NCR Publications

The following publications have been produced by the National Cancer Registry (NCR) and Cancer Epidemiology Research Group (CERG):


2015
 
Singh E, Underwood JM, Nattey C, Babb C, Sengayi M, Kellett P. South African National Cancer Registry: Effect of withheld data from private health systems on cancer incidence estimates. SAMJ 2015 Feb:105 (2) 107-109.

Sengayi M, Babb C, Egger M and Urban MI, “HIV testing and burden of HIV infection in black cancer patients in Johannesburg, South Africa: A cross-sectional study” BMC Cancer 2015 15:144 (doi 10.1186/s12885-015-1171-7)
 
Mendy M, Caboux E, Sylla BS, Dillner J, Chinquee J, Wild C and BCNet survey participants (incl Babb C) “Infrastructure and Facilities for Human Biobanking in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – A situational analysis” Pathobiology 2014; 81:252-260
 
Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer (incl Babb C and Urban M) Menopausal hormone use and ovarian cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis of 52 epidemiological studies. The Lancet Feb 13 2015 online. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61687-1)


2014
 
Dickens C, Duarte R, Zietsman A, Cubasch H, Kellett P, Schüz J, Kielkowski D, McCormack V. Racial comparison of receptor-defined breast cancer in Southern African women: subtype prevalence and age-incidence analysis of nationwide cancer registry data. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2014 Nov;23(11):2311-21. 
 
Erdmann F, Kielkowski D, Schonfeld SJ, Kellett P, Stanulla M, Dickens C, Kaatsch P, Singh E, Schüz J. Childhood cancer incidence patterns by race, sex and age for 2000-2006: A report from the South African National Cancer Registry. Int J Cancer, 2014 Nov.
 
Singh  E, Sengayi M, Urban MI, Babb C, Kellett P, Ruff P. Correspondence; The South African National Cancer Registry: an update. Lancet Oncology, Volume 15, Issue 9, Page e363, August 2014.
 
Nattey C, Urban M, Kielkowski D. 0342 Lung cancer risk attributable to occupation: in a case control study in black South Africans, 2001–2008 Poster presentation Occup Environ Med 2014;71:A110-A111. 
 
Babb C, Urban M, Kielkowski D, and Kellett P. Prostate Cancer in South Africa: Pathology Based National Cancer Registry Data (1986–2006) and Mortality Rates (1997–2009), Prostate Cancer, Volume 2014 May (2014), Article ID 419801, 9 pages. Erratum published November 2014.
 
Norval M, Kellett P, Wright CY. The Incidence and Body Site of Skin Cancers in the Population Groups of South Africa. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2014 Jan 14. 
 

2013
 
Dube, N. M., Girdler-Brown, B. V, Tint, K. S., & Kellett, P. (2013). Repeatability of manual coding of cancer reports in the South African National Cancer Registry, 2010. South African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection, 28(3), 157–165.
 
Baker GL, Babb C, Schnugh DJ, Naylor SJ, Louw M, Goedhals J, Bringuier P, Blay J, Willem P. Molecular characterization of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) in a South African population. Oncology Letters. 2013 Jan;5(1):155-160.
 

2012

Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Ovarian cancer and smoking: individual participant meta-analysis including 28 114 women with ovarian cancer from 51 epidemiological studies. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Sep;13(9):946-56.

Kielkowski D, Singh E, Wilson K, Babb C, Urban M, Kellett P. The South African paediatric tumour registry – 25 years of activity (Letter to editor reply) South African Medical Journal 2012; Vol 102 (8).

Sitas F, Egger S, Urban MI, Taylor PR, Abnet CC, Boffetta P, O’Connell DL, Whiteman, DC, Brennan P, Malekzadeh R, Pawlita, M, Dawsey SM and Waterboer T on behalf of the Inter SCOPE Collaboration.  InterSCOPE Study: Associations Between Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Human Papillomavirus Serological Markers. J National Cancer Institute 2012; 104 (2): 147 – 158.

Urban M, Banks E, Egger S, Canfell K, O’Connell D, Beral V and Sitas F.  Injectable and Oral Contraceptive Use and Cancers of the Breast, Cervix, Ovary, and Endometrium in Black South African Women: Cancer Case–Control PLoS Medicine 2012; 9(3) e1001182.

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S; International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Time since first sexual intercourse and the risk of cervical cancer. Int J Cancer. 2012 Jun 1;130(11):2638-44


2010

Malope-Kgokong BI, Macphail P, Mbisa G, Ratshikhopha E, Maskew M, Stein L, Sitas F, Whitby D. Kaposi's Sarcoma Associated-Herpes Virus (KSHV) Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women in South Africa. Infect Agent Cancer. 2010 Aug 31;5:14.


2009

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S for International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Cervical carcinoma and sexual behaviour: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 15,461 women with cervical carcinoma and 29,164 women without cervical carcinoma from 21 epidemiological studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Apr;18(4):1060-9.


