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....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!