Scientific Articles

ABC-DO protocol

African Breast Cancer-Disparities in Outcomes (ABC-DO): protocol of a multicountry mobile health prospective study of breast cancer survival in sub-Saharan Africa. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Cubasch H, Parham G, Anderson BO, Abedi-Ardekani B, Schüz J, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 23;6(8):e011390. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011390. PMID: 27554102

Down-staging and the journey to diagnosis

Drivers of advanced stage at breast cancer diagnosis in the multicountry African breast cancer - disparities in outcomes (ABC-DO) study. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, Cubasch H, Joffe M, Kidaaga F, Lukande R, Offiah AU, Egejuru RO, Shibemba A, Schuz J, Anderson BO, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Int J Cancer. 2018 Apr 15;142(8):1568-1579. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31187. Epub 2017 Dec 23. PMID: 29197068

Breast cancer awareness in the sub-Saharan African ABC-DO cohort: African Breast Cancer-Disparities in Outcomes study. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Aug;29(8):721-730. doi: 10.1007/s10552-018-1047-7. Epub 2018 Jul 6. PMID: 29980984

Down-staging of breast cancer in the pre-screening era: Experiences from Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto, South Africa. Murugan N, Dickens C, McCormack V, Joffe M, Jacobson J, Cubasch H. S Afr Med J. 2014 May;104(5):380 PMID: 25295329

Stage at breast cancer diagnosis and distance from diagnostic hospital in a periurban setting: a South African public hospital case series of over 1,000 women. Dickens C, Joffe M, Jacobson J, Venter F, Schüz J, Cubasch H, McCormack V. Int J Cancer. 2014 Nov 1;135(9):2173-82. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28861. PMID: 24658866

Stage at diagnosis of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Jedy-Agba E, McCormack V, Adebamowo C, Dos-Santos-Silva I. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Dec;4(12):e923-e935. PMID: 27855871

Breast cancer subtypes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Receptor-defined subtypes of breast cancer in indigenous populations in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eng A, McCormack V, dos-Santos-Silva I. PLoS Med. 2014 Sep 9;11(9):e1001720. PMID: 25202974

Racial comparison of receptor-defined breast cancer in Southern African women: subtype prevalence and age-incidence analysis of nationwide cancer registry data. Dickens C, Duarte R, Zietsman A, Cubasch H, Kellett P, Schüz J, Kielkowski D, McCormack V. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov;23(11):2311-21. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0603. PMID: 25143359 Free Article

Breast cancer receptor status and stage at diagnosis in over 1,200 consecutive public hospital patients in Soweto, South Africa: a case series. McCormack VA, Joffe M, van den Berg E, Broeze N, Silva Idos S, Romieu I, Jacobson JS, Neugut AI, Schüz J, Cubasch H. Breast Cancer Res. 2013;15(5):R84. PMID: 24041225

Investigation of breast cancer sub-populations in black and white women in South Africa. Dickens C, Pfeiffer RM, Anderson WF, Duarte R, Kellett P, Schüz J, Kielkowski D, McCormack VA. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Dec;160(3):531-537. Epub 2016 Oct 18. PMID: 27757717

Breast Cancer and Comorbidities, including in HIV, in Africa

The multimorbidity profile of South African women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Ayeni OA, Norris SA, Joffe M, Cubasch H, Nietz S, Buccimazza I, Singh U, Čačala S, Stopforth L, Chen WC, McCormack VA, O'Neil DS, Jacobson JS, Neugut AI, Ruff P, Micklesfield LK. Int J Cancer. 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32727. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31600408

Breast cancer characteristics and HIV among 1,092 women in Soweto, South Africa. Cubasch H, Joffe M, Hanisch R, Schuz J, Neugut AI, Karstaedt A, Broeze N, van den Berg E, McCormack V, Jacobson JS. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(1):177-86. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2606-y. PMID: 23801159

Breast cancer in women living with HIV: A first global estimate. McCormack VA, Febvey-Combes O, Ginsburg O, Dos-Santos-Silva I. Int J Cancer. 2018 Dec 1;143(11):2732-2740. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31722. PMID: 29992553

Breast Cancer Treatment

Inequities in breast cancer treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: findings from a prospective multi-country observational study. Foerster M, Anderson BO, McKenzie F, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Zietsman A, Schuz J, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Aug 13;21(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s13058-019-1174-4. PMID: 31409419

Breast Cancer Survival

Breast cancer survival in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa: A receptor-defined cohort of women diagnosed from 2009 to 11. Cubasch H, Dickens C, Joffe M, Duarte R, Murugan N, Tsai Chih M, Moodley K, Sharma V, Ayeni O, Jacobso n JS, Neugut AI, McCormack V, Ruff P.Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Feb;52:120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2017.12.007. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PMID: 29306221