EL Geddes

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A continuously growing cell line has been established from autopsy material taken from a primary liver carcinoma, a cancer which has a high incidence in Southern Africa. The cell line was initiated from multifocal areas of outgrowth in the primary culture, and adaptation to in vitro conditions was completed after 18 months. The cells resemble hepatocytes in(More)
Hepatitis-B surface antigen (HBsAg) was found in the serum of 58 of 158 (36-4%) southern African Bantu patients with primary hepatocellular cancer by counter immunoelectrophoresis and in 94 (59-5%) by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The prevalence of this antigen in the general Bantu population using these methods was 7% and 9% respectively. Antibody against HBsAg(More)
The pattern of cancer in African gold miners over the 8-year period 1964-71, comprising 2,926,461 man-years of employment was studied. Of the 1344 cancers found, primary liver cancer accounted for 52-8%, oesophageal cancer 12-1%, cancer of the respiratory system 5-4% and cancer of the bladder 4-8%. Analysis of the spatial distribution of these four cancers,(More)
Certain characteristics of 328 Mozambican male Shangaans with primary hepatocellular cancer (PHC) have been compared with those of 163 Shangaan men with hepatomegaly from causes other than PHC and with those of 122 Black Southern African men with the same tumour but who belonged to tribes other than the Shangaan. Shangaans with PHC were significantly(More)