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Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1983–2002

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.009
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575–81
Synopsis: 
The rankings of the commonest childhood malignancies in Jamaica (leukaemia, brain and spinal neoplasms and lymphomas) have shown few changes since the last review. However, there are unexplained differences in frequency and gender distribution of some tumours.
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Objectives: There have been several modifications to the classification of childhood cancers since the first report (1968–1981) specific to the Jamaican paediatric population was published in 1988. This paper reports on paediatric cancer incidence in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, for the 20-year period 1983–2002 based on these modifications.
 
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28 May, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Thirty-Year Trends in Incidence and Age-Distribution of Prostate Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1978–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.164
Pages: 
9–12
Synopsis: 
The incidence of prostate cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, is lower than that in black populations in developed Western countries, but has been increasing since 1983, and is likely to continue to increase over the next several years.

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Objective: To investigate the trends in incidence and age-distribution of prostate cancer in Kingston and St Andrew (KSA), Jamaica, over the 30-year period 1978–2007.

Accepted: 
24 Jun, 2013
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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Age-Specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 2003 – 2007

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456–64
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Cancer registrations in Kingston and St Andrew (2003−2007) have revealed that cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, cervix uteri and large bowel remain the commonest. Malignancies of unknown primary site also feature prominently and require further investigation.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome

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306–8
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Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome should be considered in young patients with colonic symptoms, especially rectal bleeding.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

White Blood Cell Counts in Healthy Jamaican Adults

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146–151
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The normal range of white blood cell count in Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean adults is lower that that for Caucasian adults.

 

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Age-Specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1998 – 2002

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81–9
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Cancer registrations in Kingston and St Andrew (1998–2002) have revealed that the leading cancers in males and females are prostate and breast, respectively. Colon cancer exhibits a high incidence in both genders, underscoring the need for local screening programmes.


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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Steatohepatitis due to Antiretroviral Therapy

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66–9
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013

Ultrasound and White Blood Cell Counts in Suspected Acute Appendicitis

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Pages: 
100–2
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In this group of patients, ultrasonograplry and leucocyte counts were not adequately sensitive to be useful as discriminating diagnostic tools in patients with suspected acute appendicitis

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Trends in Incidence and Histological Subtypes of Lung Cancer, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1968–1997

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Pages: 
13–18
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A 30-year review of lung cancers from Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, shows a progressive shift in the distribution of histological subtypes, mirroring similar trends that have been documented worldwide.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Clinicopathologic Profile of Gastric Carcinomas at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
364–8
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The majority of 216 cases of gastric cancer seen over a ten-year period was in the elderly; they were of the intestinal variety and located in the antrum. These patients presented with epigastric pain and often did not undergo curative surgery.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

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