Breast cancer (BC) metastases to the abdomen and pelvis affect the liver, mesentery, retroperitoneum, peritoneum, bladder, kidney, ovary, and uterus. The study documented the radiological pattern and features of the chest, bone, abdominal and pelvic (AP) metastases among advanced breast cancer patients.
Liquid biopsy detected multiple actionable variants in Ghanaian women with breast cancer that a tissue-only workflow missed. cfDNA analysis featured less variations in sample preparation which is a key consideration in resource-limited settings.
West Africa has recorded a relatively higher proportion of asymptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases than the rest of the world, and West Africa-specific host factors could play a role in this discrepancy. Here, [the authors] assessed the association between COVID-19 severity among Ghanaians with their immune profiles and ABO blood groups.
Dr. Ella Amoako, Desmond Jumbam and Dr. Yaw Bediako authored an editorial in the January 2021 edition of BMJ Global Health, discussing the impact that excluding African participants from clinical trials has on childhood cancer research.