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About the Program

Program Overview

The dynamic team of internationally recognized researchers and educators that make up the Queen's University Global Oncology Program are committed to improving equity in cancer care and control through global engagement.   

Vision and Core Values


To contribute to global equity in cancer control

Core Values

To achieve our vision – our work with our partners will:

  1. Have a Systems Oriented and Patient Centered approach
  2. Be Culturally Aligned
  3. Embrace Bi-Directional Learning
  4. Enhance Value-Based Practice
  5. Be Innovative, Collaborative and Evidence Informed

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Global Oncology Publications


Febbraro M, Gheware A, Kennedy T, Jain D, de Moraes FY, Juergens R. Barriers to access: Global variability in implementing treatment advances in lung cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2022;42(42):1–7. doi:10.1200/EDBK_351021

Gyawali B. PSY2-1 from Nepal to Nippon to the north. Ann Oncol. 2022;33:S417. doi:10.1016/j.annonc.2022.05.396 

Mutebi M, Dehar N, Nogueira LM, Shi K, Yabroff KR, Gyawali B. Cancer Groundshot: Building a robust cancer control platform in addition to launching the cancer moonshot. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2022;42(42):1–16. doi:10.1200/EDBK_359521

Rubagumya F, Sengar M, Ka S, Hammad N, Booth CM, Karim S. Choosing Wisely-barriers and solutions to implementation in low and middle-income countries. Curr Oncol. 2022;29(7):5091–5096. doi:10.3390/curroncol29070403 

Wells JC, Fundytus A, Sharma S… Gyawali B…& Booth CM Randomized controlled trials in lung, gastrointestinal, and breast cancers: An overview of global research activity. Curr Oncol. 2022;29(4):2530–2538. doi:10.3390/curroncol29040207

Dodkins J, Hopman WM, Wells JC… Gyawali B, Hammad NBooth CM & Aggarwal A. Is clinical research serving the needs of the global cancer burden? An analysis of contemporary global radiation therapy randomized controlled trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022;113(3):500–508. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.01.053

Gouveia AG, Viani GA, Bratti VF… Booth CM…  Hanna TP, & Moraes FY. System-level capacity of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for management of cervical cancer in an upper middle-income country: a case study from Brazil. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. Published online 29 Ιούνιος 2022. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.06.074

Sengar M, Fundytus A, Hopman W… Gyawali B… & Booth CM. Cancer medicines: What is essential and affordable in India? JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8:e2200060. doi:10.1200/GO.22.00060

Wijeratne DT, Gunasekara S, Booth CM, Berry SCarson LM, Gyawali B et al. Colorectal cancer treatment characteristics and concordance with guidelines in Sri Lanka: Results from a hospital-based cancer registry. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8(8):e2200004. doi:10.1200/GO.22.00004

Denburg AE, Fundytus A, Khan MS … & Booth CM Defining essential childhood cancer medicines to inform prioritization and access: Results from an international, cross-sectional survey. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8(8):e2200034. doi:10.1200/GO.22.00034

Khan SZ, Arecco L, Villarreal-Garza C … Gyawali B et al. Knowledge, practice, and attitudes of physicians in low- and middle-income countries on fertility and pregnancy-related issues in young women with breast cancer. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8(8):e2100153. doi:10.1200/GO.21.00153

Adejumo PO, Oluwasanu MM, Ntekim A … Hammad N et al. Oncology training needs assessment among health care professionals in Nigeria. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8(8):e2200017. doi:10.1200/GO.22.00017

Rubagumya F, Makori K, Borges H, …. Hammad N. & Booth, C.M. Choosing Wisely Africa: Insights from the front lines of clinical care. J Cancer Policy. 2022;33(100348):100348. doi:10.1016/j.jcpo.2022.100348

Gyawali B., Thapa N, Savage C, Carson LM, Jalink M, Rwala M, Berry S & Poudyal BS (2022). Training general practitioners in oncology: A needs assessment survey from Nepal. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022;8(8):e2200113. doi:10.1200/GO.22.00113

Gunasekera S, Seneviratne S, Pramod H, Carson, LM, Berry, S., Booth CM., & Wijeratne, T. Addressing unmet needs of cancer care in a lower middle income country by establishing an electronic hospital based cancer registry. J Clin Oncol. 2022;40(16_suppl):e13621–e13621. doi:10.1200/jco.2022.40.16_suppl.e13621

