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A 30 Year Review of Paediatric Central Nervous System Malignancies in Jamaica: 1978–2007

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.165
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Synopsis: 
The epidemiologic profile of paediatric Central Nervous System (CNS) malignancies in Jamaica shows an overall female preponderance in marked contrast to worldwide data which shows a male preponderance. Of all the subtypes, the embryonal tumours showed the most striking female preponderance.

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Objective: To describe the epidemiologic features of malignant central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms in Jamaican children.

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12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 18 Jan, 2018

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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

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma in Jamaica, 1958 to 2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.265
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717–20
Synopsis: 
In Jamaica, cutaneous malignant melanoma is commoner in females, but the incidence is low in both genders. The commonest anatomical site is the lower limb, particularly the foot. These findings are in keeping with those documented in other Black populations.

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Objective: To document the epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in Jamaica over the 50-year period, 1958–2007.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014

Trends in Incidence and Age Distribution of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1978–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.164
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128–33
Synopsis: 
The incidence rates of tongue and tonsillar cancers have been decreasing in Jamaica but continue to predominate among older men. This is unlike data reported elsewhere, where rates have been increasing in young adults, and therefore warrants further study.
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Objective: Several countries have reported increasing incidence of oral cavity and oropharyngeal (OCOP) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) over recent years, particularly among young men and primarily in tongue and tonsil subsites, attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study examines trends in incidence and age distribution of OCOP SCC in Jamaica over a 30-year period.
 
Accepted: 
24 Jun, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

A Thirty-year Review of Vulvar Cancer in Jamaica, 1978 to 2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.125
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134–7
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In Jamaica, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common vulvar cancer, affecting mainly older women. Age-standardized rates for all vulvar cancers and vulvar squamous cell carcinoma are declining.
 
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Objective: To evaluate the trends in vulvar cancer between 1978 and 2007 in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, with respect to age-standardized rates and histologic types.
 
Methods: All cases of vulvar cancer recorded in the Jamaica Cancer Registry from 1978 to 2007 were extracted and analysed for age distribution and histologic type.
Accepted: 
30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 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
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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

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.
 
Accepted: 
28 May, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

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

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81–9
Synopsis: 
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

Comparative Analysis of Thyroid Carcinomas in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, between Two Consecutive 15-year Periods

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519–24
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In Kingston and St Andrew, papillary thyroid cancer has surpassed follicular cancer to become the commonest thyroid cancer subtype, and the rank of medullary carcinoma has increased from fifth to third, in keeping with the histological profile exhibited worldwide.

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Objective: To compare the distribution of histological subtypes of thyroid cancer in Kingston and St Andrew (KSA), Jamaica, within two consecutive 15-year periods.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1988–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.070
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21–7
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The burden of malignancy in adolescents and young adults in Jamaica is greater in females. In both genders, increasing age is accompanied by increased incidence rates and a progressive shift from non-epithelial to epithelial malignancies. This shift occurs earlier in females.

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Objective: To determine the distribution of malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15 to 29
years) in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

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