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Porter Robinson develops fund campaign for Burkitt Lymphoma treatment in Malawi

The artist's younger brother was diagnosed with the form of cancer in 2016, but has since recovered

Porter Robinson develops fund campaign for Burkitt Lymphoma treatment in Malawi
Porter Robinson develops fund campaign for Burkitt Lymphoma treatment in Malawi

Porter Robinson and his family have launched a fundraising campaign to help treat Burkitt Lymphoma in Malawi.

The fund has its origins in Robinson's younger brother, Mark, being diagnosed with the cancer, which is rare in the US, in 2016. Due to the care he received in the US, he made a full recovery and is now cured, but one of the physicians involved in helping him, Dr. Kate Westmoreland, has since set out on a mission to treat the same disease at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi.

Burkitt Lymphoma is considerably more common in Malawi than it is in the US, and patients have much lower recovery and cure rates than they do in more resource-rich nations. With that in mind, the Robinson has established the fund to help pediatric and adolescent Burkitt Lymphoma Patients in Malawi.

You can find out more about the fund, and make a contribution, here.

Robinson will this week begin a 30-date live tour in support of his latest album, 'Nurture'.

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