Colon cancer: diagnosis, treatment, and emerging frontiers
The role of genetic testing and risk stratification in breast cancer prevention and screening
Our understanding of breast cancer has notably evolved from the early ancient times when this malignancy was described as the “black bile containing crab like tumors” by Hippocrates 460 BCE. The advent of modern medicine revolutionized our approach to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and further progress was achieved over the past few decades. Our therapies have exponentially improved to match the complexities of this multifaceted malignancy.
Diagnosis and surgical management of early stage breast cancer
Breast cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, surpassing lung cancer in 2021. While breast cancer mortality has decreased in high-income countries, it continues to be elevated in low-middle and low-income countries28/09/2022
Breast Cancer Pharmacology
Breast cancer therapies encompass a wide array of medications from different drug classes depending on the cancer’s receptor status. The chapter below will broadly discuss evidence-based therapies for breast cancer including endocrine agents, targeted agents (both oral and intravenous), immunotherapies, and chemotherapies. Please refer to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for the most up to date recommendations or specific citations from this chapter or the guidelines for clinical trial specific information.26/09/2022
Crush injury is caused by the static compression of body parts causing localized damage to skeletal muscle and nerves, most commonly involving the lower extremities. Skeletal muscle can withstand 2 hours of ischemia without permanent injury, 2-4 hours with some reversible cell damage, and may suffer irreversible necrosis by 6 hours of ischemia time3/09/2022
Mobile App HealUA-Connecting Physicians with Each Other
GMKA has partnered with Empat studio to create the HealUA application. This mobile platform allows Ukrainian physicians and physicians from other countries to communicate patient care concerns, share knowledge and experience, and answer each other’s questions regarding clinical topics.
If you are a physician, we invite you to register for this free application and share your expertise with our international community.Read more
Observerships for Ukrainian physicians and trainees
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the ability of physicians and medical schools to train the next generation of doctors.
GMKA is working with the American Society for Clinical Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Stanford University, the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Brown University, and other partners to secure funding and streamline logistics for the creation of 3-6 month observerships, visiting instructor positions, and research opportunities for Ukrainian physicians and trainees.Read more
Cancer care at the time of war
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the ability of physicians to care for their patients. This disruption is especially critical in the field of cancer care, as delays in evaluation and treatment of cancer can lead to progression of disease and worsening of patient prognosis.
GMKA is working with the National Cancer Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine, as well as with other partners to assess critical needs within the Ukrainian health care system and assess gaps in cancer care provision. Electronic data collection will be crucial in the provision of care and resources during the war and in the rebuilding of the medical system in Ukraine in the years after.Read more
Medical and Surgical Supplies
The Global Medical Knowledge Alliance is committed to supporting Ukrainian physicians and hospitals in crisis. We provide medical and surgical supplies to hospitals based on their most critical needs. We determine need based on formal analyses done on the ground by our team and through communications with our partner physicians on the frontlines. We have a reliable delivery system through established logistical networks and are able to provide donors with direct reports.
We have delivered stop the bleed kits, tourniquets, surgical instruments, surgical staplers, electrosurgical equipment, surgical headlights and other critically needed supplies to multiple hospitals across Ukraine.Read more