About Series Contributors

Dr. Ophira Ginsburg MD, MSc, FRCPC

Ophira Ginsburg
Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital

Toronto, Canada
Read Ophira's biography »

Dr. Ophira Ginsburg MD, MSc, FRCPC

Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Canada)

Dr. Ginsburg is a medical oncologist and global health researcher with over a decade of experience in global cancer control and women’s health. Since 2004, she has developed a program of population intervention research and training in global cancer control, with projects in low- and middle-income countries including Vietnam and Bangladesh. She is principal investigator on studies of population differences in breast cancer risk factors; and of public health interventions to improve access to cancer services for women in low-income countries, and women from ethno-cultural minority communities in Canada.

Dr. Ginsburg’s academic appointments include: Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh; and the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London U.K. She is an Advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam; a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control; and the Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control (hosted by UICC, Geneva). She sits on several NGO advisory boards, and is a founding member of the new Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment. She is a member of the Education and Training Committee for AORTIC, the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, and is Faculty Lead for a new “Global Cancer Control” section of OncologyEducation.com which was launched in November 2014, just prior to the UICC World Cancer Congress.

As of October 2015, Dr. Ginsburg will be a Technical Officer in Non-communicable Diseases Management at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Read the press release for more information.

Area of specialization: Global cancer control and access to care, cancer in women

CLOSE [X]

Rajendra Badwe

Rajendra Badwe
Tata Memorial Centre

Mumbai, India
Read Rajendra's biography »

Dr. Rajendra Badwe

Director and Head, Breast Unit
Tata Memorial Centre
Parel, Mumbai, India

Dr. Rajendra Badwe has more than 25 years diverse experience as a Surgeon and Oncologist, and as Director, has led Tata Memorial Centre, a world renowned institution in the field of cancer care.

He is an international opinion leader in oncology, developing breast cancer care strategies, innovative research, integrating delivery systems, improving quality and cancer management programs and capacity building of staff on cancer care delivery strategy and practice issues. His seminal contribution to Breast Cancer Research has lead to a paradigm shift in understanding of cancer biology and evolved cost-effective life saving treatment globally. His significant accomplishments in leadership in cancer care are a testimony to his role as a mentor in developing the cancer care strategy for Government of India and WHO. During his tenure as the Head of Department of Surgical Oncology 2002-2008, he devoted himself to streamlining and enhancing the quality of surgical outcomes, introducing site specialisation, new techniques, and introduction of post doctoral programmes. He implemented the Clinical Research Secretariat (CRS) for the first time to ensure involvement and commitment to research from faculty members and established the DAE CTC (DAE Clinical Trials Centre) for multi-centre clinical trials in India.

His pioneering work on ‘Timing of Surgery for Breast cancer’ has induced a paradigm shift towards importance of events at the time of surgery. He also completed first ever randomised clinical trial in India for 1000 breast cancer patients which confirmed the promised benefit of more than 25% reduction in death rate with a potential of saving thousands of lives at a cost of $2 per patient.

Dr. Badwe has been conferred Padma Shri National Award by the President of India for the contribution to the field of Medicine in January, 2013. He has also been conferred the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management 2013 by the President of India on October 1, 2013. He has received a Recognition Award for his significant contribution to the Oncology Field from the UAE Cancer Congress in 2013. His contribution to the field of Oncology has been recognized and honored by UICC Reach to Recovery International Medal in 2003.

His interest in reading, travel, music and philosophy contributes to his completeness as a Humane Professional.

CLOSE [X]

Freddie Bray

Freddie Bray
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO)

Lyon, France
Read Freddie's biography »

Dr. Freddie Bray

Section Head, Section of Cancer Surveillance
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Lyon France

Dr. Bray is Section Head of the Cancer Surveillance Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in Lyon, France. His areas of research revolve around the descriptive epidemiology of cancer, including the estimation of the global cancer burden and the analysis of time trends of cancer including predictions of the future scale and profile of cancer globally linked to human development transitions.

In support of the overwhelming need for high quality cancer surveillance systems given their current paucity and an ever-increasing cancer problem, Dr. Bray leads the Global Initiative for Cancer Registration, an international multi-partner programme designed to ensure a sustainable expansion of the coverage and quality of population-based cancer registries in LMIC through tailored, localized support and advocacy to individual countries.

