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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369405/cost-effectiveness-of-an-hpv-self-collection-campaign-in-uganda-comparing-models-for-delivery-of-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-low-income-setting
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Nicole G Campos, Vivien Tsu, Jose Jeronimo, Denise Njama-Meya, Mercy Mvundura, Jane J Kim
With the availability of a low-cost HPV DNA test that can be administered by either a healthcare provider or a woman herself, programme planners require information on the costs and cost-effectiveness of implementing cervical cancer screening programmes in low-resource settings under different models of healthcare delivery. Using data from the START-UP demonstration project and a micro-costing approach, we estimated the health and economic impact of once-in-a-lifetime HPV self-collection campaign relative to clinic-based provider-collection of HPV specimens in Uganda...
February 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357043/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-preventing-human-papillomavirus-related-disease
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REVIEW
Karin Hellner, Lucy Dorrell
High-risk human papillomaviruses (hrHPV) are responsible for anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers, which together account for at least 5% of cancers worldwide. Industrialised nations have benefitted from highly effective screening for the prevention of cervical cancer in recent decades, yet this vital intervention remains inaccessible to millions of women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who bear the greatest burden of HPV disease. While there is an urgent need to increase investment in basic health infrastructure and rollout of prophylactic vaccination, there are now unprecedented opportunities to exploit recent scientific and technological advances in screening and treatment of pre-invasive hrHPV lesions and to adapt them for delivery at scale in resource-limited settings...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351879/a-non-gas-based-cryotherapy-system-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-mixed-methods-approach-for-initial-development-and-testing
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Miriam Cremer, Proma Paul, Katie Bergman, Michael Haas, Mauricio Maza, Albert Zevallos, Miguel Ossandon, Jillian D Garai, Jennifer L Winkler
BACKGROUND: Gas-based cryotherapy is the most widely used treatment strategy for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in low-resource settings, but reliance on gas presents challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our team adapted the original CryoPen Cryosurgical System, a cryotherapy device that does not require compressed gas and is powered by electricity, for use in LMICs. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was used involving both qualitative and quantitative methods...
March 24, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320374/using-a-multimethod-approach-to-develop-implementation-strategies-for-a-cervical-self-sampling-program-in-kenya
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Irene Podolak, Caroline Kisia, Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi, Jarold Cosby
BACKGROUND: Numerous health policy makers/researchers are concerned about the limitations of research being applied to support informed decision/policy making and the implementation of practical solutions. The aim of the Chaguo Letu project (which means our choice in Swahili) was to determine how local decision makers could apply a multimethod approach to make strategic decisions to effectively implement a Cervical Self-Sampling Program in Kenya. METHODS: A multimethod approach, involving participatory action research, scenario based planning, and phenomenology, was applied in conjunction with two tools to identify relevant factors (negative or positive) that could impact Cervical Self-Sampling Program implementation...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279263/the-time-is-now-to-implement-hpv-testing-for-primary-screening-in-low-resource-settings
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Louise Kuhn, Lynette Denny
Unacceptable disparities in cervical cancer between richer and poorer countries persist and serve as reminders of gross disparities in access to and quality of screening services. HPV testing is well-suited to address some of the barriers to implementing adequate screening programs in low resource settings. HPV testing has considerably better sensitivity than cytology providing the same extent of safety with fewer rounds of screening. New robust HPV testing platforms require little to no skill by laboratory workers and some can be used at the point-of-care...
May 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263237/international-image-concordance-study-to-compare-a-point-of-care-tampon-colposcope-with-a-standard-of-care-colposcope
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jenna L Mueller, Elizabeth Asma, Christopher T Lam, Marlee S Krieger, Jennifer E Gallagher, Alaattin Erkanli, Roopa Hariprasad, J S Malliga, Lisa C Muasher, Bariki Mchome, Olola Oneko, Peyton Taylor, Gino Venegas, Anthony Wanyoro, Ravi Mehrotra, John W Schmitt, Nimmi Ramanujam
OBJECTIVE: Barriers to cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings include lack of accessible, high-quality services, high cost, and the need for multiple visits. To address these challenges, we developed a low-cost, intravaginal, optical cervical imaging device, the point-of-care tampon (POCkeT) colposcope and evaluated whether its performance is comparable with a standard-of-care colposcope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 2 protocols, which included 44 and 18 patients...
April 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242969/socio-demographic-reproductive-and-clinical-profile-of-women-diagnosed-with-advanced-cervical-cancer-in-a-tertiary-care-institute-of-delhi
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Neha Dahiya, Damodar Bachani, Anita S Acharya, D N Sharma, Subhash Gupta, K P Haresh
INTRODUCTION: Cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers among Indian women with estimated 123,000 new cases and 67,477 deaths in 2012. Cervical cancer is a multi-etiological disease. Factors such as low socioeconomic status, tobacco use, sexual and reproductive factors, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and long-term oral contraceptive use have been suggested as determinants. Assessment of socio-demographic profile and reproductive history gives a better picture of the determinants of cervical carcinoma in low-resource settings...
