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Strengthening Capacity for Research for HIV-Associated
Malignancies in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is the epicenter of the HIV epidemic; it is also facing a concomitant rise in the incidence of HIV-associated malignancies. NCI and the Fogarty International Center (FIC) have partnered in several efforts for developing research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa on HIV-associated cancers. Applications awarded in response to this RFA (RFA-CA-13-010) will support research projects that are primarily conducted in sub-Saharan Africa by African investigators. The eight applications being supported will conduct inter-disciplinary research on HIV-associated malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa that will be conducted by collaborative consortia between African institutions and institutions in the United States (U.S.). Each consortium will also develop future scientific leadership among the African investigators through career development activities, training, and mentoring. The eight U.S. grantees will partner with investigators from five different African countries (Malawi, Uganda (3 applications), Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda). The ultimate goal of this is initiative is to build research capacity at the African institutions that will allow them to become independent and competitive research centers. The consortia are:

Patients gathered in the waiting room at Lacor Hospital in Uganda, Africaóthe site of an ongoing NCI-supported study of Epstein-Barr Virus and Burkitt's lymphoma.