Burkitt lymphoma research in East Africa: Highlights from the 9thAfrican organization for research and training in cancer conference held in Durban, South Africa in 2013

Kenneth O. Simbiri, Joshua Biddle, Tobias Kinyera, Pamela Akinyi Were, Constance Tenge, Esther Kawira, Nestory Masalu, Peter Odada Sumba, Janet Lawler-Heavner, Cristina D. Stefan, Franco M. Buonaguro, Detra Robinson, Robert Newton, Joe Harford, Kishor Bhatia, Sam M. Mbulaiteye

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Abstract

A one-day workshop on Burkitt lymphoma (BL) was held at the 9thAfrican Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) conference in 2013 in Durban, South Africa. The workshop featured 15 plenary talks by delegates representing 13 institutions that either fund or implement research on BL targeting AORTIC delegates primarily interested in pediatric oncology. The main outcomes of the meeting were improved sharing of knowledge and experience about ongoing epidemiologic BL research, BL treatment in different settings, the role of cancer registries in cancer research, and opportunities for African scientists to publish in scientific journals. The idea of forming a consortium of BL to improve coordination, information sharing, accelerate discovery, dissemination, and translation of knowledge and to build capacity, while reducing redundant efforts was discussed. Here, we summarize the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Original languageEnglish
Article number32
JournalInfectious Agents and Cancer
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer Research

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