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This page contains links to background information, images and video related to the Oct. 4, 2011 groundbreaking for the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

For photos of patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute, please click here.

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Ugandan Vice President Edward Ssekandi plants a tree to mark the future site of the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute in Kampala. Ssekandi noted that the tree symbolizes the growth of good work done to improve public health.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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Corey Casper, M.D., M.P.H., associate member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and co-scientific director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, addresses the audience at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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Speaking before 400 guests at the groundbreaking ceremony, Jackson Orem, M.D, director of the Uganda Cancer Institute and co-scientific director of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance emphasized that together, people of the U.S and Uganda have the power to save lives and make greater strides in global health.

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From left: Harold Varmus, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel laureate and director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute; David Eckerson, mission director of USAID in Uganda; Lawrence Corey, M.D., president and director of the Hutchinson Center; and Corey Casper, M.D., M.P.H., associate member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Hutchinson Center, and co-scientific director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance during the groundbreaking event.

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Nurses from the Uganda Cancer Institute attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute. This facility will extend patient access to cancer diagnosis and research-based treatment, while providing specialized training to medical staff to improve the quality of cancer care.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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Traditional music and dancing lifted spirits for the cancer clinic groundbreaking celebration on Oct. 4, 2011. Women kept to the beat of the drums of a traditional musical group.

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Traditional music and dancing lifted spirits for the cancer clinic groundbreaking celebration on Oct. 4, 2011. Women kept to the beat of the drums of a traditional musical group.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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Ugandan Vice President Edward Ssekandi (center) is flocked by officials and entertainers during the groundbreaking event.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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Cynthia Nyakato, 9, was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma four years ago. She has returned to the Uganda Cancer Institute for another cycle of treatment. Burkitt lymphoma, both potentially fatal and disfiguring, is the most common cancer diagnosis among Ugandan children, a statistic reflected in the patient ward at the UCI. The disease is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Currently, the five-year survival rate is less than 40 percent, but it is estimated that 85 percent of these children could be cured for less than $600 a case.

Photographer: Jacqueline Koch

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The proposed Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinic and Training Institute will be three stories and include adult and pediatric cancer care clinics and specialized diagnostic laboratories. It is funded in part by grants from the United States Agency for International Development's American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program and the Hutchinson Center.

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B -roll video for media use

Fact sheet: UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance

Biographies of key personnel

Corey Casper, M.D., M.P.H., associate member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division; co-scientific director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Jackson Orem, M.D., director, Uganda Cancer Institute;  co-scientific director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Abrahams Omoding, M.D., senior fellow, HIV-Associated Malignancy Training Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;  specialist registrar, medical oncology, Uganda Cancer Institute

Immaculate Mbarusha, HIV Research Trust intern, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

UCI/Hutchinson Cancer Center Alliance in the news

Links to international news coverage of the collaboration, groundbreaking and the issue of infection-caused cancers.

 

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