December 11, 2017

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

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  • Camille Ragin
  • Elizabeth Blackman
  • Robin Roberts
  • Raleigh Butler
  • Samuel Gathere
  • Darron Halliday
  • Kimlin Ashing

Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of worldwide [4, 5]. Despite the availability of effective: (1) low-cost early screening techniques for some cancers such as cervical, colon, and prostate and (2) vaccines for 11–26-year-old boys and girls to prevent infection—efforts to address US and global cancer prevention and control in populations of African Ancestry remain a challenge [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]. To begin to document this public health crisis in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa, the scientific scope of this Special Issue spans molecular epidemiology, prevention, screening, and treatment of cancer in populations of African Ancestry. The studies represent the ongoing research of members of an international collaborative consortium: the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3) [11,12, 13, 14]. AC3 is supported by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Over the past 10 years, the AC3 has built a network of collaborations that is multidisciplinary including Epidemiology, Medicine, Molecular biology, Genetics/Genomics, Behavioral Science, , , and Advocacy. The goal being to promote collaboration to address cancer in the African Diaspora. Of the 83 collaborative papers to date, the major scientific themes include cancer surveillance (20%), genetics/genomics (16%), HPV studies (18%), cancer screening (11%), and the remaining include review articles, social and behavioral research, basic science, and other biomarker research. By geographic region, published work generated from our research involve primarily US–Caribbean collaborations and to a lesser extent US–Caribbean–Africa collaborations.

Screening and cancer control, trends of cancer incidence and mortality

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Cancer risk factors

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  1. […] Source: Cayman Eye News From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of… Link: Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium […]

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