National and international experts will convene at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), April 6-8, 1998, to present recent findings and current studies on AIDS related cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, and anal and cervical cancers. The meeting will provide an overview of AIDS-related research on these cancers, which have emerged as an epidemic within the larger AIDS epidemic. It is estimated that about 30 percent to 40 percent of all AIDS patients may eventually develop cancer.
Conference topics include: : Impact of anti-retroviral therapies on the incidence and course of AIDS malignancies. : Experimental treatments and prevention strategies Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in patients with HIV. : Emerging knowledge of the human herpes virus 8 and its relationship to Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma. : The advocacy community perspective on AIDS malignancies.
The meeting will take place at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. For more information, call the National Cancer Institute's press office at (301) 496-6641 or check the World Wide Web at http://ctep.info.nih.gov (click on AIDS Oncology Resources).