Challenges in the Global Burden of Oral Cancer:
Progress in Early Diagnosis and Prevention
New York University's Kimmel Center
New York City, USA
Worldwide nearly 1/2 million patients a year will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Despite the easy accessibility to these body sites by health care providers, more than 2/3rds are diagnosed in advanced stages where the cancer has already spread to regional lymph nodes or beyond. Approximately 150,000 patients die each year and many more suffer from the complications of treatment.
Clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, activists, public health experts and others are working hard to understand how to reduce the global oral cancer burden. This inaugural Global Oral Cancer Forum will be showcased in New York City to highlight gaps and innovations in prevention, patient care, technology, and services across the oral cancer continuum. International speakers, panelists, and delegates demonstrating passion and dedication for oral cancer will be selected from various world regions. They will convene to share the issues they face, and learn about innovations, models, or ideas that have the potential to catalyze positive change globally and help to reduce these statistics. The GOCF will be open to a limited number of registrants.
The Global Oral Cancer Forum is an international assembly of passionate professionals focused on building awareness of gaps and innovations in prevention, patient care, technology, and services across the oral cancer continuum by facilitating partnerships that transcend cultural and economic diversity.
By building these partnerships, The Forum will promote the changes required for a substantial impact on incidence, morbidity, and mortality of oral cancer worldwide.
In addition to the World Health Organization , intellectual sponsorship by organizations, associations, academies and learned societies, and foundations will be invited to contribute to the forum. The funding is through an unrestricted educational grant and meeting organizers and speakers will have complete control over content.Back to top