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UNC Project- Malawi Cancer Program


The UNC Project- Malawi Cancer Program is well-positioned to catalyze a broad, coordinated cancer control effort in Malawi, and address key scientific questions related to cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More 


We aim to develop sufficient internal capacity such that Malawi can become a leader of cancer care and research in low-resource settings, as it has long been for HIV care and treatment. Read More 


Collaboration is an important component of what we do and our success is supported by a remarkable cancer research network of diverse and accomplished partner institutions. Read More 

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    UNC Awarded NCI Grant to Strengthen Institutional Capacity for Cancer Research in Malawi

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of four institutions to be awarded a National Cancer Institute D43 grant to strengthen institutional capacity for cancer research in LMIC’s. The 5-year grant strengthens the partnership of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer center and establishes … Continued

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    UNC cancer researchers find combination chemotherapy beneficial and cost-effective in sub-Saharan Africa

    Researchers at UNC Project Malawi and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrated in a clinical trial in Malawi that a five-drug combination chemotherapy provided curative benefit compared to current standard-of care-therapy in people diagnosed with lymphoma, and now they have determined this option is also cost-effective. The economic finding appeared July 22, 2021, in … Continued

  • Cancer Program Host’s Its 3rd Malawi Cancer Symposium

    “Together Against Cancer” The UNC Project Cancer Program hosted its 3rd Annual Malawi Cancer Symposium on May 26th-27th, 2021. The symposium was organized by the UNC Project Malawi Cancer Program in collaboration with the Malawi Ministry of Health and with funding from the National Institute of Health. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2 day symposium … Continued