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NCI hosts Sixth International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Immunodeficiencies

WHAT: National and international experts will meet at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on April 22-24, 2002, to present new findings on the biology, epidemiology, and treatment of AIDS-related cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and anal and cervical cancers. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this annual meeting provides state-of-the-art overviews of knowledge about these malignancies.

Roundtables of experts will discuss the most recent data from a variety of AIDS cancer trials, with an emphasis on research on human papillomavirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus 8 and their related malignancies. Preventive or therapeutic interventions will be of particular interest.

WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, April 22- 23, 2002, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 8:30 a.m. - noon EDT

WHERE: The meeting will take place at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. For a detailed agenda, call the NCI Press Office at 301-496-6641 or go to http://cancer.gov/dctd/aids/conference.

Parking on the NIH campus is extremely limited and security is very tight so all attendees are encouraged to use Metro. The Natcher Center at NIH is conveniently located adjacent to the Medical Center station on Metro's Red Line.


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Contact: NCI Press Office
ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov
301-496-6641
NIH/National Cancer Institute
10-Apr-2002


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