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September 2016

GTFRCC Workshop at CARO

September 17, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Banff Springs Hotel,
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Banff, Albertal Canada
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The session will introduce the problem of limited global availability of radiotherapy, review the main methodologies and findings of the Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control (GTFRCC), and consider the implications of its findings for improved global access to radiotherapy. The interactive nature of the workshop will provide opportunity for creative dialogue about strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the GTFRCC report (Lancet Oncology 2015). It will also consider approaches to create a radiotherapy partnership that includes…

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April 2016

Boston Launch

April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club,
20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA , 02138
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We are launching the report in Boston! This by invitation-only event will be hosted by Dr. Rifat Atun.

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November 20152015


November 20, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Palais des Congrès de Marrakech,
Boulevard Mohammed VI, Marrakech, 40 000 Morocco
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The GTFRCC will be part of the Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy session at the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

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October 2015

RANZCR 2015 Annual Meeting

October 29, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Mei Ling Yap delivered a talk at the 2015 Annual RANZCR meeting about the benefits of achieving equitable access to radiotherapy. See her talk here: http://webcast.ranzcr.edu.au/Mediasite/Play/f41f9983e5ae40b68dbfe7c2c89c40651d

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October 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,
200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Details to be announced shortly.

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September 2015

Revealing of the Final Results!

September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre,
Messeplatz 1, 1021 Vienna, Austria
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The GTFRCC will unveil their final results at the European Cancer Congress. The session will feature the leads of our working groups to describe their findings and answer the questions: 1. What is the cost to ensure global access to radiotherapy by 2035? 2. Does an investment into radiotherapy translate into a positive economic return? Following formal talks we will have a panel session to discuss the results, the implications of our findings, and how to move forward with closing…

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Lauching the Global Radiotherapy Commission

September 26, 2015 @ 2:30 am - 4:30 pm
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre,
Messeplatz 1, 1021 Vienna, Austria
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The GTFRCC is proud to have been invited by Lancet Oncology to be on of their four commissions. The launch of the Global Radiotherapy Commission will take place at the Presidential Session at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Rifat Atun will be speaking on behalf of the Commission.

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April 2015


April 27, 2015 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona,
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14, Barcelona, 08019 Spain
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The GTFRCC will be presenting their full results at ESTRO. The agenda for the session can be found here.

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March 2015

GTFRCC Workshop

March 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre,
610 University Ave , Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M9 Canada
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The GTFRCC hosted a two day workshop on March 8th and 9th, 2015. This by-invitation-only event was attended by a wide spectrum of individuals representing different regions and professions in oncology. A working group meeting was held on March 8th. Here Drs. Michael Barton, Jake Van Dyk, and Rifat Atun presented the detailed outputs of their working groups. The inputs and assumptions of the working groups were examined in detail by other members of the GTFRCC. The goal was to have a consensus…

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December 20142014

World Cancer Congress

December 5, 2014
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center,
1 Convetion Centre Pl, room 212-213, Melbourne, South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria 3006 Australia

We have two major events planned at the World Cancer Congress (WCC). The GTFRCC’s work will be featured at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit on December 3rd, 2015. This by-invitation-only event will feature Dr. Rifat Atun who will present results of our work during the keynote session. There will also be a breakout session on radiotherapy  co-hosted by Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz and Nelly Enwerem-Bromson. Dr. David Jaffray will chair the session with key members of the working groups on a panel to discuss the…

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