International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC)


New book will appear soon

The new book “Approaching global oncology: The win-win model” will appear soon ( by the spring of 2021).
Editors: Ahmed Elzawawy and Wilfred Ngwa, with distinguished world co-authors
Publisher: IOP publishing Ltd, Bristol , UK

Harvard Global Health Catalyst Summit 2019

24-26 May, 2019 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Harvard GHC Win-Win initiative
The tentative agenda
The list of speakers
Moreover, we look to having the pleasure of hearing your feedback and suggestions on the Harvard GHC Win-Win Scientific initiative in general.
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23 April, 2017

Schedule of Harvard Global Health Catalyst Win-Win session on 28 April, 2017 and the 2 side Win-Win Working meetings on 29 April, 2017 Click Here

21 December, 2016

Western Kenya Cancer Care Centre (WKCCC) Project. December 2016 Newsletter. Click Here

1 June, 2016

Harvard Global Health Catalyst Win-Win Initiative

Introduction: In December 2007, The Win-Win Scientific initiative was proposed by Ahmed Elzawawy as an initiative of ICEDOC’s Experts in Cancer Without Borders .It aims at increasing affordability of better value cancer treatment in the world via exploring scientific approaches. All the stakeholders- particularly cancer patients and their families- could win!. This also includes flourishing the business of pharmaceutical companies and Manufacturers of radiotherapy machines and medical devices without ruining a country or individuals economies.

There are 2 mains wings of the win-win initiative:

- The first wing is “Exploring scientific approaches to increase affordability of better value cancer care”.
- The second wing of the win-win initiative, was proposed in November, 2015 and declared in 29 April, 2016 during the Harvard Catalyst Summit. This wing regards catalyst action and professional advice to increase enormously the rate of establishment of services of clinical oncology in the world starting with the most difficult challenges in Africa.

In 29 April, 2016, The Win-Win Initiative has joined Harvard Global Health Catalyst and becomes one of its activities. Hence, the new title of the initiative is:
Harvard Global Health Catalyst Win-Win Initiative

We are professional consultants and we are volunteer catalysts and NOT a funding body. So, as facilitators, we are encouraging all to do, to connect and to communicate with each other and to collaborate or partnership. We are NOT competing or replacing any society, organization, body, governmental or private efforts or individuals.

21 December, 2016

Western Kenya Cancer Care Centre (WKCCC) Project. December 2016 Newsletter. Click Here

7 January, 2016

Prof Ahmed Elzawawy, President of AORTIC 2013-2015 talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 , 18-22 November, 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco, about the various ways in which cancer care can be improved in Africa and low and Middle Income countries LMICs.
The fight for better value cancer care is important, he says, but the best long term benefits will be seen from the medical training of many more people.
The huge disparities between the number of clinicians in the developed and developing world are one of the main issues facing Africa, he says.
He notes the importance of online education and skill sharing.
At the same time, Africa and LMICS in the world can still be a place for innovation in cancer care and offers, he argues, a wealth of diversity from which to develop researches that could help in increasing remarkably the affordability of better value cancer care worldwide.
These notions are cited in an open access article in Journal of Global Oncology JGO issued by The ASCO:
Elzawawy AM: Could African and Low- and Middle-Income Countries Contribute Scientifically to Global Cancer Care? JGO – Journal of Global Oncology Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2015
Also, This goes with The Win-Win Scientific Initiative: &
Browse the link to this e-cancer video Here

18-22 November, 2015

Prof Ahmed Elzawawy, President of AORTIC 2013-2015 talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015, 18-22 November, 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco about the development of a roadmap for cancer control in Africa.
He stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach which looks at integrating pathology, palliative care, immunotherapy etc. This is, of course, a huge undertaking which involves the input of many organisations.
He speaks with particular reference to the Lalla Salma Foundation in Morocco which is a good example, he says, of a local foundation with international connections that can help achieve a lot both regionally and internationally.
Browse the link to this e-cancer video Here

May 2015

Ahmed Elzawawy has joined the editorial Board of JGO Journal of Global Oncology, issued by ASCO ( American Society of Clinical Oncology)

21 March, 2015

To download the presentation of Ahmed Elzawawy as KeyNote speaker in The Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit at Harvard Medical School, on March 20-21, 2015 , Boston. MA, USA… Click Here

23 November, 2013

I invite you for two e-cancer videos recorded on 23 November, 2013 during our recent AORTIC conference in Durban South Africa.
I started my mandate for two years as a president of AORTIC ( African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer) in the evening of the same day.
My first role is to be hand in hand with all my colleagues in AORTIC and with all in the world who would like to cooperate for the cause of cancer control in the world and Africa.
Please feel free to forward these links for the two videos as you like
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Goals of AORTIC 2013 meeting
Affordable radiotherapy and chemotherapy in Africa

Kindest regards,
Ahmed Elzawawy
President of AORTIC

The new President Elect of AORTIC is Ahmed Elzawawy , The President of ICEDOC:

