2 Feb 2019

Professor Richard Sullivan - A global view of cancer treatment

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 2 February 2019
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Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London (KCL), and is the director of the Institute of Cancer Policy. He qualified in medicine, trained in surgery (urology), and gained his PhD in cell signalling.  Sullivan was clinical director of Cancer Research UK between 1999 and 2008. Following a period at the London School of Economics working on complex healthcare systems, he moved to KCL in 2011. His research programmes focus on global cancer policy and conflict & health.  Born in Yemen, Sullivan is employed in high conflict areas including Syria, Libya, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and the narco-zones of Mexico, to assess medical needs and how to deliver treatment for cancer and other diseases. He is in Wellington this week for the University of Otago's Cancer Care at a Crossroads, where he's given speeches on global challenges in cancer control and innovations in oncology.