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Contact cancerECHO@salud.unm.edu 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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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.

    Upcoming Dates: (from 8:00am-9:00am MT)
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Connection Information

    For questions or to be added to the Cancer Collaborative Call list, email the Cancer ECHO team at cancerECHO@salud.unm.edu.

 

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

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

 


Read More About the Effectiveness of ECHO for Cancer


MetaECHO Conferences

  • Register now for the next MetaECHO!
    March 13-26, 2019
  • 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

  • 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.


If we want to decrease disparities in getting care to patients with cancer, our largest opportunity is in prevention and early detection. Project ECHO makes this dream possible. It’s a highly effective, affordable and scalable platform.
Dr. Richard Wender Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
 

Revolutionizing Cancer Care Delivery

Despite a dramatic increase in innovation, treatments and best practices to improve cancer care, cancer disparities are increasing. Over 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. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in rural America. For all five leading causes of death in the United States — heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injury and chronic lower respiratory disease — rural areas have higher mortality rates than cities and suburbs. The mortality gap in cancer is especially stark — people in nonmetropolitan counties are more likely to die from cancer than their urban and suburban counterparts even though they have lower rates of diagnosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported. And that gap is widening. The ECHO model delivers specialty expertise to under-served areas by using case based learning to build local capacity, providing communities with the tools needed to deliver care comparable to that of academic specialists. The platform 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’s recent article: Quality medical care in rural communities is out of reach for millions