Building capacity for sustainable research programmes for cancer in Africa

  title={Building capacity for sustainable research programmes for cancer in Africa},
  author={Isaac Folorunso Adewole and Damali N. Martin and Makeda J. Williams and Clement Adebamowo and Kishor G. Bhatia and Christine Berling and Corey Casper and Karima F. S. Elshamy and Ahmed Elzawawy and Rita T. Lawlor and Rosa Legood and Sam M Mbulaiteye and Folakemi T Odedina and Olufunmilayo I. Olopade and Christopher O Olopade and Donald Maxwell Parkin and Timothy R. Rebbeck and Hana Ross and Luiz Antonio Santini and Julie S Torode and Edward Lloyd Trimble and Christopher Paul Wild and Annie M. Young and David James Kerr},
  journal={Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology},
Cancer research in Africa will have a pivotal role in cancer control planning in this continent. However, environments (such as those in academic or clinical settings) with limited research infrastructure (laboratories, biorespositories, databases) coupled with inadequate funding and other resources have hampered African scientists from carrying out rigorous research. In September 2012, over 100 scientists with expertise in cancer research in Africa met in London to discuss the challenges in… CONTINUE READING
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