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Oncology Overdrive

Aug 31, 2020

In this episode, Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS, creator and chair of The Breast Health Global Initiative at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Consultant for Cancer Control to the WHO, shares how his passion for patient care dovetailed into a career in global oncology.

  • Intro :14
  • About Anderson :20
  • The interview 2:16
  • How did you end up in breast cancer care and how did it evolve into global oncology? 2:27
  • How do you utilize these criteria and protocols and tailor it to each of the countries that come with their own challenges? 11:39
  • Jain on the importance of global medicine 16:39
  • Where have you found that implementation of this has been most successful so far? 22:44
  • Have you seen these protocols used for treating other cancers? 25:50
  • Have you seen, through your global health work, any cool innovations that have come out of unique situations? 30:57
  • Going to all these different institutes in different countries, have you found anything that you thought was really amazing and that should be brought stateside? 37:10
  • Anecdote on the need to find better ways to documentation for billing and its relation to physician burnout 42:10
  • Jain anecdote on the need for a healthy balance to reduce risk for burnout 45:30
  • Anecdote on the importance of physicians taking on leadership/government roles 49:20
  • Have you seen a major change in health care delivery or global oncology navigating through the pandemic? 52:40
  • Anderson’s one pearl 56:40
  • How to find Anderson 57:00

Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery and global health medicine at the University of Washington, chair and director of The Breast Health Global Initiative at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and consultant for cancer control to the WHO.

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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott. Healio was unable to confirm Anderson’s relevant financial disclosures at the time of posting.