DF/HCC African Cancer Webinar Series

The DF/HCC African Science Webinar series offers remote participation through Zoom (zoom.us). We have launched this series to provide a forum for African cancer researchers to present and discuss current cancer research in Africa. This seminar series will be broadcast to researchers around the globe and recorded for subsequent viewing.

The series runs on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month at 11am Eastern for 2021.

For more information about this seminar series, email: Brian Fortier at brian_fortier@dfci.harvard.edu

Organized by: DF/HCC

Upcoming Webinars

September 9, 2021

Talk: "Nutrition and Cancer in Africa"

  • Ellen Kampman, PhD
    ELLEN KAMPMAN, PHD

    Professor in Nutrition and Disease, Wageningen University & Research

October 7, 2021

Talk: "Genome-wide association studies of cancer in southern africa: building and crossing bridges"

  • Professor Christopher Mathew, FMedSci
    PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MATHEW, FMEDSCI

    Professor Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Boscience, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

December 9, 2021

Talk: Ethical Issues in Genomic Research in Africa: Perspectives from the H3Africa Research

  • BEGE DAUDA, PHD
    BEGE DAUDA, PHD

    Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, University of Pennsylvania

Past Webinars

July 22, 2021

Talk: Untangling the link between Falciparum infection and endemic burkitt lymphoma: new evidence from emblem study

  • Sam Mbulaiteye, MBChB, M.Phil., M.Med
    SAM MBULAITEYE, MBCHB, M.PHIL., M.MED

June 24, 2021

Talk: "Screening for Prostate Cancer

  • Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE
    PROFESSOR FRANK CHINEGWUNDOH MBE

    Honorary Visiting Professor in Health Sciences at City University London; Consultant Urological Surgeon

May 27, 2021

Talk: Underrepresented cancer research areas in Africa

  • Verna Vanderpuye MBCHB,FWACS,FCPS
    VERNA VANDERPUYE MBCHB,FWACS,FCPS

May 13, 2021

Talk: Cancer surveillance in Africa: The African Cancer Registry Network

  • Max Parkin, MD
    MAX PARKIN, MD

    Coordinator, African Cancer Registry Network

  • Yvonne Joko Walburga Fru  MD,MSc
    YVONNE JOKO WALBURGA FRU MD,MSC

    Researcher, African Cancer Registry Network

April 22, 2021

Talk: IMPACT OF A STRUCTURED TRAINING PROGRAM UTILIZING A NOVEL MOBILE HEALTH INTERVENTION ON IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER BREAST CANCER KNOWLEDGE AND THE REFERRAL PROCESS  FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST SYMPTOMS IN NIGERIA

  • Elima E Jedy-Agba MD MSc. Ph.D.
    ELIMA E JEDY-AGBA MD MSC. PH.D.

    Head of Evaluation and Coordinator, International Research Center of Excellence

April 08, 2021

Talk: The Affordable Cancer Technologies Program and Other Support for Global Health Technology Research at the NCI

  • Paul Pearlman, Ph.D
    PAUL PEARLMAN, PH.D

    Program Director/ Lead, Global Health Technology,  NCI Center for Global Health

March 25, 2021

Talk: Improving the Prioritization of Limited Radiotherapy Resources: Results and Lessons Learned from a Mixed Methods Study in Rwanda

  • Rebecca Deboer, MD, MA
    REBECCA DEBOER, MD, MA

    Assistant Professor

March 11, 2021

Talk: HIV and cancer: mechanisms and approaches to the leading cause of death among people living with HIV

  • SCOTT DRYDEN-PETERSON, MD
    SCOTT DRYDEN-PETERSON, MD

    Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

February 11, 2021

Talk: Genetic counseling and Testing in Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Prof. Prisca O. Adejumo
    PROF. PRISCA O. ADEJUMO

January 28, 2021

Talk: The role of genomics in global cancer prevention

  • Ophira Ginsburg MSc, MD, FRCPC
    OPHIRA GINSBURG MSC, MD, FRCPC

    Director, High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center

January 14, 2021

Talk: Breadth versus Depth: Pathology Interventions in Global Health

  • Dan Milner, MD, MSc (Epi), MBA, FASCP
    DAN MILNER, MD, MSC (EPI), MBA, FASCP

    Chief Medical Officer, ASCP

December 18, 2020

Talk: Cancer Genetics, Genomics & Global Health: The Way Forward

  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP
    OLUFUNMILAYO I. OLOPADE, MD, FACP

    Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health

November 19, 2020

NCI Center for Global Health Update

  • Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.
    SATISH GOPAL, M.D., M.P.H.

    Director, Center for Global Health

October 15,2020

 

Facilitating earlier diagnosis of breast cancer in resource-limited settings

  • Lydia E.W. Pace, MD, MPH
    LYDIA E.W. PACE, MD, MPH

    Women's Health, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

August 20, 2020


making survivors & patients your partners in clinical trials: a patient perspective

  • Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins
    MARY (DICEY) JACKSON SCROGGINS

    International Gynecologic Cancer Society; Pinkie Hugs, LLC; AORTIC Advocacy Special Interest Group

July 16, 2020

African Access Initiative (AAI): A Holistic, Multi-Sector Approach to Mitigating Africa's Cancer Crisis

  • Daniel Seymour
    DANIEL SEYMOUR

    Program Manager, BIO Ventures for Global Health

June 19, 2020

AFRICAN RESEARCH GROUP for Oncology (ARGO)

  • Isaac Alatise, MD, WACS
    ISAAC ALATISE, MD, WACS

    Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

  • T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS
    T. PETER KINGHAM, MD, FACS

    Director, Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

May, 2020

Developing prostate cancer research capacity in africa: The Men of African Descent and Carcinoma of the Prostate (MADCAP) Study

  • Vincent L. Gregory, Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention
    VINCENT L. GREGORY, JR. PROFESSOR OF CANCER PREVENTION

    Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD

April 16, 2020

The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC) 

  • Michael Machiro
    MICHAEL MACHIRO

    Tenwek Hospital

  • Sandy Dawsey
    SANDY DAWSEY

    US National Cancer Institute