Dear Colleagues in the World,
I have the pleasure to inform you that I am elected as a President Elect of AORTIC ( African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, incorporated in New York, USA & Cape Town, South Africa ) . AORTIC are going to have more and more contructive liaisons. I thank all my colleagues and friends in AORTIC for their trust. I promise to do all my best to serve the cause of AORTIC , hands in hands with my colleagues in AORTIC and in the world.
Browse the link to this e-cancer video Here
Sincerely , Ahmed Elzawawy

1 February 2013

How to Get Better Value Cancer Care:

The new chapter “ Better Value Chemotherapy”appeared in the book “How to get better value cancer care” in 2013. Sir Professor Muir Gray and Prof. David Kerr ,UK, are the Editors. It is published by Offox Press Ltd, Oxford, UK. It is mostly about Industrialized countries particularly USA and Europe with important notes for developing countries and all the world.
We hope that this new book will contribute actively and in a simple explanatory way in changing-for better- concepts, practice, education and researches in medicine and in cancer in the world. It is stated in the book that it adopt the new notions of the third revolution in health that goes with the third revolution in science and industry.
Elzawawy A . Chapter 6 : Better Value Chemotherapy .In Muir Gray J A and Kerr D J (Eds) How to Get Better Value Cancer Care , Offox Press Ltd, Oxford, UK 2013
Have a look to items of the book and Click Here

PACT Partner Publishes New Concept

PACT (Programme of Actions for Cancer Therapy), International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
3 February 2012
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Science and Affordability of Cancer Drugs and Radiotherapy in the World

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Prof Dr Ahmed Elzawawy during the First Advisory Group on increasing access to Radiotherapy Technology in low and middle income countries (AGaRT) meeting at The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA ) headquarters in Vienna. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

3 February 2012

Spreading the Word on the Need for Cancer Control
PACT Partner Publishes New Concept

Contributions to the fight against cancer can come in many shapes and sizes. From donating a radiotherapy machine to spreading the word on the cancer crisis, everything can make a difference. But each contribution can have a greater effect if it is made as part of a larger campaign to confront the cancer crisis. If cancer control stakeholders come together to share ideas and collaborate on the next steps in the fight against cancer, every contribution to fighting cancer will have a huge impact.
One new project that has arisen to bring together cancer control stakeholders to meet the challenge posed by cancer is called the “win-win initiative”. The win-win initiative, which is a part of the International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC), aims to increase the affordability of cost-effective and economical cancer treatment around the world through the use of scientific approaches. The win-win movement encourages the dissemination of scientific information without patents, to advance cancer research and development and further cancer control efforts and research free of cost.
Recently, the “win-win initiative” began publishing scientific bases that intend to set a framework to facilitate the development of more affordable cancer treatment and generate better value for cancer care. The most recent chapter published is called “Science and Affordability of Cancer Drugs and Radiotherapy in the World — Win-Win Scenarios”. This article, written by an important cancer control advocate and PACT partner, Prof Dr Ahmed Elzawawy, looks into the need to bring down the cost of health treatment and care to levels that are beneficial for everyone, with a specific mention of the growing problem of providing cancer control in low and middle-income countries.
The article can be read online for no charge and a link is provided on this page. Share the article with friends and family and help spread the word on the need to confront the growing cancer crisis.
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Prof. Ahmed Elzawawy, MD

- Chair, Global Health Catalyst GHC Win-Win Initiative, at DFCI/ Harvard University and partners of the movement & Chair, Board of Directors, Global Oncology University GO-U (An Award winning, Excellence in education, USA)

-Board of founders: ArOX-H Africa –Oxford- Harvard Cancer Research Consortium & ecancer4all (Premier comprehensive world cancer center in the cloud)

- President of ICEDOC (International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers) &

-Past President of AORTIC 2013-15 (African Organization for Research and training in cancer) & Vice President of AORTIC for North Africa 2020-2021

-Executive Director and Co-President of South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology (SEMCO)

- Member of ESMO Global Policy Committee (ESMO: European Society of Medical Oncology) - Ex-Member in ASCO’s Stratified Resources guidelines Advisory Group (American Society of clinical Oncology, USA)

- Member in The International Advisory Board, Lancet Oncology - Member in the Editorial Board , ecancermedicalscience (ecancer), - Member in the Editorial Board , Journal of Global Oncology , issued by ASCO ,-Member in the Editorial Board of World Journal of Surgical Oncology, - Member in International Journal of Public Health ( Reviewer Editor).

- Member in the Advisory Editorial Board, for books and publications on cancer, Cambridge Scholars Pub., UK

-Outstanding Reviewer: European Journal of Surgical Oncology & Reviewer: JGO, Lancet Oncology, ecancer, The Oncologist, Nature review of Clinical Oncology, Epidemiology, WJSO.

Locally in Egypt:- Professor, Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt
- Senior Consultant, Departments of Oncology, Ismailia Teaching Cancer Hospital.
-Chair, Alsoliman Radiation and Clinical Oncology Center, Port Said, Egypt.


Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elzawawy,
President of ICEDOC
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