Publications

 

Key Publications

The following are key publications of GCP faculty and collaborators. For a full list of recent relevant publications, click here. 

 

Ng, Dianna L., et al. Efficacy of an Intensive, Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Training Workshop in Tanzania. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1–9., doi:10.1200/jgo.18.00134.

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a minimally invasive, cost-effective diagnostic tool that can be used in low-resource settings. However, adequacy and accuracy of FNAB is highly dependent on the skills of the operator and requires specialized training. Poor technique can preclude definitive diagnoses because of insufficient quality or quantity of FNAB samples. We evaluated the efficacy of an intensive training experience in Tanzania on improving ultrasound-guided FNAB techniques.

 

Van Loon, K., et al., The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to ActionJournal of Global Oncology, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1-9., doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00163

Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide and the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death; however, worldwide incidence and mortality rates do not reflect the geographic variations in the occurrence of this disease. In recent years, increased attention has been focused on the high incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) throughout the eastern corridor of Africa, extending from Ethiopia to South Africa. Nascent investigations are underway at a number of sites throughout the region in an effort to improve our understanding of the etiology behind the high incidence of ESCC in this region. In 2017, these sites established the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium. Here, we summarize the priorities of this newly established consortium: to implement coordinated multisite investigations into etiology and identify targets for primary prevention; to address the impact of the clinical burden of ESCC via capacity building and shared resources in treatment and palliative care; and to heighten awareness of ESCC among physicians, at-risk populations, policy makers, and funding agencies.

 

Morrissey, L., et al., Disparities in the Delivery of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Care by Country Income Classification: International Survey Results. Journal of Pediatric Blood and Cancer,  doi: 10.1002/pbc.27663

In 2014, a task force of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Pae-diatric Oncology in Developing Countries Nursing Workgroup published six baseline standardsto provide a framework for pediatric oncology nursing care in low- and lower-middle incomecountries (L/LMIC). We conducted an international survey in 2016–2017 to examine the associa-tion between country income level and nurses’ resporting of conformity to the standards at theirrespective institutions.

 

Rubagumya F, Nyagabona SK, Msami KH, Manirakiza A, Longombe AN, Maniragaba T, Chan H, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Balandya E, Germana LH, Mmbaga EJ, Dharsee N, Van Loon K. Attitudes and Barriers to Research Among Oncology Trainees in East Africa.  Oncologist,  2019 Mar 22. PMID: 30902914. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0805


 

Relevant Faculty Publications 

 Ayers LW, Barbachano-Guerrero A, McAllister SC, Ritchie JA, Asiago-Reddy E, Bartlett LC, Cesarman E, Wang D, Rochford R, Martin JN, King CA. Mast Cell Activation and KSHV Infection in Kaposi Sarcoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Oct 15; 24(20):5085-5097. PMID: 30084838.

Atkinson TM, Palefsky J, Li Y, Webb A, Berry JM, Goldstone S, Levine R, Wilkin TJ, Bucher G, Cella D, Burkhalter JE. Reliability and between-group stability of a health-related quality of life symptom index for persons with anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions: an AIDS Malignancy Consortium Study (AMC-A03). Qual Life Res. 2019 Jan 07. PMID: 30617704.

Ayers LW, Barbachano-Guerrero A, McAllister SC, Ritchie JA, Asiago-Reddy E, Bartlett LC, Cesarman E, Wang D, Rochford R, Martin JN, King CA. Mast Cell Activation and KSHV Infection in Kaposi Sarcoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Oct 15; 24(20):5085-5097. PMID: 30084838.

Bhatta DN, Glantz S. Parental tobacco use and child death: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys from South and South East Asian countries. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 01. PMID: 30277524.

Bhatta DN, Glantz SA. Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jun 18; 8(12):e012317. PMID: 31165662.

Bhatta DN, Hiatt RA, Van Loon K, Glantz SA. Exposure to household tobacco smoke and risk of cancer morbidity and mortality: Analysis of data from the Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015. Prev Med. 2019 Jun; 123:217-224. PMID: 30940572.

Chinyowa S, Palefsky JM, Chirenje ZM, Makunike-Mutasa R, Munjoma M, Muguti GI. Anal human papillomavirus infection in HIV-positive men and women at two opportunistic infections clinics in Harare, Zimbabwe. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 14; 18(1):1260. PMID: 30428859.

Cho HJ, Dutra LM, Glantz SA. Differences in Adolescent E-cigarette and Cigarette Prevalence in Two Policy Environments: South Korea and the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Jul 9;20(8):949-953. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx198.

Egbe CO, Bialous SA, Glantz S. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Implementation in Nigeria: Lessons for Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Jul 17;21(8):1122-1130. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty069.

