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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545057/characteristics-and-predictors-of-oral-cancer-knowledge-in-a-predominantly-african-american-community
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Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, Adnan S Hussaini, Nanthiya Sujijantarat, Rajan N Ganesh, Matthew Snider, Devin Thompson, Mark A Varvares
PURPOSE: To characterize smoking and alcohol use, and to describe predictors of oral cancer knowledge among a predominantly African-American population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between September, 2013 among drag racers and fans in East St. Louis. Oral cancer knowledge was derived from combining questionnaire items to form knowledge score. Covariates examined included age, sex, race, marital status, education status, income level, insurance status, tobacco and alcohol use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544162/benzimidazole-scaffold-as-anticancer-agent-synthetic-approaches-and-structure-activity-relationship
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Neelima Shrivastava, Mohd Javed Naim, Md Jahangir Alam, Farah Nawaz, Shujauddin Ahmed, Ozair Alam
Cancer, also known as malignant neoplasm, is a dreadful disease which involves abnormal cell growth having the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Benzimidazole is an organic compound that is heterocyclic and aromatic in nature. It is a bicyclic compound formed by the fusion of the benzene and imidazole ring systems. It is an important pharmacophore and a privileged structure in medicinal chemistry. According to the World Health Organisation (2015 survey), one in six deaths is due to cancer around the globe, accounting for 8...
May 22, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537960/the-aca-and-cancer-screening-and-diagnosis
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Lindsay M Sabik, Georges Adunlin
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) included multiple provisions expected to increase cancer screening and subsequently early diagnosis of cancer. Key provisions included new coverage options for low-income adults and young adults, as well as elimination of cost sharing for recommended preventive services across most health insurance plans. This article reviews relevant quantitative studies published since the ACA's passage to assess whether the goal of increasing access to preventive services has been met...
May 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536303/implementing-a-fee-for-service-cervical-cancer-screening-and-treatment-program-in-cameroon-challenges-and-opportunities
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Geneva DeGregorio, Simon Manga, Edith Kiyang, Florence Manjuh, Leslie Bradford, Preetam Cholli, Richard Wamai, Rebecca Ogembo, Zacharie Sando, Yuxin Liu, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Kathleen Nulah, Thomas Welty, Edith Welty, Javier Gordon Ogembo
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening is one of the most effective cancer prevention strategies, but most women in Africa have never been screened. In 2007, the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, a large faith-based health care system in Cameroon, initiated the Women's Health Program (WHP) to address this disparity. The WHP provides fee-for-service cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid enhanced by digital cervicography (VIA-DC), prioritizing care for women living with HIV/AIDS...
May 23, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531247/the-health-cost-of-tobacco-use-in-uganda
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Nigar Nargis, Kellen Nyamurungi, Sebastian Olakira Baine, Daniel Kadobera
The economic cost of tobacco use is well documented in high-income countries. It has been measured in relatively fewer low-and middle-income countries, and much less in sub-Saharan Africa despite the longstanding recognition of significant current and future health risk to people attributed by tobacco use in this region. This article fills this gap by estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda, a low-income country in sub-Saharan Africa. This study estimates the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda using the cost-of-illnesses approach based on data collected from a survey of patients and caregivers in four major service centers in Mulago National Referral Hospital, namely, Uganda Cancer Institute, Uganda Heart Institute, Chest Clinic and Diabetic Clinic, key informant interviews and secondary sources for the year 2014...
May 22, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530522/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-and-treatment-duration-of-erlotinib-among-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lisa M Hess, Anthony Louder, Katherine Winfree, Yajun E Zhu, Ana B Oton, Radhika Nair
BACKGROUND: In lung cancer, there is an increasing number of oral agents available for patients; however, little is known about the factors associated with adherence to and treatment duration on oral medications in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and demographic factors associated with adherence and treatment discontinuation, respectively, to oral oncolytics among patients with NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective, claims-based analysis of the Humana Research Database supplemented with medical chart review was conducted among patients with NSCLC who started an oral oncolytic between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517989/economics-of-cancer-medicines-for-whose-benefit
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Bishal Gyawali, Richard Sullivan
Although new cancer drugs are continually getting approved and used, the value that these drugs add is very debatable. Because of the skyrocketing cost of the new drugs, each new approval represents a multibillion market. However, unlike other branches of economics, cancer drugs are intricately associated with socio-political issues, emotional overlay, public pressure, industry manipulation and propaganda. In this article, we review the value added by new cancer drugs and examine the socio-political agenda around them with highlights on the increasing gulf between high-income and low-middle income countries regarding the affordability to these drugs...
