Practicing Oncology in Low and Middle Income Countries

By Dr. Chadi Nabhan - Last Updated: November 8, 2023

This episode of Healthcare Unfiltered features first-hand perspectives on what it’s like to practice oncology in low and middle income countries.

Dr. Nikita Mehra, medical oncologist in India, and Dr. Guilherme Perini, hematologist in Brazil, explain the variation in income levels and cancer care access within their own cities, including the market of oncology treatments in India and Brazil versus that in the US.

Then, they discuss screening programs and ability to travel for care among Indian and Brazilian populations, testing and diagnostics procedures and availability, how their countries’ regulatory bodies approve and set the course for reimbursement of new therapies.

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