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Taking screening to the people

Cervical cancer is a top cause of cancer deaths in Uganda; a Fred Hutch partnership helps HIV clinics change that

June 18, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

In Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, cervical cancer is the most common cancer and the No. 1 cancer killer in women. Dr. Noleb Mugisha aims to help change that by taking advantage of a health care system that is already in place but until recently has focused solely on HIV prevention.

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An ‘audacious and ambitious’ building

Seattle celebrates the opening of the new Uganda-Fred Hutch cancer center

June 4, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At the grand opening of the new UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala last month, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made clear that the celebration was as much about the people involved in the decade-long collaboration as it was about the alliance’s new state-of-the-art facility. That said, the building really is awesome.

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Singing, dancing, dignitaries mark opening of UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre

Uganda's President Museveni tours, speaks at event marking joyful milestone in decade-long alliance

May 21, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

With dancers from every corner of Uganda and speeches by dignitaries including Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Uganda Cancer Institute, or UCI, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art home for their decade-long alliance.

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'It's the people who make us shine'

As the new Fred Hutch-UCI cancer center is poised to open in Uganda, the focus is on those within its walls

May 20, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

On the day before the opening of the first comprehensive cancer center jointly constructed by U.S. and African institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were clear about one thing: It’s not just about a building.

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The quest for care: Ugandan cancer patients face huge transportation obstacles

Fred Hutch and the Uganda Cancer Institute are aiming to help patients more easily get to the care they need

May 19, 2015 | By Mary Engel and Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch’s Mary Engel reports on the challenges patients face getting to treatment -- and what Fred Hutch and the Uganda Cancer Institute are doing about it.

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Saving Naula: One child's recovery from Burkitt lymphoma

6-year-old Naula Kamondi's father traveled miles from their Uganda home to get her cancer care; we visit nearly a year later

May 18, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Six-year-old Naula Kamondi's father traveled miles from their rural Uganda home to get her care for Burkitt lymphoma. Two pediatric cancer nurses and a Fred Hutch writer and photgrapher visit nearly a year later.

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