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Kaimila Launches Study to Determine Feasibility of Endoscopic Screening for Esophageal Cancer in Malawi

February 22, 2022

UNC Project Malawi Cancer Program esophageal cancer and cancer clinic division lead Bongani Kaimila, MBBS, MSc, launched a cross-sectional study to determine the feasibility of endoscopic screening for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) precursor lesions in Malawi and the relationship with poor oral health. In Malawi, ESCC is the third commonest cancer nationwide. Among cancers … Continued

UNC School of Nursing Professor Helps Build Oncology Nursing Capacity in Malawi

February 21, 2022

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN, as assistant director of Cancer Research Training Education Coordination (CRTEC). Bryant joins Bernard Weissman, PhD, and Jen Jen Yeh, MD, co-associate directors of CRTEC. The goal of CRTEC is to develop the next generation of cancer researchers and professionals by supporting … Continued

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

September 23, 2021

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

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

September 22, 2021

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

May 28, 2021

“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

Congratulations to the most recently funded pilot grant program awardees!

March 16, 2021

Left to right: Micheline Sanderson; Gerald Tegha; Shivani Sud; Maganizo Chagomerana Not pictured: John Chapola; Mako Mulongo Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)/UNC Project Malawi Cancer Program Pilot Grant: The UNC Project Malawi Cancer Program has awarded three grants as part of the Mentored Pilot Grant Program funded by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). … Continued

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship 2021-2022 Call for Applications

September 7, 2020

Since 2012, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have offered exceptional global public health training through the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program, funded by the Fogarty International Center within the National Institutes of Health. This consortium brings together four top-ranked universities and … Continued

UNC-led Consortium to Study HIV-related Cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

September 7, 2020

A team of UNC researchers are partnering with colleagues at four institutions in Africa to study HIV-associated malignancies. With a five-year, $6-million grant from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, the research consortium will look at screening and diagnosing innovations for three cancers common to people with HIV: Kaposi sarcoma, cervical cancer, and lymphoma.