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. Several recent publications are list below:
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. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33506499.
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243587
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
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant
The GSO is proud to support Dr. Chukwuma Okereke’s research project, Immunohistochemical Profiling of Breast Cancer in Nigeria: A national Snapshot as part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant. Recipients of this grant are physicians who conduct cancer management research and are working in African Research Group in Oncology (ARGO) member institutions. Dr. Okereke is a General Surgeon, Consultant at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. Dr. Greg Knapp, Medical Director, GSO, will provide mentorship throughout Dr. Okereke’s project and the GSO Advisory Committee will assist with support wherever needed.