What Can We Learn From Africa 4

INCTR's fourth meeting on "What can we learn from Africa" will take place in Arusha from February 13-15th 2014. The meeting will have two parts - one focused on the association of infectious diseases and cancer in Africa (which has the highest proportion of infection-related cancers in the world, and another focused on the continuing theme of the diagnosis of hematological neoplasms in Africa. There will be presentations, case discussions and sessions on the diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas in Africa as well as a session on treatment and the importance of early diagnosis.. Most of the African participants will be from East Africa, with a smaller contingent from Nigeria and other equatorial African countries. Aspects of the meeting will have relevance to INCTR's project on the treatment of Burkitt lymphoma described below. A number of additional organizations and companies will sponsor the meeting. The draft program can be found at INCTR's Events and Meetings wiki site for events and meetings. There will be presentations, case discussions and sessions on the diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas in Africa as well as a session on treatment and the importance of early diagnosis.. Most of the African participants will be from East Africa, with a smaller contingent from Nigeria and other equatorial African countries. Aspects of the meeting will have relevance to INCTR's new project on the treatment of Burkitt lymphoma described below. A number of additional organizations and companies will sponsor the meeting, including the National Cancer Institutes of France and the USA, DAKO, ESO. The draft program can be found at INCTR's Events and Meetings wiki site for events and meetings click here.

Organizations interested in further information about this project, which is closely linked to ongoing pathology and (in the coming year) cancer registry projects in the same region should contact INCTR via eb.rtcni|ofni#eb.rtcni|ofni. For information on OFID, a major organization supporting a variety of projects related to development, see www.ofid.org.

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