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Tanzania AIDS Malignancies Training and Research Program (TAMTRP)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Tanzania AIDS Malignancies Training and Research Program (TAMTRP)

Principal Institution

LSU Health Sciences Center

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Wood, Charles; Mwaiselage, Julius

Project Contact Information

cwoo12@lsuhsc.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2027

Country

Tanzania

Project Description

While cancers are a major cause of death around the globe in people living with HIV infection, 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 a lack of healthcare infrastructure and expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating HIV-infection associated cancers. The Tanzania AIDS Malignancies Training and Research Program (TAMTRP) seeks to address these challenges to enhance the cancer research infrastructure of our partnering organization, the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by training a cadre of Tanzanian fellows, researchers and practitioners with career interest in HIV associated malignancies. The TAMTRP program will enable the trainees to develop skills necessary to further both partners' research agenda in clinical research, public health, cancer biology and genomics/bioinformatics, which will translate to better clinical care for HIV-infected cancer patients globally.

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