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Launch of The Lancet's Series on Health, equity, and women's cancers

When:  November 2, 2016 | 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Where: Room 364, Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2016 World Cancer Congress, Paris, France

Women's College hosts authors meeting for a new Lancet series

June 4-5, 2015 | Toronto, Ontario

In early June, Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, hosted an international group of oncologists, global health and policy experts to discuss the new series she is leading for The Lancet on health, equity and women’s cancers. The series was commissioned by the journal to spark new interdisciplinary collaborations and to make progress in closing the global cancer divide for women. Read more »

Authors Event - June 2015

Photos courtesy of Michael Wong & Carolyn Taylor

Global Tweetchat about Women's Cancers

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March 8, 2015 at 1pm EST (5pm GMT)
Host: @OphiraG
Moderator: @Colleen_Young

There is a growing global crisis of breast and cervical cancer. Fifty percent of women with breast cancer and 85% of women with cervical cancer live in developing countries. Two-thirds of breast cancer related deaths and 88% of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries. Many women simply die at home without even seeking care. Why? What can be done?

On March 8th, Ophira Ginsburg led a global discussion on Twitter (hashtag #gwcancers) about the challenges and opportunities to improve the situation for women at risk for, or living with breast and cervical cancer in developing (low- and middle-income) countries.

The following topics were discussed:

  • T1. What is your understanding of the global impact of breast & cervical cancer? #gwcancers
  • T2. In your country, does every woman have access to early detection and affordable treatment for women's cancers? if not why not? #gwcancers
  • T3. What can we do (in our own countries and globally) to close this “cancer divide’ for women? To reduce needless suffering & death? #gwcancers
  • T4. What can developed countries learn from developing countries and vice versa? How do we translate this knowledge? #gwcancers

The tweetchat was a success!

More than 1.9 million impressions were made in the hour with participants coming from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, US, Canada, Turkey and more. Several key influencers joined us including @thelancet, @drattai, @feliciaknaul, @btrfly12, @cancerafrica, @womenofteal , @gyncsm and @PeterASinger.

Missed the tweetchat on March 8? Follow #gwcancers and add your thoughts to continue the discussion.

The Lancet Series on Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers seeks to provide a framework for radically increasing progress in closing the global cancer divide for women.