Articles by Nestory Masalu in JoVE
Dried Blood and Serum Spots As A Useful Tool for Sample Storage to Evaluate Cancer Biomarkers Laura Mercatali1, Patrizia Serra2, Giacomo Miserocchi1, Chiara Spadazzi1, Chiara Liverani1, Alessandro De Vita1, Giorgia Marisi3, Alberto Bongiovanni1, Federica Recine1, Akwilina Pangan4, Nestory Masalu4, Toni Ibrahim1, Dino Amadori1 1Osteoncology and Rare Tumors Center, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola, Italy, 2Unit of Biostatistics and Clinical Trials, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola, Italy, 3Biosciences Laboratory, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola, Italy, 4Department of Oncology, Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza, Tanzania This protocol describes a simple and useful method to store peripheral blood and serum/plasma for downstream analyses such as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) evaluation and ELISA assay.
Other articles by Nestory Masalu on PubMed
Ten-year Surgical Experiences with Penile Cancer at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northwestern Tanzania: a Retrospective Study of 236 Patients World Journal of Surgical Oncology. | Pubmed ID: 25889238 Penile cancer is an uncommon malignancy in developed countries, but the incidence is as high as 10% to 20% of all male cancers in some developing countries. There is a paucity of published data on this subject in our setting. This study describes the clinicopathological presentation and treatment outcome of this condition in our environment, and highlights challenges associated with the care of these patients and proffers solutions for improved outcome.
Head and Neck Cancers: a Clinico-pathological Profile and Management Challenges in a Resource-limited Setting BMC Research Notes. | Pubmed ID: 26654449 Head and neck cancer (HNC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide and its incidence is reported to be increasing in resource-limited countries. There is a paucity of published data regarding head and neck cancers in Tanzania, and Bugando Medical Centre in particular. This study describes the clinicopathological profile of HNC in our local setting and highlights the challenges in the management of this disease.