2008

Parkin DM, Sitas F, Chirenje M, Stein L, Abratt R, Wabinga H. Part 1: Cancer in Indigenous Africans - burden, distribution and trends. Lancet Oncology 2008: 9, 683-692.  

Sitas F, Parkin DM, Chirenje M, Stein L, Abratt R, Wabinga H. Part II: Cancer in Indigenous Africans - Causes and Control. Lancet Oncology 2008: 9, 786-795. 

Stein L, Urban MI, O’Connell D, Yu XQ, Beral V, Newton R, Ruff P, Donde B, Hale M, Patel M, Sitas F. The spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus-associated cancers in a South African black population: Results from a case-control study, 1995-2004. Int. J. Cancer 2008: 122, 2260-2265.

Malope BI, MacPhail P, Mbisa G, MacPhail C, Stein L, Ratshikhopha EM, Ndhlovu L, Sitas F, Whitby D. No evidence of sexual transmission of Kaposi’s sarcoma herpes virus in a heterosexual South African population. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 2008:22:1-8.

Stein L, Urban MI, Weber M, Ruff P, Hale M, Donde B, Patel M, Sitas F.  Effects of tobacco smoking on cancer and cardiovascular disease in urban black South Africans.  British Journal of Cancer 2008: 98: 1586 – 1592.


2007

Marais DJ, Sampson CC, Urban MI, Sitas F, Williamson A. The seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 capsid antigens in mothers and their children. Journal of Medical Virology 2007; 79(9):1370-4 

Malope BI, Pfeiffer RM, Mbisa G, Stein L,  Ratshikhopha E, O’Connell D, Sitas F, MacPhail P, Whitby D. Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus between mothers and children in a South African population. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2007: 44(3): 351-355.

Sitas F, Urban M, Stein L, Beral V, Ruff P, Hale M, Patel M, O'Connell D, Yu XQ, Verzijden A, Marais D, Williamson AL. The relationship between anti-HPV-16 IgG seropositivity and cancer of the cervix, anogenital organs, oral cavity and pharynx, oesophagus and prostate in a black South African population. Infect Agent Cancer. 2007 Mar 2;6.

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S for International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Cervical cancer and hormonal contraceptives: collaborative reanalysis of individual data for 16,573 women with cervical cancer and 35,509 women without cervical cancer from 24 epidemiological studies. Lancet 2007; 370:9599;1609-1621


2006

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S for International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Cervical carcinoma and reproductive factors: Collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 16,563 women with cervical carcinoma and 33,542 women without cervical carcinoma from 25 epidemiological studies Int. J. Cancer 2006; 119: 1108–1124.

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S for International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Carcinoma of the cervix and tobacco smoking: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 13 541 women with carcinoma of the cervix and 23 017 woman without carcinoma of the cervix from 23 epidemiological studies. Int. J. Cancer 2006; 118:6; 1481-1495.

Berrington de González A, Urban MI, Sitas, F, Blackburn N, Hale M, Patel M, Ruff P, Sur R, Newton R, and Beral V. Antibodies against six human herpesviruses in relation to seven cancers in black South Africans: A case control study. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006, 1:2

Book chapter: Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition. Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006. Chapter 20.  Cancers. Authors Sitas F, Parkin M, Chirenje Z, Stein L, Mqoqi N, Wabinga H. Jamison DT, Feachem RG, Makgoba MW, Bos ER, Baingana FK, Hofman KJ, Rogo KO, editors.

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S for International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer (incl. Urban MI). Comparison of risk factors for invasive squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the cervix: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 8,097 women with squamous cell carcinoma and 1,374 women with adenocarcinoma from 12 epidemiological studies. Int. J. Cancer 2006; 120:4:885-891


2004

Mosane TW, Malope BI, Ratshikhopa ME, Hiss DC & Sitas F. Seroprevalence of H. pylori IgG antibodies in South African mothers and their children. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2004, 16:1; 113-114.

Vineis P. Alavanja M, Bufler P, Fontham E, Franceschi S, Gao YT, Gupta PC, Hacksaw A, Matos E, Samet J, Sitas F, Smith J, Stayner L, Straif K, Thun MJ, Wichmann HE, Wu AH, Zaridze D, Peto R, Doll R.  Tobacco and cancer. Recent epidemiological evidence.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2004; 96(2): 99-106.

Sitas F, Urban M, Bradshaw D, Kielkowski D, Bah R & Peto R. Tobacco attributable deaths in South Africa. Tobacco Control 2004; 13;4: 396-399.

Sitas F., et al. IARC working group. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans vol 83: Tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking. Lyon: 2004. ISBN 92 832 1283 5.

Stein L, Carrara H, Norman R, Alagiozoglou L, Morris L & Sitas F.  Antibodies against human herpesvirus 8 in South African renal transplant recipients and blood donors.  Transplant Infectious disease 2004, 6(2): 69 – 73.

