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Welcome to the Global Oncology Podcast

Inspiring collaboration and action in the field of global oncology.

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Episode 4: Developing a Paediatric Oncology Service in Tanzania

Children living in low-resource settings with cancer are much less likely to survive than children in high-resource settings. In the next two episodes we explore reasons for this and how we can address this disparity.

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Episode 3: Paediatric radiotherapy, the multi-disciplinary team, and getting involved in global oncology

Why is radiotherapy so important in global cancer care? How is a radiotherapy unit set up? What are the key considerations? In 2017, Tanzania’s second radiotherapy unit treated its first patient. In this episode, Dr Beda Likonda from Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania, describes his experience of the entire process including set-up of the facility, machine procurement, staff training and more.

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Episode 2: Setting up a radiotherapy unit in Tanzania

Why is radiotherapy so important in global cancer care? How is a radiotherapy unit set up? What are the key considerations? In 2017, Tanzania’s second radiotherapy unit treated its first patient. In this episode, Dr Beda Likonda from Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania, describes his experience of the entire process including set-up of the facility, machine procurement, staff training and more.

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“If the global oncology community is serious about improving cancer outcomes now, a revolution around the reality of cancer is needed”

Gyawali et al, Lancet Oncology, 2018