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Esophageal Cancer Risk Factors

Dental fluorosis and oral health in the African Esophageal Cancer Corridor: Findings from the Kenya ESCCAPE case-control study and a pan-African perspective. Menya D, Maina SK, Kibosia C, Kigen N, Oduor M, Some F, Chumba D, Ayuo P, Middleton DRS, Osano O, Abedi-Ardekani B, Schüz J, McCormack VA.Int J Cancer. 2019 Jul 1;145(1):99-109. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32086.

Hot beverages and oesophageal cancer risk in western Kenya: Findings from the ESCCAPE case-control study. Middleton DR, Menya D, Kigen N, Oduor M, Maina SK, Some F, Chumba D, Ayuo P, Osano O, Schüz J, McCormack V.Int J Cancer. 2019 Jun 1;144(11):2669-2676. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32032.

Traditional and commercial alcohols and esophageal cancer risk in Kenya. Menya D, Kigen N, Oduor M, Maina SK, Some F, Chumba D, Ayuo P, Osano O, Middleton DR, Schüz J, McCormack VA.Int J Cancer. 2019 Feb 1;144(3):459-469. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31804.

Africa's oesophageal cancer corridor: Do hot beverages contribute? Munishi MO, Hanisch R, Mapunda O, Ndyetabura T, Ndaro A, Schüz J, Kibiki G, McCormack V.Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Oct;26(10):1477-86. doi: 10.1007/s10552-015-0646-9.

Africa's Oesophageal Cancer Corridor: Geographic Variations in Incidence Correlate with Certain Micronutrient Deficiencies. Schaafsma T, Wakefield J, Hanisch R, Bray F, Schüz J, Joy EJ, Watts MJ, McCormack V.PLoS One. 2015 Oct 8;10(10):e0140107. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140107.

Fieldwork and Exposure assessment methodology

Esophageal Thermal Exposure to Hot Beverages: A Comparison of Metrics to Discriminate Distinct Consumption Habits. Middleton DRS, Xie SH, Bouaoun L, Byrnes G, Song GH, Schüz J, Wei WQ, McCormack VA. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Dec;28(12):2005-2013. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0856.

Cancer epidemiology fieldwork in a resource-limited setting: Experience from the western Kenya ESCCAPE esophageal cancer case-control pilot study. Menya D, Oduor M, Kigen N, Maina SK, Some F, Kibosia C, Chumba D, Murgor FA, Carel RS, Middleton DRS, Abebi-Ardekani B, Schüz J, McCormack VA.Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;57:45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.09.006.

Intra-household agreement of urinary elemental concentrations in Tanzania and Kenya: potential surrogates in case-control studies. Middleton DRS, McCormack VA, Munishi MO, Menya D, Marriott AL, Hamilton EM, Mwasamwaja AO, Mmbaga BT, Samoei D, Osano O, Schüz J, Watts MJ.J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;29(3):335-343. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0071-8. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Descriptive epidemiology and reviews

Informing etiologic research priorities for squamous cell esophageal cancer in Africa: A review of setting-specific exposures to known and putative risk factors. McCormack VA, Menya D, Munishi MO, Dzamalala C, Gasmelseed N, Leon Roux M, Assefa M, Osano O, Watts M, Mwasamwaja AO, Mmbaga BT, Murphy G, Abnet CC, Dawsey SM, Schüz J.Int J Cancer. 2017 Jan 15;140(2):259-271. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30292.

International cancer seminars: a focus on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Murphy G, McCormack V, Abedi-Ardekani B, Arnold M, Camargo MC, Dar NA, Dawsey SM, Etemadi A, Fitzgerald RC, Fleischer DE, Freedman ND, Goldstein AM, Gopal S, Hashemian M, Hu N, Hyland PL, Kaimila B, Kamangar F, Malekzadeh R, Mathew CG, Menya D, Mulima G, Mwachiro MM, Mwasamwaja A, Pritchett N, Qiao YL, Ribeiro-Pinto LF, Ricciardone M, Schüz J, Sitas F, Taylor PR, Van Loon K, Wang SM, Wei WQ, Wild CP, Wu C, Abnet CC, Chanock SJ, Brennan P.Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2086-2093. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdx279.

The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action. Van Loon K, Mwachiro MM, Abnet CC, Akoko L, Assefa M, Burgert SL, Chasimpha S, Dzamalala C, Fleischer DE, Gopal S, Iyer PG, Kaimila B, Kayamba V, Kelly P, Leon ME, Mathew CG, Menya D, Middleton D, Mlombe Y, Mmbaga BT, Mmbaga E, Mulima G, Murphy G, Mushi B, Mwanga A, Mwasamwaja A, Parker MI, Pritchett N, Schüz J, Topazian MD, White RE, McCormack V, Dawsey SM.J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep;4:1-9. doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00163.

Environmental geochemistry and cancer: a pertinent global health problem requiring interdisciplinary collaboration. Middleton DRS, McCormack VA, Watts MJ, Schüz J. Environ Geochem Health. 2020 Apr;42(4):1047-1056. doi: 10.1007/s10653-019-00303-9.

Esophageal cancer male to female incidence ratios in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis of geographic, time and age trends. Middleton DRS, Bouaoun L, Hanisch R, Bray F, Dzamalala C, Chasimpha S, Menya D, Mbalawa CG, N'Da G, Woldegeorgis MA, Njie R, Koulibaly M, Buziba N, Ferro J, Nouhou H, Ogunbiyi F, Wabinga HR, Chokunonga E, Borok MZ, Korir AR, Mwasamwaja AO, Mmbaga BT, Schüz J, McCormack VA.Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;53:119-128. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.01.020.

Source apportionment of micronutrients in the diets of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Counties of Western Kenya. Watts MJ, Middleton DRS, Marriott AL, Humphrey OS, Hamilton EM, Gardner A, Smith M, McCormack VA, Menya D, Munishi MO, Mmbaga BT, Osano O.Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 8;9(1):14447. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51075-2.

Africa's growing cancer burden: environmental and occupational contributions. McCormack VA, Schüz J.Cancer Epidemiol. 2012 Feb;36(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2011.09.005