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Epidemiological and Histopathological Profile of Malignant Melanoma in Malawi

April 10, 2019

April 2019 – Studies on malignant melanoma have largely focused on Caucasian populations with very limited data on the disease in black Africans. This retrospective study characterizes melanoma cases in Lilongwe, Malawi and demonstrates that malignant melanoma occurs in black Malawians and may be an under-appreciated malignancy.

Rosai-Dorfman Disease in Malawi

December 11, 2018

December 2018 – We present the case report of an HIV‐negative female adolescent with Rosai-Dorfman disease, a rare lymphoproliferative disease with limited cases reported in sub‐Saharan Africa.

Risk Factors for Common Cancers at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi

June 14, 2017

June 2017 – In light of limited data regarding risk factors for different cancers in Malawi, we assessed risk factors for and epidemiologic patterns of common cancers among patients treated at Kamuzu Central Hospital. We found that age, smoking, and HIV are important risk factors for the 3 commonest cancer types (oesophageal, KS, and cervical), … Continued

Subtyping Sub-Saharan Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

October 6, 2016

October 2016- This study demonstrates discrete subtypes of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in SSA, and suggests that the endemic nature of this disease reflects exposure to a carcinogen other than tobacco and oncogenic viruses.