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ASCO is now inviting proposals from medical institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Sub Saharan Africa region to participate in the Society’s education and knowledge-exchange program, the International Cancer Corps (ICC). The request for proposals (RFP) process is now open, and all proposals are due July 15.

With LMICs experiencing the greatest burden of cancer, the ICC’s mission is to help improve the quality of cancer care at medical institutions in these countries by sharing knowledge and skill-building resources and opportunities. In collaboration with the participating medical institution, the program provides education and training to clinical staff by ASCO member volunteers.

ASCO will work with the host institution to organize one in-person or online course per year to develop multidisciplinary care approaches and improve palliative care for patients with cancer:

  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC): ASCO and the host institution will organize a three-day MCMC, which are aimed at improving cancer care globally by promoting interdisciplinary cancer management among specialists, surgeons, pathologists, and members of the oncology caregiving team.
  • International Palliative Care Course: ASCO and the host institution will organize a three-day International Palliative Care Course, which will cover topics including communication skills, pain assessment and symptom management.
  • Participation in quality measurement programs: ASCO volunteers will provide training on how to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and apply for the QOPI Certification Program.

To facilitate collaboration, ASCO volunteers will visit the host institution in person or virtually up to four times a year to provide the Host Institution with additional training.

Key Dates

Application Submission Opens:  March 1, 2023

Applications Due:  July 15, 2023, by 11:59 PM (ET)

Award Notification:  September/October 2023

Program Activity Begins:  Quarter 4 2023

Download the RFP document here.

For more information or questions about eligibility, or send an email to

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