FCCT was founded in 2013 to help address the overwhelming need for cancer care in Tanzania. Among its founding visionaries were doctors who have worked in northern Tanzania for decades and seen firsthand the plight facing individuals with cancer in this region of the world.

The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania (FCCT) is a Minnesota based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.

FCCT Board of Directors | * Executive Committee

Srikanta Banerjee, MD, PhD, MPH, Director Core Faculty, Walden University

*Mary C. Cook, PharmD, Director and Gala Chair Pharmacist (Retired), Purdue Pharma

Yvonne Datta, MD, Director Medical Oncologist, University of Minnesota

Arkadiusz Z. Dudek MD, PhD, Director Medical Oncologist, Mayo Clinic

*Kathryn Dusenbery, MD, Director Radiation Oncologist, University of Minnesota

Siri Fiebiger, MD, MPH, Director Obstetric Hospitalist, Allina Health

*Thomas Flynn, MD, Director and Board Chair Medical Oncologist (Retired), Minnesota Oncology

*Randy Hurley, MD, Director and Secretary Medical Oncologist, Health Partners – Park Nicollet

John Knoedler, MD, Director
Diagnostic Radiologist, St. Paul Radiology

*Michael Nelson, MD, Director and Treasurer Emeritus Professor of Radiology, University of Minnesota

*Hazel Reinhardt, PhD, Director and President Hazel Reinhardt Consulting Services

Tara Rick, PhD, PA, Director Phsyician Assistant, Oncology/Hematology, University of Minnesota

Steven Rousey, MD, Director Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, Minnesota Oncology

Michael Seiden, MD, PhD, Director Medical Oncologist (Retired), US Oncology/McKesson Specialty Health

B. Aika Shoo, MD, Director Radiation Oncologist, University of Minnesota Physicians

Kera Wright, MBA, Director CFO ALSAC-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Founding Board Member

John Reiling, Founding Board Member and President Emeritus

In Memoriam

Mark Jacobson, MD, MPH, Director


It takes courage to take on a seemingly impossible mission - bringing modern cancer care to a country without many basic necessities. FCCT is thankful and proud to be supported by our generous and courageous partners. 

With the financial and technical support from:

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Research & Development Division

Other Collaborating Partners:

Duke University

Duke University has a nearly 20-year collaboration with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). The collaboration has focused on research, medical and nursing education, and capacity building. Prior research has focused on HIV/AIDS, TB, the causes of fever in children and adults, mental health and health systems strengthening. A rapidly growing area of common research interest is in cancer, and collaboration studies have addressed cervical cancer, strengthening of the KCMC cancer registry, and the development of cancer care capacity. A training grant from the National Cancer Institute has been instrumental in supporting these activities.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre

The East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation

The East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing radiology services at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), a 500-bed teaching hospital at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. It is the site of the Kilimanjaro School of Radiology, the first radiology residency in the country. Through donations, the foundation provides monetary support for the radiology training program, assists in providing equipment for the imaging department and manages a volunteer program for radiologists who wish to contribute by teaching at the Kilimanjaro School of Radiology. Over 100 residents have graduated from the training program and now provide service throughout Tanzania.

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Tanzania)


Thank you for your generous support!

Russell Herder

Jennifer Forbes, J.D., Kutak Rock

Ellingson & Ellingson, CPAs

Wolters Kluwer