Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor is a photographer, a supportive cancer care advocate and a survivor of ovarian and endometrial cancers. In 2010, after winning a grant from British Airways, she logged more than 120,000 air miles, visiting 14 countries using photography and interviews to document that regardless of race, religion, nationality or economic status, we are all one in the battle against cancer. Inspired by the people she met and the lack of education and support we tend to take for granted in high-resource settings, Carolyn founded Global Focus on Cancer (GFC), a non-profit organization in late 2011 to act as an agent of simple and effective change to help reduce the global burden of cancer through programs in cancer support, awareness, education, advocacy and networking in countries where access to information about cancer is critically lacking. In addition to being its founder, she is currently serving as GFC’s Executive Director.

Carolyn leverages her networking skills to develop broad-based partnerships and build strong alliances among clinicians, MOH’s, NGO’s, advocacy groups, industry and private sector to introduce meaningful and lasting evidence-based, cancer awareness and supportive initiatives across resource settings. Carolyn serves as a content expert with the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network, sits on ASCO’s Gynecologic Cancer Guidelines Committee and an ASCO Measures Panel, was a contributing author to the Lancet series ‘Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers’ along with additional publications. She is also a member of the Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer. Carolyn is a frequent speaker/moderator at global cancer conferences and since 2015, has served as the co-founder and co-chair of the annual SE Asia Breast Cancer Symposium.
Speaking In
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Tuesday, June 6
The Asia-Pacific region outside of Greater China now holds around a quarter of all the world’s new…