International Campaign for the Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC)
ICEDOC is a non-profit non-governmental organization. First founding meeting of its committee was held in Vienna on 24-25 September 1996.
After years of communication and preparation, many colleagues from around the world have shared and planned for ICEDOC's outreach. “ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer without borders” is the main corpus of ICEDOC. It offers free consultation and advice to authorities, colleagues and cancer patients on volunteer basis. We convey a message of love for all.
We are all volunteer consultants. What collect us is the love for all, and the will to give some advice and push to enhance cancer management around the world in the remaining years of our active practice and even after retire.
All of us are already so busy, But it is shown that many of us would like to give some minutes every week across e-mails consultation and expression of his own views. Sometimes, if possible as it is not at all a condition - to devote few days a year in a volunteer workshop and consultation visit to a country.
We look for cancer management with global balanced approaches. There are special emphasis on early detection, prevention and palliative care. However, we stress also on the need to have an access for reasonable cancer treatment for cancer patients in underserved regions. Despite of all the exciting efforts and organizations, there are 85% of cancer patients in the world have no access to any reasonable cancer treatment!. The challenges are so multiple and complicated ! It is a real tragedy. !! ICEDOC is formed to complement and NOT to compete with any organization or initiatives.
It is NOT at all contradictory to be a leader or an active member in one or more organization (International or National), and to be a very active volunteer in "ICEDOC's experts in cancer without borders". Any national or international involvement or experience will help more in providing consultation to colleagues and guide them to useful connection.
Most of the consultation visits contain an educational workshop, meetings with colleagues, health authorities, personalities, media... etc, in order to mobilize efforts towards balanced approaches for cancer control and treatment. Furthermore, we visit with the local colleagues the existing cancer management facilities and we discus in friendly and informal environment different lines to enhance cancer management. One of the important components is to discuss with local colleagues cases of cancer patients (we are volunteer consultants) and exchange of views with our regional colleagues about management of cases. If possible, we exchange views about technical and practical aspects and we offer all what is possible of technical advices in different branches of cancer management. Moreover, wherever possible, we encourage the conduct of feasible researches in cooperation with different colleagues or organizations.
These consultation and workshops are preceded by preparation. But, the most important part is the follow up and the progress of what achieved or planned during such short visit for few days. For such vital part, which is the follow up and continuity, all who would like to share are invited and asked to offer across e-mails, their comments, advice and if possible how they can help. That is to say our visit is not finished by Good Bye in the airport and some reports later on, but the actual work for all, starts at that moment and extends for years.
One of the most demanded activities of ICEDOC is that we offer a lot of emails advices or connect colleagues in all continents to experts in different parts of the world. It proves to be a very practical and prompt way of assistance!
We welcome any strategic advice you might share.
ICEDOC has won official recognition as a U.S. non-profit organization, registered in Texas, USA. Our mission, however, extends to deprived regions in world . We are convinced that the world is a one human family. What’s more, it is our contention that every human life is of infinite worth, and therefore, deserving of the best medical cares possible. With your help we will continue our work
Donation To ICEDOC is Tax Exempt from federal tax in USA, under section 501(a) of the internal revenue code as organization described in section 501(c)(3) Donation and grants to ICEDOC, in the form of a check should be made payable to : ICEDOC. The checks are sent to the address of ICEDOC's Treasurer, Dr. A.Razek , 906 S.Hebron Avenue, Evansville ,Indiana 47714 ,USA ( Fax : 812 477 52 33 USA )
(Please do not send cash).
(According to Internal Revenue Service, USA : Donors may deduct contributions to ICEDOC as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. ICEDOC is classified as a publicly supported organization described in sections 509(a) (1) and 170).
How To Join ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer without Borders
Welcome to ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer without Borders*
*( A division of ICEDOC, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in USA). Volunteers Experts in cancer are those who have experience in cancer and all related sciences and professions from around the world. We welcome the cooperation of consultants physicians, surgeons, and all other specialties that serve cancer patients care i.e. oncology nursing, medical physicists, medical engineers, technicians, consultants in media and all experts in fields that can enhance cancer management. underserved regions around the world }
*To Join ICEDOC's Experts in cancer without borders, as an associate member (as an individual expert) or associate institute, please e-mail, or fax very short information about your activity to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fax: +1 (928) 2442696. Please include your full address, tel., fax, and your e-mail(s) and indicate the area of interest and in what fields you would like to share as volunteer consultant, or to help in sponsoring or to invite for a workshop in your country.
The main requirements is to kindly agree on:
1) To offer: E-mail consultations around the year in the field that you prefer in the domains of cancer management or and development of cancer services. Consultation are offered upon demands of colleagues in all continents, health authorities and cancer patients and their families.
2) Additionally, we welcome any strategic advice you might share to achieve more progress for ICEDOC. We appreciate much, any efforts to arrange or guide for sponsoring part of its activities or to invite for a consultation meeting.
3) Our other volunteer activities, is - if possible as it is not at all a term-to participate, few days a year in a volunteer workshop and consultation visit to a Country (upon invitation and according to the available time and the will of some volunteer consultants). Moreover, all initiatives of joint scientific work and information to the visited regions are encouraged (Volunteers experts are completely free to use their different distinguished positions, to help and to guide colleagues during on site consultation).
(No Membership fees are required)
Finally, on behalf of all colleagues in the international family of ICEDOC, we express our deepest pleasure for our cooperation together in the volunteer work of ICEDOC, that has been established and will continue by the good will and participation of kind and distinguished experts like you.