Table 4

Suggestions to improve female representation in global cancer research output

Gender-based concernsSuggested efforts to improve female representation in global oncology output
Less pay and research opportunities1. More research to better understand the reasons for persistent gender inequality in research/authorship in different regions.
Less grants and leadership opportunities2. Invest in empowering female researchers in methodology, grant writing and management skills.
Less women in global oncology research3. Increase mentorship and authorship opportunities in global research for females by creating a global database of research skills.
Less recognition of women in research4. Value contributions of females in research along the cancer continuum through efforts that support publications of a range of research designs and topics in regional journals.
Less academic progression5. Develop new matrices for assessment of academic prowess beyond research impact factor such as community impact, capacity building and mentorship.