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AfrECC Publications List

Phiri FP, Ander EL, Lark RM, et al. Urine selenium concentration is a useful biomarker for assessing population level selenium statusEnviron Int 2020 Jan;134:105218. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105218. Epub 2019 Nov 9.

Middleton DRS, Xie SH, Bouaoun L, et al. Esophageal thermal exposure to hot beverages: A comparison of metrics to discriminate distinct consumption habits. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2019 Dec;28(12):2005-2013. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0856. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Mwachiro M. Through-the-scope esophageal stents for malignant dysphagia: A double-edged sword? Gastrointest Endosc 2019 Dec;90(6):980-982. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.08.022. No abstract available.

Kayamba V. Oesophageal cancer hotspots in Africa. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019 Nov;4(11):818-820. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30253-5. No abstract available.

Watts MJ, Middleton DRS, Marriott AL, et al. Source apportionment of micronutrients in the diets of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and counties of Western Kenya. Sci Rep 2019 Oct 8;9(1):14447. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51075-2.

Rubagumya F, Nyagabona SK, Msami KH, et al. Attitudes and barriers to research among oncology trainees in East Africa. Oncologist 2019 Sep;24(9):e864-e869. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0805. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Mwachiro MM, Parker RK, Pritchett NR, et al. Investigating tea temperature and content as risk factors for esophageal cancer in an endemic region of Western Kenya: Validation of a questionnaire and analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content. Cancer Epidemiol 2019 Jun; 60:60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Watts MJ, Middleton DRS, Marriott A, et al. Iodine status in western Kenya: a community-based cross-sectional survey of urinary and drinking water iodine concentrations. Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s10653-019-00352-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Middleton DR, Menya D, Kigen N, et al. Hot beverages and oesophageal cancer risk in western Kenya: Findings from the ESCCAPE case-control study. Int J Cancer 2019 Jun 1;144(11):2669-2676. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32032. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Chen WC, Bye H, Matejcic M, et al. Association of genetic variants in CHEK2 with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in the South African black population. Carcinogenesis 2019 Jun 10;40(4):513-520. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgz026.

Leon ME, Kassa E, Bane A, et al. Prevalence of human papillomavirus and Helicobacter pylori in esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancer biopsies from a case-control study in Ethiopia. Infect Agent Cancer 2019 Aug 7;14:19. doi: 10.1186/s13027-019-0233-x. eCollection 2019.

Matejcic M, Mathew CG, Parker MI. The relationship between environmental exposure and genetic architecture of the 2q33 locus with esophageal cancer in South Africa. Front Genet 2019 May 1;10:406. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00406. eCollection 2019.

Middleton DRS, McCormack VA, Munishi MO, et al. Intra-household agreement of urinary elemental concentrations in Tanzania and Kenya: potential surrogates in case-control studies. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2019 Apr;29(3):335-343. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0071-8. Epub 2018 Sep 21.
Munishi OM, McCormack V, Mchome B, et al. Awareness of cancer risk factors and its signs and symptoms in Northern Tanzania: A cross-sectional survey in the general population and in people living with HIV. J Cancer Educ 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01513-6. [Epub ahead of print]
Menya D, Kigen N, Oduor M, et al. Traditional and commercial alcohols and esophageal cancer risk in Kenya. Int J Cancer 2019 Feb 1;144(3):459-469. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31804. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
Chetwood JD, Garg P, Finch P, et al. Systematic review: The etiology of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in low-income settings. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019 Jan;13(1):71-88. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2019.1543024. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Menya D, Maina SK, Kibosia C, et al. Dental fluorosis and oral health in the African Esophageal Cancer Corridor: Findings from the Kenya ESCCAPE case-control study and a pan-African perspective. Int J Cancer. 2018 Dec 23. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32086. [Epub ahead of print]

Menya D, Oduor M, Kigen N, et al. Cancer epidemiology fieldwork in a resource-limited setting: Experience from the western Kenya ESCCAPE esophageal cancer case-control pilot study. Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;57:45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.09.006. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Middleton DR, Menya D, Kigen N, et al. Hot beverages and oesophageal cancer risk in western Kenya: findings from the ESCCAPE case-control study. Int J Cancer. 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32032. [Epub ahead of print]

