Women, power and cancer:

A Lancet Commission

Carolyn Taylor



Carolyn Taylor is a global cancer care advocate, ovarian and endometrial cancer survivor and the Founder and Executive Director of Global Focus on Cancer (GFC), a US-based non-profit organization established in 2011 to act as an agent of simple and effective change to help reduce the global burden of cancer. She 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 a Measures Panel, was a contributing author to the Lancet series ‘Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers’ along with additional publications.
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.