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By Professor Wilson Onuigbo (FMCPath, FRCPath, FRCPGlas, OON)

Our monthly columnist Professor Wilson Onuigbo who is a world renowned Medical Scientist and Scholar with a lot of research findings to his credit, reveals some of his research findings and opinions every month on this column for the benefit of mankind.

Bilateral Breast Cancer in a Nigerian Community

Abstract
In different parts of the world, there is published evidence regarding the bilateral synchronous occurrence of breast cancer. Therefore, this paper considers the parameters met among the Igbo Ethnic Group, who are domiciled mostly in South-Eastern Nigeria. The median age was 42 years. In the series of 6 cases, all but one was synchronous. The histological type tended to be the same on both sides, including one woman in whom three distinct types occurred bilaterally. Ductal carcinoma was the commonest type while the odd inflammatory carcinoma was prominent....Read full article

 

Malnutrition Featured During the Nigerian Civil War as both Classical Kwashiorkor and Nascent Paragonimiasis

Abstract

During the Nigerian Civil War, the world community became aware of the deaths due to classical Kwashiorkor. However, the purpose of the present paper is to reveal that there was the hitherto unknown concomitant malnutrition disease due to paragonimiasis, this being due to eating poorly cooked crabs because of the stresses of war time....Read full article

 

No Albino Should Suffer From Extensive Skin Cancers Let Alone Die There-From
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Abstract
The epidemiology of albino skin cancer in Nigeria was reported in 1977. Since then, a major issue has been the late presentation of albinos for treatment. In general, the woeful picture of  cancer in  man led  a  US  President to  declare war  on it. Incidentally, a contributor who had such  a  war  in  mind,  lamented  that “Too many  adults still die from common epithelial cancers.” In  this context, let me add my personal experience of the albino skin cancer variety in the Nigerian community, where the Igbo Ethnic Group warrants being used to hypothesize that no albino should suffer from extensive skin cancer let alone die of it....Read full article

 

One Referee Constitutes a Poor Method of Assisting the Editor to Assess Epidemiologic Research: Should three not be the Standard?
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Abstract

Epidemiology has been defined as a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population. Introduced into the English language about the year 1860, the author has from the early 1970s been involved in research on it with special reference to the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria, West Africa. Despite my wide experience, a paper on Wilms tumor in Igbo children was rejected by the Editor of International Journal of Cancer and Clinical Research on the opinion of one referee who stated that “There are many different tribes in Nigeria,” adding therefore that “A better paper would survey the entire country, comparing different groups and areas.” Accordingly, this referee’s opinion is falsified on several grounds, including the fact that 36 editors had between 1974 and 1978 accepted such papers of mine. Indeed, the paper has since been accepted by the Editor of “Archives in Cancer Research.” Accordingly, it is hypothesized that at least three referees should be a standard practice in evaluating not only epidemiologic but also other scientific communications worldwide...Read full article

 

In this Column

Bilateral Breast Cancer in a Nigerian Community
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Malnutrition Featured During the Nigerian Civil War as both Classical Kwashiorkor and Nascent Paragonimiasis
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Historical Highlights of Medical Education at the Higher College, Yaba, in the 1940s
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

No Albino Should Suffer From Extensive Skin Cancers Let Alone Die There-From
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

One Referee Constitutes a Poor Method of Assisting the Editor to Assess Epidemiologic Research: Should three not be the Standard?
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

The Role of Referees in Research
- Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

Prevention of Cancer
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Professor Wilson I. B. Onuigbo

 

 

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