Two female doctors at the ICC in Honduras in 2013

International Cancer Corps, Honduras

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Cervical Cancer in Nepal Program Supporter

ASCO’s support of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an international medical education organization, provides an opportunity to strengthen cancer care in medical centers in low-resource countries. By volunteering for HVO’s education and training programs, oncology professionals can share their medical expertise and build long-term, supportive relationships with clinicians in these countries.

HVO pairs eligible oncology professionals with a medical center whose needs match the expertise of the volunteer. Volunteers spend one to four weeks onsite. During that time, volunteers teach and train staff, residents, and students, and gain insight into the center's cancer management needs and challenges.

Volunteers must be appropriately trained and credentialed medical professionals who specialize in oncology. This includes physicians (medical, radiation, surgical oncology, among other specialists), laboratory professionals, and nurses. Final year oncology fellows will be accepted if paired with an experienced volunteer. 

There are Five HVO Education and Training Sites Accepting Oncology Volunteers

  • Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras 
  • Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, Nepal 
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Hanoi, Vietnam - New!

ASCO members interested in learning more about volunteering for HVO through the International Cancer Corps (ICC) should send an e-mail to the International Programs team, or contact HVO.