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Global Summit on War and Cancer 2023: Julie Gralow’s speech on the role of professional societies in supporting cancer care in conflict zones
Mar 9, 2024, 18:49

Global Summit on War and Cancer 2023: Julie Gralow’s speech on the role of professional societies in supporting cancer care in conflict zones

The 1st Global Summit on War and Cancer took place on 14 – 16 December 2023. It was organized by the Institute of Cancer and Crisis and OncoDaily. Renowned healthcare specialists from all over the world came together to discuss cancer issues rising in war-affected areas.

We were honored to have Julie Gralow, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as a speaker during the summit where she discussed the role of professional societies in supporting cancer care in conflict zones. 

Dr. Gralow introduced ASCO’s Crisis Response Framework and the criteria aligned with ASCO’s mission for response to both conflict- and natural disaster-affected situations. She discussed the options available by ASCO while offerring help and briefly summarized society’s collaborative network and its activity in current conflict-affected regions.

Julie Gralow is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Previously, she was the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Cancer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Professor in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She is the founder of the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN). Dr. Gralow received the ASCO Humanitarian Award in 2018 for her work in empowering women cancer patients and survivors globally.