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Years: 2020 – 2021

Training Site: UNC Project-Malawi

Country: Malawi

Mentors: Anthony Charles, MD, MPH; Katherine Westmoreland, MD

Title: “The Development of a Low Cost Staging Algorithm for Esophageal Cancer (EC) in Malawi and Assessment of Quality of Life Measures in Metastatic vs Non-Metastatic EC Patients Undergoing Esophageal Stenting”

Program Objectives:

Aim 1: Determine the sensitivity and specificity of CXR and US combined when compared to CT in identifying distant metastasis in EC patients in Malawi.

Aim 2: Perform a cost-analysis of staging with CXR and US combined vs. staging with CT alone.

Aim 3: Compare QOL and survival outcomes of metastatic vs. non-metastatic EC patients undergoing esophageal stenting.

NIH Support: FIC non-AIDS/ NCI

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