Global Oncology

Selected Publications


Coghill AES, J. M.; Mahkoul, Z.; Orem, J.; Phipps, W.; Casper, C. Omega-3 decreases IL-6 levels in HIV and human herpesvirus-8 coinfected patients in Uganda. AIDS (London, England). 2018;32(4):505-12. Epub 2018/01/31. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000001722. PubMed PMID: 29381560.

Lombardo KAC, D. G.; Morales, A. J.; Carlson, C. S.; Towlerton, A. M. H.; Gerdts, S. E.; Nkrumah, F. K.; Neequaye, J.; Biggar, R. J.; Orem, J.; Casper, C.; Mbulaiteye, S. M.; Bhatia, K. G.; Warren, E. H. High-throughput sequencing of the B-cell receptor in African Burkitt lymphoma reveals clues to pathogenesis. Blood advances. 2017;1(9):535-44. Epub 2018/01/04. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2016000794. PubMed PMID: 29296973; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5728594 Inc. The remaining authors declare no competing financial interests.

Menon MC, A.; Mutyaba, I.; Okuku, F.; Phipps, W.; Harlan, J.; Orem, J.; Casper, C. Whom to treat? Factors associated with chemotherapy recommendations and outcomes among patients with NHL at the Uganda Cancer Institute. PloS one. 2018;13(2):e0191967. Epub 2018/02/02. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191967. PubMed PMID: 29389998; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5794100.


Coghill AES, J. M.; Mahkoul, Z.; Orem, J.; Phipps, W.; Casper, C. Omega-3 decreases interleukin-6 levels in HIV and HHV-8 co-infected patients: results from a randomized supplementation trial in Uganda. AIDS (London, England). 2017. Epub 2017/12/15. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000001722. PubMed PMID: 29239890.

Johnston CM, A.; Roychoudhury, P.; Greninger, A. L.; Reeves, D.; Schiffer, J.; Jerome, K. R.; Sather, C.; Diem, K.; Lingappa, J. R.; Celum, C.; Koelle, D. M.; Wald, A. Dual-strain genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection in the US, Peru, and 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa: A nested cross-sectional viral genotyping study. PLoS medicine. 2017;14(12):e1002475. Epub 2017/12/28. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002475. PubMed PMID: 29281620; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5744910.

Low DM, E. C.; Menon, M.; Lyman, G. H.; Ddungu, H.; Namukwaya, E.; Leng, M.; Casper, C. Chemotherapy Use at the End of Life in Uganda. Journal of global oncology. 2017;3(6):711-9. Epub 2017/12/16. doi: 10.1200/jgo.2016.007385. PubMed PMID: 29244988; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5735970.

Low DM, E. C.; Menon, M.; Loggers, E.; Ddungu, H.; Leng, M.; Namukwaya, E.; Casper, C. End-of-Life Palliative Care Practices and Referrals in Uganda. Journal of palliative medicine. 2017. Epub 2017/10/24. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0257. PubMed PMID: 29058504.
Matrajt LG, S.; Mayer, B. T.; Krantz, E. M.; Orem, J.; Wald, A.; Corey, L.; Schiffer, J. T.; Casper, C. Virus and host-specific differences in oral human herpesvirus shedding kinetics among Ugandan women and children. Scientific reports. 2017;7(1):13105. Epub 2017/10/14. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12994-0. PubMed PMID: 29026166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5638921.

Okuku FK, E. M.; Kafeero, J.; Kamya, M. R.; Orem, J.; Casper, C.; Phipps, W. Evaluation of a Predictive Staging Model for HIV-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma in Uganda. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2017;74(5):548-54. Epub 2017/01/21. doi: 10.1097/qai.0000000000001286. PubMed PMID: 28107226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5340582.

Seremba ES, V.; Kalibbala, S.; Gray, R. H.; Wawer, M. J.; Nalugoda, F.; Casper, C.; Phipps, W.; Ocama, P.; Serwadda, D.; Thomas, D. L.; Reynolds, S. J. Hepatitis B incidence and prevention with antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda. AIDS (London, England). 2017;31(6):781-6. Epub 2017/01/19. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000001399. PubMed PMID: 28099188; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5380792.
Duggan CD, A. L.; Tsu, V.; Jeronimo, J.; Constant, T. K. H.; Romanoff, A.; Scheel, J. R.; Patel, S.; Gralow, J. R.; Anderson, B. O. Resource-stratified implementation of a community-based breast cancer management programme in Peru. The Lancet Oncology. 2017;18(10):e607-e17. Epub 2017/10/04. doi: 10.1016/s1470-2045(17)30592-2. PubMed PMID: 28971827.