Van Wambeke S, Vera-Badillo FE, Gyawali B. Controlling the control arm in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer trials: Best standard of care or the minimum standard of care? J Clin Oncol. 2022;40(14):1518–1521. doi:10.1200/JCO.21.02304

Rubagumya F, Hopman WM, Gyawali B…Hammad, N…& Booth, CM. Globalization of oncology clinical trials: Which lower-middle and upper-middle income countries are participating? J Clin Oncol. 2022;40(16_suppl):e13512–e13512. doi:10.1200/jco.2022.40.16_suppl.e13512

Pramesh CS, Badwe RA, Bhoo-Pathy N, Booth, CM et al. Priorities for cancer research in low- and middle-income countries: a global perspective. Nat Med. 2022;28(4):649–657. doi:10.1038/s41591-022-01738-x

 Gouveia A., Moraes F, Lims T & Viani G (2022). "Impact of COVID-19 on the curative treatment of prostate cancer: a national cross-sectional study." Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy 0(0).

Ngwa W, Addai BW, Adewole I…. Booth CM….Rubagumya F et al. Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: A lancet oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2022;23(6):e251–e312. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00720-8 

Akhade A, Sirohi B, Gyawali B. Global consequences of the US FDA’s accelerated approval of cancer drugs. Lancet Oncol. 2022;23(2):201–203. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00709-9

 Viani GA, Gouveia AG, Bratti VF… Booth CMHanna TP & Moraes FY. Prioritising locations for radiotherapy equipment in Brazil: a cross-sectional, population-based study and development of a LINAC shortage index. Lancet Oncol. 2022;23(4):531–539. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(22)00123-1

 Moraes FY, Abreu CECV, Siqueira GSM, et al. Applying PET-CT for predicting the efficacy of SBRT to inoperable early-stage lung adenocarcinoma: A Brazilian case-series. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. 2022;11(100241):100241. doi:10.1016/j.lana.2022.100241

 Hanna SA, Gouveia AG, Moraes FY, Rosa AA, Viani GA, Massuda A. Lessons from the Brazilian radiotherapy expansion plan: A project database study. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. 2022;14(100333):100333. doi:10.1016/j.lana.2022.100333



Wijeratne DT, Gunasekera S, Booth CM, et al. Demographic, tumour, and treatment characteristics of female patients with breast cancer in Sri Lanka; results from a hospital-based cancer registry. BMC Cancer. 2021-12-01 2021;21(1)doi:10.1186/s12885-021-08929-8

Sharma S, Wells JC, Hopman WM… Gyawali B, Hammad N… & Booth CM. Cancer, Clinical Trials, and Canada: Our Contribution to Worldwide Randomized Controlled Trials. Current Oncology. 2021;28(2):1518-1527. doi:10.3390/curroncol28020143

Subedi R, Budukh A, Chapagain S … Gyawali B et al. Differences in cancer incidence and pattern between urban and rural Nepal: one-year experience from two population-based cancer registries. Ecancermedicalscience. 2021;15:1229. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1229

Wijeratne DT, Booth CM, Seneviratne S, et al. Healthcare delivery for non-communicable diseases among breast cancer survivors in Sri Lanka: Is there a missed opportunity? Ecancermedicalscience. 2021;15:1301. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1301 

Van Hemelrijck M, Lewison G, Fox L… Booth CM, et al. Global cancer research in the era of COVID-19: a bibliometric analysis. Ecancermedicalscience. 2021;15:1264. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1264 

Karim S, Sunderji Z, Jalink M … Hammad N & Berry S. Oncology training and education initiatives in low and middle income countries: a scoping review. Ecancermedicalscience. 2021;15:1296. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1296

 Oti NOO, de Villiers M, Adejumo P … & Hammad N. Strengthening of oncology nursing education and training in Africa in the year of the nurse and midwife: addressing the challenges to improve cancer control in Africa. Ecancermedicalscience. 2021;15:1209. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1209

Munezhi M, Hammad N. Ethical health leadership: Lessons from low- and middle-income countries during COVID-19. Healthc Manage Forum. Jan 2021;34(1):62-67. doi:10.1177/0840470420961913

