Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Expands World-Class Cancer Care in East Africa

By Andie Long

Kathleen Shannon-Dorcy (right), Fred Hutch nurse scientist & director of clinical/nursing Research, Education and Practice at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, talks with an oncology nurse at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

When Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (“the Hutch”) launched its partnership in 2008 with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in Kampala, Uganda, there was exactly one oncologist for the entire East African country of 43 million people. Today there are 14 clinical oncologists, and more are being trained every year.

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