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The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Global Oncology, November 2018
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Title
The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action
Published in
Journal of Global Oncology, November 2018
DOI 10.1200/jgo.17.00163
Pubmed ID
Authors

Katherine Van Loon, Michael M. Mwachiro, Christian C. Abnet, Larry Akoko, Mathewos Assefa, Stephen L. Burgert, Steady Chasimpha, Charles Dzamalala, David E. Fleischer, Satish Gopal, Prasad G. Iyer, Bongani Kaimila, Violet Kayamba, Paul Kelly, Maria E. Leon, Christopher G. Mathew, Diana Menya, Daniel Middleton, Yohannie Mlombe, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Elia Mmbaga, Gift Mulima, Gwen Murphy, Beatrice Mushi, Ally Mwanga, Amos Mwasamwaja, M. Iqbal Parker, Natalie Pritchett, Joachim Schüz, Mark D. Topazian, Russell E. White, Valerie McCormack, Sanford M. Dawsey

Abstract

Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide and the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death; however, worldwide incidence and mortality rates do not reflect the geographic variations in the occurrence of this disease. In recent years, increased attention has been focused on the high incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) throughout the eastern corridor of Africa, extending from Ethiopia to South Africa. Nascent investigations are underway at a number of sites throughout the region in an effort to improve our understanding of the etiology behind the high incidence of ESCC in this region. In 2017, these sites established the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium. Here, we summarize the priorities of this newly established consortium: to implement coordinated multisite investigations into etiology and identify targets for primary prevention; to address the impact of the clinical burden of ESCC via capacity building and shared resources in treatment and palliative care; and to heighten awareness of ESCC among physicians, at-risk populations, policy makers, and funding agencies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 36%
Researcher 4 18%
Unspecified 4 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 36%
Unspecified 6 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 9%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2018.
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#1,342,587
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#85
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#54,674
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Global Oncology
#2
of 6 outputs
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