Groesbeck Preer Parham, MD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department OB/GYN
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street


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1. Foerster M, Anele A, Adisa C, Galukande M, Parham G, Zietsman A, Oyamienlen CS, Iwuoha KC, Ezeigbo E, Bakengesa E, Kaggwa A, Naamala A, Nteziryayo A, Nakazibwe T, Pinder LF, Walubita E, Pontac J, Anderson BO, McKenzie F, Schüz J, Dos-Santos-Silva I, McCormack V. Few Losses to Follow-Up in a Sub-Saharan African Cancer Cohort via Active mHealth Follow-Up: the Prospective ABC-DO Breast Cancer Cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 May 08.
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2. Pinder LF, Parham GP, Basu P, Muwonge R, Lucas E, Nyambe N, Sauvaget C, Mwanahamuntu MH, Sankaranarayanan R, Prendiville W. Thermal ablation versus cryotherapy or loop excision to treat women positive for cervical precancer on visual inspection with acetic acid test: pilot phase of a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jan; 21(1):175-184.
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3. Bing EG, Parham GP, Cuevas A, Fisher B, Skinner J, Mwanahamuntu M, Sullivan R. Using Low-Cost Virtual Reality Simulation to Build Surgical Capacity for Cervical Cancer Treatment. J Glob Oncol. 2019 05; 5:1-7.
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4. Parham G, Bing EG, Cuevas A, Fisher B, Skinner J, Mwanahamuntu M, Sullivan R. Creating a low-cost virtual reality surgical simulation to increase surgical oncology capacity and capability. Ecancermedicalscience. 2019; 13:910.
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5. Cabanes A, Kapambwe S, Citonje-Msadabwe S, Parham GP, Lishimpi K, Cruz TA, Shastri S. Challenges, Opportunities, and Priorities for Advancing Breast Cancer Control in Zambia: A Consultative Meeting on Breast Cancer Control. J Glob Oncol. 2019 03; 5:1-7.
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6. Kapambwe S, Mwanahamuntu M, Pinder LF, Chisele S, Chirwa SC, Parham GP. Partnering with traditional Chiefs to expand access to cervical cancer prevention services in rural Zambia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2019 Mar; 144(3):297-301.
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7. Nyambe N, Hoover S, Pinder LF, Chibwesha CJ, Kapambwe S, Parham G, Subramanian S. Differences in Cervical Cancer Screening Knowledge and Practices by HIV Status and Geographic Location: Implication for Program Implementation in Zambia. Afr J Reprod Health. 2018 Dec; 22(4):92-101.
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8. Chinula L, Hicks M, Chiudzu G, Tang JH, Gopal S, Tomoka T, Kachingwe J, Pinder L, Hicks M, Sahasrabuddhe V, Parham G. A tailored approach to building specialized surgical oncology capacity: Early experiences and outcomes in Malawi. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2018 Nov; 26:60-65.
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9. Sirohi B, Chalkidou K, Pramesh CS, Anderson BO, Loeher P, El Dewachi O, Shamieh O, Shrikhande SV, Venkataramanan R, Parham G, Mwanahamuntu M, Eden T, Tsunoda A, Purushotham A, Stanway S, Rath GK, Sullivan R. Developing institutions for cancer care in low-income and middle-income countries: from cancer units to comprehensive cancer centres. Lancet Oncol. 2018 08; 19(8):e395-e406.
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10. Subramanian S, Kaganova Y, Zhang Y, Hoover S, Nyambe N, Pinder L, Chibwesha C, Kapambwe S, Parham G. Patient Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Zambia: Protocol for a Multi-Cohort Discrete Choice Experiment. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Jul 25; 7(7):e10429.
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11. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Breast cancer awareness in the sub-Saharan African ABC-DO cohort: African Breast Cancer-Disparities in Outcomes study. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 08; 29(8):721-730.
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12. Pinder LF, Nzayisenga JB, Shibemba A, Kusweje V, Chiboola H, Amuyunzu-Nyamongo M, Kapambwe S, Mwaba C, Lermontov P, Mumba C, Henry-Tillman R, Parham GP. Demonstration of an algorithm to overcome health system-related barriers to timely diagnosis of breast diseases in rural Zambia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196985.
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13. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Parham G, Pinder L, Cubasch H, Joffe M, Kidaaga F, Lukande R, Offiah AU, Egejuru RO, Shibemba A, Schuz J, Anderson BO, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. Drivers of advanced stage at breast cancer diagnosis in the multicountry African breast cancer - disparities in outcomes (ABC-DO) study. Int J Cancer. 2018 04 15; 142(8):1568-1579.
