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 Virtual Lecture Series

The Global Oncology Program hosts monthly lectures featuring experts on cancer and other diseases that have a 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 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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Upcoming Seminars

June 28
June 28

Global Oncology Lecture Series

8 - 9 a.m. PDT
Global Oncology hosts a monthly lecture series featuring experts on cancer and other diseases conducting research that has worldwide impact. Aggrey S. Semeere, MB.ChB, M.Med (Int. Med), MAS, FCP (ECSA) is the keynote speaker.
Speaker or Presenter Aggrey S. Semeere, MB.ChB, M.Med (Int. Med), MAS, FCP (ECSA)
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Past Seminars


  • 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