UCSF Bioethics Speaker Series: Becky DeBoer, MD, MA

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An Ethical Approach to Routine Tragic Choices: Improving Patient Prioritization for Radiotherapy In Rwanda

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Radiotherapy (RT) is essential to effectively treat the most common cancers in low resource settings, yet there is a severe shortage of RT resources worldwide. Ethical systems for explicit rationing of this scarce but critical resource are desperately needed. I will present our ongoing project to evaluate and improve the system for prioritizing patients for radiotherapy at Butaro Hospital in rural Rwanda. 

Rebecca (Becky) DeBoer, MD, MA is a fellow in medical oncology at UCSF and a Fogarty GloCal Fellow currently based in Rwanda and Tanzania. As a Global Cancer Fellow at UCSF, she is currently leading research on radiotherapy prioritization in the setting of limited resources in Rwanda (supported by the Greenwall Foundation), clinical decision-making about non-curative cancer treatment in Rwanda and Tanzania (supported by the Fogarty International Center and the National Cancer Institute), and cancer treatment guideline implementation in Tanzania (supported by a Celgene Cancer Care Links grant).

The talk will be available to livestream via Zoom.

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location: Gay Becker Conference Room, Suite 340

UCSF Laurel Heights Campus

3333 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94118

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San Francisco, CA 94118

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