CRITIC: Cancer Research International Training and Intervention Consortium

Director of NIH, Dr. Francis Collins and Directory of Fogarty, Dr. Roger Glass, visiting our lab in Tanzania.

Senate Aids Visit Lab

Senate Aids Visit Lab

Microscopy Training

Training in the lab

Team Planning Meeting

Dr. Charles Wood

Nursing Staff at work

Dr. Mwaiselage at Work in the hood.

Ocean Road Cancer Institute

Ocean Road

The Cancer Research and Training Consortium (CRITIC) is an international partnership between clinicians and cancer researchers in Tanzania and the University of Nebraska which is supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) under U54CA190155.  Our goal is to build research capacity in cancer research in Tanzania through collaborative projects, mentoring and career development.   Our Tanzanian trainees receive intensive academic and research training at University of Nebraska leading to MS, M.P.H., and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences.  In particular, we train Tanzanian fellows in epidemiology and the necessary viral oncology research skills to conduct cancer research.  We also  provide courses and workshops in epidemiology, behavioral interventions, laboratory techniques, and grant proposal development and administration for a target audience of clinicians and public health personnel.  Our research teams work at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Tanzania, UNMC and the Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV).  Our researchers focus on two main projects: (1) The impact of HPV-related cervical dysplasia across rural and urban sites in Tanzania, and (2) Analysis of endemic and epidemic forms Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) in Tanzania.