Combating cancer

Nearly 10 million people around the world die from cancer each year, and as many as 70 percent are in low-and-middle-income countries. Cancer is a serious global issue and our programs work to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for the disproportionately affected. The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation supports community-based programs that promote cancer awareness, screening, care and support among high-risk populations in the United States, nine countries in Africa, Brazil and China.

Global cancer disparities
  • In developed countries, 80% of children with cancer and blood disorders go into remission. Conversely, in southern and east Africa, the opposite is true: 80% of pediatric cancer and hematology patients do not survive.
  • In Brazil, 80% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at late stages due to lack of available care.
  • In China, common cancers are diagnosed at later stages than in the U.S., in particular for men and boys, and people living in rural areas.
  • In the U.S., African American men are two times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.
Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Mississippi developed a model to detect and diagnose cancer much earlier. Can their work in this rural community impact other underserved populations around the world? 

Our impact

We are working to fund and support innovative models of community-based care that are replicable and scalable so that the achievements of our grantees can benefit patients everywhere.

Global HOPE

Global HOPE has now treated more than 10,000 children. Can the elements of this program's success in Sub-Saharan Africa apply to children in underserved communities in developed countries? 

Global cancer disparities grantees

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Lung Association
  • Avera McKennan
  • Institute for Medical Research at the Durham VA
  • Jefferson Health
  • Levine Cancer Institute
  • The Go2Lung Foundation
  • LUNGevity
  • Maine Medical Center
  • The McGuire Research Institute
  • Carl T. Hayden Medical Research Foundation
  • Houston VA Research and Education Foundation
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Vista Expertise Network
  • Tufts University
  • University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the Lung Cancer Alliance
  • University of Louisville
  • University of South Carolina College of Nursing
  • Greenwood Leflore Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • International Myeloma Foundation
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • National Minority Quality Forum
  • Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Institute for Medical Research
  • Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
  • Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
  • University of California Davis & Health and Life Organization
  • University of California Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Family Medicine
  • University of Illinois Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Health / Addington Regional Hospital
  • University Research Co. / Eswatini Ministry of Health
  • Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Cuhas) / Bugando Medical Centre
  • Mathiwos Wondu Ye Ethiopia Cancer Society
  • National University of Lesotho, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Wits Health Consortium / Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • Cancer Care Workers / Kimberley Hospital Complex
  • Wits Health Consortium / Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital
  • TB HIV Care
  • Eswatini Breast and Cervical Cancer Network
  • Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence
  • Forum for African Women’s Education Eswatini
  • Catholic Medical Mission Board Inc. - Combatting Cervical Cancer in Kenya
  • Texas Children’s Hospital-Cancer And Hematology Center (TXCH) – Global Hope
  • Groupe Franco Africain D’oncologie Pediatrique (GFAOP)
  • Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare / MOI Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Isibani Development Partners (IDP)
  • International Cancer Institute (ICI), Kenya
  • New Dimension Consulting, Zimbabwe
  • Siso Foundation
  • Rob Ferreira Tertiary Hospital-Mpumalanga Oncology Unit / Department of Health
  • Beijing Association of Oncology – National Cancer Centre
  • Beijing iGandan Foundation
  • China Foundation for Hepatitis Prevention and Control (CFHPC)
  • Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club (SCRC)
  • Fundação Pio XII / Hospital de Amor
  • Senai Cimatec, in partnership with SDS Healthline
  • City Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Conceiҫão Hospital Group
  • Fundação Pio XII – Barretos Cancer Hospital
  • Instituto Oncoguia
  • Irmandade Santa Casa de Porto Alegre
  • Lado a Lado pela Vida Institute 
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