Working in Uganda to defeat Kaposi Sarcoma worldwide – The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) and the Hutchinson Center have launched the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, a partnership that is working to defeat Kaposi sarcoma and other infection-related cancers.
Uganda has one of the world’s highest concentrations of infection-related cancers, including Kaposi sarcoma. This makes it an ideal place for the Hutchinson Center to rapidly develop and introduce new diagnostic procedures and treatments. And it enables our researchers to collect data from a large number of patients at a single site—something that would be impossible in the developed world, where infection-related cancers are dispersed across huge areas.
The UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance is focused on identifying infectious diseases that cause cancer, develop ways to prevent or cure these diseases, and training a new generation of oncologists to care for patients in low-resource areas.
See images and video from the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance groundbreaking >
Investigating innovative new treatments – Dr. Corey Casper and colleagues are investigating new treatments for Kaposi sarcoma as one of eight core sites of the NCI-sponsored AIDS Malignancy Consortium. For more information, please see the AMC website.