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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.”

Epstein-Barr virus DNA for pediatric Burkitt lymphoma diagnosis

April 3, 2017

March 2017 – Diagnosing pediatric Burkitt Lymphoma in sub-Saharan Africa is difficult, as many tools are currently not available. This study found that measuring Epstein-Barr virus DNA could help with setting the diagnosis, prognosis, and predicting the response.

Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma During Pregnancy

March 17, 2017

February 2017 – A 26-year-old woman in Malawi presented with classical Hodgkin lymphoma, while she was pregnant. This case report describes the treatment that cured her and allowed for the delivery of a healthy daughter.

Impact of loss to follow-up on pediatric lymphoma study outcome

December 13, 2016

November 2016 – Limited follow-up with incomplete retention is common among studies involving pediatric lymphoma patients in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examines the effects of retention and follow-up times on overall survival estimates.

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.

High Rates of Cervical Cancer Among HIV-Infected Women in Malawi

May 21, 2015

May 2015 – Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Malawi. Using pathological specimens from 630 Malawian, this study examines associations between various pathological findings and the presence of high-grade dysplasia.