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Interactive Online Map Shares Cancer Projects Around the World

Global Oncology (GO) this morning announced the launch of the Global Cancer Project Map, a first-of-its-kind online resource and virtual information exchange for connecting the global cancer community. Developed by GO in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Global Health, the map enables worldwide access to cancer projects and expertise to improve cancer practices and patient outcomes, especially in low-resource settings.

The Map was unveiled at the Symposium on Global Cancer Research, which is sponsored by NCI, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The interactive map lets users query an online database for cancer experts and research projects by country and by cancer type, and then to initiate contact with project principal investigators and program directors. The Map launched with more than 700 projects spanning six continents. The goal is for the Map to grow exponentially as awareness builds and an online tool is added in late 2015 allowing users to upload projects directly.

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