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African-Caribbean cancer consortium for the study of viral, genetic and environmental cancer risk factors

Camille C Ragin12*, Emanuela Taioli12, Norma McFarlane-Anderson3, Gordon Avery4, Franklyn Bennett5, Adelia Bovell-Benjamin6, Angela Brown Thompson7, Agatha Carrington8, Lydia Campbell-Everett7, Jacqueline Ford9, Anselm Hennis10, Maria Jackson3, Sandra Lake11, M Cristina Leske12, Carol Magai13, Barbara Nemesure12, Alfred Neugut14, Folakemi Odedina15, Michael Okobia1, Alan Patrick16, Wallis Best Plummer17, R Renee Reams15, Robin Roberts18, Sharaneen Scott-Hastings7, Sangita Sharma19, Victor Wheeler16, Suh-Yuh Wu12 and Clareann Bunker12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

2 The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

3 Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

4 Leeward Islands Health Research Unit, Medical University of the Americas, Charlestown, Nevis, USA.

5 Department of Pathology, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

6 Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA.

7 Department of Health, St. James, Jamaica.

8 Northwest Regional Health Authority, Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago.

9 Triune Ob/Gyn Services, LLC, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

10 Chronic Disease Research Centre, Univ. of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados.

11 Myeloma Lymphoma & Leukemia Foundation of Barbados, Barbados.

12 Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

13 Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

14 Columbia University, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

15 College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

16 The Tobago Health Studies Office, Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.

17 Department of Pharmacy, University of Guyana, Turkeyen, Guyana.

18 Hospital Authority, Nassau, Bahamas.

19 Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA.

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Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007, 2:17  doi:10.1186/1750-9378-2-17

Published: 24 September 2007

Abstract

This is a short summary of a meeting of the "African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium", jointly organized by the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica as a satellite meeting at the Caribbean Health Research Council, 52nd Annual Council and Scientific meeting on May 4, 2007.