Egbe CO, Bialous SA, Glantz S. Role of stakeholders in Nigeria's tobacco control journey after the FCTC: lessons for tobacco control advocacy in low-income and middle-income countries. Tob Control. 2019 Jul;28(4):386-393. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054344. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Einstein MH, Ndlovu N, Lee J, Stier EA, Kotzen J, Garg M, Whitney K, Lensing SY, Tunmer M, Kadzatsa W, Palefsky J, Krown SE. Cisplatin and radiation therapy in HIV-positive women with locally advanced cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: A phase II study of the AIDS malignancy consortium. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 04; 153(1):20-25. PMID: 30773222.

Harding R, Nair S, Ekstrand M. Multilevel model of stigma and barriers to cancer palliative care in India: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 04; 9(3):e024248. PMID: 30837250.

Hosseinipour MC, Kang M, Krown SE, Bukuru A, Umbleja T, Martin JN, Orem J, Godfrey C, Hoagland B, Mwelase N, Langat D, Nyirenda M, MacRae J, Borok M, Samaneka W, Moses A, Mngqbisa R, Busakhala N, Martínez-Maza O, Ambinder R, Dittmer DP, Nokta M, Campbell TB. As-Needed Vs Immediate Etoposide Chemotherapy in Combination With Antiretroviral Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate AIDS-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma in Resource-Limited Settings: A5264/AMC-067 Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 02; 67(2):251-260. PMID: 29365083.

Huchko MJ, Ibrahim S, Blat C, Cohen CR, Smith JS, Hiatt RA, Bukusi E. Cervical cancer screening through human papillomavirus testing in community health campaigns versus health facilities in rural western Kenya. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 Apr; 141(1):63-69. PMID: 29197067.

Mmbaga EJ, Deardorff KV, Mushi B, Mgisha W, Merritt M, Hiatt RA, Mwaiselage J, Zhang L, Van Loon K. Characteristics of Esophageal Cancer Cases in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep; 4:1-10.

Morrissey, L., et al., Disparities in the Delivery of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Care by Country Income Classification: International Survey Results. Journal of Pediatric Blood and Cancer,  doi: 10.1002/pbc.27663

Mudini W, Palefsky JM, Hale MJ, Chirenje MZ, Makunike-Mutasa R, Mutisi F, Murahwa A, Mario A. Human Papillomavirus Genotypes in Invasive Cervical Carcinoma in HIV-Seropositive and HIV-Seronegative Women in Zimbabwe. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Sep 01; 79(1):e1-e6. PMID: 29781877.

Ng, Dianna L., et al. Efficacy of an Intensive, Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Training Workshop in Tanzania. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1–9., doi:10.1200/jgo.18.00134.

Rubagumya F, Nyagabona SK, Msami KH, Manirakiza A, Longombe AN, Maniragaba T, Chan H, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Balandya E, Germana LH, Mmbaga EJ, Dharsee N, Van Loon K. Attitudes and Barriers to Research Among Oncology Trainees in East Africa.  Oncologist,  2019 Mar 22. PMID: 30902914. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0805

Samwel K, Kahesa C, Mwaiselage J, Gonzalez D, West JT, Wood C, Palefsky J, Angeletti PC. Analytical performance of a low-cost multiplex polymerase chain reaction human papillomavirus genotyping assay for use in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Med Virol. 2019 Feb; 91(2):308-316. PMID: 30281790.

Shin SS, Carpenter CL, Ekstrand ML, Wang Q, Grover S, Zetola NM, Yadav K, Sinha S, Nyamathi AM. Cervical cancer awareness and presence of abnormal cytology among HIV-infected women on antiretroviral therapy in rural Andhra Pradesh, India. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 May; 30(6):586-595. PMID: 30813859.

Tamayo LI, Vidaurre T, Navarro Vásquez J, Casavilca S, Aramburu Palomino JI, Calderon M, Abugattas JE, Gomez HL, Castaneda CA, Song S, Cherry D, Rauscher GH, Fejerman L. Breast cancer subtype and survival among Indigenous American women in Peru. PLoS One. 2018; 13(9):e0201287. PMID: 30183706.

Van Loon, K., et al., The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1-9., doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00163.

Williamson AL, Garland S, Palefsky J, Rybicki E, Stanley M, de Sanjosé S. The Cape Town declaration on human papillomavirus related disease. Papillomavirus Res. 2018 06; 5:59-60. PMID: 29294358.

Zavala VA, Serrano-Gomez SJ, Dutil J, Fejerman L. Genetic Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Latin America. Genes (Basel). 2019 Feb 18; 10(2). PMID: 30781715.