Episode 6: Breast Cancer and Surgical Oncology in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai is a breast surgeon in Ghana, president and founder of Breast Care International, CEO of The Peace and Love Hospitals, chair of the Ghana Cancer Board and chair of the Ghana non-communicable diseases (NCD) Alliance. We met during London Global Cancer Week and had a lot to talk about! In this, the first of 2 episodes, we discuss the crucial role of surgery, how surgeons can get involved and funding of cancer care in low- and middle-income countries. Follow us on twitter to ensure you don't miss out on the second part of the interview.

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Episode 5: Developing a Paediatric Oncology Service in Tanzania Part 2

This is the second half of our interview with Dr Kristin Schroeder, an Assistant Professor of global health and paediatrics at Duke Global Health Institute. In this episode, we learn more about the importance of team-work and collaboration, the role of the iCCARE Foundation and what drives Dr Schroeder forward in her work.

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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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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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You’ve found it! Ready, set….

This is where our first episode will be. We believe in evidence based medicine, so you will also find key references from each podcast here. Join us for episode one with Dr Susannah Stanway from The Royal Marsden, London, UK. This will set the scene, introducing us to the huge opportunities in the world of Global Oncology.

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