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Leveling the Odds: How Two Duke Professors Are Giving Families in Tanzania a Better Chance of Beating Cancer
February 8, 2018
After taking care of pediatric cancer patients in Tanzania, Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH , and Nelson Chao, MD, MBA , established the International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE) in 2014, a nonprofit whose mission is to give any child diagnosed with cancer the same chance of a cure regardless of where they live. Funded primarily through individual donations, iCCARE covers treatment costs for BMC pediatric cancer patients and provides other resources and support, including a hostel where they and their families can stay while receiving treatment.