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14. Pinder LF, Henry-Tillman R, Linyama D, Kusweje V, Nzayisenga JB, Shibemba A, Sahasrabuddhe V, Lishimpi K, Mwanahamuntu M, Hicks M, Parham GP. Leverage of an Existing Cervical Cancer Prevention Service Platform to Initiate Breast Cancer Control Services in Zambia: Experiences and Early Outcomes. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-8.
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15. Ginsburg O, Bray F, Coleman MP, Vanderpuye V, Eniu A, Kotha SR, Sarker M, Huong TT, Allemani C, Dvaladze A, Gralow J, Yeates K, Taylor C, Oomman N, Krishnan S, Sullivan R, Kombe D, Blas MM, Parham G, Kassami N, Conteh L. The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health. Lancet. 2017 02 25; 389(10071):847-860.
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16. McKenzie F, Zietsman A, Galukande M, Anele A, Adisa C, Cubasch H, Parham G, Anderson BO, Abedi-Ardekani B, Schuz J, Dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V. African Breast Cancer-Disparities in Outcomes (ABC-DO): protocol of a multicountry mobile health prospective study of breast cancer survival in sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ Open. 2016 08 23; 6(8):e011390.
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17. Chibwesha CJ, Frett B, Katundu K, Bateman AC, Shibemba A, Kapambwe S, Mwanahamuntu MH, Banda S, Hamusimbi C, Polepole P, Parham GP. Clinical Performance Validation of 4 Point-of-Care Cervical Cancer Screening Tests in HIV-Infected Women in Zambia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2016 Jul; 20(3):218-23.
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18. Mohammed SI, Ren W, Flowers L, Rajwa B, Chibwesha CJ, Parham GP, Irudayaraj JM. Point-of-care test for cervical cancer in LMICs. Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 05; 7(14):18787-97.
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19. Katundu K, Bateman AC, Pfaendler KS, Mwanahamuntu MH, Kapambwe S, Vermund SH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Msadabwe SC, Stringer JS, Parham GP, Chibwesha CJ. The Effect of Cryotherapy on Human Papillomavirus Clearance Among HIV-Positive Women in Lusaka, Zambia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Oct; 19(4):301-6.
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20. Manga S, Parham G, Benjamin N, Nulah K, Sheldon LK, Welty E, Ogembo JG, Bradford L, Sando Z, Shields R, Welty T. Cervical Cancer Screening in Cameroon: Interobserver Agreement on the Interpretation of Digital Cervicography Results. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Oct; 19(4):288-94.
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21. Kapambwe S, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Blevins M, Mwanahamuntu MH, Mudenda V, Shepherd BE, Chibwesha CJ, Pfaendler KS, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Implementation and Operational Research: Age Distribution and Determinants of Invasive Cervical Cancer in a "Screen-and-Treat" Program Integrated With HIV/AIDS Care in Zambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Sep 01; 70(1):e20-6.
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22. Sullivan R, Alatise OI, Anderson BO, Audisio R, Autier P, Aggarwal A, Balch C, Brennan MF, Dare A, D'Cruz A, Eggermont AM, Fleming K, Gueye SM, Hagander L, Herrera CA, Holmer H, Ilbawi AM, Jarnheimer A, Ji JF, Kingham TP, Liberman J, Leather AJ, Meara JG, Mukhopadhyay S, Murthy SS, Omar S, Parham GP, Pramesh CS, Riviello R, Rodin D, Santini L, Shrikhande SV, Shrime M, Thomas R, Tsunoda AT, van de Velde C, Veronesi U, Vijaykumar DK, Watters D, Wang S, Wu YL, Zeiton M, Purushotham A. Global cancer surgery: delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Sep; 16(11):1193-224.
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23. Bateman AC, Katundu K, Mwanahamuntu MH, Kapambwe S, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Hicks ML, Chi BH, Stringer JS, Parham GP, Chibwesha CJ. The burden of cervical pre-cancer and cancer in HIV positive women in Zambia: a modeling study. BMC Cancer. 2015 Jul 24; 15:541.
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24. Parham GP, Mwanahamuntu MH, Kapambwe S, Muwonge R, Bateman AC, Blevins M, Chibwesha CJ, Pfaendler KS, Mudenda V, Shibemba AL, Chisele S, Mkumba G, Vwalika B, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Chi BH, Stringer JS, Sankaranarayanan R, Sahasrabuddhe VV. Population-level scale-up of cervical cancer prevention services in a low-resource setting: development, implementation, and evaluation of the cervical cancer prevention program in Zambia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0122169.
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25. Chamot E, Mulambia C, Kapambwe S, Shrestha S, Parham GP, Macwan'gi M, Mwanahamuntu MH. Preference for human papillomavirus-based cervical cancer screening: results of a choice-based conjoint study in Zambia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Apr; 19(2):119-23.