Wells JC, Sharma S, Del Paggio JC… Hammad N … & Booth CM. An Analysis of Contemporary Oncology Randomized Clinical Trials From Low/Middle-Income vs High-Income Countries. JAMA Oncol. Mar 1 2021;7(3):379-385. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7478

Wadi-Ramahi S, Mula-Hussain L, Li B, Ahmed S, Ynoe De Moraes F. A Roadmap for Implementing Radiation Oncology Residency Training in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 2021-11-01 2021;111(3):e350. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.1051 

Martei YM, Rick TJ, Fadelu T… Hammad N et al. Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care Delivery in Africa: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Oncology Providers in Africa. JCO Global Oncology. 2021/12/01 2021;(7):368-377. doi:10.1200/GO.20.00569

Gunasekera S, Seneviratne S, Jalink M … Booth CM & Wijeratne DT. Clinical Oncology Workload in Sri Lanka: Infrastructure, Supports, and Delivery of Clinical Care. JCO Global Oncology. 2021/12/01 2021;(7):1703-1710. doi:10.1200/GO.21.00345 

Subedi R, Dhimal M, Budukh A … Gyawali B et al. Epidemiologic Pattern of Cancer in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Findings of Population-Based Cancer Registry, 2018. JCO Global Oncology. 2021/12/01 2021;(7):443-452. doi:10.1200/GO.20.00574

Srivastava A, Jalink M, de Moraes FY Booth CM, Berry SR, Rubagumya F… & Hammad N. Tracking the Workforce 2020-2030: Making the Case for a Cancer Workforce Registry. JCO Global Oncology. 2021/12/01 2021;(7):925-933. doi:10.1200/GO.21.00093

Campos-Gomez S, Vera-Rodriguez AM, Rivera-Rivera S, Vera-Badillo FE. Treatment Adherence Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with Testicular Cancer Due to Changes in the Public Health System in Mexico. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 2021;doi:10.1089/jayao.2021.0163 

Karim S, Sunderji Z, Jalink M, Mohamed S, Hammad N, Berry SR. A scoping review of oncology medical education interventions in low and middle income countries. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021/05/20 2021;39(15_suppl):e23004-e23004. doi:10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.e23004

Mutebi MC, Berry SR, Dalgarno N … Rubagumya F & Hammad N. Faculty development: What do we know about barriers, enablers, and satisfaction levels among African oncology faculty? Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021/05/20 2021;39(15_suppl):11023-11023. doi:10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.11023

Basnet BK, Gautam B, Ranabhat K… & Gyawali B. KRAS Oncogene Mutations in Colorectal Cancer Patients in a Nepalese Tertiary Care Hospital. J Nepal Health Res Counc. Dec 14 2021;19(3):504-507. doi:10.33314/jnhrc.v19i3.3421

Yan M, Gouveia AG, Cury FL … & Moraes FY. Practical considerations for prostate hypofractionation in the developing world. Nature Reviews Urology. 2021/11/01 2021;18(11):669-685. doi:10.1038/s41585-021-00498-6

Crossnohere NL, Brundage M, Calvert MJ, et al. International guidance on the selection of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical trials: a review. Quality of Life Research. 2021;30(1):21-40. c

Rodin D, Tawk B, Mohamad O… Moraes FY et al. Hypofractionated radiotherapy in the real-world setting: An international ESTRO-GIRO survey. Radiother Oncol. Apr 2021;157:32-39. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2021.01.003 

Yusuf A, Sarfati D, Booth CM, et al. Cancer and COVID-19 vaccines: a complex global picture. The Lancet Oncology. 2021;22(6):749-751. doi:10.1016/s1470-2045(21)00244-8

Fundytus A, Sengar M, Lombe D… Gyawali B… & Booth CM. Access to cancer medicines deemed essential by oncologists in 82 countries: an international, cross-sectional survey. The Lancet Oncology. 2021-10-01 2021;22(10):1367-1377. doi:10.1016/s1470-2045(21)00463-0

Mukherji D, Murillo RH, Van Hemelrijck M … Booth CM et al. Global cancer research in the post-pandemic world. Lancet Oncol. Dec 2021;22(12):1652-1654. doi:10.1016/s1470-2045(21)00602-1 

