Cancer ECHO

Revolutionizing Cancer Care Delivery

90% of medical oncologists practice in urban areas, leaving rural communities without the capacity to screen, diagnose and treat patients with cancer, many of whom are diagnosed at later and less treatable stages. People in nonmetropolitan counties are more likely to die from cancer than their urban and suburban counterparts, and that gap is widening. The ECHO model can amplify the work of your organization to share best practices and increase provider satisfaction, self-efficacy, and capacity to decrease cancer disparities globally. Read Dr. Arora and Dr. Hawk’s recent article, Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care for All Patients, The ASCO Post, 2017

Develop Cancer Expertise By Using Project ECHO in the Following Areas:

  • Cancer control planning
  • Community cancer intervention & prevention
  • HPV vaccination
  • Smoking/tobacco cessation
  • Sun safety & skin cancer prevention
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Dermatology/skin cancer
  • Oral & lung cancer
  • Pathology best practices
  • Training peer and community health advocates
  • Cancer care navigation
  • Clinical trial enrollment
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain & toxicity management
  • Precision medicine & genomics
  • Survivorship
  • Tumor Boards

If you recently launched a cancer or palliative care-focused ECHO, or want to update the Institute on an already active or previous program, please do so by filling out this form and sending it to us. The Cancer Initiative interactive map will soon reflect these changes and displays all active programs.

Learn More About Project ECHO

Upcoming Immersion Trainings

Read More About the Effectiveness of ECHO for Cancer

Cancer Collaborative

A monthly call to discuss program challenges and solutions, as well as joint grant and research opportunities for ECHO Cancer partners. Partners will have the opportunity to present their ECHO as a case to the network to learn best practices in the intricacies of operating an ECHO hub in the cancer space. Visiting presenters will be invited to speak on varying topics related to ECHO Cancer.

2020 Cancer Collaborative Monthly Call Schedule
Last Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:00 AM (MT)
Please note that the November and December calls will be held at an earlier date due to ECHO Institute holiday breaks.

Cancer ECHO Collaborative

Registration Link

Zoom Connection Information

Interested in presenting your ECHO program and/or topic to the Cancer ECHO Collaborative?
Register to present at an upcoming call.

For questions or to be added to or removed from the Cancer Collaborative Call list, email the Cancer ECHO team at

Cancer ECHO Videos

  • Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Immuno-Oncology Institute Telemedicine Roundtable: Dr. Matthew Bouchonville discusses Project ECHO, an overview of its uses for Endocrinology disparity reduction, and a case for its use in cancer care delivery worldwide.

MetaECHO Conferences

  • MetaECHO 2019: ECHO Work in Cancer

    Moderator: Patti Doykos, PhD, Director, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
    Speakers: Daniel Osei-Fofie, MD, Head of the Oncology Department at Kimberley Hospital and Clinical Head of Oncology for the Northern Cape, Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, VP and Division Head for Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center Project ECHO Superhub, Laura Makaroff, DO, Interim Senior VP Cancer Prevention and Detection, American Cancer Society, Lisa Stevens, PhD, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute - Center for Global Health.

  • 2017 MetaECHO: Project ECHO: Mobilizing the ECHO Model in Cancer

    Moderator: Patti Doykos, PhD, Director, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
    Panelists: Roopa Hariprasad, MD, National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Brenda Kostelecky, PhD, National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, Kathleen Schmeler, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Richard Wender, MD, American Cancer Society.

  • 2014 MetaECHO: Project ECHO: Cervical Cancer Prevention – Sound Waves from the Field

    Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, Vice President of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
    MD Anderson Cancer Center Project ECHO Superhub

Join us!

Contact to explore opportunities for collaboration with our Cancer ECHO team. Learn more about our partnership with the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and their support of this initiative.

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