Volume 4 Supplement 1

Second Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference

Proceedings

Edited by Camille Ragin and Emanuela Taioli

Publication supported in part by the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and by the National Institute of Health, grant number R13CA130596A.

Second Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference. Go to conference site.

Miami, FL, USA

12-13 May 2008

  1. Proceedings

    Prostate cancer disparities in Black men of African descent: a comparative literature review of prostate cancer burden among Black men in the United States, Caribbean, United Kingdom, and West Africa

    African American men have the highest prostate cancer morbidity and mortality rates than any other racial or ethnic group in the US. Although the overall incidence of and mortality from prostate cancer has bee...

    Folakemi T Odedina, Titilola O Akinremi, Frank Chinegwundoh, Robin Roberts, Daohai Yu, R Renee Reams, Matthew L Freedman, Brian Rivers, B Lee Green and Nagi Kumar

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  2. Proceedings

    Microarray comparison of prostate tumor gene expression in African-American and Caucasian American males: a pilot project study

    African American Men are 65% more likely to develop prostate cancer and are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer, than are Caucasian American Males. The explanation for this glaring health disparity is st...

    R Renee Reams, Deepak Agrawal, Melissa B Davis, Sean Yoder, Folakemi T Odedina, Nagi Kumar, Joseph M Higginbotham, Titilola Akinremi, Sandra Suther and Karam FA Soliman

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  3. Proceedings

    Are food patterns associated with prostate cancer in Jamaican men: a preliminary report

    Morbidity and mortality data highlight prostate cancer as the most commonly diagnosed neoplasm in Jamaican males. This report examines the association between dietary patterns and risk of prostate cancer in Ja...

    Maria Jackson, Susan Walker, Candace Simpson, Norma McFarlane-Anderson and Franklyn Bennett

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  4. Proceedings

    Ethnicity and cancer in Guyana, South America

    The Cancer Registry of Guyana, a population-based registry was established in 2000. Over the past eight years, data has been collected from the national referral hospital and other public and private instituti...

    Wallis S Best Plummer, Premini Persaud and Penelope J Layne

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  5. Proceedings

    The prevalence of cervical cytology abnormalities and human papillomavirus in women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the major etiologic agent in the development of cervical cancer and its natural history of infection is altered in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

    Dionne N Dames, Camille Ragin, Andrea Griffith-Bowe, Perry Gomez and Raleigh Butler

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  6. Proceedings

    Comparisons of high-risk cervical HPV infections in Caribbean and US populations

    Disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates exist among women of African ancestry (African-American, African-Caribbean and African). Persistent cervical infection with Human papillomavirus (HP...

    Camille C Ragin, Angela Watt, Nina Markovic, Clareann H Bunker, Robert P Edwards, Stacy Eckstein, Horace Fletcher, David Garwood, Susanne M Gollin, Maria Jackson, Alan L Patrick, M Smikle, Emanuela Taioli, Victor W Wheeler, Jacque B Wilson, N Younger…

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  7. Proceedings

    Knowledge about human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine – a survey of the general population

    The United States (US) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine with the purpose of reducing the risk of cervical cancers caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. It is impor...

    Camille C Ragin, Robert P Edwards, Jade Jones, Natalie E Thurman, Kourtney L Hagan, Erin A Jones, Cierra M Moss, Ar'Lena C Smith, Aletha Akers, Susanne M Gollin, Dwight E Heron, Cecile Andraos-Selim, Cornelius Bondzi, Linda Robertson and Emanuela Taioli

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  8. Proceedings

    High-risk and multiple human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in cancer-free Jamaican women

    Vaccines, that target human papillomavirus (HPV) high risk genotypes 16 and 18, have recently been developed. This study was aimed at determining genotypes commonly found in high-risk and multiple-HPV infectio...

    Angela Watt, David Garwood, Maria Jackson, Novie Younger, Camille Ragin, Monica Smikle, Horace Fletcher and Norma McFarlane-Anderson

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  9. Proceedings

    Cytochrome P450 1B1 Val432Leu polymorphism and breast cancer risk in Nigerian women: a case control study

    Cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) is active in the metabolism of estrogens to reactive catechols and of different procarcinogens. Several studies have investigated the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of CYP...

    Michael N Okobia, Clareann H Bunker, Seymour J Garte, Joseph M Zmuda, Emmanuel R Ezeome, Stanley NC Anyanwu, Emmanuel EO Uche, Usifo Osime, Joseph Ojukwu, Lewis H Kuller, Robert E Ferrell and Emanuela Taioli

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  10. Proceedings

    Leptin levels and leptin receptor polymorphism frequency in healthy populations

    The leptin receptor gene (LEPR) polymorphism Q223R is one of the most common in the general population, and is thought to be associated with an impaired signaling capacity of the leptin receptor and with higher m...

    Camille C Ragin, Cher Dallal, Michael Okobia, Francesmary Modugno, Jiangying Chen, Seymour Garte and Emanuela Taioli

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 10 February 2009

  11. Proceedings

    Comparison of knowledge and attitudes toward cancer among African Americans

    It has been noted that the African American population in the U.S. bears disproportionately higher cancer morbidity and mortality rates than any racial and ethnic group for most major cancers. Many studies als...

    Natalie Thurman, Camille Ragin, Dwight E Heron, Renae J Alford, Cecile Andraos-Selim, Cornelius Bondzi, Jamila A Butcher, Jamison C Coleman, Charity Glass, Barbara Klewien, Aerie T Minor, Diana J Williams and Emanuela Taioli

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 10 February 2009