Entries by the GlobalRT team

Happy New Year!

To kick off 2015, we have Dr. Horia Vulpe, a radiation oncology resident at the University of Toronto, discussing the creation of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Global Health Scholarship program. Read More

Matching Interest with Action: Developing Capacity to Support Canadian Radiation Oncology Electives in Global Health

In the last few decades, there has been a growing interest in global health electives – clinical or research experiences that are usually performed abroad –by medical students and residents. In 1978 only 6% of American medical students experienced a global health elective. Last year, this number was 30%. This trend has been similar in […]

GlobalRT has released it’s latest short film!

In less than 2 minutes, we highlight a few of the social consequences of untreated cancer. We hope that after watching the clip, you’ll be able to share it among your friends, family and colleagues in order to raise awareness of this important cause. Kevin Tan, a radiation oncology registrar working in Gippsland, Australia and […]

A new perspective: Reflections from Mulago Hospital, Uganda

I spent the month of July working at the Radiotherapy Department at Mulago Hospital, Uganda’s flagship public hospital located in the teeming, rambunctious capital city of Kampala.  This is the only radiation oncology center in Uganda, a country of 36 million people.  The clinic also draws patients from South Sudan, Eastern Congo, and parts of […]

Fighting Cancer with Numbers

What do you mean by that? Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization has said ‘What gets measured gets done’. One major challenge to cancer control is to understand what we’re up against. What needs to be improved, and by how much? How many cancers are there in each country and region? What are the survival […]