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Program for Enhanced Training in Cancer (POETIC) Celebration
May 8, 2019

Bruce Chabner, MD and Aparna Parikh, MD
Co-Directors, Program for Enhanced Training in Cancer (POETIC)
invite you to join them for a special reception in celebration of the
Program for Enhanced Training in Cancer (POETIC)

In February 2018, faculty from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center launched the Program for Enhanced Training in Cancer (POETIC). This fellowship exchange program, conducted in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Center and Lowell Schnipper, MD, trains clinical oncology fellows from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Ocean Road Cancer Center in Tanzania. POETIC Fellows attend multidisciplinary conferences, clinics, and teaching sessions in hopes of further building capacity for oncology care in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oncologists at Mass General Cancer Center mentor and train POETIC participants in the treatment of lymphomas, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and other tumors particularly common in Africa. During the first year, seven remarkable trainees from South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania participated in the fellowship and upon completion, returned to their home countries as one of a handful of oncologists responsible for serving populations of more than 20 million people.
“It was great to shadow the gynecologic oncologists in the clinic and discuss cases with them. I’m determined to take what I’ve learned in POETIC home to Cape Town. I want to improve our standards of care and ensure that patients have access to cancer treatments available in developed countries.”
-Nazia Faki, 2018 POETIC participant

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