Dr Ophira Ginsburg
Director Perlmutter Cancer Center High Risk Program, New York University, New York, US
Dr Ophira Ginsburg, a Canadian national, is a medical oncologist with expertise in cancer epidemiology, prevention and screening, and a primary focus in women’s health equity and global cancer control. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) and a Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and Research Institute. She has been an advisor to the National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam, a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries, and a member of the Union for International Cancer Control’s Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control. Over the past 12 years she has developed an innovative programme of population intervention research, education, and policy initiatives in cancer disparities and global cancer control, with projects in Bangladesh, Canada, United Republic of Tanzania, United States and Viet Nam.
Dr Ginsburg joined the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) in October 2015 as a Medical Officer for cancer control. Her focus is on building policy and programming for women’s cancers, including guidance, recommendations, and implementation frameworks on breast cancer prevention, early detection/screening and management in collaboration with the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other international experts and partners building upon existing WHO and IARC breast cancer related documents.