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

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

Dr Kristin Schroeder

This is the second half of our interview with Dr Schroeder, the first part of the interview can be found here.

Dr Kristin Schroeder is 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.

The iCCARE Foundation is an organisation co-founded by Dr Schroeder and Professor Nelson Chao to support capacity development in Tanzania. Listen in to understand more about the organisation’s role and check out their website where you can also donate.

How can you get in touch?

Via our contact page here or via twitter here.



Key References for this episode:

“In the next 30 years worldwide we expect 13.7 million children to be diagnosed with cancer.”

  1. Atun R, Bhakta N, Denburg A, et al. Sustainable care for children with cancer: a Lancet Oncology Commission. The Lancet Oncology. 2020 Apr 1;21(4):e185-224.

“Our data suggest that current global policy toward pediatric cancer needs significant review and change to increase investments, balance research portfolios, and improve research that is relevant to low- and middle-income countries.”

2. Syrimi E, Lewison G, Sullivan R, Kearns P. Analysis of global pediatric Cancer research and publications. JCO global oncology. 2020 Jan;6:9-18.