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AIDS Malignancies Training and Research International Program (AMTRIP)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

AIDS Malignancies Training and Research International Program (AMTRIP)

Principal Institution

LSU Health Sciences Center

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Wood, Charles; Banda, Lewis; Kanaska, Chipepo

Project Contact Information

Email: cwoo12@lsuhsc.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2016–2026

Country

Zambia

Collaborators

Cancer Diseases Hospital
University of Zambia School of Medicine
University Teaching Hospitals
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

NIH Partners

NCI

Project Description

While AIDS-associated cancers are a major cause of death around the globe, those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are much more likely to die from cancer due to shortages of trained cancer researchers, oncologists, and support staff and a lack of healthcare infrastructure and expertise for diagnosing and treating cancers. 

The AIDS Malignancies Training and Research International Program (AMTRIP) seeks to address these challenges by training a cadre of Zambian basic biomedical researchers and practitioners from the Cancer Diseases Hospital (the main LMIC institution) and partnering organizations in the skills necessary to further the country's research agenda in cancer biology and genomics, which will translate to better clinical care for cancer patients. 

Upon completion of master's and doctoral training, program fellows will be provided employment in Zambian medical institutions in order to begin addressing these challenges in-country.

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