Quality Improvement of
Cancer Care Systems

A TeleECHO™ programme for cancer care professionals
addressing the needs of C/Can cities

Quality Improvement of Cancer Care Systems is facilitated by international and local experts and focuses on sharing best practices, providing practical solutions based on case studies, collaborative problem solving, backed up by peer-to-peer support.

Developed by C/Can and its partners for C/Can city stakeholders, the programme will engage a learning community of 162 city stakeholders from all C/Can cities across 24 sessions, with the support of a cohort of 24 renowned experts.


TeleECHO™ courses

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Quality Improvement of Pathology Laboratories for Cancer Diagnosis

ENGLISH: 2 September – 15 October 2021
ESPAGÑOL: 8 Septiembre – 20 Octubre 2021

The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and C/Can present a new programme to provide guided practice and ongoing mentorship during the implementation phase of the standardised Pathology Laboratory Good Practices Manual Guidelines, a framework assisting pathology laboratories to begin implementing a Quality System.


Nursing in Cancer Care: A Leadership Development Programme for Nurses in C/Can cities 

ENGLISH: 8 September – 27 October 2021
ESPAÑOL: 14 Septiembre -19 Octubre 2021 

In partnership with the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), C/Can has launched an international online programme to help strengthen the leadership capacity of nurses providing cancer care as well as patient navigation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


Delivering Technical Assistance on Radiotherapy Technology Procurement and Maintenance

ENGLISH: 11 October – 22 November 2021
ESPAGÑOL: 20 Octubre – 1 Diciembre 2021

Responding to the priority needs of C/Can cities, C/Can with the support of ESTRO and the IAEA, present a new TeleECHO™ programme supporting city stakeholders through process of procuring and maintaining radiotherapy technology.

“Collective discussions and sharing experiences is highly motivational and is a helpful reminder that we are not alone in this journey to improve cancer care treatment.”

– Greater Petaling, Malaysia, TeleECHO™ Nursing 2021 Participant


Latest news

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In their own words: how C/Can’s latest TeleECHO™ initiative is empowering cancer healthcare professionals

Since September, 132 healthcare professionals from C/Can’s network of nine cities have taken part in one of three TeleECHO™ programmes: enhancing their knowledge, skills and expertise in nursing leadership, quality pathology and radiotherapy technology.

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How C/Can’s latest TeleECHO™ initiative is improving the skills of urban cancer workforces to meet city needs

A skilled cancer workforce is a critical enabler in strengthening local and national health systems. One of the ways that C/Can is supporting cities is by helping to build and develop capacity among health professionals to deliver better quality cancer care.


TeleECHO™ success story illustrates C/Can’s capacity to mobilise its global network of partners

For second year running, City Cancer Challenge organises TeleEcho™ virtual sessions, continuing the programme with Project ECHO to further explore ways to improve cancer care systems, with a focus on nursing, pathology, and radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries.

“The TeleECHO™ programme is only the beginning. Graduates of the programme will be part of a global network of cancer care professionals with ongoing opportunities to learn, exchange knowledge, and build their own professional network, locally. “

– Isabel Mestres, C/Can Public Policy and Partnerships Development Director


With the support of designated experts by C/Can partners

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Who is it for? 

This TeleECHO™ programme is designed to foster the collaboration and participation of stakeholders in C/Can cities: Asuncion, Cali, Greater Petaling, Kigali, Kumasi, Leon, Porto Alegre, Tbilisi, Yangon.


A real-world learning experience

  • Connect with peers from around the world in real time

  • Consult with international experts with deep experience

  • Access real-world case studies

  • Be part of a network of like-minded professionals

  • Participate from where you are


About Project ECHO

Project ECHO is a movement whose mission is to demonopolise knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best-practice care for underserved people all over the world through replications of the ECHO model™.

The ECHO model builds on four basic principles:

  • Use technology to leverage scarce resources
  • Share best practices to reduce disparity
  • Case-based learning to master complexity
  • Web-based database to monitor outcomes

About City Cancer Challenge

City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) supports cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. C/Can leads a city-based partnership initiative that aims to improve access to quality cancer care in cities around the world by transforming the way stakeholders from the public and private sectors collectively design, plan, and implement cancer solutions.

 The approach is built on the core principle that cities can drive impact at a national level by crafting data-driven solutions with the support of a network of global, regional, and local partners that reflect an understanding of the unique local context. C/Can was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It was established as a standalone Swiss foundation in January 2019.