Gantt SO, J.; Krantz, E. M.; Morrow, R. A.; Selke, S.; Huang, M. L.; Schiffer, J. T.; Jerome, K. R.; Nakaganda, A.; Wald, A.; Casper, C.; Corey, L. Prospective Characterization of the Risk Factors for Transmission and Symptoms of Primary Human Herpesvirus Infections Among Ugandan Infants. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2016;214(1):36-44. Epub 2016/02/27. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw076. PubMed PMID: 26917575; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4907408.

Mayer BTM, L.; Casper, C.; Krantz, E. M.; Corey, L.; Wald, A.; Gantt, S.; Schiffer, J. T. Dynamics of Persistent Oral Cytomegalovirus Shedding During Primary Infection in Ugandan Infants. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2016;214(11):1735-43. Epub 2016/09/22. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw442. PubMed PMID: 27651417; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC5144733.

Phipps WN-J, E.; Krantz, E. M.; Selke, S.; Huang, M. L.; Kambugu, F.; Orem, J.; Casper, C.; Corey, L.; Wald, A. Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Shedding Among Adults With and Without HIV Infection in Uganda. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2016;213(3):439-47. Epub 2015/10/22. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv451. PubMed PMID: 26486633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4704673.


Mutyaba IP, W.; Krantz, E. M.; Goldman, J. D.; Nambooze, S.; Orem, J.; Wabinga, H. R.; Casper, C. A Population-Level Evaluation of the Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Cancer Incidence in Kyadondo County, Uganda, 1999-2008. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2015;69(4):481-6. Epub 2015/04/07. doi: 10.1097/qai.0000000000000620. PubMed PMID: 25844696; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4483147.


Adebamowo CAC, C.; Bhatia, K.; Mbulaiteye, S. M.; Sasco, A. J.; Phipps, W.; Vermund, S. H.; Krown, S. E. Challenges in the detection, prevention, and treatment of HIV-associated malignancies in low- and middle-income countries in Africa. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2014;67 Suppl 1:S17-26. Epub 2014/08/15. doi: 10.1097/qai.0000000000000255. PubMed PMID: 25117957; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4392880.

Gray GEM, Z.; Metch, B.; Gilbert, P. B.; Bekker, L. G.; Churchyard, G.; Nchabeleng, M.; Mlisana, K.; Laher, F.; Roux, S.; Mngadi, K.; Innes, C.; Mathebula, M.; Allen, M.; McElrath, M. J.; Robertson, M.; Kublin, J.; Corey, L. Recombinant adenovirus type 5 HIV gag/pol/nef vaccine in South Africa: unblinded, long-term follow-up of the phase 2b HVTN 503/Phambili study. The Lancet Infectious diseases. 2014;14(5):388-96. Epub 2014/02/25. doi: 10.1016/s1473-3099(14)70020-9. PubMed PMID: 24560541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4174314
Mackelprang RDC, M.; Thomas, K. K.; Hughes, J. P.; Baeten, J. M.; Wald, A.; Farquhar, C.; Fife, K.; Campbell, M. S.; Kapiga, S.; Gao, X.; Mullins, J. I.; Lingappa, J. R. Host genetic and viral determinants of HIV-1 RNA set point among HIV-1 seroconverters from sub-saharan Africa. Journal of virology. 2015;89(4):2104-11. Epub 2014/12/05. doi: 10.1128/jvi.01573-14. PubMed PMID: 25473042; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4338863.

Perti TN, M.; Gray, G.; De Bruyn, G.; Selke, S.; Magaret, A.; Huang, M. L.; Velaphi, S.; Corey, L.; Wald, A. Frequent genital HSV-2 shedding among women during labor in Soweto, South Africa. Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 2014;2014:258291. Epub 2014/06/26. doi: 10.1155/2014/258291. PubMed PMID: 24963269; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4054931.
Phipps WS, M.; Selke, S.; Huang, M. L.; Jaoko, W.; Mandaliya, K.; Wald, A.; Casper, C.; McClelland, R. S. Oral HHV-8 replication among women in Mombasa, Kenya. Journal of medical virology. 2014;86(10):1759-65. Epub 2014/04/03. doi: 10.1002/jmv.23941. PubMed PMID: 24692069; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4289619.


Cardoso FB, N.; Distelhorst, S. R.; Bevilacqua, J. L.; Ginsburg, O.; Grunberg, S. M.; Gralla, R. J.; Steyn, A.; Pagani, O.; Partridge, A. H.; Knaul, F. M.; Aapro, M. S.; Andersen, B. L.; Thompson, B.; Gralow, J. R.; Anderson, B. O. Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2013;22(5):593-605. Epub 2013/09/05. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.07.050. PubMed PMID: 24001709.