Ranganathan P, Chinnaswamy G, Sengar M … Booth CM… et al. The International Collaboration for Research methods Development in Oncology (CReDO) workshops: shaping the future of global oncology research. The Lancet Oncology. 2021/08/01/ 2021;22(8):e369-e376. doi:

 Rodin D, Dare AJ, Booker R, Booth C … Hammad N et al. Transforming Canada's role in global cancer control. The Lancet Oncology. 2021/09/01/ 2021;22(9):e400-e409. doi:

Marta GN, Moraes FY, Feher O, et al. Social determinants of health and survival on Brazilian patients with glioblastoma: a retrospective analysis of a large populational database. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. 2021/12/01/ 2021;4:100066. doi:

Gyawali B, Carson LM, Berry S, Moraes FY. Challenges of globalization of cancer drug trials- recruitment in LMICs, approval in HICs. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. 2022-03-01 2022;7:100157. doi:10.1016/j.lana.2021.100157



Chan J, Friborg J, Zubizarreta E, …. Hanna, T et al. Examining geographic accessibility to radiotherapy in Canada and Greenland for indigenous populations: Measuring inequities to inform solutions. Radiother Oncol. 2020;146:1-8. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2020.01.023 

Poudyal BS, Gyawali B, Rondelli D. Rapidly established telehealth care for blood cancer patients in Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic using the free app Viber. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:ed104. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2020.ed104

Lijimol AS, Krishnan A, Rajagopal MR, Gopal BK, Booth CM. Improving Access and Quality of Palliative Care in Kerala: A Cross-sectional Study of Providers in Routine Practice. Indian J Palliat Care. Oct-Dec 2020;26(4):500-505. doi:10.4103/ijpc.Ijpc_17_20

Pramesh CS, Chaturvedi H, Reddy VA ... & Booth CM "Choosing Wisely" for Cancer Care in India. Indian J Surg Oncol. Mar 2020;11(1):4-6. doi:10.1007/s13193-020-01051-4

Merchant SJ, Nair CK, Booth CM. Leveraging High-Quality Research to Define the Gastric Cancer Landscape in India. Indian J Surg Oncol. Sep 2020;11(3):334-336. doi:10.1007/s13193-020-01066-x

Rubagumya F, Mitera G, Ka S … Booth CM & Hammad N. Choosing Wisely Africa: Ten Low-Value or Harmful Practices That Should Be Avoided in Cancer Care. JCO Global Oncology. 2020/11/01 2020;(6):1192-1199. doi:10.1200/GO.20.00255

Mathew A, George PS, Kunnambath R … & Booth CM. Educational Status, Cancer Stage, and Survival in South India: A Population-Based Study. JCO Glob Oncol. Nov 2020;6:1704-1711. doi:10.1200/go.20.00259

Gyawali B, Sharma S, Shilpakar R … Booth CM et al. Overview of Delivery of Cancer Care in Nepal: Current Status and Future Priorities. JCO Global Oncology. 2020/11/01 2020;(6):1211-1217. doi:10.1200/GO.20.00287

Rubagumya F, Costas-Chavarri A, Manirakiza A … & Booth CM. State of Cancer Control in Rwanda: Past, Present, and Future Opportunities. JCO Glob Oncol. Jul 2020;6:1171-1177. doi:10.1200/go.20.00281

Bourque J-M, Chan J, Hanna T … Moraes FY, et al. 176: A National Survey of Canadian Radiation Oncology (Ro) Professional Involvement in Cancer Control Projects in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries (Lmic). Radiotherapy and Oncology. 09/01 2020;150:S75. doi:10.1016/S0167-8140(20)31068-9
















  • Current status of radiotherapy in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

    Hanna, T. (2017). Radiotherapy in cancer care: Facing the global challenge. In 1225264335 911053188 E. Rosenblatt & 1225264336 911053188 E. Zubizarreta (Authors), Radiotherapy in cancer care: Facing the global challenge. Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Chapter 2: Global Oncology Education

    Ngwa, W., Nguyen, P., & Hammad, N. (2017). Global Oncology: Harvard Global Health Catalyst summit lecture notes. Bristol: IOP Publishing.