News in brief

* Dr Stuart Brown, Director, INCTR PAX Program Visits Brazil, November 15-21, 2009. Dr Brown participated in meetings planned by Dr. Simon Sutcliffe to explore collaborations in cancer control among BCCA, INCTR PAX and INCA in Rio de Jainero. He then spent two days in Sao Paolo to follow-up the two week visit of the INCTR PAX team that took place in October, and to further discuss the developments of the Palliative Care program with INCTR Brazil and Santa Marcelina Hospital.

* INCTR Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) organized a seminar about the potential of using advanced computing in cancer control projects that took place at the Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD, on November 23, 2009. Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India was a guest speaker.

* Equipment donation: INCTR provided a Leica Camera Microscope to Muhimbili Hospital (Tanzania) and Kenyatta National Hospital (Kenya) departments of pathology, to be used in the context of the iPath project.

* INCTR’s web site will be redesigned in early 2010. Information about navigation to NETWORK and changes or additions made to the web site will be announced when the site has been updated.

Further information on these events will be posted on this Wiki site soon.

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