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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

  • Congratulations to the most recently funded pilot grant program awardees!

    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

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    UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship 2021-2022 Call for Applications

    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

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

    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.

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    IN MEMORIAM: UNC Project-Malawi colleagues pay tribute to Dr. Peter Kazembe

    Our dear friend, Dr. Peter Kazembe, a Malawian colleague, pediatrician and adjunct professor of medicine with the University of North Carolina’s Institute for Global Health and Infection Diseases, died on August 11, 2020 at the age of 65 while receiving treatment for cancer in South Africa. He is survived by wife; Hilda, and three grown … Continued

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    Fogarty Awards Two of Five U.S. International Research Scientist Development Awards to Malawi Cancer Program Faculty

    To bolster promising global health research careers, Fogarty and its partners are awarding up to $9.9 million over five years through two career development programs. The grants will help ensure that advanced postdoctoral scientists and junior faculty have a pathway to independence, with protected time for research activities under the guidance of experienced mentors in … Continued

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    Award-Winning Artist, UNC Physician Partner to Raise Over $154,700 for Pediatric Cancer in Malawi

      Mark Robinson visits with a therapy dog at UNC Hospitals. Grammy-nominated musician, record producer, and Chapel Hill native Porter Robinson first met pediatric oncologist Dr. Kate Westmoreland in November 2016, when Porter’s younger brother Mark came into Dr. Westmoreland’s care at UNC Hospitals. Three years later, they have raised more than $154,700 to support … Continued

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    UNC-Led Team Awarded $5.1 Million for Cervical Cancer Prevention Effort in Malawi

    Jennifer Tang, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, is co-principal investigator for this USAID grant to more effectively combat cervical cancer, the leading cause of death among women in Malawi. CHAPEL HILL, NC — Backed by a $5.1-million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College … Continued