Knowledge about cancer in the northern healthcare zone is increasing as the result of research made possible by the existence of the Cancer Care Centre. Some recent research is listed below:


Furaha Serventi, MD ; Augustine, Musyoka, CRC ; Jamie Saunders, MS, CRC et. al.
NOHA: A Promising Biomarker for Determining Estrogen Receptor Status Among Patients With Breast Cancer in Resource-Constrained Settings. JCO Global Oncol 8:e2200192

Herman AM, Hawkins AT, Misso K, Issangya C, Tarmohamed M, Mremi A, Serventi F, Msuya D, Philemon R. Colorectal Cancer in Northern Tanzania: Increasing Trends and Late Presentation Present Major Challenges. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar,6:375-381. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00301.

Singer R, Henke A, Alloyce JP, Serventi F, Massawe A, Henke O. Repetitive Cancer Training for Community Health Care Workers: An Effective Method to Strengthen Knowledge and Impact on the Communities. Results from a Pilot Training at Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Nov 9. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01648-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Alwash Z, Henke O, Serventi F, Kanthelhardt E. Staff Perspectives Towards Challenges in a Newly Established Cancer Centre in Tanzania: A Qualitative Study. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Mar;(5):1-8. doi: 10.1200/JGO.18.00246.

Leak SA, Mmbaga LG, Mkwitzu EW, Mapendo PJ, Henke O. Hematological Malignancies in East Africa—Which Cancers to Expect and How to Provide Services. (2020) PLoS ONE 15(5): e0232848.

Henke, O, Bruchhausen, W, and Massawe, A. Use of Herbal Medicine Is Associated With Late-Stage Presentation in Tanzanian Patients With Cancer: A Survey to Assess the Utilization of and Reasons for the Use of Herbal Medicine. DOI: 10.1200/GO.22.00069 JCO Global Oncology no. 8 (2022) e2200069. Published online July 12, 2022.

Gnanamuttupulle Marianne, Henke Oliver, Ntundu Shilanaiman Hilary, Serventi Furaha, Mwakipunda Leila E, Amsi Patrick, Mremi Alex, Chilonga Kondo, Msuya David, Chugulu Samuel G (2021) Clinicopathological characteristics of breast cancer patients from Northern Tanzania: common aspects of late stage presentation and triple negative breast cancer ecancer 15 1282

Esther Majaliwa, MD; Emily R. Smith, PhD; Cesia Cotache-Condor, MPH et. al. Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Care at a Tertiary Hospital in Northern Tanzania: A Retrospective Study.

Henke O, Mapendo PJ, Mwakipunda L, Mmbaga LG, Serventi F, Mkwizu EF. Early Molecular Response in East African Ph+ CML Patients. Do we need an African Prognosis Score? [poster] AORTIC Conference, November 2019, Maputo, Mozambiqué

Singer R, Henke O, Massawe A., Alloyce JP, Serventi F, Henke A. Cancer awareness of community level health workers in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania [poster]. Armut und Gesundheit, Public Health Kongress in Deutschland, March 2019, Berlin, Germany

Gafaar TO, Henke O, Pesambili M, Vissoci JRN, Mmbaga BT, Staton C. Advanced Care Planning and Quality of Death: An Exploratory Study on Perceptions and Attitudes in Northern Tanzania [poster]. 10th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, March 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.

Henke A, Alloyce J, Serventi F, Mrema D, Ngwamkai P, Henke O. Prevalence of (pre-) cancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancer in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Conference on Tropical Medicine and Global Health, March 2019, Munich, Germany

Henke O, Alwash Z. Challenges in a newly established Cancer Care Centre in Tanzania. Staff´s perspective. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4_suppl_2 (October 1, 2018): DOI: 10.1200/jgo.18.89400

Henke A, Serventi F, Henke O. Cancer Awareness among Adults in Kilimanjaro Region. Journal of Global Oncology, no. 4_suppl_2 (October 1, 2018): DOI:10.1200/jgo.18.78502

Henke O, Massawe A, Serventi F. Boosting Palliative Care through Cancer Care [poster] P345. An experience from Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania. 11th Conference of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda

Georg J, Henke A, Henke O, Mamseri R, Serventi S, Mboya I. Cancer Awareness and Care Seeking among Adults in rural districts of Kilimanjaro Region, Northern Tanzania [poster] P219.11th Conference of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda

Cesia Cotache-Condor, Hannah E Rice, Kristin Schroeder, Catherine Staton, Esther Majaliwa, Shenglan Tang, Henry E Rice, Emily R Smith.  Delays in cancer care for children in low-income and middle[1]income countries: development of a composite vulnerability index.  Lancet Glob Health 2023; 11: e505–15.