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

February 7, 2019

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

‘Discovering’ primary effusion lymphoma in Malawi

October 1, 2018

September 2018- Although HIV and HHV8 are highly prevalent in SSA, there are scarce reports of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) from the region, likely reflecting underdiagnosis. This article describes the two recently confirmed cases of extracavitary PEL in Malawi.  

Meet Malawi’s First Female Pathologist

January 29, 2018

Q: What attracted you to the field of pathology? A: The need for more pathologists in Malawi. When I was a medical student 1999-2003, there were only two pathologists in Malawi and I saw how they struggled to keep pathology services growing in the country. One day when I was in my third year, I observed … Continued

From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

August 24, 2017

“The only way to make these programs work is to be on the ground, actively partnering, identifying research priorities, identifying the most promising young clinicians and investigators and helping them propel their careers forward.”

International Cancer Seminars: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

June 22, 2017

June 2017 – An international workshop aimed at examining the state of current science regarding esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. These discussions highlight a series of difficult questions which are recommended to inform and prioritize future research efforts. 

Accurate Real-Time Diagnosis of Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Malawi

September 23, 2016

September 2016 – Results of a two-year collaboration between Kamuzu Central Hospital and the University of North Carolina to establish a pathology laboratory in Lilongwe, Malawi, showing high concordance between real-time diagnoses in Malawi and final diagnoses in the US.

Moonshot to Malawi

May 15, 2016

April 2016 – This opinion piece describes the disparities between cancer prevention and treatment in Malawi versus in the developed world, and questions the ethics of funding health care through academic grants.

Environmental Risk Factors for Oesophageal Cancer

September 29, 2015

September 2015 – Exploring environmental factors associated with oesophageal cancer in Malawi, Firewood cooking, cigarette smoking, and use of white maize flour all had strong associations with squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.

UNC Project-Malawi laboratory wins award

April 1, 2015

The UNC-Project Malawi lab was presented with four-star status by the Honorable Minister of Health. Congratulations to our staff there, especially to lab directors Gerald Tegha and Rob Krysiak.