CLOSE [X]

Michel Coleman

Michel Coleman
London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine

London, UK
Read Michel's biography »

Dr. Michel P Coleman

Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics
Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Qualifications: BA BM BCh MSc FFPH

Dr. Coleman qualified in medicine in Oxford last century, and practised for 6 years in internal medicine and in general practice, before deserting to epidemiology. He worked in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in Oxford (1984-87); at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon (1987-1991), and as Medical Director of the Thames Cancer Registry in London (1991-1995). He was Head of the UK WHO Collaborating Centre on the Classification of Diseases (1995-2000) and Deputy Chief Medical Statistician at the Office for National Statistics (1995-2004), and Head of the Cancer and Public Health Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (1998-2003). He has been Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine since 1995.

His research has focussed on time trends and socio-economic inequalities in cancer incidence, mortality and survival, and their application to improve public health policy for cancer control. He leads the programme for global surveillance of cancer survival (CONCORD), from which the first analysis of cancer survival trends in 67 countries world-wide were published in 2014. He has been active in various European cancer policy initiatives, and has been an advisor on cancer policy and research to governments and agencies in Europe and further afield.

He has been involved in legal and regulatory issues on confidentiality and cancer surveillance for 20 years, both in the UK and internationally. He has taught epidemiology in many countries.

CLOSE [X]

Lesong Conteh

Lesong Conteh
Imperial College London

London, UK
Read Lesong's biography »



Dr. Lesong Conteh, PhD

Health Economist
School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK

Lesong Conteh is a health economist in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London.  Her research focuses on low- and middle-income country health economics and health system research, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.  Her research interests include:

  • coordinating multi-country economic evaluations to identify the costs, cost effectiveness and equity implications of introducing interventions via different delivery strategies;
  • understanding the roles and responsibilities of community health workers and volunteers in several West African countries;
  • investigating consumer and provider interpretations of quality in the delivery of health care and how these interpretations compare and contrast.

Area of specialization: Economic evaluation, community health workers, perceptions of quality

CLOSE [X]

Lynette Denny

Lynette Denny
University of Capetown

Capetown, South Africa
Read Lynette's biography »



Lynette Denny

Chair and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Lynette Denny is the Chair and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and registered sub-specialist in Gynaecological Oncology at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. Her research interest for the past 15 years has been in preventing cervical cancer in low resource settings and she has published over 100 peer reviewed papers on the subject. She has been a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences and is the Immediate Past President of the International Gynaecology Cancer Society and the Chair of the FIGO Gynaecology Oncology Committee. She was awarded the Distinguished Scientist for Improving the Quality of Life of Women by the South African Department of Science and Technology in 2006 and is a B2 rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. She was recently awarded the South African Medical Association award for Extraordinary Service to Medicine (2012) and given a fellowship ad eudeum to the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, United Kingdom (2012).

CLOSE [X]

Silvia de Sanjose

Silvia de Sanjose
Institut Català d'Oncologia (ICO),
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Barcelona, Spain
Read Silvia's biography »

Silvia de Sanjose

Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme
IDIBELL, CIBERESP
Institut Català d'Oncologia, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

My research interests focus on studies of cancer-associated infectious diseases. I have studied the role of HPV in cervical carcinogenesis for more than 20 years. As part of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain, I have been involved in a wide range of activities devoted to understand the natural history of HPV infections and its burden worldwide. In the last 10+ years I have coordinated a large international study on HPV genotyping in cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penile and anal canal. Results are being valuable to estimate the impact of HPV vaccines in the different world regions. I have contributed to several meta-analyses of compiled data from all over the world to characterize HPV genotype distribution, age trends, and time trends in relation to cervical cancer.

I have been closely involved on the ICO/IARC HPV Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer, a web-based resource to compile and disseminate scientific data on HPV and related cancers from all world regions. I have also participated in several studies in Africa on HPV screening, vaccination and epidemiology in Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Ghana and South Africa. I am coordinating and mentoring courses from the e_oncology learning platform, in particular I am actively involved in the Cervical Cancer Prevention courses and cancer basics for Community Health Workers in Africa.