February 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224136/challenges-to-development-of-cervical-and-breast-cancer-program-development-in-post-conflict-liberia-presentation-prepared-for-african-first-ladies-conference-10th-scca-conference-addis-ababa-ethiopia-2016
#8
Ann Marie Beddoe
•Integrating cancer care in post-conflict settings.•Building health worker and infrastructure for cancer care in low resource setting.•Foreword by Her Excellency President Sirleaf, Republic of Liberia.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168717/cervical-cancer-prevention-and-treatment-in-latin-america
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Melissa S Lopez, Ellen S Baker, Mauricio Maza, Georgia Fontes-Cintra, Aldo Lopez, Juan M Carvajal, Fernanda Nozar, Veronica Fiol, Kathleen M Schmeler
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease with a known etiology (human papillomavirus), effective preventive vaccines, excellent screening methods, and a treatable pre-invasive phase. Surgery is the primary treatment for pre-invasive and early-stage disease and can safely be performed in many low-resource settings. However, cervical cancer rates remain high in many areas of Latin America. This article presents a number of evidence-based strategies being implemented to improve cervical cancer outcomes in Latin America...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167567/environmental-and-psychosocial-barriers-to-and-benefits-of-cervical-cancer-screening-in-kenya
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Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, Kathleen Ragan, Judith Lee Smith, Mona Saraiya, Millicent Aketch
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in females and is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Kenya; limited cervical cancer screening services may be a factor. Few studies have examined men's and women's perceptions on environmental and psychosocial barriers and benefits related to screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2014, 60 women aged 25-49 years and 40 male partners participated in 10 focus groups (6 female and 4 male), in both rural and urban settings (Nairobi and Nyanza, Kenya), to explore perceptions about barriers to and benefits of cervical cancer screening...
February 6, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141783/prevalence-of-anal-hpv-and-anal-dysplasia-in-hiv-infected-women-from-johannesburg-south-africa
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Bridgette J Goeieman, Cynthia S Firnhaber, Eefje Jong, Pam Michelow, Avril Swarts, Anna-Lise Williamson, Bruce Allan, Jennifer S Smith, Patricia Kegorilwe, Timothy J Wilkin
BACKGROUND: Anal cancer is a relatively common cancer among HIV-infected populations. There are limited data on the prevalence of anal high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and anal dysplasia in HIV-infected women from resource-constrained settings. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of HIV-infected women age 25-65 recruited from an HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cervical and anal swabs were taken for conventional cytology and HR-HPV testing...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116341/concurrent-chemoradiation-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-the-treatment-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-in-a-low-resource-setting
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Elena Pereira, Hoover Henriquez Cooper, Pedro Guillermo Zelaya, William Creasman, Fredric V Price, Vishal Gupta, Linus Chuang
Our goal was to determine the clinical treatment response following radiation administered with or without chemotherapy for locally advanced cervical cancers in Honduras. This is a retrospective study of patients treated with either concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) alone at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 70 Gy of EBRT to the pelvis was given in all cases. Brachytherapy was not available. Chemotherapy was given when available. Extrafascial hysterectomy was performed 6 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with a complete clinical response (cCR)...
February 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107486/determinants-of-cervical-cancer-screening-accuracy-for-visual-inspection-with-acetic-acid-via-and-lugol-s-iodine-vili-performed-by-nurse-and-physician
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Amidu O Raifu, Mariam El-Zein, Ghislain Sangwa-Lugoma, Agnihotram Ramanakumar, Stephen D Walter, Eduardo L Franco
BACKGROUND: Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Lugol's iodine (VILI) are used to screen women for cervical cancer in low-resource settings. Little is known about correlates of their diagnostic accuracy by healthcare provider. We examined determinants of VIA and VILI screening accuracy by examiner in a cross-sectional screening study of 1528 women aged 30 years or older in a suburb of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. METHODS: We used a logistic regression model for sensitivity and specificity to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of VIA and VILI, independently performed by nurse and physician, as a function of sociodemographic and reproductive health characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047079/we-fg-201-02-automated-treatment-planning-for-low-resource-settings
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L Court
Many low- and middle-income countries lack the resources and services to manage cancer, from screening and diagnosis to radiation therapy planning, treatment and quality assurance. The challenges in upgrading or introducing the needed services are enormous, and include severe shortages in equipment and trained staff. In this symposium, we will describe examples of technology and scientific research that have the potential to impact all these areas. These include: (1) the development of high-quality/low-cost colposcopes for cervical cancer screening, (2) the application of automated radiotherapy treatment planning to reduce staffing shortages, (3) the development of a novel radiotherapy treatment unit, and (4) utilizing a cloud-based infrastructure to facilitate collaboration and QA...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927922/stability-study-of-cervical-specimens-collected-by-swab-and-stored-dry-followed-by-human-papillomavirus-dna-detection-using-the-cobas-4800-test