Wojcicki JM, Newton R, Urban MI, Stein L, Patel M, Hale M, Ruff P, Sur R, Rad FC and Sitas F. Low socioeconomic status and risk for infection with human herpesvirus 8 among HIV-1 negative South African black cancer patients. Epidemiology and Infection 2004, 132(6):1191-7.


2003

Stein L, Sitas F, Parkin M. Cancer incidence in Namibia, 1995-1998. Published by Namibian Cancer Association, 2003.
 
Parkin DM, Wabinga H, Sherif H, Ferlay J, Whelan S, Sitas F. Cancer in Africa: Epidemiology and Infection.  IARC Scientific Publications No. 153. Lyon 2003.

Wojcicki J, Newton R, Urban M, Stein L, Patel M, Ruff P, Sur R, Sitas F. Risk factors for high anti-HHV-8 antibody titres (≥1:51,200) in black, HIV-1 negative South African cancer patients: a case control study. BMC Infectious Disease 2003; 3(1):21.
 
Dedicoat M, Sitas F, Newton R. Cancer in rural Kwazulu-Natal. SAMJ  2003; 93(11): 846-7.
Alagiozoglou L, Morris L, Bredell H, Martin DJ, Sitas F.  Human herpesvirus-8 antibodies and DNA in HIV-1 infected patients in South Africa. Epidemiology and Infection 2003; 131(3):1125-9.
 
Sitas F and others. IARC Working Group.  IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans.  Tobacco. Lyon: WHO-IARC 2003
 
Sitas F, Parkin MD, Chirenje Z, Stein L, Mqoqi N, Wabinga H. The Burden of Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa, World Bank 2003.


2002

 
Newton R, Sitas F, Dedicoat M, Ziegler J. HIV Infection and Cancer. Chapter  23, pp 1-19. In, Essex M, Mboup S, Kanki PJ,  Marlink R, Tlou, SD (eds). AIDS in Africa (2nd Edition).  Kluwer Press, New York 2002.
 
Pacella-Norman R, Urban MI, Sitas F, Carrara H, Sur R, Hale M, Ruff P, Patel M, Newton R, Bull D, Beral V. Risk factors for oesophageal, lung, oral and laryngeal cancers in black South Africans.  British Journal of Cancer 2002; 86: Issue 11 (June): 1751-1756.


2001

Weiss RA, Sitas F.  Kaposi’s sarcoma in AIDS.  Journal of Registry Management 2001; 28:2; 93-96.
 
McFarlane G, Forman D, Sitas F, Lachlan G.  A minimum estimate for the incidence of Gastric cancer in Eastern Kenya.  British Journal of Cancer 2001; 85: 1322-1325.
 
Vorobiof DA, Sitas F, Vorobiof G.  Breast cancer incidence in South Africa. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2001; 19: 18 Supplement: 125s-127s.


2000

Sitas F, Pacella-Norman R, Carrara H, Patel M, Sur R, Jentsch U, Hale M, Rowji P, Saffer D, Connor M, Bull D, Newton R, Beral V.  The spectrum of HIV-1 related cancers in South Africa. Int. J. Cancer 2000; 88;3: 489-492.
 
Alagiozoglou L, Sitas F, Morris L.  Phylogenetic analysis of human herpesvirus-8 in South Africa and identification of a novel subgroup.  Journal of General Virology 2000; 81:8; 2029-2038
 
International Collaboration on HIV and Cancer.  Highly active retroviral therapy and incidence of cancer in human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2000; 92:22; 1823-1830.
 
Williams BG, Gouws E, Colvin M, Sitas F, Ramjee G, Abdool-Karrim SS.  HIV/AIDS in South Africa.  Patterns of infection: using age prevalence data to understand the epidemic of HIV in South Africa.  SAJS 2000; 96: 305-312.
 
Sitas F, Newton R.  Kaposi’s sarcoma in South Africa.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs, 2000; 28:1-4.


1999

Sitas F, Carrara H, Beral V, Newton R, Reeves G, Bull D, Jentsch U, Pacella-Norman R, Bourboulia D, Whitby D, Boshoff C, Weiss R. Antibodies against human herpesvirus 8 in black South African patients with cancer. NEJM 1999; 340(24): 1863-71.
 
Sitas F, Newton R, Boshoff C. Increasing probability of mother-to-child transmission of HHV-8 with increasing maternal antibody titer for HHV-8. NEJM 1999; 340 (24): 1923
 
Pritchard D, Sitas F, Viljoen E. Tobacco consumption among Swaziland high-school students and their parents and teachers. SAMJ 1999; 89(5): 558-9.
 
Beral V, Newton R, Sitas F. Human herpesvirus 8 and cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1999; 91(17): 1440-1.
 
Mzileni O, Sitas F, Steyn K, Carrara H, Bekker P. Lung cancer, tobacco and environmental factors in the African population of the Northern Province, South Africa. Tobacco Control 1999; 8(4): 398-401.
 
Vardas E, Sitas F, Seidel K, Casteling A, Sim J. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies and genotypes in asymptomatic first-time blood donors in Namibia. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 1999; 77(12): 965-72.