Cancer Care Links

Access Accelerated
Program is an activity which focuses on healthcare challenges facing patients in developing parts of the world. Programs support established institutions partnering with in-country medical centers that provide essential health and cancer care services including awareness and education, prevention, diagnosis and care.
Local NGOs 4
Private Foundation or Development Organization 2
Academia or research institute 4
Professional and Trade Associations 3
Global NGOs 3
Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals 1
Hospitals Health Facilities 2

Cancer Care Links is a grant program to support cancer healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries around the world. As part of this program, BMS collaborates with local communities and institutions focused on enhancing patient care and building sustainable cancer care systems.

Many parts of the world dealing with poverty, infectious disease, and food insecurity, now must face the additional burden posed by non-communicable diseases (such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes). Organizations and medical centers with cancer expertise have developed programs to share knowledge and resources to meet the needs in resource-constrained countries. However, the burden of cancer in these locations continues to need additional support, as recognized by many organizations, including the World Health Organization, American Cancer Society, and the Union for International Cancer Control.

The Cancer Care Links program funds initiatives which enhance patient cancer care in resource-constrained countries around the world.

Results and milestones

Key Program Highlights

  • Patients Treated: > 4,000
  • Publications/Presentations: 19
  • Quality Improvement Projects: 9
  • Healthcare Professionals Training: >750
    • 502 Nurses
    • 160 Medical Doctors
    • 7 Pediatric Oncologists
    • 6 Pathologists
    • 2 Endoscopists


Geographic Reach
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • South-East Asia
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Disease Area
  • Non-communicable diseases
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Target Population
  • Women
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  2. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 5: Gender equality
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Local NGOs

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda

American Cancer Society

La Nacional Contra El Cancer, Guatemala

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi

Private Foundation or Development Organization

St. Luke’s Foundation/Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Center

Vennue Foundation

Academia or research institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Ocean Road Cancer Institute Tanzania

University of California, San Francisco

Baylor College of Medicine

Professional and Trade Associations

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (ABRALE), Brazil

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Global NGOs

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

World Child Cancer

Basic Health International

Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals

World Health Organization (WHO)

Hospitals Health Facilities

Princess Marina Hospital

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital