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A biobank to support HIV malignancy research for sub-Saharan Africa

dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Johann Wilhelmen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, Michelineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGeiger, Dieteren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNokta, Mostafaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSilver, Sylviaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T06:28:52Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T06:28:52Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSchneider, J. W., et al. 2016. A biobank to support HIV malignancy research for sub-Saharan Africa. South African Medical Journal, 106(9):867-869, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i9.10891en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i9.10891
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102358
dc.descriptionCITATION: Schneider, J. W., et al. 2016. A biobank to support HIV malignancy research for sub-Saharan Africa. South African Medical Journal, 106(9):867-869, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i9.10891.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest incidences of infection with HIV globally, but more people in this region are living longer owing to increased access to antiretroviral therapy. However, along with increased care and treatment, this population is expected to have an increase in HIV-associated cancers, as is being seen in the USA and other developed countries. To support translational research in HIV-associated cancers, Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, was funded to house the state-of-the-art AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Biorepository (SSA RBR) to proactively obtain, manage and process biospecimens and associated clinical data representing both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers for research. The SSA RBR furthermore functions as the biorepository for AIDS Malignancy Consortium sub-Saharan clinical trial activities in this region. Although the site had much experience with cryopreservation and storage of specimens, capacity building revolving around operations under International Society for Environmental and Biological Resources/National Cancer Institute best practices took place in such areas as custodianship v. ownership, data sharing and facilities management. The process from selection until launch took 14 months.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/10891
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA
dc.subjectHIV infections -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.subjectAIDS malignancies -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.subjectBiological specimens -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.subjectCancer -- Research -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.titleA biobank to support HIV malignancy research for sub-Saharan Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journalen_ZA


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