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AfrECC Publications List

Abnet CC, Buckle GC, Chen Y, Dawsey SM et al. Expanding oesophageal cancer research and care in eastern Africa. Nat Rev Cancer 2022 Mar 4. 

Buckle GC, Mmbaga EJ, Paciorek A, et al.  Risk factors associated with early-onset esophageal cancer in Tanzania. JCO Glob Oncol 2022 Feb;8:e2100256.

Middleton DRS, Mmbaga BT, Menya D, et al. Alcohol consumption and oesophageal squamous cell cancer risk in east Africa: Findings from the large multicentre ESCCAPE case-control study in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Lancet Glob Health 2022 Feb;10(2):e236-e245.

Kayamba V. Alcohol consumption as a risk factor for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma risk in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet Glob Health 2022 Feb;10(2):e165-e166.

Buckle GC, Mrema A, Mwachiro M, et al., of the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC). Treatment outcomes of esophageal cancer in Eastern Africa: Protocol of a multi-center, prospective, observational, open cohort study. BMC Cancer 2022 Jan 19; 22(1):82.

Parker RK, Mwachiro MM, Topazian HM, et al. Gastrointestinal endoscopy experience of surgical trainees throughout rural Africa. Surg Endosc 2021 Dec;35(12):6708-6716.

Mwachiro M, Topazian HM, Kayamba V, et al. Gastrointestinal endoscopy capacity in Eastern Africa. Endosc Int Open 2021 Nov 12;9(11):E1827-E1836.

Watts MJ, Menya D, Humphrey OS, et al. Human urinary biomonitoring in Western Kenya for micronutrients and potentially harmful elements. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2021 Sep;238:113854.

Narh CT, Dzamalala CP, Mmbaga BT, et al.; ESCCAPE team. Geophagia and risk of squamous cell esophageal cancer in the African esophageal cancer corridor: Findings from the ESCCAPE multicountry case-control studies. Int J Cancer 2021 Sep 15;149(6):1274-1283.

Mwachiro MM, Pritchett N, Calafat AM, et al. Indoor wood combustion, carcinogenic exposure and esophageal cancer in southwest Kenya. Environ Int 2021 Jul;152:106485.

Mwachiro MM, Dawsey SM. Larger esophageal Lugol's unstained lesions need more follow-up: Size as an important predictor for risk of premalignant lesions. Gastrointest Endosc 2021 May;93(5):1074-1076.

Buckle GC, Mahapatra R, Mwachiro M, et al. Optimal management of esophageal cancer in Africa: A systemic review of treatment strategies. Int J Cancer 2021 Mar 1;148(5):1115-1131.

Middleton DRS, Mmbaga BT, O'Donovan M, et al. Minimally invasive esophageal sponge cytology sampling is feasible in a Tanzanian community setting. Int J Cancer 2021 Mar 1;148(5):1208-1218. 

Mmbaga EJ, Mushi BP, Deardorff K, et al. A case-control study to evaluate environmental and lifestyle risk factors for esophageal cancer in Tanzania. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021 Feb;30(2):305-316.

McCormack V, Kaimila B, Mmbaga BT, Schüz J. Esophageal cancer in Tanzania: A welcome stimulus in primary prevention research. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021 Feb;30(2):248-251.

Mwachiro MM, Dawsey SM. The use of questionnaire-based risk-stratification tools in screening for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Gastrointest Endosc 2021 Jan;93(1):119-121.

Mushi BP, Mwachiro MM, Buckle G, et al. Improving access to self-expanding metal stents for patients with esophageal cancer in eastern Africa: A stepwise implementation strategy. JCO Glob Oncol 2021 Jan;7:118-126.

Mmbaga BT, Mwasamwaja A, Mushi G, et al. Missing and decayed teeth, oral hygiene and dental staining in relation to esophageal cancer risk: ESCCAPE case-control study in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Int J Cancer 2020 Dec 15;148(10):2416-28.

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 2020 Aug;35(4):696-704.

Middleton DRS, McCormack VA, Watts MJ, et al. Environmental geochemistry and cancer: A pertinent global health problem requiring interdisciplinary collaboration. Environ Geochem Health 2020 Apr;42(4):1047-1056.

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 2020 Apr;42(4):1141-1151.

Phiri FP, Ander EL, Lark RM, et al. Urine selenium concentration is a useful biomarker for assessing population level selenium status. Environ Int 2020 Jan;134:105218. 

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. 

Mwachiro M. Through-the-scope esophageal stents for malignant dysphagia: A double-edged sword? Gastrointest Endosc 2019 Dec;90(6):980-982.

Kayamba V. Oesophageal cancer hotspots in Africa. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019 Nov;4(11):818-820.

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.

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.

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.

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 2019 Jul 1;145(1):99-109.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. J Glob Oncol; 2018 Sep;4:1-9.

Mmbaga EJ, Deardorff KV, Mushi B, et al. Characteristics of esophageal cancer cases in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol 2018 Sep;4:1-10.

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. 2018 Apr;53:119-128.

Pritchett NR, Burgert SL, Murphy GA, et al. Cross sectional study of serum selenium concentration and esophageal squamous dysplasia in western Kenya. BMC Cancer. 2017 Dec 8;17(1):835.

Murphy G, McCormack V, Abedi B, et al. International cancer seminars: A focus on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Ann Oncol 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2086-2093. 

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.

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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