Benjamin O. Anderson, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Why do you choose to work at SCCA?
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
In addition to being a surgical oncologist, I am also the director of the Breast Health Clinic at SCCA. My expertise spans high-risk breast health evaluation, minimally invasive and locally advanced breast cancer, and oncoplastic breast surgery (techniques that focus on improving both health and cosmetic outcomes). I have published more than 250 articles about breast health and lectured on a wide range of topics in over 30 countries.
While I enjoy working with patients at home in the U.S., I cannot ignore the fact that cancer is a global problem. I worked with a team of experts from around the world to develop guidelines for breast cancer care in low- and middle-income countries, which often have limited resources to help women. Currently, I serve as the co-chair of Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5, which seeks to improve access to services for 2.5 million women around the world. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control and act as an advisor for the World Health Organization on cancer-related issues.
What is your role in cancer treatment?
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine, General Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, General Surgery
Surgery, 1994, American Board of Surgery