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Into and out of Africa--taking over from Denis Burkitt.
Br J Haematol 2012; 156(6):766-9BJ

Abstract

Denis Burkitt's description of the eponymous lymphoma in 1958 in Uganda, opened up a vast and important field of enquiry in haematology and oncology. His pioneering experiments with chemotherapy demonstrated the possibility of cure, often with a single dose. His geographical explorations showed the tumour to be delimited by climate, suggesting an infectious cause vectored by mosquitoes. His clinical observations furthered the field of cancer immunotherapy. And his collegial, inquisitive nature facilitated the development of an enduring cancer research centre in Kampala. Burkitt's legacy in Uganda has wide-reaching effects that endure not only in Uganda but also throughout the haematology-oncology community to this day.

Authors+Show Affiliations

UCSF Global Health Sciences, 950 Mee Lane, St Helena, CA 94574, USA. zieglerj@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22295896

Citation

Ziegler, John L.. "Into and Out of Africa--taking Over From Denis Burkitt." British Journal of Haematology, vol. 156, no. 6, 2012, pp. 766-9.
Ziegler JL. Into and out of Africa--taking over from Denis Burkitt. Br J Haematol. 2012;156(6):766-9.
Ziegler, J. L. (2012). Into and out of Africa--taking over from Denis Burkitt. British Journal of Haematology, 156(6), pp. 766-9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2012.09035.x.
Ziegler JL. Into and Out of Africa--taking Over From Denis Burkitt. Br J Haematol. 2012;156(6):766-9. PubMed PMID: 22295896.
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