Africa’s Oesophageal Cancer Corridor: Geographic Variations in Incidence Correlate with Certain Micronutrient Deficiencies

@inproceedings{Schaafsma2015AfricasOC,
  title={Africa’s Oesophageal Cancer Corridor: Geographic Variations in Incidence Correlate with Certain Micronutrient Deficiencies},
  author={Torin T Schaafsma and Jonathan Wakefield and Rachel A Hanisch and Freddie Bray and Joachim Sch{\"u}z and Edward Jm Joy and M J Watts and Valerie Ann McCormack and Jaymie R. Meliker},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The aetiology of Africa's easterly-lying corridor of squamous cell oesophageal cancer is poorly understood. Micronutrient deficiencies have been implicated in this cancer in other areas of the world, but their role in Africa is unclear. Without prospective cohorts, timely insights can instead be gained through ecological studies. METHODS Across Africa we assessed associations between a country's oesophageal cancer incidence rate and food balance sheet-derived estimates of mean… CONTINUE READING
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