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Global Community Grants

Organization: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
Title: Feasibility of Colorectal Cancer Screening Based on Existing Primary Prevention Activities in Mexico City
Location of Project: Mexico
Award: $100,000 for one year

The program will promote awareness and provide colorectal cancer screening services in Mexico City, where colorectal cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. This program aims to be a model for screening.


Organization: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Title: 
Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
Location of Project: 
Ghana 
Award: 
$50,000 for one year 

The project will focus on the prevention, screening and treatment of cervical cancer for women, including those living with HIV, in northwestern Ghana. They expect to screen 4,000 and raise awareness of cervical cancer and screening methods among tens of thousands of women.


Organization: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Title: 
Feasibility of Breast Cancer Screening in High-Risk Nigerian Women Using a Novel Low-Cost Device
Location of Project: 
Nigeria
Award: 
$100,000 for one year 

High-risk or symptomatic Nigerian women will be provided with breast cancer education and traditional screening methods and will also be evaluated with a new hand-held portable device called the iBreast Exam. The data from these screenings will inform future screening efforts through a partnership with the Ministry of Health.


Organization: New York University School of Medicine
Title: 
Smartphone-Enhanced Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Algorithms Study Using HPV Testing in Africa (SE-CESTA)
Location of Project: 
South Africa
Award: 
$100,000 for one year 

This project will screen 2,000 women for cervical cancer using smartphone-enhanced screening practices and an mHealth patient navigation platform. The results will fill critical research gaps in the current evidence for cervical cancer screening and secondary prevention in South Africa.


Organization: Radiological Society of North America 
Title: Improving CT Lung Cancer Screening in Poland with QIBA Conformance Services
Location of Project: Poland
Award: $50,000 for one year

This country-wide project in Poland will use new cloud-based quantitative computed tomography (CT) imaging conformance certification services and CT image quality phantoms (test objects) at 16 new lung cancer screening sites to ensure that CT lung cancer screening is accurate and precise.

 

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterOrganization: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: Addressing the Cervical Cancer Crisis in Mozambique through Training and Education for the Early Detection of Disease
Location of Project: Mozambique
Award: $200,000 for two years

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease, but in Mozambique it remains the number one cancer in women, and most are diagnosed in later stages. By increasing local provider capacity to screen for cervical cancer and manage precancerous changes, this project aims to protect women from developing invasive cancer. The program will provide hands-on training, education and ongoing telementoring to providers in Mozambique through Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Health Outcomes).


Radiological Society of North AmericaOrganization: Radiological Society of North America
Title: Global Image Quality Monitoring and Optimization of CT Lung Nodule Imaging
Location of Project: 40 International Lung Cancer Screening Sites
Award: $50,000 for one year

With the ultimate goal of assuring high-quality lung cancer screening worldwide, this project is working to establish a standard for image quality across numerous international screening sites. To meet this goal, a novel image certification protocol will be implemented at sites performing low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening. Global certification is made feasible with the use of cloud-based tools, crowd-sourced data and a low-cost image quality assessment phantom (also called a test object). 


SOS Children's VillageOrganization: SOS Children’s Village
Title:
Save My Mother
Location of Project:
Ghana 
Award:
$25,000 for one year 

The Save My Mother project is focusing on the prevention, screening and treatment of cervical cancer among women in Ghana. With the Foundation support, the goal of the project is to screen 5,000 women at risk of cervical cancer and create awareness of cervical cancer among 30,000 men and women. There is an emphasis on reaching low-income women and women in low-resource communities. The project will utilize stakeholder partners to provide necessary follow-up care and treatment. 


Organization: Matibabu Foundation 
Title:
Use of Mobile ODT® Devices to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening 
Location of Project:
Kenya 
Award:
$15,000 for one year 

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Kenya after breast cancer. About 70-80 percent of cervical cancers in Kenya are diagnosed in later stages, indicating a great need for increased screening. With grant support from the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, new screening devices are being purchased to improve the quality of the cervical images and the diagnostic accuracy of screening. One thousand women will receive cervical cancer screening using these devices

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