All are invited to two public panels featuring a medical and anthropology delegation from the National University of Singapore and the National Museum of Denmark, who will speak about an international and inter-disciplinary project to study the hurdles which women across Asia face in early presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Meanings: Journeys across Asia
Monday, April 23 | 3:30 – 5 pm | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Breast cancer is now the most common and fast-growing cancer among women in most Asian countries. This University of Iowa Anthropology Seminar with panelists (see below) will present conversations across Asia with breast cancer patients, their caregivers, traditional healers as well as ordinary people on the subject of breast cancer meanings.
Choosing to Die: A Global Look at the Impact of Cultural Norms on the Choices Women Make in Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, April 24 | 3 – 4:30 pm | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Panelists will discuss details of their recent international, interdisplinary pilot study focused on the hurdles women across Asia seem to face when diagnosed with breast cancer. Moderated by Dr. Resmiye Oral, UI Carver College of Medicine.
Senior consultant in division of general surgery (breast surgery) at National University Hospital and head of Breast Cancer Prevention Program of the School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Wong Mee Lian
Professor of public health, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Manager of the Breast Cancer Prevention Program, School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
Anthropologist, modern history and world cultures, National Museum of Denmark
Professor of Anthropology and C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family Chair of Asian Studies, University of Iowa
Sponsored by International Programs, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization
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