Jacob Morewaya

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BACKGROUND Burkitt lymphoma is common in tropical Africa and Papua New Guinea, where it has been reported to account for 16% of all childhood malignancies. AIM This study aimed to compare the geographical distribution of recent cases and their anatomical site of presentation with findings from previous studies, and to determine survival using the current(More)
Although human papillomavirus (HPV) genome has been detected in lung cancer, its prevalence is highly variable around the world. Higher frequencies have been reported in far-east Asian countries, when compared with European countries. The present study analysed the HPV-16 presence in 60 lung carcinomas from the Asian countries China, Pakistan and Papua New(More)
Using in situ hybridization assay, we examined Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encoded RNA (EBER) expression in 66 cases of oral cancer, 40 esophageal cancer cases, 150 stomach cancer cases, and 46 colorectal cancer cases diagnosed in the Pathology Department of Port Moresby General Hospital, University of Papua New Guinea during the period between 1986-2002.(More)
BACKGROUND During a 10-year period (1986-95), 70 adult Papua New Guineans with head and neck lymphomas were seen in the 18 years-and-above age group. METHODS The clinical information was obtained from the medical records section of the Port Moresby General Hospital. Relevant treatment modalities and the follow-up data were acquired from the National(More)
A review of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values from January 1994 to May 1997 and their correlation with the histopathology of prostate specimens was carried out in the Department of Pathology, Port Moresby General Hospital. The study has shown that this biochemical investigation has not been properly used for the maximum benefit of the patient(More)
An unusual case of severe facial and scalp actinomycosis is described. A Papuan man presented with an ulcerative tumour that was progressively spreading on the left face and scalp. Biopsy reported pseudotumour on two occasions and just granulation tissue once. Non-operative treatment was frustrating until a discharge of sulphur granules led to the diagnosis(More)
A retrospective study of head and neck lymphomas in Papua Newguinean children between the age of 0 and 12 years for a 10-year period has been attempted. A total of 67 cases are recorded. This constitutes approximately 23% of all lymphomas seen during this period. There was a male predominance in all groups. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) comprised of 92% of(More)
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