April 2017: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513340/questions-about-cervical-and-breast-cancer-screening-knowledge-practice-and-outcomes-a-review-of-demographic-and-health-surveys
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Laura Viens, Doug Perin, Virginia Senkomago, Antonio Neri, Mona Saraiya
United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the World Health Organization's Global Monitoring Framework support a strong global commitment to reducing the high burden of cervical and breast cancers among low- and middle-income countries. Strategies include vaccination, screening, and early diagnosis. Population-based surveys, such as those conducted by the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program, can collect the information needed to guide cancer control efforts in a standardized comparable manner...
May 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511393/utility-of-tru-cut-biopsy-of-breast-lesions-an-experience-in-a-regional-cancer-center-of-a-developing-country
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Sagarika Samantaray, Niharika Panda, Kusumabati Besra, Lucy Pattanayak, Subrat Samantara, Sashibhusan Dash
INTRODUCTION: Tru-cut Needle Biopsy (TCB) is an integral part of triple assessment of breast cancer, which includes clinical assessment, mammography and TCB or Core Needle Biopsy (CNB). The technique is reliable, simple, and reproducible, and inexpensive, which can be adapted even for low-income group of patients and in developing countries. AIM: This study was done to establish the efficacy of TCB of palpable breast lesions in a developing country where mammography is not possible in all cases...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505217/effect-of-combined-patient-decision-aid-and-patient-navigation-vs-usual-care-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-a-vulnerable-patient-population-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Daniel S Reuland, Alison T Brenner, Richard Hoffman, Andrew McWilliams, Robert L Rhyne, Christina Getrich, Hazel Tapp, Mark A Weaver, Danelle Callan, Laura Cubillos, Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, Michael P Pignone
Importance: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underused, especially among vulnerable populations. Decision aids and patient navigation are potentially complementary interventions for improving CRC screening rates, but their combined effect on screening completion is unknown. Objective: To determine the combined effect of a CRC screening decision aid and patient navigation compared with usual care on CRC screening completion. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this randomized clinical trial, data were collected from January 2014 to March 2016 at 2 community health center practices, 1 in North Carolina and 1 in New Mexico, serving vulnerable populations...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501944/sociodemographic-predictors-of-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Ulrik Deding, Anna Sharon Henig, Ann Salling, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer screening by inviting citizens to complete a test for blood in faeces was initiated in Denmark in 2014. We have examined sociodemographic predictors that influence participation to identify factors that could be targeted to increase compliance. METHODS: National registers were used to link data on invitations for colorectal cancer screening in Denmark from 2014 to 2015. Region of residence, age, gender, immigration status, income, educational level and marital status were identified...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495112/inequalities-in-non-communicable-diseases-between-the-major-population-groups-in-israel-achievements-and-challenges
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Khitam Muhsen, Manfred S Green, Varda Soskolne, Yehuda Neumark
Israel is a high-income country with an advanced health system and universal health-care insurance. Overall, the health status has improved steadily over recent decades. We examined differences in morbidity, mortality, and risk factors for selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs) between subpopulation groups. Between 1975 and 2014, life expectancy in Israel steadily increased and is currently above the average life expectancy for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Nevertheless, life expectancy has remained lower among Israeli Arabs than Israeli Jews, and this gap has recently widened...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491205/food-insecurity-among-american-indians-and-alaska-natives-a-national-profile-using-the-current-population-survey-food-security-supplement
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Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Kimberly R Huyser, Jimmy Valdes, Vanessa Watts Simonds
Food insecurity increases the risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer-conditions highly prevalent among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Using the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement, we analyzed the food insecurity trends of AI/ANs compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the United States from 2000 to 2010. From 2000 to 2010, 25% of AI/ANs remained consistently food insecure and AI/ANs were twice as likely to be food insecure compared to whites. Urban AI/ANs were more likely to experience food insecurity than rural AI/ANs...
