when young people are diagnosed with cancer in low income countries. 80% survive in high income countries.
What is the price of compassion? The Story of Pooja and the Purple Bicycle
A child in Canada diagnosed with leukemia, has an excellent chance of survival. Not so in many under-resourced countries including many parts of India. For Pooja, treated at MNJ Institute in Hyderabad, India, her late arrival at the hospital with advanced leukemia lead to a sad reality — the only care possible was palliative care. The care team members at MNJ — supported by Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration— are palliative care experts. When Pooja asked for a small gift, they didn’t hesitate. (read more)
people live with cancer in India. 400,000 people die every year.
A major focus of Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration has been to support curative interventions for childhood cancers. 2WCC in partnership with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) is developing resources and protocols that can be implemented and sustained by care professionals in resource-constrained communities.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration’s pediatric care goals:
children seen in the Department of Palliative Care at MNJ in 2013, up from 50 in 2007.
Onni Group was the principal sponsor of the inaugural Two Worlds Cancer Gala in 2014
Rix Family Foundation
The Foundation's generous five-year committment includes the appointment of the Dr Don Rix Professorship in Palliative Medicine to Dr. Gayatri Palat MNJ Institute