Events & Lectures

Global Oncology Virtual Lecture Series

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

This is a virtual series on Zoom. The seminars typically occur on the third 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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Upcoming Seminars

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Past Seminars


  • September 18, 2023: "Cervical cancer screening integration in Mombasa County, Kenya," McKenna C. Eastment, MD, MPH (video)
  • July 24, 2023: "Bacteremia in hematologic cancer patients with febrile neutropenia in Uganda," Margaret Lubwama, MBChB, MMed (video)
  • April 17, 2023: "Improving Breast Ultrasound Interpretation in Uganda," John Scheel, MD, PhD, MPH. (video)
  • March 20, 2023: "An Analysis of Worldwide Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia," Molly Tokaz, MD (video)
  • February 27, 2023: "Patient-Reported Outcomes: Leveraging medical technology to address the cancer care gap in underrepresented populations," Kingsley I. Ndoh, MD, MPH (video)
  • January 30, 2023: "A Holistic Approach to Bridging the Gaps in Access and Affordability," Himabindu Gaddipati, MD, EMTM (Wharton) (video)



  • November 28, 2022: "Cancer in the Time of Conflict,” Richard Sullivan, PhD (video)
  • October 17, 2022: “Does our experience with the PA profession offer solutions for global health inequalities?” Maria Verdugo, PA-C (video)
  • September 26, 2022: "A journey in global oncology: lessons learned on an academic journey," Aparna Parikh, M.D., M.S. (video)
  • July 18, 2022: “Delivering cancer care in India: Lessons Learnt,” Bhawna Sirohi, MBBS, FRCP (video)
  • June 27, 2022: "CHOP vs. EPOCH in HIV associated non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at the Uganda Cancer Institute,” Clement Okello, MBChB, MMed (video)
  • May 16, 2022: "Responding to the ‘Slow-motion Catastrophe’: ASCO’s Global Engagement," Doug Pyle (video
  • April 25, 2022: "Cancer Care in Ukraine: Reflecting on 25 Years of Collaboration and the Impact of War on Cancer Patients and Physicians," Julie Gralow, MD, FACP, FASC (video)  
  • March 21, 2022: "Global Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI): Breast Cancer as a Bridge to Global Cancer Control," Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS (video)
  • February 28, 2022: "Dichotomy of Purpose – Delivering High Quality Laboratory Care in Low Resourced Settings,” Dan Milner, MD, MSc (Epi), MBA, FASCP (video)
  • January 24, 2022: "Transition from 2D to advanced radiotherapy techniques in Uganda," Solomon Kibudde, MBChB, MMed (video)


  • November 15, 2021: "We Must Do More: Updates from the RCT to Prevent Cervical Cancer in Zambia," Leeya Pinder, M.D., M.P.H. (video)
  • October 18, 2021: “Evolving and prioritizing global health at the National Cancer Institute,” Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H. (video)
  • September 27, 2021: "The State of Paediatric Oncology at the Uganda Cancer Institute: Focus on Research,” Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, M.D. (video)
  • June 28, 2021: "Developing and Testing Point-of-Care Cancer Diagnostics in Africa: The Kaposi Sarcoma Experience," Aggrey S. Semeere, MB.ChB, M.Med (Int. Med), MAS, FCP (ECSA) (video)
  • May 24, 2021: "Anal Cancer and HIV: Epidemiology, Natural History, Prevention and Outcomes," Keith Sigel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (video)
  • April 26, 2021: "Toward State-of-the-Art Leukemia/Lymphoma Diagnosis in Sub-Saharan Africa," Steven Kussick, M.D., Ph.D. (video)
  • April 12, 2021: "Optimal Use of Platelet Transfusion in Cancer (OPTIC) in sub-Saharan Africa," Henry Ddungu, MBChB, MMed (video)
  • March 22, 2021: "Global Breast Cancer: Access to Radiotherapy, Patterns of Care, and Patient Experience in sub-Saharan Africa," Shekinah Elmore, M.D., M.P.H. (video)
  • January 25, 2021: "Questions that arise from the lymphoma type distribution across the world." Speaker: Kikkeri N. Naresh, M.B.B.S., D.C.P., M.D., FRCPath (video)


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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

Program Manager, Global Oncology