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Expanding oesophageal cancer research and care in eastern Africa

The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium is a self-organized oesophageal cancer research consortium of more than 80 physicians and scientists working at ten sites in nine countries of eastern and southern Africa. We study the aetiology of this highly fatal cancer and are expanding the clinical capacity to improve cancer care.

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This work was supported in part by the Intramural Research Program of the National Cancer Institute, NIH.

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The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium. Expanding oesophageal cancer research and care in eastern Africa. Nat Rev Cancer 22, 253–254 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41568-022-00458-1

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