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TEDxOverlake - Dr. H. Jack West - Self-Educated Patients and The Future of Cancer Care

Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist at Swedish Cancer Institute and serves as President/CEO of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE), a nonprofit organization providing free, timely information on current and emerging optimal cancer treatments directly from experts to patients and caregivers. Prior to his current position, Dr. West attended Princeton University, then the University of Cambridge on a Fulbright Scholarship before returning to the US to attend Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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