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Peter Wasswa M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2015 through 06-30-2018
Funding Type: International Scholar
Institution Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Institution: Kamuzu Central Hospital

Whereas more than 80% of children with leukemia and lymphoma in the United States are cured with chemotherapy, in Africa a diagnosis with one of these diseases is an outright death sentence. To enable adaptation of chemotherapy protocols from the U.S. to treating children in Africa, Dr. Wasswa is studying the prevalent types of leukemia and lymphoma in children in Malawi and how their genetic code may affect response to chemotherapy.