Our Partners

RCC strives to foster global collaboration and synergies between organizations and institutional efforts. We have developed our mission with the support and communication of the following groups, as well as the thought contributions of radiation oncology professionals, field-experts, and cancer capacity building advocates throughout the field. Through effective communication, we hope to increase transparency and partnership between global health organizations and clinics in need. 

 

Core Partners

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a model of education and care management that empowers local resources to provide better care to more patients. RCC's Radiation Oncology Project ECHO increases access to specialty treatment in rural and underserved areas by providing front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions.

ProKnow is an exciting new technology company founded by industry leaders from radiation oncology. ProKnow makes a cloud-based RT-PACS and big data discovery system as well as cloud-based quality systems for contouring and planning. Their stated mission is to help improve the standard of care in radiation oncology by providing high-performance, cloud-based software solutions. 

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BioVentures for Global Health (BVGH) is a non-profit organization that works in both the public and private sectors to improve public health and has helped RCC match its HDR-Brachytherapy program with Nigeria. Through their African Access Initiative, they are focused on (1) establishing sustainable access to oncology medicines and technologies, (2) strengthening healthcare infrastructure, (3) building clinical oncology capacity, and (4) addressing the cancer data gap in Africa through clinical trials. BVGH has established AAI partnerships with governments and cancer hospitals in six African countries: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal.

 

Global Alliances

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International Atomic Energy Agency

As a central government, the IAEA assists in the coordination and implementation of projects that improve safety and access to radiotherapy where there is a shortage of resources. RCC's efforts align directly with the mission of the IAEA, and novel collaborations could create scalable and translational opportunities for global impact.

 

Academic Collaborations

The Turner Family Center (TFC) has generously provided resources and support for RCC, fueling its mission to alleviate the cancer burden in settings of poverty. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the TFC Center for Social Ventures guides individuals and organizations seeking to create large-scale social impact.

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New York University

Department of Radiation Oncology

Division of Radiation Therapists and Medical Physicists

RCC is working closely with New York University to establish more education, research, and clinic development programs for radiation therapists and medical technologists in resource-limited settings. Currently projects are being built and explored in Peru and Colombia, focusing on resource assessments, review of clinical protocols, and bidirectional engagement for shared learning and project planning. We are thrilled to grow global health opportunities for ancillary staff in radiation oncology as well as medical physics.

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Medical Artificial Intelligence and Automation (MAIA) Lab is dedicated to the development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve patient care, particularly in resource-limited settings and for less-experienced clinicians. RCC is excited to work together with MAIA Lab in order to improve cancer care around the world using groundbreaking technology.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Department of Radiation Oncology

As an affiliate academic center, the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology currently helps conduct one of our remote education and training initiatives in Colombia. Faculty and residents gain exposure to global health while clinicians from Colombia gain insights and lessons for how to improve their practice and treat complex cases. View our "Current Projects" tab to learn more.

Washington University in St. Louis

Department of Radiation Oncology

Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology has provided support to the development and support of our initiatives in Guatemala, as well as extending support to the global expansion of our education and training models. RCC provides a broad pool of resources to boost individual and department-wide projects in Latin America.

The University of Chicago

Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group

Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG) seeks to develop novel and innovative radiation oncology educational curricula. RCC and ROOECSG hope to work in perfect syzygy to disseminate innovative radiation oncology curricula globally, and achieve levels 5, 6, and 7 in Moore’s Levels of Outcomes

AUNA

Auna is a network of Peruvian hospitals and clinics that delivers medical services to cancer patients within the country. They seek to redefine what effective cancer care looks like for patients. They have helped inform RCC volunteers of the realities of cancer care in Latin America, as well as support new education, training, and research development in radiation oncology for Latin America.

OncoService

This collaboration intends to pursue common goals and interests in education, training, research, clinical care, and clinical development through mutual effort and dedication. In the long term, we hope that the effort will benefit all radiotherapy centers in Bolivia. Rayos Contra Cancer looks forward to a partnership with OncoService, RadiatingHope, and affiliated academic institutions in the US.

Fox Chase Cancer Center

As an affiliate academic center, Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology helped conduct our first remote education and training initiatives for IMRT training in Bolivia. Faculty and residents gain exposure to global health while clinicians from our partner sites gain insights and lessons for how to improve their practice and treat complex cases. Residents and Faculty from Fox Chase continue to help with development of ongoing projects now.

University of California San Francisco Department of Radiation Oncology

As an affiliate academic center, the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology has been integral in assisting with planning low-cost technological innovations in low-income countries. In addition, they have provided academic guidance as to the trajectory of RCC's progress and future steps.

University of California San Diego

As an affiliate academic center, the UCSD Department of Radiation Oncology has been tremendously supportive of our education and training initiatives. In addition to volunteering to provide education and training, their staff have also assisted with onsite education and continue to help RCC identify new avenues for impact and innovation.

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