News Releases

Media coverage related to the groundbreaking of the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute in Kampala, Uganda

First collaborative, comprehensive cancer center in sub-Saharan Africa

(To read the Hutchinson Center news release, please click here.)

Cancer, the growing silent killer among the Ugandan population
The Daily Monitor, Oct. 27, 2011
Quotes Dr. Abrahams Omoding, a medical oncologist at the Uganda Cancer Institute
http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Health+++Living/-/689846/1262542/-/view/printVersion/-/4ldk2nz/-/index.html

Uganda: Suffering one of the highest rates of cancer
All Africa.com, Oct. 27, 2011
http://allafrica.com/stories/201110271151.html

Hutchinson Center Counter Cancer in Africa
Onislam.net, Oct. 20, 2011
Article about the Hutchinson Center/Uganda Cancer Institute collaboration
http://www.onislam.net/english/health-and-science/health/454364-hutchinson-center-counter-cancer-in-africa.html

Efforts at addressing cancer problems
The Observer (Kampala, Uganda), Oct. 19, 2011
Quotes Dr. Larry Corey, president and director of the Hutchinson Center on the groundbreaking of the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute in Kampala, Uganda. Includes a sidebar article on October being cancer awareness month in Uganda.
http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15503:efforts-at-addressing-cancer-problems-&catid=58:health-living&Itemid=89

Sidebar
http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15504:cancers-ugandans-are-likely-to-suffer-&catid=58:health-living&Itemid=89

Fred Hutch builds cancer center for treatment, training in Uganda
Daily Journal of Commerce, Oct. 12, 2011
http://www.djc.com/news/co/12034128.html?query=fred+hutchinson+uganda&searchtype=all

From the field
USAID Impact, Oct. 11, 2011
Coverage of the groundbreaking of the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute in Kampala, Uganda
http://blog.usaid.gov/2011/10/from-the-field-47/

Uganda and USA partner to tackle cancer
Africa Science Technology & Innovation News, Oct. 10, 2011
http://www.africasti.com/health-news/uganda-and-usa-partner-to-tackle-cancer

Uganda Cancer Institute to be upgraded
East African Business Week, Oct. 9, 2011
Quotes Dr. Jackson Orem, Director Uganda Cancer Institute
http://www.busiweek.com/11/science-a-technology/health/1848-uganda-cancer-institute-to-be-upgraded

Cancer treatment gets new lease on life
Sunrise (Kampala, Uganda), Oct. 6, 2011
http://www.sunrise.ug/features/health/3176-cancer-treatment-gets-new-l

 

Uganda: New facility to concentrate on cancer
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) Africa, Oct. 6, 2011
Quotes Dr. Jackson Orem and mentions Dr. Corey Casper, co-directors of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance. This article also was picked up by a number of websites including New Vision (Uganda), African Press International, ReliefWeb and The Voice of Africa.
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93905

Uganda Health News: Government to construct a modern cancer facility
UGPulse, Oct. 5, 2011
http://www.ugpulse.com/uganda-news/health/government-to-construct-a-modern-cancer-facility/22025.aspx

Uganda Cancer Institute faces demolition
WBSTVONLINE (Kampala, Uganda), Oct. 5, 2011
Posted footage of the groundbreaking of the UCI/ Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1OHC4iARc

Late diagnosis hinders fight against cancer
Daily Monitor (Kampala, Uganda), Oct. 5, 2011
http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/1248174/-/bikpi7z/-/

Cancer killing more than HIV/AIDS in Uganda
Red Pepper (Uganda), Oct. 4, 2011
http://redpepper.co.ug/welcome/?p=19857

Coverage of UCI/Hutchinson Center media briefing in Kampala, Uganda
NTV (Kenya), Oct. 4, 2011
Segment includes comments by Dr. Corey Casper, an associate member of the Hutchinson Center’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and co-director of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, who presented at an Oct. 3 media briefing in Kampala, Uganda, about the impact of infectious disease-related cancers in the developing world. The briefing was held a day prior to the groundbreaking event. (Please note: the YouTube headline, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month Begins,” is incorrect and does not relate to the story.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6jzEr6cOEo

Uganda Health News: Construction of cancer clinic commissioned
UGPulse, Oct. 4, 2011
http://www.ugpulse.com/uganda-news/health/construction-of-cancer-clinic-commissioned/22013.aspx

Extraordinary personal stories from around the world
BBC World Service “Outlook,” Oct. 3, 2011
Podcast interview with Uganda Cancer Institute's Dr. Jackson Orem, co-director of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kb8dl

Noncommunicable diseases in developing countries
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud, Sept. 20, 2011
Interview with Hutchinson Center President and Director Dr. Larry Corey about the burden of noncommunicable diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, in resource-poor countries. Corey also discusses the Center's cancer research, treatment and education efforts in Uganda.
http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/non-communicable-diseases-developing-countries/

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