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Prostate Cancer Screening in Men of African Descent: 15-year Results of the Tobago Prostate Cancer Survey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727.wimj/2016.312
Pages: 
334-43
Synopsis: 
Mortality data supported the recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 60+. However, there was potential for benefit of routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 50-59 favoring continuation of screening pending further research on risks and benefits.

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Objective: To compare all-cause-mortality in screening-detected prostate cancer cases versus non-cases after a median 12.2-year follow-up.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Aug, 2016

Fat Profile of Jamaican Ackees, Oleic Acid Content and Possible Health Implications

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.052
Pages: 
9–12
Synopsis: 
Ackee arilli oils were subjected to iodine value determinations and GC-MS analysis. Consistent with the iodine value, ackees analysed contained primarily oleic acid, palmitic and stearic acids with minor amounts of linoleic acid. Ackee diets may provide some health benefits.

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Objective: To re-investigate the composition of ackee oil and unequivocally determine its principal fatty acid components.

Revised: 
20 Jun, 2013
Accepted: 
30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2014

The Anti-cancer Activity of Vernonia divaricata Sw against Leukaemia, Breast and Prostate Cancers In Vitro

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.232
Pages: 
285–8
Synopsis: 
The crude hexane and methanol extracts of V divaricata exhibited anti-proliferation activity and as such, it is a potential drug for cancer chemotherapy and prevention.

ABSTRACT

Background: Vernonia divaricata is one of five endemic Vernonia species of Jamaica. The ethno-medicinal uses of other species have been established, however, scientific validation of this species has not yet been done and as such this paper is aimed at identifying the anti-cancer activity of V divaricata against leukaemia, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

Accepted: 
16 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2014

The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Western Jamaica: Risk Factors, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.183
Pages: 
60–66
Synopsis: 
This was a retrospective study with quantitative and qualitative components evaluating risk factors for prostate cancer and health-seeking behaviour of men in western Jamaica. Two hundred and four men were interviewed and twenty men took part in two focus groups.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the epidemiology of prostate cancer (PCa) in western Jamaica and describe the health-seeking behaviour of at-risk men.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Prostate Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Screening Practices among Men in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.168
Pages: 
67–77
Synopsis: 
This study has identified several sociodemographic and health-seeking behavioural factors associated with prostate cancer screening among men in Jamaica. This information can be used to design interventions to increase prostate cancer screening and decrease prostate cancer morbidity and mortality.

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Background: African-Caribbean men, particularly Jamaican men, have one of the highest incidences of prostate cancer in the world. This cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate knowledge, attitudes, practices and factors associated with prostate cancer screening among men in western Jamaica.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

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

Issue: 
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

Fractures in Jamaican Males with Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Case Series

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.269
Synopsis: 
This retrospective case series reports on low rates of fractures in males on androgen deprivation for prostate cancer in Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduces bone mineral density in men treated for prostate cancer. We sought to determine if there was an ethnic difference in fractures induced by ADT in Jamaican men.

Accepted: 
06 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

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Role of TMPRSS2-ERG Fusions in Prostate Cancer: Significance of Assessment in Jamaican Men

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.574
Synopsis: 
The role of the TMPRSS2-ERG fusion transcript in promoting prostate cancer progression and aggressiveness is discussed. The relevance of assessing the status of the transcript in Jamaican men with prostate cancer is also explored.

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Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Body Mass Index and Prostate Specific Antigen Levels in Jamaican Men

Issue: 
Pages: 
316–21
Synopsis: 
The relationship between serum PSA and BMI was examined in men referred to urology clinics in Jamaica. There was an inverse relationship between PSA and BMI among men with prostate cancer. Clinicians should take this relationship into account when interpreting patients’ PSA results.

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in Jamaican men.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Evaluating a Theory-based Health Education Intervention to Improve Awareness of Prostate Cancer among Men in Western Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.122
Pages: 
580–6
Synopsis: 
Use of a theory-based health educational intervention positively influenced knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and types of screenings. This theory-based patient education programme can be replicated to promote awareness of prostate cancer and inform screening methods including potential risk associated with screening behaviours.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

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