Ms Julyanti Agustina works at the cancer registry at the Dharmais National Cancer Centre (NCC), Jakarta, Indonesia since 2010.
In 2013, Ms Agustina travelled to the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Japan, to complete a UICC fellowship. The head of Dharmais Cancer Registry Division (Dr Evlina Suzanna) suggested her to apply the UICC fellowship to upgrade knowledge about Cancer Registry in Japan. She wanted to learn about national cancer registry implementation, data collection and data analysis...
Sokhna Ndiaye is a psychotherapist, who trained in the United States before returning to her birthplace of Senegal to work in both psychiatric and clinical settings. Currently, she manages the Psychological Support Programme in the Paediatric Oncology Unit at University Hospital Aristide Le Dantec...
For more than ten years, Philip Ouma has worked as a clinical psycho-oncologist. He works at the Faraja Cancer Support Trust in Nairobi, Kenya.
He completed a UICC fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, New York in 2014 where he learned about psychosocial skills and programs that could be brought back and implemented in Kenya.
Mr Ouma said, “The fellowship has been a turning point in my work with cancer patients. I feel more empowered and inspired in my work in Kenya and Africa.”
Dr Michal Chovanec currently works as a clinical oncologist at the National Cancer Institute of Slovakia, where each year he generally treats around 300 newly diagnosed patients and survivors suffering from testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT).
In 2015, Dr Chovanec completed a UICC fellowship on clinical and translational research in TGCT at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in the United States, one of the leading centres in testicular cancer treatment and research, under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Einhorn...
Pradnya Sri Rahayu Irvin has been working as a biostatistician for the Cancer Registry Division of the Dharmais National Cancer Centre in Indonesia for the past nine years under supervision from Evlina Suzanna, MD, Path.
In 2012, she completed a UICC fellowship with Dr Rajesh Dikshit at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India in order to learn how they have conducted population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) in both urban and rural areas...
Dr Warren Bacorro works at the UICC member organisation, Benavides Cancer Institute, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines. He went on a clinical and research fellowship in brachytherapy at the University of California in Los Angeles, USA in July 2014.
Dr Bacorro said, "At UCLA, I got acquainted with brachytherapy applications in different cancer sites, identified requirements for personnel training, radiation safety, and materials and logistics, and evaluated the feasibility of expanding applications given the current state of oncology practice in our country."
We often get asked a question from our members and other organisations working in cancer control: How can we become more engaged internationally?
For UICC fostering international collaboration is about accelerating action at all levels, increasing the reach of initiatives and resources, making sure that we build on each other’s work rather than duplicating efforts, creating networks of peer to peer support.