Dr. Attiga is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer and a founding member of the Global Oncology Inc., a private equity-owned company aiming to establish comprehensive affordable quality cancer care centers in underserved markets both in Africa and Asia. Previously, she was the Chief Research Officer of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan where she established the clinical research infrastructure that enabled the enrollment of patients in international and industry-sponsored clinical trials and the initiation of the tumor biobank. She also spearheaded efforts to establish the first healthcare research think tank in the Arab World at the King Hussein Institute for Biotechnology and Cancer in collaboration with the USA National Cancer Institute. Research spanned bioethics, health economics, medical anthropology and health policy to help shape the cancer control plans in several MENA countries. Dr. Attiga spearheaded efforts to establish community awareness programs for the early detection of breast and colon cancer around the region and she is a pioneer in the field of cancer registration and cancer care data analysis to evaluate the outcome of cancer care. She also established the personalized medicine program at KHCC linking pharmacogenomics with health economics for selected targeted cancer therapies in the local population. Dr. Attiga holds a PhD in Oncology from the George Washington University in DC, USA. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Project management professional (PMP).
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