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Learn about upcoming meetings relevant to HIV malignancies and recent news about NCI HIV/AIDS and HIV malignancy research.


19th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS (ICMH)
October 24-25, 2024
Natcher Conference Center, NIH
Bethesda, Maryland


NCI congratulates Dr. Enrique Mesri for the recently awarded Premio Raices by the Government of Argentina for his research and training in virally induced AIDS malignancies in people living with HIV in Argentina.

OHAM supported investigators recently published a study that provides the highest resolution mapping of antigenicity across the entire KSHV proteome.
Antibody profiling and predictive modeling discrimination between Kaposi sarcoma and asymptomatic KSHV infection
February 2024

On September 28, 2023 Dr. Robert Yarchoan received a Career Achievement Award from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Yarchoan was recognized for his career in HIV/AIDS research, including developing effective therapies for HIV/AIDS-related malignancies and playing a major role in the development of effective therapies for HIV infection.

Dr. Robert Yarchoan delivers an opening plenary at the 2023 AACR meeting. He provided an overview of the history of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) diseases in people living with HIV. The plenary also discussed the advances in treating these diseases.
Malignancies in People with HIV: Successes and Challenges at the Intersection of Virology, Immunology, and Oncology
April 2023

Anal cancer diagnosis in the United States increased  in men aged 50 and older.
State Variation in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the  Anus Incidence and Mortality, and Association With HIV/AIDS and Smoking in the United States
February 2023

Infection-unrelated cancers overtook infection-related cancers in people living with HIV in South Africa after 54 years of age.
Age and cancer incidence in 5.2 million people living with HIV: the South African cancer
Match study

December 2022

AIDS-NHL patients with the diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumor subtype had decreased plasma levels of extracellular vesicles bearing PD-L1, compared to those with Burkitt's lymphoma.
Plasma extracellular vesicles bearing PD-L1, CD40, CD40L or TNF-RII are significantly reduced after treatment of AIDS-NHL
June 2022

Lenalidomide is active in HIV-Kaposi sarcoma with manageable adverse events.
AMC-70: Lenalidomide is Safe and Effective in HIV-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma
June 2022

Latest on the Anal Cancer/HSIL Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Study:
Results from the ANCHOR study found that treating precancerous lesions reduces anal cancer development Treatment of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions to Prevent Anal Cancer NCI's ANCHOR study discovered that early treatment of precancerous lesions can cut anal cancer rates by more than half in people with HIV

A low CD/CD8 ratio up to 24 months before cancer diagnosis was independently associated with increased cancer risk in people living with HIV.
CD/CD8 Ratio and Cancer Risk Among Adults with HIV
June 2022

NCI congratulates Dr. Enrique Mesri, Director of the University of Miami/Argentina AIDS Malignancies Consortium, for his lifetime achievement award (RAICES) from the Government of Argentina for his contributions to the country’s science in HIV/AIDS malignancies.
April 2022

Frederick National Laboratory scientists were part of a multi-institutional collaboration that has identified a second patient
whose natural immune response to HIV infection appears to have cured the patient of the disease.
Second HIV patient appears to have cured herself with natural immunity
March 2022

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