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A step toward timely referral and early diagnosis of cancer: implementation and impact on knowledge of a primary care based training program in Botswana
(Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2018-05-29)
Health system delays in diagnosis of cancer contribute to the glaring disparities in cancer mortality between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries. In Botswana, approximately 70% of cancers are diagnosed ...
Molecular detection of human papillomavirus HPV) in highly fragmented DNA from cervical cancer biopsies using double-nested PCR
(Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2018)
Archived Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens can be a valuable source of human papillomavirus (HPV) nucleic acids for molecular biological analyses in retrospective studies. Although successful amplification ...
Factors related to advanced stage of cancer presentation in Botswana
(American Society of Clinical Oncology, https://beta.asco.org/, 2018-12)
Purpose: Botswana, a country with a high prevalence of HIV, has an increasing incidence of cancer related mortality in the post–antiretroviral therapy era. Despite universal access to free healthcare, the majority of ...
HIV infection and survival among women with cervical cancer
(American Society of Clinical Oncology, https://beta.asco.org/, 2016-08-29)
Purpose Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among the 20 million women with HIV worldwide. We sought to determine whether HIV infection affected survival in women with invasive cervical cancer. Patients ...
Explaining disparities in oncology health systems delays and stage at diagnosis between men and women in Botswana: A cohort study
(Public Library of Science, http://www.plosone.org/, 2019-06-06)
Purpose Men in Botswana present with more advanced cancer than women, leading to poorer outcomes. We sought to explain sex-specific differences in time to and stage at treatment initiation. Methods Cancer patients who ...
Impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection on survival and acute toxicities from chemoradiation therapy for cervical cancer patients in a limited-resource setting
(Elsevier, https://www.elsevier.com/en-xm, 2018-05-01)
Purpose—To prospectively compare survival between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected versus HIV-uninfected cervical cancer patients who initiated curative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in a limited-resource ...