Cleary JD, H.; Distelhorst, S. R.; Ripamonti, C.; Rodin, G. M.; Bushnaq, M. A.; Clegg-Lamptey, J. N.; Connor, S. R.; Diwani, M. B.; Eniu, A.; Harford, J. B.; Kumar, S.; Rajagopal, M. R.; Thompson, B.; Gralow, J. R.; Anderson, B. O. Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer: resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2013;22(5):616-27. Epub 2013/08/27. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.07.052. PubMed PMID: 23972474.

Coghill AEN, P. A.; Madeleine, M. M.; Richardson, B. A.; Mutyaba, I.; Okuku, F.; Phipps, W.; Wabinga, H.; Orem, J.; Casper, C. Contribution of HIV infection to mortality among cancer patients in Uganda. AIDS (London, England). 2013;27(18):2933-42. Epub 2013/08/08. doi: 10.1097/01.aids.0000433236.55937.cb. PubMed PMID: 23921614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4319357.

Ganz PAY, C. H.; Gralow, J. R.; Distelhorst, S. R.; Albain, K. S.; Andersen, B. L.; Bevilacqua, J. L.; de Azambuja, E.; El Saghir, N. S.; Kaur, R.; McTiernan, A.; Partridge, A. H.; Rowland, J. H.; Singh-Carlson, S.; Vargo, M. M.; Thompson, B.; Anderson, B. O. Supportive care after curative treatment for breast cancer (survivorship care): resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2013;22(5):606-15. Epub 2013/09/07. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.07.049. PubMed PMID: 24007941.


de Bruyn GM, A.; Baeten, J. M.; Lingappa, J. R.; Ndase, P.; Celum, C.; Wald, A. Mortality in members of HIV-1 serodiscordant couples in Africa and implications for antiretroviral therapy initiation: results of analyses from a multicenter randomized trial. BMC infectious diseases. 2012;12:277. Epub 2012/11/08. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-277. PubMed PMID: 23130818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC3582549.


El Saghir NSA, C. A.; Anderson, B. O.; Carlson, R. W.; Bird, P. A.; Corbex, M.; Badwe, R. A.; Bushnaq, M. A.; Eniu, A.; Gralow, J. R.; Harness, J. K.; Masetti, R.; Perry, F.; Samiei, M.; Thomas, D. B.; Wiafe-Addai, B.; Cazap, E. Breast cancer management in low resource countries (LRCs): consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2011;20 Suppl 2:S3-11. Epub 2011/03/12. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.02.006. PubMed PMID: 21392996.

Harford JBO, I. V.; Anderson, B. O.; Cazap, E.; Gradishar, W. J.; Gralow, J. R.; Kane, G. M.; Niens, L. M.; Porter, P. L.; Reeler, A. V.; Rieger, P. T.; Shockney, L. D.; Shulman, L. N.; Soldak, T.; Thomas, D. B.; Thompson, B.; Winchester, D. P.; Zelle, S. G.; Badwe, R. A. Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs): consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2011;20 Suppl 2:S20-9. Epub 2011/03/08. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.02.007. PubMed PMID: 21376593.


Gantt SK, A.; Wald, A.; Walusansa, V.; Corey, L.; Casper, C.; Orem, J. Clinical presentation and outcome of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma in Ugandan children. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2010;54(5):670-4. Epub 2010/03/06. doi: 10.1002/pbc.22369. PubMed PMID: 20205254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC2839022.

Phipps WS, F.; Nguyen, H.; Saracino, M.; Wald, A.; Corey, L.; Orem, J.; Kambugu, A.; Casper, C. Gender differences in clinical presentation and outcomes of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma in Uganda. PloS one. 2010;5(11):e13936. Epub 2010/11/26. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013936. PubMed PMID: 21103057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC2980479


Johnston CO, J.; Okuku, F.; Kalinaki, M.; Saracino, M.; Katongole-Mbidde, E.; Sande, M.; Ronald, A.; McAdam, K.; Huang, M. L.; Drolette, L.; Selke, S.; Wald, A.; Corey, L.; Casper, C. Impact of HIV infection and Kaposi sarcoma on human herpesvirus-8 mucosal replication and dissemination in Uganda. PloS one. 2009;4(1):e4222. Epub 2009/01/22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004222. PubMed PMID: 19156206; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC2625442.


Abu-Raddad LJM, A. S.; Celum, C.; Wald, A.; Longini, I. M., Jr.; Self, S. G.; Corey, L. Genital herpes has played a more important role than any other sexually transmitted infection in driving HIV prevalence in Africa. PloS one. 2008;3(5):e2230. Epub 2008/05/22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002230. PubMed PMID: 18493617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC2377333.