I have been involved in the WHO HPV vaccines position paper in 2009, in the WHO Guidelines for screening and treatment of precancerous lesions for cervical cancer prevention issued in 2013 and in the 11 volumes of the Vaccine monographs series aiming to review state of the art knowledge on HPV and related diseases. I participated in the expert panels of several IARC Monographs evaluating the carcinogenicity of viruses and other infectious agents.

A second main area of research relate to the study of the aetiology of haematological cancers, particularly the infectious aetiology of lymphoma.

As President of the International Papillomavirus Society I am committed to promote the use of scientific evidence to identify the best approaches to prevent HPV related diseases. Organized vaccination and screening approaches supported by cost-effectiveness analysis can facilitate the best preventive strategies for a given world region or country. Low and middle income countries will need strong advocacy and international organizations’ commitment to drastically reduce, in the generations to come, the heavy disease burden linked to HPV.

CLOSE [X]

Suneeta Krishnan

Suneeta Krishnan
RTI International, San Francisco and
St. John’s Research Institute

Bengaluru, India
Read Suneeta's biography »

Suneeta Krishnan

RTI International
San Francisco and St. John’s Research Institute
Bengarulu, India

Suneeta Krishnan is a senior research public health analyst in the Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI) within RTI’s Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences Group, and leads RTI’s Liaison Office in India. Dr. Krishnan’s research focuses on the intersections between gender inequities, violence, and women’s health over the life course. Her studies aim to uncover the pathways through which gender inequities lead to adverse health outcomes and health disparities among women, and to develop and test interventions that promote health and gender equity. Dr. Krishnan’s work draws upon theories of gender, empowerment, and social and behavioral change, and involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. She has served as the principal investigator of studies funded by the United States National Institutes of Health and has received funding from private foundations, the World Bank and the private sector to provide technical assistance for the design and evaluation of health and gender equity promotion programs. In recognition of her research and community service, Dr. Krishnan received the 2004 U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

CLOSE [X]

Rengaswamy S

Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO)

Lyon, France
Read Sankar's biography »

Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan

Special Advisor on Cancer Control, Chief of the Early Detection and Prevention Section and Chief of the Cancer Screening Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Lyon, France

Dr. Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan is the Special Advisor on Cancer Control, Chief of the Early Detection and Prevention Section and Chief of the Cancer Screening Group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Dr. Sankaranarayanan has a MD degree in Radiation oncology followed by post doctoral training in the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Cambridge. After several years of experience in clinical oncology and cancer control in India, Dr. Sankaranarayanan joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 1993. Through the Screening Group and Early Detection and Prevention Section of the IARC, and through innovative partnerships with other international organizations, national institutions and investigators, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan is involved in conducting several studies world-wide with the aim of providing scientific evidence to support the development of appropriate public health policies of screening for common cancers in a range of health care settings, particularly low- and medium-resourced countries. These studies provide valuable data on the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, benefits, harmful effects and cost-effectiveness of different screening interventions for cervical, oral and breast cancers leading to rational utilization of health care resources in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of screening programmes. Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan has brought to the Agency a vast international experience and knowhow on evaluating and disseminating different early detection strategies and in providing broad technical assistance in education, training and organizational aspects of cancer early detection programmes in low- and medium-resourced countries. He is an author in more than 200 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and his manuals on early detection of cervical cancer have been translated into several languages including Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish among others.

CLOSE [X]

Richard Sullivan

Richard Sullivan
Institute of Cancer Policy,
King's Health Partners Cancer Centre
King’s Centre for Global Health

London, UK
Read Richard's biography »

Richard Sullivan

Professor, King's Health Partners Cancer Centre
King's Centre for Global Health
Director, Institute of Cancer Policy
King's Health Partners
London, UK

Richard Sullivan is Professor, Cancer Policy & Global Health at Kings College London and founding director of the Institute of Cancer Policy. Richard is an executive member of the Kings Integrated Cancer Centre and is Visiting Professor at the Universidad Catolica, Chile and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. Richard also serves on the board of King’s Centre for Global Health, and is Co-Director of the King’s Conflict & Health Research Group. He also serves on the UICC Board. Richard qualified in medicine and trained in surgery (urology) before completing a PhD in cell signalling. He was clinical director of worlds largest cancer research NGO Cancer Research UK until 2008 when he moved to the London School of Economics to work on complex healthcare systems within the health, society and population programme.

