Benjamin O. Anderson
Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, 1994.
Residency, University of Colorado, General Surgery, 1992.
M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985.
International breast health care and cancer control
Guideline development for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment
Process and quality metric development for breast cancer
Dissemination and implementation research in breast cancer
Breast cancer education and training in low and middle income countries
Oncoplastic surgery for breast conservation
Lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive lobular carcinoma
Surgical management of locally advanced breast cancer
Sentinel node mapping
Phyllodes tumors of the breast
Board Certified:General Surgery, 1994, Recertified 2002
Director, Breast Cancer Specialty Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 1998-2003
Director, Breast Health Clinic, University of Washington / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 1996 - Present
Dissemination and implementation research for cancer health care delivery
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Clinical Oncology
American Society of Breast Disease
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Society of Surgical Oncology
Honors and Awards
2007, Educator of the Year, Medrix
2005-2009, America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical, Ltd.
2005-2009, America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connelly Medical, Ltd.
2005-2007, President, American Society of Breast Disease
2002, 'Seattle Area's Best Doctors' Award, Seattle Magazine
2001, Outstanding CME Course Chair, Continue Medical Education, University of Washington
2001-2009, 'Best Doctors in America' award, Best Doctors, Inc.
1997, Award of Appreciation, Project LEAD Teacher/Scientist, National Breast Cancer Coalition
1997, Best Scientific Paper by a Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology
1997, Outstanding Proffered Paper, American Society of Breast Disease
1996, First Prize for Resident Research, Department of Surgery, University of Washington
1995, Career Development Award, American Cancer Society
1994, Best Clinical Paper by a Surgical Oncology Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology
1993, Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award, American Cancer Society
1991, Ben Eiseman Basic Science Research Award, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado
1991, Second Place, National Residents' Competition, Basic Science Papers on Trauma panel, American College of Surgeons
1991, Ben Eiseman Clinical Research Award, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado
1991, First Place, Region VIII Residents' Competition, Scientific Papers on Trauma panel, American College of Surgeons
1990, John Gramlich Traveling Surgical Scholar, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado
1986, Presidential Gold Star for Academic Excellence, Denver Medical Society
1985, Distinction in Research on Alzheimer's Disease, graduation honors, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1980, Pi Mu Epsilon, mathematics honors society, Pomona College
1977-1978, Pomona College Scholar, Dean's list, Pomona College
2003-2006, Joint Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences
1998-2003, Joint Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research
1998-2004, Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1994-1998, Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research
1994-1998, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Surgery, Surgical Oncology
A review of global cancer burden: Trends, challenges, strategies, and a role for surgeons.. Journal of surgical oncology. 107(2):221-6.. 20122013.
Predictors and Outcomes of Completion Axillary Node Dissection Among Older Breast Cancer Patients.. Annals of surgical oncology.. 2014.
Why the time is right to tackle breast and cervical cancer in low-resource settings.. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 91(9):683-90.. 2013.
Mounting evidence against complex decongestive therapy as a first-line treatment for early lymphedema.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 31(30):3737-8.. 2013.
Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 22(5):616-27.. 2013.
Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 22(5):593-605.. 2013.
Evidence-based methods to address disparities in global cancer control: the development of guidelines in Asia.. The lancet oncology. 14(12):1154-5.. 2013.
Breast cancer, version 3.2013: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines.. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 11(7):753-60;quiz761.. 2013.
Evaluation of the impact of a breast cancer awareness program in rural Ghana: A cross-sectional survey.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2013.
Short report: Limited effectiveness of screening mammography in addition to clinical breast examination by trained nurse midwives in rural Jakarta, Indonesia.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2013.
A 62-year-old woman with osteogenic sarcoma in the contralateral breast 15 years after treatment for breast cancer.. Seminars in oncology. 40(2):135-44.. 2013.
Metastatic breast cancer, version 1.2012: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines.. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 10(7):821-9.. 2012.
Survey on a mammographic screening program in Istanbul, Turkey.. The breast journal. 17(3):260-7.. 2011.
Invasive breast cancer.. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 9(2):136-222.. 2011.
Tailored strategies for DCIS management.. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 25(9):861-3.. 2011.
Breast cancer management in low resource countries (LRCs): consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20 Suppl 2:S3-11.. 2011.
Breast cancer management in middle-resource countries (MRCs): consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20 Suppl 2:S12-9.. 2011.
Implementation science and breast cancer control: a Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) perspective from the 2010 Global Summit.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20 Suppl 2:S1-2.. 2011.
Is PCR testing of sentinel lymph nodes ready for clinical application in breast cancer? Breast cancer research and treatment. 126(2):551-3.. 2011.
Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs): consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20 Suppl 2:S20-9.. 2011.
Identifying important breast cancer control strategies in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East/North Africa.. BMC health services research. 11:227.. 2011.
Preoperative and intraoperative sonographic visibility of collagen-based breast biopsy marker clips.. Academic radiology. 17(3):340-7.. 2010.
Worsened oncologic outcomes for women of lower socio-economic status (SES) treated for locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) in Pakistan.. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 19(1):38-43.. 2010.