Our mission is to improve cancer care access in underserved regions and communities

We believe everyone should have access to the best cancer care.

We have ambitions to bring world class cancer care to all areas of the world. We know that global cancer incidences are growing at 2% per year with more than half of all new cases coming from emerging markets (Source: GLOBOCAN 2020)

Elekta Foundation will focus on three key areas to improve access to cancer care in low- and middle-income countries, which will be developed as the organization and administration take shape:

Awareness & Prevention

Increase Awareness & Prevention

Contributing to raising awareness of the need for cancer control, prevention, early detection and treatment options to healthcare providers, primary care centers and the general public.

Cancer Care Infrastructure

Strengthen Cancer Care Infrastructure

Develop new business models and programs to scale up sustainable, effective and safe cancer care.

Training & Education

Expand Training & Education

Supporting research, peer-to-peer clinical training and other educational efforts to strengthen sustainable access to cancer care.

Elekta Foundation’s mission is an important part of Elekta’s environmental, social, and governance strategy (ESG). Its priorities support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The three pillars of the ESG are:

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Elekta Foundation operates under the rules of the Swedish Foundations Act (Stiftelselagen) and is governed by the County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen).

Elekta Foundation launched on World Cancer Day

Our mission is to improve cancer care access in underserved regions and communities through sustainable social development

Proud partners

Elekta Foundation is proud to work with the following Partners

Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology

Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology

The Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology (TROD) was founded in 1993. TROD recently signed an educational collaboration agreement with Elekta to help provide educational and training activities in the TIMEA region (Turkey, India, Middle East, Africa).

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Rayos Contra Cancer

Rayos Contra Cancer

Rayos Contra Cancer (RCC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable access to high quality, timely, and affordable radiation treatment for cancer in limited resource settings globally.

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Michener Institute

Michener Institute

For over 60 years, The Michener Institute has been a leader in educating generations of health care professionals. Michener and the Elekta Foundation are developing an RTT cert program geared towards less Indebted middle income countries (LIMIC’s) such as African nations.

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Our initial focus will be Africa

Elekta Foundation will focus its initial efforts on the African countries of Kenya, Senegal and Rwanda, focusing on three key areas to improve cancer care access in these low- and middle-income countries: education and training, cancer care infrastructure and awareness and prevention.

This pilot phase will then allow us to expand Foundation initiatives in surrounding countries, regions and – as quickly as possible – the rest of the world.

Our Work