Factors associated with the high prevalence of oesophageal cancer in Western Kenya: a review

@inproceedings{Kigen2017FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the high prevalence of oesophageal cancer in Western Kenya: a review},
  author={Gabriel Kimutai Kigen and Naftali Wisindi Busakhala and Zipporah Kamuren and Hillary K. Rono and Wilfred Kimalat and Evangeline Njiru},
  booktitle={Infectious Agents and Cancer},
  year={2017}
}
Oesophageal carcinoma (OC) is highly prevalent in Western Kenya especially among the members of the Kalenjin community who reside in the Northern and Southern areas of the Rift Valley. Previous authors have suggested potential association of environmental and genetic risk factors with this high prevalence. The environmental factors that have been suggested include contamination of food by mycotoxins and/or pesticides, consumption of traditional alcohol (locally referred to “Busaa” and “Chan’gaa… CONTINUE READING
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