Cancer: Indicting a Virus

An isolated town in the hills north of Africa's Lake Victoria would seem like an odd site for an international cancer conference. And the acute leukemia that now ranks as a major killer of U.S. children aged one to 14 is so rare in Africa that it would seem to have little in common with Burkitt's lymphoma, a cancer of the jaw that is prevalent among children in tropical Africa. Yet last week top researchers from eleven countries journeyed to Kampala, the capital of Uganda, to pool their knowledge of both diseases....