To contribute to the international body of research on global surgery while developing greater interest within the department and university

Research is one of the central pillars of the GSO. Our aim is to contribute to the international body of research on global surgery while developing greater interest within the department and university. The GSO is actively involved with the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO), with a current focus on the rising incidence of breast and colorectal cancer in Nigeria. The office has a mandate to foster collaborative research with surgeons in low- and middle-income countries, including new funding opportunities for local and international researchers at all levels of training. 


Omisore, A. D., Sutton, E. J., Akinola, R. A., Towoju, A. G., Akhigbe, A., Ebubedike, U. R., Tansley, G., Olasehinde, O., Goyal, A., Akinde, A. O., Alatise, O. I., Mango, V. L., Kingham, T. P., & Knapp, G. C. (2023). Population-level access to breast cancer early detection and diagnosis in Nigeria. JCO Global Oncology, 9(9). 

Olasehinde O, Alatise O, Omisore A, Wuraola F, Odujoko O, Romanoff A, Akinkuolie A, Arowolo O, Adisa A, Knapp G, Famurewa O, Omisile I, Onabanjo E, Constable J, Omoniyi-Esan G, Adesunkanmi AR, Lawal O, Kingham TP. Contemporary management of breast cancer in Nigeria: Insights from an institutional database. Int J Cancer. 2021 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33484

Knapp GC, Alatise O, Olopade B, Samson M, Olasehinde O, Wuraola F, et al. (2021) Feasibility and performance of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for average-risk colorectal cancer screening in Nigeria. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0243587.

Knapp GC, Tansley G, Olasehinde O, Wuraola F, Adisa A, Arowolo O, Olawole MO, Romanof A, Quan ML, Bouchard-Fortier A, Alatise OI, Kingham P. Geospatial access predicts stage at presentation and outcomes for breast cancer patients in South West Nigeria: A population-based study. Cancer. 2020, Dec 28. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33394

Alatise OI, Knapp GC, Sharma A, Chatila WK, Arowolo OA, Olasehinde O, Famurewa OC, Omisore AD, Komolafe AO, Olaofe OO, Katung AI. Molecular and phenotypic profiling of colorectal cancer patients in West Africa reveals biological insights. Nature communications. 2021 Nov 24;12(1):1-8.

Mango VL, Olasehinde O, Omisore AD, Wuraola FO, Famurewa OC, Sevilimedu V, Knapp GC, Steinberg E, Akinmaye PR, Adewoyin BD, Romanoff A. The iBreastExam versus clinical breast examination for breast evaluation in high risk and symptomatic Nigerian women: a prospective study. The Lancet Global Health. 2022 Apr 1;10(4):e555-63.

Guidolin K, Spence RT, Azin A, Hirpara DH, Lam-Tin-Cheung K, Quereshy F, Chadi S. The effect of operative duration on the outcome of colon cancer procedures. Surgical Endoscopy. 2022 Jul;36(7):5076-83.