Middleton DRS, McCormack VA, Munishi MO, et al. Intra-household agreement of urinary elemental concentrations in Tanzania and Kenya: Potential surrogates in case-control studies. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 21. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0071-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Come J, Castro C, Morais A, et al. Clinical and Pathologic Profiles of Esophageal Cancer in Mozambique: A Study of Consecutive Patients Admitted to Maputo Central Hospital. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Nov;(4):1-9. doi: 10.1200/JGO.18.00147.

Kayamba V, Zyambo K, Kelly P. Presence of blood in gastric juice: A sensitive marker for gastric cancer screening in a poor resource setting. PLoS One. 2018 Oct 15;13(10):e0205185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205185. eCollection 2018.

Menya, D, Kigen N, Oduor M, et al. Traditional and commercial alcohols and esophageal cancer risk in Kenya. Int J Cancer. Epub 2018 Aug.

Mwachiro M, Mitchell E, Topazian HM, White R. Esophagectomy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome: A viable option. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018, 30(1):116-121.

Van Loon K, Mwachiro M, Abnet C, et al. The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC): A call to action. Journal of Global Oncology. Epub 2018 Jan.

Middleton DRS, Bouaoun L, Hanisch R, et al. Esophageal cancer male to female incidence ratios in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis of geographic, time and age trends. Cancer Epidemiology. Epub 2018 Jan.

Pritchett NR, Burgert SL, Murphy GA, et al. Cross sectional study of serum selenium concentration and esophageal squamous dysplasia in western Kenya. BMC Cancer. Epub 2017 Dec.

Murphy G, McCormack V, Abedi B, et al. International cancer seminars: A focus on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Annals of Oncology. Epub 2017 June 14.

McCormack VA, Menya D, Munishi MO, et al. Informing etiologic research priorities for squamous cell esophageal cancer in Africa: A review of setting-specific exposures to known and putative risk factors. Int J Cancer 2017, 140:259-71.

Mmbaga EJ, Deardorff KV, Mushi B, et al. Characteristics of esophageal cancer cases in Tanzania. JGO 2017, JGO.2016.006619.

Liu W, Snell JM, Jeck WR, et al. Subtyping sub-Saharan esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by comprehensive molecular analysis. JCI Insight 2016, 1(16):e88755.

Mwachiro MM, Burgert SL, Lando J, et al. Esophageal squamous dysplasia is common in asymptomatic Kenyans: A prospective, community-based, cross-sectional study. Am J Gastroenterol 2016, 111(4):500-7.

Mmbaga E, Deardorff K, Mushi B, et al. A case-control study to evaluate the etiology of esophageal cancer in Tanzania. JGO 2016, 2(3):5s.

Schaafsma T, Wakefield J, Hanisch R, et al. Africa's oesophageal cancer corridor: Geographic variations in incidence correlate with certain micronutrient deficiencies. PLoS One 2015, 10:e0140107.

Munishi MO, Hanisch R, Mapunda O, et al. Africa's oesophageal cancer corridor: Do hot beverages contribute? Cancer Causes Control 2015, 26:1477-86.

Kayamba V, Bateman AC, Asombang AW, et al. HIV infection and domestic smoke exposure, but not human papillomavirus, are risk factors for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Zambia: A case-control study. Cancer Med 2015, 4(4):588-595.

Parker RK, Dawsey SM, Abnet CC, White RE. Frequent occurrence of esophageal cancer in young people in western Kenya. Dis Esophagus 2010, 23(2):128-135.

White RE, Parker RK, Fitzwater JW, Kasepoi Z, Topazian M. Stents as sole therapy for oesophageal cancer: A prospective analysis of outcomes after placement. Lancet Oncol 2009, 10(3):240-246.

White RE, Abnet CC, Mungatana CK, Dawsey SM. Oesophageal cancer: A common malignancy in young people of Bomet District, Kenya. Lancet 2002, 360(9331):462-463.

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