Should Resource Constraints Guide Global Guidelines?

Author: Benjamin O. Anderson MD
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Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and director of the Breast Health Center at the University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where has devoted his clinical practice to the care of patients with breast cancer and breast health issues. As Joint Member in Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Anderson created and chairs the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), an international project to define and implement guidelines for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors of 3 academic national and international breast cancer societies. He served as president of the American Society of Breast Disease from 2005 to 2007, and also served as private sector advisor on cancer control to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt on the U.S. delegation to the WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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