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Cancer Crusader: Challenging the Current State of Gynecologic Cancer

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Tune in to hear how the personal experiences of this oncologist drove her to create new research and innovate treatments and the technologies to fight cancer. 

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    After losing a close family member to cancer, Dr. Balogun pursued her medical career to mitigate the suffering that patients with cancer experience through their treatment journey. Her approach has been multi-faceted and systematic, and she’s brought better radiation therapy to middle- and low-income countries, kicked off a genomic study to crack the code on cancer disparities, and partnered with a former patient to redesign brachytherapy devices that reduce discomfort for patients during treatment. 

    After being awarded the New York Genome Center’s Polyethnic-1000 grant, she has led the investigation into potential genomic mutations that could be contributing to the disproportionate rates of uterine cancer diagnoses in Black women. So dive in to this episode to learn how Dr. Onyinye Balogun, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, is changing the fight against cancer, every step of the way .

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Schedule22 Jun 2024