2017: Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487775/the-landscape-of-randomised-controlled-trials-of-therapies-in-breast-cancer-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Katharine Lynch-Kelly, Matthew Singer, Norman R Williams
Objectives. The objectives of this study were to identify the randomised controlled trials in breast cancer occurring in low and middle income countries (LMICs) generally and within Sub-Saharan Africa specifically, to describe the current status and identify opportunities for further research in these areas. Materials and Methods. Data for this study were obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov. The search term "Breast Cancer Research" was used, and relevant information extracted and analysed. Results. 2414 trials were identified, of which 1099 were eligible for inclusion...
2017: International Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481981/socioeconomic-position-and-mortality-risk-of-smoking-evidence-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-elsa
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Dan Lewer, Martin McKee, Antonio Gasparrini, Aaron Reeves, Cesar de Oliveira
: It is not clear whether the harm associated with smoking differs by socioeconomic status. This study tests the hypothesis that smoking confers a greater mortality risk for individuals in low socioeconomic groups, using a cohort of 18 479 adults drawn from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Additive hazards models were used to estimate the absolute smoking-related risk of death due to lung cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Smoking was measured using a continuous index that incorporated the duration of smoking, intensity of smoking and the time since cessation...
May 7, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476186/importance-of-nutrition-in-the-treatment-of-leukemia-in-children-and-adolescents
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Ronald D Barr, David Gomez-Almaguer, Jose Carlos Jaime-Perez, Guillermo J Ruiz-Argüelles
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition has been identified as a prognostic factor in children and adolescents with leukemia. METHODS: A review of the data available on this topic has been carried out. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: In children and adolescents (0-19 years of age), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the commonest form of cancer worldwide and malnutrition is prevalent in this age group, especially in low- and middle-income countries where most of these young people live...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472440/a-global-cancer-surveillance-framework-within-noncommunicable-disease-surveillance-making-the-case-for-population-based-cancer-registries
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Marion Piñeros, Ariana Znaor, Les Mery, Freddie Bray
The growing burden of cancer among several major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) requires national implementation of tailored public health surveillance. For many emerging economies where emphasis has traditionally been placed on the surveillance of communicable diseases, it is critical to understand the specificities of NCD surveillance and, within it, of cancer surveillance. We propose a general framework for cancer surveillance that permits monitoring the core components of cancer control. We examine communalities in approaches to the surveillance of other major NCDs as well as communicable diseases, illustrating key differences in the function, coverage, and reporting in each system...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469908/measuring-and-improving-cervical-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates-in-a-multi-site-urban-practice-in-toronto-canada
#18
Joshua Feldman, Sam Davie, Tara Kiran
Our Family Health Team is located in Toronto, Canada and provides care to over 35 000 patients. Like many practices in Canada, we took an opportunistic approach to cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening. We wanted to shift to a proactive, population-based approach but were unable to systematically identify patients overdue for screening or calculate baseline screening rates. Our initiative had two goals: (1) to develop a method for systematically identifying patients eligible for screening and whether they were overdue and (2) to increase screening rates for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461360/mongolia-s-public-spending-on-noncommunicable-diseases-is-similar-to-the-spending-of-higher-income-countries
#19
Otgontuya Dugee, Enkhtuya Munaa, Ariuntuya Sakhiya, Ajay Mahal
Although there is increased recognition of the global challenge posed by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), translating that awareness into resources for action requires better data than typically available in low- and middle-income countries. One middle-income country that does have good-quality information is Mongolia. Using detailed administrative data from Mongolia and supplementary survey-based information, we estimated public spending on four NCDs in Mongolia and reached four main conclusions. First, Mongolia's public spending patterns on NCDs are similar to NCD spending observed in countries with much higher per capita incomes...
May 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455541/review-of-management-and-morbidity-of-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-in-a-low-middle-income-country-a-12-year-experience
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Nisreen Amayiri, Maisa Swaidan, Yocoub Yousef, Hadeel Halalsheh, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Sima Kalaldeh, Maha Barbar, Maher Elayyan, Nesreen Faqih, Maysa Al-Hussaini, Mustafa Mehyar, Ute Bartels, James Drake, Awni Musharbash, Eric Bouffet
BACKGROUND: Management of craniopharyngioma in children is challenging, and their quality of life can be significantly affected. Series describing this from low-middle income countries (LMIC) are few. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study provides a retrospective chart review of pediatric patients <18 years old, diagnosed with craniopharyngioma between 2003 and 2014, and treated at King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients (12 males) were identified...
April 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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