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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 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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Episode 1: What is Global Oncology?

What is Global oncology? Is cancer a big problem in low and middle-income countries? How can we get involved? Dr Susannah Stanway talks us through the field and the vast opportunities for improving cancer care globally. In the UK, Dr Stanway works as a consultant medical oncologist in the Breast unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. In this episode, Dr Stanway shares her extensive experience in education, research and health-partnerships in low and middle income countries.

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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