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Title of Collaborative Activity:

The Epidemiology of Burkitt Lymphoma in East-African Children and Minors (EMBLEM)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

EMBLEM provides a unique infrastructure to obtain valuable data and samples to study Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) epidemiology. Study data will help characterize or investigate: 1. The association of malaria-resistance genes with endemic BL. 2. Host genetic polymorphisms associated with BL using genome-wide association methods. 3. The role of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genetic variants in endemic BL. 4. The role of malaria immunology and phenotype of inflammation in BL. 5. The complexity of coinfection with different P. falciparum malaria genotypes in BL. 6. The interaction between helminthic parasites, HIV, malaria, and EBV in BL. 7. The immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology of BL. 8. The impact of malaria, helminthic parasites, and HIV on childhood BL.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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