Richard works with a wide variety of global health and international organisations, and is past UK Director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) a national security think-tank where he specialised in counter-proliferation and the security implications of global health.  Richard’s research programmes focus on two areas: global cancer policy and conflict & health. He leads a number of programs including studies of the basic package of health services in Afghanistan, armed violence reduction as public health measure, civil-military co-operation and the relationship between security and global health. In global cancer public policy Richard has led a number of major Lancet Commissions - affordability of cancer in high-income countries, global childhood cancer care, and most recently a major series on Health and Cancer in India. Richard is currently a Lancet Commissioner for Global Surgery leading cancer surgery.

CLOSE [X]

Michel Coleman

Huong Tran Thanh
Hanoi Medical University

Hanoi, Vietnam
Read Huong's biography »

Huong Tran Thanh

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Ethics & Social Medicine
Hanoi Medical University
Vice Director, Bright Future Fund-Support for Cancer Patients
Hanoi, Vietnam

Huong Tran Thanh, MD, PhD is a medical doctor and psychosocial medicine researcher at the Hanoi Medical University. She has extensive expertise in developing, evaluating, and capacity building for evidence based identifying risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which includes CVD, diabetes, cancer and mental health. She leads the curriculum development on social determinants of non-communicable diseases and health psychology for undergraduate students at the Hanoi Medical University.

Dr. Huong is involved in the National Target Program on Cancer Control in Vietnam and National Network for Cancer Control, and coordinates the project “ Improvement for cancer control in Vietnam: selection of appropriate techniques for breast and cervical cancer in low-middle income countries”. Currently, Dr. Huong is leading a new demonstration project in breast and cervical cancer screening for Vietnam, funded by the IAEA. She is a core member of Partnership for Action in Health Equity, and coauthoured, “Health Equity in Vietnam: a civil society perspective”, with funding by the Rockefeller Foundation.

CLOSE [X]

Verna Vanderpuye

Verna Vanderpuye
Khorle Bu Teaching Hospital

Accra, Ghana
Read Verna's biography »



Verna Vanderpuye, MD

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Radiation Oncology
Khorle Bu Teaching Hospital
Accra, Ghana

Dr. Verna Vanderpuye is dually-trained in medical and radiation oncology. She is a Consultant Oncologist and Faculty Chair at the Ghana Postgraduate Medical College, and is a lecturer in the medical school and School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra.

Her primary interests are in female cancers, gastrointestinal, genitourinary tumors and sarcomas. She is a tireless advocate for palliative care, as about half of all cancer patients in Ghana have advanced disease at diagnosis.

Her goal is to improve, standardize and bridge the gap in the management if cancers in developing countries, through education and training of physicians and other supporting health staff. She has presented in more than 30 national and international cancer conferences, authoured more than 28 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on various international , local oncological  societies  and academic  committees including ASCO, ESMO, and  AORTIC.

CLOSE [X]

 

 

Rolando Herrero Acosta MD PhD
Section Head, Prevention and Implementation Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon France

Ajay Aggarwal MD FRCR
National Institute for Health Research
Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Health Services Research and Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London UK

Claudia Allemani PhD FHEA MFPH
Senior Lecturer in Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group
Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London UK

Benjamin O. Anderson MD
Founder and Director- Breast Health Global Initiative
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle WA USA

Rajendra Badwe MBBS MS
Director and Head, Breast Unit
TATA Memorial Centre
Parel Mumbai India

Peter Boyle FRSE FFPH FRCPS(Glas) FRCP(Edin) FMedSci
Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI
University of Strathclyde
Lyon-ouest-Ecully France
International Prevention Research Institute
Lyon France

Megaly Blas MD MPH PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Affiliate Associate professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Medical Doctor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima Peru

Freddie Bray MSc PhD
Section Head, Section of Cancer Surveillance
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Lyon France

Michel Coleman BA BM BCh MSc FFPH
Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics
Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group
Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London UK

Lesong Conteh PhD
Health Economist
School of Public Health
Imperial College
London UK

Lynette Denny MD PhD
Chair and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town.
Cape Town South Africa

