Infections caused by highly drug resistant bacteria or "superbugs" are becoming more and more common, making antimicrobial resistance one of the world's greatest health threats. This podcast series will address this global crisis through conversations with patients, clinicians, and researchers to discover how superbugs are affecting people and healthcare systems globally.
It will highlight actions that the average citizen can take today to make sure the drugs we already have stay effective, in order to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Season Two is now available! In episode seven, Silent superheroes — antibiotics in the fight against cancer, we focus on the risk of AMR to cancer care. One in five patients receiving chemotherapy will have a bacterial infection. A recent survey of oncologists showed that 95% of them worry about the impact of superbugs on the future of cancer treatments. In this episode, you will hear directly from a patient who had a resistant infection while fighting cancer, from front-line clinicians, and a researcher driving policy at a national level.