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Improving Access to Self-Expanding Metal Stents for Patients With Esophageal Cancer in Eastern Africa: A Stepwise Implementation Strategy

September 23, 2021

January 2021-The eastern corridor of Africa is affected by a high burden of esophageal cancer (EC), with > 90% of patients presenting with advanced disease. Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) have been previously reported as safe and effective for palliation of malignant dysphagia in resource-limited settings; however, access is limited throughout Eastern Africa. In response to … Continued

International Cancer Seminars: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

June 22, 2017

June 2017 – An international workshop aimed at examining the state of current science regarding esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. These discussions highlight a series of difficult questions which are recommended to inform and prioritize future research efforts. 

Environmental Risk Factors for Oesophageal Cancer

September 29, 2015

September 2015 – Exploring environmental factors associated with oesophageal cancer in Malawi, Firewood cooking, cigarette smoking, and use of white maize flour all had strong associations with squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.