Carlo Caduff is a Professor in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, where he serves as Director of Research and Chair of the Culture, Medicine & Power (CMP) research group.
He has been working for over a decade as a social and cultural anthropologist with a focus on the anthropology of science, medicine, media, technology and the state. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009 and has been teaching at King’s since 2012.
Carlo's work engages with anthropological, sociological and philosophical debates about power, language, the body and the state. Over the past decade, he has been the Principal Investigator of two major ethnographic research projects: one on pandemic preparedness in the United States and another one on cancer care in India.
These projects have resulted in publications in journals in the social sciences (Cultural Anthropology, Current Anthropology, Annual Review of Anthropology, Cambridge Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Anthropological Theory, BioSocieties), the medical sciences (The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Global Public Health, The Journal of Global Oncology, The Journal of Cancer Policy, Nature Reviews Cancer), and the humanities (Critical Inquiry).
In addition to these articles, he is the author of a book on pandemic preparedness published by the University of California Press (with a German translation published by Konstanz University Press). He is the editor of three journal special issues, including a Current Anthropology issue on new media publics.
His current work, located in the global South, examines how patients and family members access cancer care in India. Ethnographically the project follows actors and institutions struggling to make medicine affordable in an emerging economy grappling with entrenched forms of health inequality.
The focus is on cancer, arguably one of the most complex and expensive medical conditions. The rising rates of the disease, the lack of universal health coverage, the fragmented health system, and the growing fascination with technology have transformed cancer into one of the greatest global health challenges of our time.
For a large part of the Indian population, a diagnosis results in catastrophic expenditures for patients and their families. In this context, ‘affordability’ has emerged as a topic of great social and political urgency as well as medical, scientific, and logistic challenges. The project is based in India’s largest public cancer hospital and is funded by a 5-year Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
See Carlo's research profile
Bhangu, S., Caduff, C. & Provost, F., 6 Jan 2023, In: Perspectives in Clinical Research. 14, 1, p. 39-42 4 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Purushotham, A., Nayak, P., Oswal, K., Pramesh, C., Ranganathan, P., Sullivan, R., Caduff, C., Advani, S., Kataria, I., Kalkonde, Y., Mohan, P. & Jain, Y., 8 Sep 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: JCO global oncology. Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Caduff, C. & Bhangu, S., 1 Jun 2022, In: NATURE REVIEWS CANCER. 22, p. 603-604 2 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Datta, S. S., Ghose, S., Ghosh, M., Jain, A., Mandal, S., Chakraborty, S. & Caduff, C., 2022, In: ecancermedicalscience. 16, 1342. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3332/ECANCER.2022.1342
Caduff, C. & Datta, S., 1 Dec 2021, In: E-Cancer Medical Sciences. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Pentecost, M., Adams, V., Baru, R., Caduff, C., Greene, J. A., Hansen, H., Jones, D. S., Kitanaka, J. & Ortega, F., 14 Aug 2021, In: The Lancet. 398, 10300, p. 573-574 2 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01003-5
Pentecost, M., Adams, V., Baru, R., Caduff, C., Greene, J., Hansen, H., Jones, D., Kitanaka, J., Ortega, F. & Rose, N., 28 May 2021, In: The Lancet. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Oswal, K., Kanodia, R., Nadkar, U., Kharodia, N., Avhad, M., Venkataramanan, R., Sethuraman, L., Caduff, C. & Purushotham, A., Mar 2021, In: Journal of Cancer Policy. 27, 100267. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2020.100267
Oswal, K., Kanodia, R., Kharodia, N., Pradhan, A., Gupta, N., Singh, A., Sethuraman, L., Venkataramanan, R., Caduff, C. & Purushotham, A., Mar 2021, In: Journal of Cancer Policy. 27, 100270. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2021.100270
Caduff, C., Sullivan, R., Lombe, D., Ali, Z., Bhoo-Pathy, N., Cleary, J., Jalink, M., Matsuda, T., Makherji, D., Sarfati, D., Vanderpuye, V., Yusuf, A. & Booth, C. M., Mar 2021, In: ecancermedicalscience. 15, 1202. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3332/ECANCER.2021.1202