In our third oncologist interview, we visited with Dr. Doug Hawkins of Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW School of Medicine and the Children’s Oncology Group. In this session, we explore opportunities for international collaboration. By pooling information resources, data related to diagnosis, outcome, and patient/cancer genomics, and by agreeing to apply common approaches to tracking such information, researchers and physicians may dramatically improve both laboratory and treatment outcomes. Dr. Hawkins also offers his outlook on pediatric cancer research and hopes for the future.
This interview is presented in three sections (also viewable in our video gallery):
Interview, Part 1 — Introduction to Dr. Hawkins, the role philanthropy in research and international collaboration
Interview, Part 2 — Funding research costs, how international data collaboration and cooperation can improve pediatric outcomes
Interview, Part 3 — Hopes for the future, short- and long-term outlook