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Uganda: Why ‘we’re in it for the long haul’

It’s a long way to go to study cancer, but within the East African nation of more than 30 million people the Hutchinson Center is gaining knowledge, saving lives

Oct. 27, 2009 | By Brad Broberg

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development to aid in the construction of the first American-sponsored cancer clinic and medical-training facility in Africa.

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Positive projections for combating TB

Halloran and colleagues report tuberculosis vaccines, drugs and diagnostics under development could reduce incidence of the disease between 13 percent and 71 percent

Aug. 10, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Using a mathematical model that examined TB in Southeast Asia, a region with a large proportion of such cases, researchers in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that the incidence of the disease could be reduced between 13 percent and 71 percent by 2050, depending upon the type of interventions used and whether they are implemented singly or in combination.

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