UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the university’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.

Based on a newly established NCI grant program, the award funds the Malawi Cancer Consortium, a collaborative effort aimed at expanding current activities in Malawi to address a growing cancer burden. UNC-Chapel Hill is one of only eight institutions in the country to receive this award.