOIs will be invited for full application. Submission of full application is due on October 20, 2020.

    Click here for details on available funding, eligibility criteria and application instructions on the ASCO website.


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  • ASHG Announces Dr Charles Rotimi as 2021 President-elect and Member, Board of Directors

    29 July 2020

    We are highly pleased to announce that a Nigerian-born genetic epidemiologist, Dr. Charles Rotimi, made a mark again as the new President-elect of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG).

    This was recently announced in the press release of the ASHG. Read the press release here

    Dr Charles Rotimi is a high-achieving researcher with numerous contributions to research in Africa. Read more about him here and here.

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  • IACR Newsflash: Results Overview of the Cancer Registries and COVID-19 Survey

    19 June 2020

    In mid-May, the COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force, through IACR and GICR, reached out to cancer registries with a survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer registration. A total of 218 cancer registries from 90 countries participated in this survey.  With sincere thanks to each registry for taking the time to provide feedback on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their respective cancer registry operations, we are pleased to share an overview of the survey results:


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