DCP3 Author Presents on the Burden of Infection-Related Cancers in Low Resource Settings

Professor Corey Casper, lead author in the DCP3 AIDS, STIs, TB and Malaria volume led a seminar at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation on November 19, 2014.  Dr. Casper is the head of the Program in Global Oncology at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health at University of Washington.  


                                                      Wednesday, November 19, 2014

                                                            3:45 pm coffee reception

                                                                4:00 pm lecture

                                        2301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121


Watch the seminar here.

Cancer is increasingly recognized as a threat to the health of persons in low- and middle-income countries, though few resources are devoted to the problem. Up to one-quarter of cancers may be attributable to infectious diseases, and these cancers afford unique opportunities for prevention and treatment in low-resource settings. At the seminar, data was reviewed showing the burden of infection-related cancers in sub-Saharan Africa and a number of solutions that are being developed by a unique collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute.