AORTIC Haematology Oncology Research Group (AORTICHORG)
The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer Haematology Oncology Research Group (AORTICHORG) is the forerunner of the AORTIC’s Special Interest Groups (SIG), having been founded in 2010. It has the sole objective of addressing the challenges of the haematological malignancies in Africa. The AORTIC Haematology Oncology Research Group has been created as a research organ which will serve as a resource body within AORTIC, and would organize and co-ordinate research programs in the discipline of haematology and oncology. The proposal to create AORTICHORG was presented to and approved by the AORTIC leadership attending the AORTIC Strategic Plan Meeting held in Dakar, Senegal, November 28 – December 1, 2010. The establishment of AORTICHORG is, therefore, in line with the Mission of AORTIC.
The first interactive meeting of the group was at the 2011 conference of AORTIC in Cairo, Egypt and it has continued uninterrupted at every AORTIC biennial meeting since then.
Aims and Objectives
- AORTIC Haematology Oncology Research Group to be a research organ which will serve as a resource body within AORTIC that would organize and co-ordinate research programs in the discipline of haematology and oncology
- Group has developed a research protocol on the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia of childhood and adolescence, under the leadership of Dr. Durosinmi of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
- AORTICHORG has contributed to a research protocol to the study of chronic myeloid leukemia, under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Othieno-Abinya
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