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Global Oncology Lecture Series: OPTIC in sub-Saharan Africa
February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Global Oncology (GO) Lecture Series features presentations with unique perspectives to bring together those working in the global cancer field to share research or program updates and establish closer working collaborations. Each webinar includes an hour-long presentation and discussion during which speakers showcase their work and findings.
This month’s lecture will focus on:
Topic: Optimal Use of Platelet Transfusion in Cancer (OPTIC) in sub-Saharan Africaf
Speaker: Henry Ddungu, MBChB, MMed, Hematology Consultant, Uganda Cancer Institute
- Dr. Ddungu began his Ph.D. studies in Seattle with coursework at the University of Washington and clinical oncology rotations at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Harborview Medical Center. Since returning to Kampala in 2012, he has continued his doctoral research at Makerere University, studying the optimal use of platelet transfusion for oncology patients at the UCI. He is currently a hematologist and director of laboratory operations at the UCI.