Gemma Derrick PhD
ESRC Future Research Fellow
Health Economics Research Group
Brunel University
London UK

Silvia de Sanjose MD PhD
Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme
IDIBELL, CIBERESP
Institut Català d'Oncologia
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Spain

Allison Dvaladze BFSF MPH
Program Director, Global Outreach, Education and Advocacy,
Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre
University of Washington
Seattle WA USA

Alexandru Eniu MD PhD
Cancer Institute "I. Chiricuta"
Department of Breast Tumors
Chair of the ESMO Emerging Countries Committee
Chair-elect, ASCO International Affairs Committee
Past Co-Chair, Treatment panel, Breast Health Global Initiative
Republicii 34-36
400015 Cluj-Napoca
Romania

Tim Evans DPhil MD
Senior Director for the Health, Nutrition and Population
Global Practice at the World Bank Group
Washington DC USA

Ophira Ginsburg MSc MD FRCP(C)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Scientist, Women's College Research Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto ON Canada

Julie Gralow MD
Professor, Medicine/Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle WA USA

Jose Jeronimo MD
Senior Advisor, Women’s Cancers
PATH

Jorge Jimenez MD MPH
Professor Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Chairman National Cancer Forum, Chile

Natasha Kassami MPH (Student)
School of Public Health
Imperial College
London UK

Jane J. Kim PhD
Associate Professor of Health Decision Science
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
Center for Health Decision Science
Boston MA USA

Rani Kotha JD MPH
Senior Strategist, Global Health
Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation
University of Toronto
Toronto ON Canada

Dominista Kombe MD
Medical Oncology
Ocean Road Cancer Centre
Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Suneeta Krishnan MS PhD
RTI International, San Francisco and
St. John’s Research Institute
Bengarulu India

Tezer Kutluk MD PhD FAAP
UICC President
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Oncology
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine & Cancer Institute
Sıhhiye-Ankara Turkey

Gilberto de Lima Lopes Junior MD MBA FAMS
Founding Head, HCor Cancer Center, and Scientific Director, Oncoclinicas do Brasil group,
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore MD USA

Sulma Mohammed DVM PhD
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Purdue University Centre for Cancer Research
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Purdue University
West Lafayette IN USA

Miriam Mutebi MBChB MMed Surg
Department of Surgical Oncology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Cancer Research Advocacy, AORTIC-ACAC
Cape Town South Africa

Nandini Oomman PhD
Independent Global Health & Development Researcher
Hanoi, Vietnam
Former Director, HIV/AIDS Monitor at The Center for Global Development (CGD)
Washington DC USA

Groesbeck P. Parham, MD
Consultant and Honorary Lecturer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Zambia
Lusaka Zambia

You-Lin Qiao MD, PhD
Professor and Director
Department of Cancer Epidemiology
National Cancer Center
Cancer Hospital
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Peking Union Medical College
Beijing China

Sabina Faiz Rashid MA PhD
Professor and Dean (on sabbatical)
James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University
Dhaka Bangladesh

Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan MD
Special Advisor on Cancer Control, Chief of the Early Detection and Prevention Section and Chief of the Cancer Screening Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Lyon France

Malabika Sarker MBBS MPH PhD
Professor, Acting Dean
James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University
Dhaka Bangladesh

Richard Sullivan MD PhD
Professor, King's Health Partners Cancer Centre
King's Centre for Global Health
Director, Institute of Cancer Policy
King's Health Partners
London UK

Diane Summers LLB MIA
Senior Specialist Advocacy and Public Policy
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Geneva Switzerland

Carolyn Taylor BA
President/Founder- Global Focus on Cancer
New York NY USA

Marleen Temmerman MD MPH PhD
Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Ghent University, Belgium
Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization (WHO)
Geneva Switzerland

Tran Thi Thanh Huong MD PhD
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Ethics & Social Medicine
Hanoi Medical University
Vice Director, Bright Future Fund-Support for Cancer Patients
Hanoi Vietnam

Edward L. Trimble MD MPH
Director, Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville MD USA

Verna Vanderpuye MD
Radiation Oncology
Khorle Bu Teaching Hospital
Accra Ghana

Karen Yeates MD, FRCPC, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director of Research and co-director of the
Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences
Office of Global Health
Queen's University
Kingston ON Canada