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26. Bateman AC, Katundu K, Polepole P, Shibemba A, Mwanahamuntu M, Dittmer DP, Parham GP, Chibwesha CJ. Identification of human papillomaviruses from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded pre-cancer and invasive cervical cancer specimens in Zambia: a cross-sectional study. Virol J. 2015 Jan 16; 12:2.
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27. Bateman AC, Chibwesha CJ, Parham GP. Minimizing verification bias in cervical cancer screening of HIV-infected women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Mar; 128(3):269-70.
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28. Bateman AC, Parham GP, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Mwanahamuntu MH, Kapambwe S, Katundu K, Nkole T, Mulundika J, Pfaendler KS, Hicks ML, Shibemba A, Vermund SH, Stringer JS, Chibwesha CJ. Clinical performance of digital cervicography and cytology for cervical cancer screening in HIV-infected women in Lusaka, Zambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Oct 01; 67(2):212-5.
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29. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Blevins M, Kapambwe S, Shepherd BE, Chibwesha C, Pfaendler KS, Mkumba G, Vwalika B, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Stringer JSA, Parham GP. Monitoring the performance of "screen-and-treat" cervical cancer prevention programs. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Jul; 126(1):88-89.
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30. De Vuyst H, Alemany L, Lacey C, Chibwesha CJ, Sahasrabuddhe V, Banura C, Denny L, Parham GP. The burden of human papillomavirus infections and related diseases in sub-saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 29; 31 Suppl 5:F32-46.
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31. Denny LA, Sankaranarayanan R, De Vuyst H, Kim JJ, Adefuye PO, Alemany L, Adewole IF, Awolude OA, Parham G, de Sanjosé S, Bosch FX. Recommendations for cervical cancer prevention in sub-saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 29; 31 Suppl 5:F73-4.
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32. Kapambwe S, Parham G, Mwanahamuntu M, Chirwa S, Mwanza J, Amuyunzu-Nyamongo M. Innovative approaches to promoting cervical health and raising cervical cancer awareness by use of existing cultural structures in resource-limited countries: experiences with traditional marriage counseling in Zambia. Glob Health Promot. 2013 Dec; 20(4 Suppl):57-64.
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33. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Blevins M, Kapambwe S, Shepherd BE, Chibwesha C, Pfaendler KS, Mkumba G, Vwalika B, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Utilization of cervical cancer screening services and trends in screening positivity rates in a 'screen-and-treat' program integrated with HIV/AIDS care in Zambia. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e74607.
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34. Macklaim JM, Cohen CR, Donders G, Gloor GB, Hill JE, Parham GP, Ravel J, Spear G, van de Wijgert J, Reid G. Exploring a road map to counter misconceptions about the cervicovaginal microbiome and disease. Reprod Sci. 2012 Nov; 19(11):1154-62.
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35. White HL, Mulambia C, Sinkala M, Mwanahamuntu MH, Parham GP, Moneyham L, Grimley DM, Chamot E. 'Worse than HIV' or 'not as serious as other diseases'? Conceptualization of cervical cancer among newly screened women in Zambia. Soc Sci Med. 2012 May; 74(10):1486-93.
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36. White HL, Mulambia C, Sinkala M, Mwanahamuntu MH, Parham GP, Kapambwe S, Moneyham L, Kempf MC, Chamot E. Motivations and experiences of women who accessed "see and treat" cervical cancer prevention services in Zambia. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Jun; 33(2):91-8.
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37. Sahasrabuddhe VV, Parham GP, Mwanahamuntu MH, Vermund SH. Cervical cancer prevention in low- and middle-income countries: feasible, affordable, essential. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Jan; 5(1):11-7.
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38. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Kapambwe S, Pfaendler KS, Chibwesha C, Mkumba G, Mudenda V, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Advancing cervical cancer prevention initiatives in resource-constrained settings: insights from the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia. PLoS Med. 2011 May; 8(5):e1001032.
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39. Parham GP, Mwanahamuntu MH, Pfaendler KS, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Myung D, Mkumba G, Kapambwe S, Mwanza B, Chibwesha C, Hicks ML, Stringer JS. eC3--a modern telecommunications matrix for cervical cancer prevention in Zambia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2010 Jul; 14(3):167-73.
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40. Chirwa S, Mwanahamuntu M, Kapambwe S, Mkumba G, Stringer J, Sahasrabuddhe V, Pfaendler K, Parham G. Myths and misconceptions about cervical cancer among Zambian women: rapid assessment by peer educators. Glob Health Promot. 2010 Jun; 17(2 Suppl):47-50.
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41. Parham GP, Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Westfall AO, King KE, Chibwesha C, Pfaendler KS, Mkumba G, Mudenda V, Kapambwe S, Vermund SH, Hicks ML, Stringer JS, Chi BH. Implementation of cervical cancer prevention services for HIV-infected women in Zambia: measuring program effectiveness. HIV Ther. 2010; 4(6):703-722.
