Carolyn Taylor


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Name: Carolyn Taylor
Organization: Global Focus on Cancer
Title: President/Founder
In 2010, photographer and ovarian cancer survivor Carolyn Taylor began a photo documentary project in an attempt to show that the battle against cancer is universal. She used photography to illustrate that regardless of race, religion, nationality or economic status, we are all one in the battle against cancer. After winning a grant of 10 flights from British Airways, Carolyn logged over 100,000 miles photographing and interviewing cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals, in an attempt to portray the global face of cancer. It was apparent to her that in many of the countries she visited there was a desperate lack of awareness and education about cancer, and minimal to non-existent support networks in place. This along with the inspirational people she met, motivated Carolyn to create Global Focus on Cancer (GFC) in September 2011. GFC is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, providing support and creating a global network of communication for cancer patients, cancer survivors, their caregivers and medical professionals throughout the world.

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Feb 23, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Health care, Health education, Wellness

More than 60% of the world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in low and middle income countries. GFC has developed an evidence-based, locally-adaptable cancer awareness program delivered directly to factory workers in order to address the issues of late diagnosis and cancer prevention.