Cancer ECHO

Revolutionizing Cancer Care Delivery

Ninety percent of medical oncologists practice in urban areas, leaving rural communities without the capacity to screen, diagnose, and treat patients with cancer, many of whom are diagnosed at later and less treatable stages. People in nonmetropolitan counties are more likely to die from cancer than their urban and suburban counterparts, and that gap is widening.

The ECHO model amplifies the work of your organization to share best practices and increase provider satisfaction, self-efficacy, and capacity to decrease cancer disparities globally.

Read this article, Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care for All Patients, The ASCO Post, 2017.

Develop Cancer Expertise 

By participating in ECHO or starting your own, you develop expertise in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment in the following areas.

  • Cancer control planning
  • Community cancer intervention & prevention
  • HPV vaccination
  • Smoking/tobacco cessation
  • Sun safety & skin cancer prevention
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Dermatology/skin cancer
  • Oral & lung cancer
  • Pathology best practices
  • Training peer and community health advocates
  • Cancer care navigation
  • Clinical trial enrollment
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain & toxicity management
  • Precision medicine & genomics
  • Survivorship
  • Tumor Boards

Interactive Map

The Cancer Initiative interactive map locates and lists all Cancer ECHOs happening worldwide. Use this map to find an ECHO to participate in.

If you recently launched a cancer or palliative care-focused ECHO, or want to update the Institute on an already active or previous program, please do so by filling out this form and emailing it to us. Your location will soon appear on the interactive map.

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In partnership with the UNM Comprehensive Care Center. The Cancer Initiative is possible due to the generous philanthropic support of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.
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