Beth Rivin, Jose Jeronimo present global oncology lectures Feb. 25

Monthly Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington series highlights different global oncology studies, advocacy initiatives, partnerships

The University of Washington's Dr. Beth Rivin and PATH's Dr. Jose Jeronimo will be the next Global Oncology Lecture Series speakers Monday, Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m. in the Arnold Building, M1-A303.

Rivin will discuss "Holding Government's Accountable for Women's Right to Access Health Services: A Case Study from Indonesia." Jeronimo will present "HPV Testing in Self Collected Samples: Experiences in Three Countries."

The goal of the series is to highlight different global oncology projects (studies, advocacy initiatives, partnerships, etc.) in our region, both past and present, and to educate, raise awareness and share experiences within the field of global oncology. Registration is not required.

About the speakers

Adjunct research associate professor of Global Health and Bioethics and Humanities, Rivin is also director of the multidisciplinary UW law school-based Global Health and Justice Project. The project encompasses academic activities at UW as well as field activities in developing countries in collaboration with the Seattle-based nongovernmental organization Uplift International. Rivin is also a co-investigator on the International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship Grant and co-director of the Certificate in International Bioethics, Social Justice and Health. In addition to the law school, Rivin holds appointments in the UW's schools of medicine and public health.

Jeronimo is the director of PATH's Screening Technologies to Advance Rapid Testing for Cervical Cancer Prevention—Utility and Program Planning. Known as START-UP, the project is introducing low-cost, easy-to-use, and culturally acceptable screening and treatment strategies for cervical cancer in low-resource countries. START-UP aims to make rapid, accurate pre-cancer screening feasible and accessible at lower levels of the public health care system, and to increase the number and types of staff able to provide effective and efficient screening and treatment services.

The Hutchinson Center and UW are sponsors of the Global Oncology Lecture Series. All lectures are held the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please contact Olivia Dooley at or (206) 288-7291.

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