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Chun-Qing Lin, Xi Zeng, Jian-Feng Cui, Guang-Dong Liao, Ze-Ni Wu, Qian-Qian Gao, Xun Zhang, Xiu-Zhang Yu, Wen Chen, Ming-Rong Xi, You-Lin Qiao
Safer, more convenient methods for cervical sample collection and storage are necessary to facilitate human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing in low-resource settings. Our study aimed to evaluate the stability of cervical specimens collected with dry swabs and stored dry, compared to liquid-based cytology (LBC) samples, as detected by HPV DNA testing. Women with abnormal cytological findings or HPV-positive results at colposcopy were recruited from the West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, between October 2013 and March 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925175/to-expand-coverage-or-increase-frequency-quantifying-the-tradeoffs-between-equity-and-efficiency-facing-cervical-cancer-screening-programs-in-low-resource-settings
#16
Nicole G Campos, Vivien Tsu, Jose Jeronimo, Mercy Mvundura, Kyueun Lee, Jane J Kim
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with 85% of the disease burden residing in less developed regions. To inform evidence-based decision-making as cervical cancer screening programs are planned, implemented, and scaled in low- and middle-income countries, we used cost and test performance data from the START-UP demonstration project in Uganda and a microsimulation model of HPV infection and cervical carcinogenesis to quantify the health benefits, distributional equity, cost-effectiveness, and financial impact of either (1) improving access to cervical cancer screening or (2) increasing the number of lifetime screening opportunities for women who already have access...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919654/american-brachytherapy-society-brachytherapy-treatment-recommendations-for-locally-advanced-cervix-cancer-for-low-income-and%C3%A2-middle-income-countries
#17
Gita Suneja, Derek Brown, Amy Chang, Beth Erickson, Elena Fidarova, Surbhi Grover, Umesh Mahantshetty, Subir Nag, Kailash Narayan, Memory Bvochora-Nsingo, Celia Viegas, Akila N Viswanathan, Ming Yin Lin, David Gaffney
PURPOSE: Most cervix cancer cases occur in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC), and outcomes are suboptimal, even for early stage disease. Brachytherapy plays a central role in the treatment paradigm, improving both local control and overall survival. The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) aims to provide guidelines for brachytherapy delivery in resource-limited settings. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A panel of clinicians and physicists with expertise in brachytherapy administration in LMIC was convened...
January 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851696/a-comparison-of-the-strength-of-association-of-reid-colposcopic-index-and-swede-score-with-cervical-histology
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Renu Ranga, Shweta Rai, Aruna Kumari, Sandeep Mathur, Alka Kriplani, Reeta Mahey, Nutan Agarwal, Garima Kachhawa, Perumal Vanamail, Neerja Bhatla
OBJECTIVE: Colposcopic scoring systems provide an objective diagnosis and select patients who require treatment. A new scoring system, Swede score, has added lesion size as a parameter. This study aimed to compare the strength of association of Reid colposcopic index versus Swede score and assess their utility in low-resource settings. METHODS: In this prospective study, 150 women aged 30 to 59 years with abnormal screening result were enrolled. All women underwent colposcopy; the findings were scored by both Reid colposcopic index and Swede score, biopsy taken from all abnormal areas...
January 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849632/malignancies-in-women-with-hiv-infection
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Nora T Oliver, Elizabeth Y Chiao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current knowledge of different cancer states affecting women with HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: With improved survival of persons with HIV in the post-cART era, the landscape of malignancies in this population has greatly changed with fewer AIDS-defining malignancies (ADM) and a growing number of non-AIDS defining malignancies (NADM). Women, however, continue to represent a vulnerable population at risk for certain ADM and NADM such as cervical, anal, and breast cancer...
January 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814965/the-global-burden-of-women-s-cancers-a-grand-challenge-in-global-health
#20
REVIEW
Ophira Ginsburg, Freddie Bray, Michel P Coleman, Verna Vanderpuye, Alexandru Eniu, S Rani Kotha, Malabika Sarker, Tran Thanh Huong, Claudia Allemani, Allison Dvaladze, Julie Gralow, Karen Yeates, Carolyn Taylor, Nandini Oomman, Suneeta Krishnan, Richard Sullivan, Dominista Kombe, Magaly M Blas, Groesbeck Parham, Natasha Kassami, Lesong Conteh
Every year, more than 2 million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, yet where a woman lives, her socioeconomic status, and agency largely determines whether she will develop one of these cancers and will ultimately survive. In regions with scarce resources, fragile or fragmented health systems, cancer contributes to the cycle of poverty. Proven and cost-effective interventions are available for both these common cancers, yet for so many women access to these is beyond reach. These inequities highlight the urgent need in low-income and middle-income countries for sustainable investments in the entire continuum of cancer control, from prevention to palliative care, and in the development of high-quality population-based cancer registries...
November 1, 2016: Lancet
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