Events & Lectures

Dr. Orem from Uganda
Dr. Jackson Orem, Executive Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, presenting his research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Robert Hood / Fred Hutch

Global Oncology Monthly Lecture Series

The Global Oncology Program hosts monthly lectures featuring experts on cancer and other diseases that have worldwide impact. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with public health guidance from Fred Hutch, we have postponed some lectures as of March 2020 and moved to a virtual webinar series indefinitely.  The webinars typically occur monthly on the third or fourth Monday from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific time unless noted otherwise. Video recordings are available for most Global Oncology Lecture Series sessions.

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Past Seminars

2020

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  • November 16, 2020: "The Evolving Global Tobacco Epidemic," Mark Parascandola, Ph.D., M.P.H. (video]
  • October 26, 2020: "Gene Therapy Prospects in Resource Limited Settings," Jennifer E. Adair, PhD (video)
  • September 28, 2020: "Advancing Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosis and Management in sub-Saharan Africa," Busola Oluwole, M.D. (video)
  • August 24, 2020: "Strengthening Laboratory Capacity to Support Cancer Care in Uganda," Nixon Niyonzima, M.B.CH.B, M.SC., Ph.D. (video)
  • July 27, 2020: "Developing low-cost transciptional diagnostics to improve lymphoma care while building research infrastructure in Guatemala," Edward Briercheck, M.D., M.P.H. (video)
  • June 22, 2020: "Cancer-related infections at the Uganda Cancer Institute," Elizabeth Gulleen, M.D. (video)
  • June 1, 2020: "African Access Initiative: A Holistic, Multisectoral Approach to Mitigating Africa's Cancer Crisis," Katy M. Graef, Ph.D., Senior Director, BIO Ventures for Global Health (video)
  • February 10, 2020: Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Côte d’Ivoire - N’Da Marcelin Homian, MD, Head of Chemotherapy Unit, CHU Treichville, Abidjan, Ivory Coast & Professor Isadore Mohou Diomande, MD, Head of Anatomic Pathology, CHU Treichville, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Hosted by Fred Hutch Global Oncology and BIO Ventures for Global Health) (video)
  • January 27, 2020: "Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis: Phased Implementation for Downstaging Disease" - Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS (video

2019

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  • October 28, 2019: "The East African Adult Hematology-Oncology Fellowship: Past, Present & Future" - Dr. Omoding Abrahams, MDD (video)
  • September 30, 2019: "A Discussion with SCCA Medical Director F. Marc Stewart" - F. Marc Stewart, MD (video)
  • August 26, 2019: "The field of academic global oncology: ASCO and NCI efforts to support training, research, and career development" - Julie Gralow, MD (video)
  • July 22, 2019: "Are we ready for the global control of cervical cancer in 2030?: achievements and gap" - Silvia de Sanjosé, MD, PhD (video recording unavailable)
  • April 22, 2019: "Global Oncology nurse capacity-building collaborative" - Arlyce Coumar & Kathleen Shannon Dorcy (video)
  • March 25, 2019: "Why nurses will change the world" - Lia Golden (video)
  • Feb. 25, 2019: "Binaytara Foundation's pyramid model in improving access to cancer care" - Dr. Binay Shah (video)

2018

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  • Nov. 26, 2018: "East Africa Adult Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program: a new model for subspecialty training" - Arylce Coumar & Kathleen Shannon Dorcy (video)
  • July 23, 2018: "Innovative screening and treatment methods for women’s cancers in Zambia" - Dr. Leeya F. Pinder (video)
  • June 8, 2018: Scientific research and training progress at the Uganda Cancer Institute" - Dr. J. Orem (video)
  • March 26, 2018: "Cancer during the epidemiological and demographic transition: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study" - Dr. Christina Fitzmaurice (video)

Heather Pitorak

Project Manager, Global Oncology