Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Hypertension and obesity as cardiovascular risk factors among HIV seropositive patients in Western Kenya.
(PLoS One, 2011)
BACKGROUND: There is increased risk of cardiovascular disease among HIV seropositive individuals. The prevalence of HIV is highest in sub-Saharan Africa; however, HIV-related cardiovascular risk research is largely derived ...
Breast cancer as heterogeneous disease: contributing factors and carcinogenesis mechanisms.
(Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2011-07)
The observed bimodal patterns of breast cancer incidence in the U.S. suggested that breast cancer may be viewed as more than one biological entity. We studied the factors potentially contributing to this phenomenon, specifically ...
The association of HIV counseling and testing with HIV risk behaviors in a random population-based survey in Kisumu, Kenya.
(AIDS Behav, 2011-05)
HIV testing has been promoted as a key HIV prevention strategy in low-resource settings, despite studies showing variable impact on risk behavior. We sought to examine rates of HIV testing and the association between testing ...
A genetic variant in the APE1/Ref-1 gene promoter -141T/G may modulate risk of glioblastoma in a Chinese Han population.
(BMC cancer, 2011-01)
BACKGROUND: The human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/Redox effector factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1) is implicated in tumor development and progression. Recently, the APE1/Ref-1 promoter -141T/G variant (rs1760944) has been reported ...
A genome-wide association study of upper aerodigestive tract cancers conducted within the INHANCE consortium.
(PLoS genetics, 2011-03-17)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been successful in identifying common genetic variation involved in susceptibility to etiologically complex disease. We conducted a GWAS to identify common genetic variation involved ...