World Affairs Council event June 6: ‘Combating Cancer in Developing World’

Dr. Larry Corey and cancer care leaders from developing countries will discuss the intersection of efforts to combat cancer, infectious diseases and immune deficiencies; Monday, 6 p.m. in Pelton
Dr. Larry Corey
Dr. Larry Corey, Hutchinson Center president and director, will headline this free Global Health Month event. To attend, please register on the World Affairs Council website. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

Dr. Larry Corey will kick off Global Health Month by headlining the World Affairs Council’s “Combating Cancer in the Developing World, Where Infectious Disease, Immunity and Cross-Cultural Research Solutions Intersect” Monday, June 6, in Pelton Auditorium.

Register in advance

Faculty and staff interested in attending need to register in advance on the World Affairs Council website. The event is free.

Following a 6 p.m. networking reception, the Hutchinson Center president and director and a panel of cancer treatment leaders from developing nations will address why combating cancer-causing infectious diseases and immune deficiencies are key to ending the international cancer epidemic.

The panelists include:

  • Amal Khaleef, care nurse specialist from the West Bank
  • Dr. Suad Al Kharusi, the only female oncologist in Oman
  • Dr. Yermek Akhmetov, nuclear medicine, and radiology specialist from Kazakhstan

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The importance of cancer prevention measures
  • The relationship between cancer and infectious diseases
  • Challenges that exist in combating cancer in the developing world
  • Research, medical delivery systems, policy, and cross-cultural solutions that fight increased rates of cancer and define cures of various forms of the disease.

PATH; Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association; Washington Global Health Alliance; Xconomy Seattle; Department of Global Health, University of Washington; and the Northwest Science Writers Association are co-presenters of the event.

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