MCMC Zimbabwe, 2015

Faculty and Organizers of a Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course in Zimbabwe

Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses (MCMC) improve cancer care globally by:

  • Promoting interdisciplinary cancer management among specialists, surgeons, pathologists, and members of the oncology caregiving team
  • Teaching multidisciplinary management of the most prevalent cancer types in the host country
  • Providing mock tumor boards and education on different aspects of treatment, from initial presentation to end of life care

89% of attendees have increased participation in tumor boards or treatment discussion plans with other colleagues following the course.

Courses in 2018

Date Location In Collaboration With
March 24-25, 2018 Chandigarh, India Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer (ISSLC)
August 9-11, 2018 Lima, Peru Oncosalud
September 15-16, 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan National Oncology Center
November 1-3, 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital
November 10-14, 2018 Yerevan, Armenia

European School of Oncology and the Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology

Applications are open

November 14-16, 2018 Manila, Philippines Benavides Cancer Institute University of Santo Tomas Hospital

"Train the Trainer" Program

"Train the Trainer" refers to a 1-2 day optional training workshop held before the MCMC program. The program is designed to help participants:

  • Increase their understanding of multidisciplinary cancer care concepts;
  • Learn effective teaching methods and practical skills for course implementation;
  • Understand general teaching principles and elements of multidisciplinary treatment;
  • Discuss implementation strategies for organizing trainings within their own communities and institutions

Host a Course in Your Country

ASCO collaborates with organizations around the world to organize training courses to improve care for patients with cancer. If your organization is interested in applying to host a Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course please contact ASCO International.


MCMC International
ASCO member and volunteer Hugo Villar, MD, gives an overview of the importance of Multidisciplinary Cancer Management in low- and middle-income countries