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42. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Parham GP. HPV screening for cervical cancer in rural India. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 16; 361(3):305; author reply 306.
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43. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Pfaendler KS, Mudenda V, Hicks ML, Vermund SH, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Implementation of 'see-and-treat' cervical cancer prevention services linked to HIV care in Zambia. AIDS. 2009 Mar 27; 23(6):N1-5.
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44. Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Integrating cervical cancer prevention in HIV/AIDS treatment and care programmes. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Aug; 86(8):D-E.
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45. Pfaendler KS, Mwanahamuntu MH, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Mudenda V, Stringer JS, Parham GP. Management of cryotherapy-ineligible women in a "screen-and-treat" cervical cancer prevention program targeting HIV-infected women in Zambia: lessons from the field. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Sep; 110(3):402-7.
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46. Downs LS, Smith JS, Scarinci I, Flowers L, Parham G. The disparity of cervical cancer in diverse populations. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 May; 109(2 Suppl):S22-30.
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47. Stone JR, Parham GP. An ethical framework for community health workers and related institutions. Fam Community Health. 2007 Oct-Dec; 30(4):351-63.
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48. Parham GP, Scarinci IC. Strategies for achieving healthy energy balance among African Americans in the Mississippi Delta. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Oct; 4(4):A97.
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49. Parham GP, Sahasrabuddhe VV, Mwanahamuntu MH, Shepherd BE, Hicks ML, Stringer EM, Vermund SH. Prevalence and predictors of squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix in HIV-infected women in Lusaka, Zambia. Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Dec; 103(3):1017-22.
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50. Waggoner SE, Darcy KM, Fuhrman B, Parham G, Lucci J, Monk BJ, Moore DH. Association between cigarette smoking and prognosis in locally advanced cervical carcinoma treated with chemoradiation: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Dec; 103(3):853-8.
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51. Wynn TA, Johnson RE, Fouad M, Holt C, Scarinci I, Nagy C, Partridge E, Dignan MB, Person S, Parham G. Addressing disparities through coalition building: Alabama REACH 2010 lessons learned. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 May; 17(2 Suppl):55-77.
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52. Hicks ML, Yap OW, Matthews R, Parham G. Disparities in cervical cancer screening, treatment and outcomes. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(2 Suppl 3):S3-63-6.
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53. Fouad MN, Partridge E, Dignan M, Holt C, Johnson R, Nagy C, Parham G, Person S, Scarinci I, Wynn T. A community-driven action plan to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparity: successes and limitations. J Cancer Educ. 2006; 21(1 Suppl):S91-100.
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54. Lanciano R, Calkins A, Bundy BN, Parham G, Lucci JA, Moore DH, Monk BJ, O'Connor DM. Randomized comparison of weekly cisplatin or protracted venous infusion of fluorouracil in combination with pelvic radiation in advanced cervix cancer: a gynecologic oncology group study. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov 20; 23(33):8289-95.
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55. Parham GP, Hicks ML. Racial disparities affecting the reproductive health of African-American women. Med Clin North Am. 2005 Sep; 89(5):935-43, 941.
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56. Leath CA, Straughn JM, Kirby TO, Huggins A, Partridge EE, Parham GP. Predictors of outcomes for women with cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Nov; 99(2):432-6.
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57. Parham GP. Dairy report one-sided: dairy products contribute to cancer risks. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Apr; 97(4):582-3.
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58. Parham GP. Comparison of cell collection and direct visualization cervical cancer screening adjuncts. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Mar; 188(3 Suppl):S13-20.
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59. Cronjé HS, Parham GP, Cooreman BF, de Beer A, Divall P, Bam RH. A comparison of four screening methods for cervical neoplasia in a developing country. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Feb; 188(2):395-400.
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60. Parham G, Hardy C, White-Johnson F. Strategies for community participation in cancer prevention. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(3 Suppl 3):S3-73-5.
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61. Santin AD, Bellone S, Palmieri M, Bossini B, Dunn D, Roman JJ, Pecorelli S, Cannon M, Parham GP. Effect of blood transfusion during radiotherapy on the immune function of patients with cancer of the uterine cervix: role of interleukin-10. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Dec 01; 54(5):1345-55.
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62. Santin AD, Bellone S, Gokden M, Cannon MJ, Parham GP. Vaccination with HPV-18 E7-pulsed dendritic cells in a patient with metastatic cervical cancer. N Engl J Med. 2002 May 30; 346(22):1752-3.
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63. Santin AD, Bellone S, Gokden M, Palmieri M, Dunn D, Agha J, Roman JJ, Hutchins L, Pecorelli S, O'Brien T, Cannon MJ, Parham GP. Overexpression of HER-2/neu in uterine serous papillary cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2002 May; 8(5):1271-9.
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