There is an urgent humanitarian need for palliative care in resource challenged countries, where patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage of cancer. Globally more than 70% of cancers occur in the resource-constrained world.

In India, it is estimated that less than 4% of patients who would benefit, have access to palliative and end-of-life care. Oral morphine and other effective pain control medications are largely unavailable in the lesser-resourced world.

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, in partnership with INCTR, is working to enhance palliative and end-of-life care for adults and children, including pain management and psychological support.

"As an oncology nurse, I advocate for my patients to get access to the best care and as a privileged Canadian, I have a responsibility to advocate for people who are suffering needlessly regardless of where they live. Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration provides me the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion and give voice to the silenced victims of cancer." –Zahra Lalani