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Patient Characteristics, Early Outcomes, and Implementation Lessons of Cervical Cancer Treatment Services in Rural Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 12;4:1-11

Paul H. Park, Alexandra E. Fehr, Cyprien Shyirambere, Jean Bosco Bigirimana, Ryan Borg, Regis Uwizeye, and Egide Mpanumusingo, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu; John Butonzi, Vedaste Hategekimana, and Tharcisse Mpunga, Butaro District Hospital, Rwanda Ministry of Health, Butaro, Rwanda; Sonya Davey and Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Paul H. Park and Neo Tapela, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Paul H. Park, Harvard Medical School; Thomas Randall, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; and Neo Tapela, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7010450PMC
December 2018

Cost of Treating Pediatric Cancer at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 11;4:1-7

Claire Neal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Christian Rusangwa, Ryan Borg, Stephanie Kennell-Heiling, Cyprien Shyirambere, Natalie Pritchett, Clemence Muhayimana, Elisephan Ntakirutimana, and Paul H. Park, Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Kigali; Tharcisse Mpunga, Ministry of Health, Butaro, Rwanda; Jean Claude Mugunga, Partners in Health; Neo Tapela and Paul H. Park, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and Lawrence N. Shulman, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JGO.17.00155
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.17.00155DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7010449PMC
November 2018

Decreasing Histology Turnaround Time Through Stepwise Innovation and Capacity Building in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 16;4:1-6. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Gaspard Muvugabigwi, Irenee Nshimiyimana, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Deo Ruhangaza, Origene Benewe, John Butonzi, and Tharcisse Mpunga, Butaro District Hospital, Ministry of Health, Butaro; Alexandra E. Fehr, Paul H. Park, Cyprien Shyirambere, Alexis Manirakiza, and Christian Rusangwa, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Kigali, Rwanda; Lauren Greenberg and Kiran Bhai, Partners In Health; James R. Pepoon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Danny Milner, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL; and Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.17.00081DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180771PMC
September 2018

Outcomes of Low-Intensity Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 30;4:1-11. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Fidel Rubagumya, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mary Jue Xu, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Leana May, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO; Caitlin Driscoll, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY; Frank Regis Uwizeye, Cyprien Shyirambere, and Alexandra E. Fehr, Inshuti Mu Buzima/Partners In Health; Umuhizi Denis Gilbert, Clemence Muhayimana, Vedaste Hategekimana, and Tharcisse Mpunga, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda; Katherine Larrabee, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton; Lawrence N. Shulman, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Shekinah Elmore, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program; Leslie Lehmann, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; and Molly Moore, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2017.009290DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180843PMC
September 2018

Quality of Breast Cancer Treatment at a Rural Cancer Center in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 12;4:1-11. Epub 2017 May 12.

Daniel S. O'Neil, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Nancy L. Keating and Lydia E. Pace, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Jean Marie V. Dusengimana, Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu; Vedaste Hategekimana, Aline Umwizera, and Tharcisse Mpunga, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda; Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2016.008672DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180813PMC
September 2018

Cost of Providing Quality Cancer Care at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 17;4:1-7. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Claire Neal, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Christian Rusangwa, Ryan Borg, Natalie Pritchett, Cyprien Shyirambere, Elisephan Ntakirutimana, and Paul H. Park, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Kigali; Tharcisse Mpunga, Ministry of Health, Butaro, Rwanda; Neo Tapela and Paul H. Park, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Jean Claude Mugunga, Partners In Health, Boston, MA; and Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180748PMC
September 2018

Impact of Breast Cancer Early Detection Training on Rwandan Health Workers' Knowledge and Skills.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09;4:1-10

Lydia E. Pace, Nancy L. Keating, and Paul H. Park, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Jean-Marie Vianney Dusengimana, Jean Bosco Bigirimana, and Paul H. Park, Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima; Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali; Vedaste Hategekimana, Vestine Rugema, Aline Umwizera, and Tharcisse Mpunga, Ministry of Health, Butaro, Rwanda; and Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.17.00098DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223427PMC
September 2018

Increasing global access to cancer care: models of care with non-oncologists as primary providers.

Lancet Oncol 2017 08 26;18(8):1000-1002. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Center for Global Cancer Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address:

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August 2017

Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Treatment at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2016 Dec 13;2(6):365-374. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

, , , , and , Partners In Health-Inshuti Mu Buzima; , , , , , and , Rwandan Ministry of Health; , Human Resources for Health Program Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; , Ottawa University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; , , , , , and , Harvard Medical School; , , , , and , Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and , University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.002568DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493245PMC
December 2016

Referral patterns and predictors of referral delays for patients with traumatic injuries in rural Rwanda.

Surgery 2016 12 13;160(6):1636-1644. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Kigali, Rwanda; Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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December 2016

Treating Nephroblastoma in Rwanda: Using International Society of Pediatric Oncology Guidelines in a Novel Oncologic Care Model.

J Glob Oncol 2016 Jun 27;2(3):105-113. Epub 2016 Jan 27.

, , , and , Inshuti Mu Buzima/Partners in Health Rwanda; , , , , and , Ministry of Health Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; , , , , and , Harvard Medical School; , , and , Brigham and Women's Hospital; and , Boston Children's Hospital; and , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; and , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.000067DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5495448PMC
June 2016

Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Rural Rwanda: Promising Early Outcomes.

J Glob Oncol 2016 Jun 3;2(3):129-137. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

and Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Harvard Medical School; Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA; and Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima; and Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda; and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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June 2016

Validation of a community-based survey assessing nonobstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda.

Surgery 2016 Apr 13;159(4):1217-26. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.

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April 2016

Implementation and Validation of Telepathology Triage at Cancer Referral Center in Rural Rwanda.

J Glob Oncol 2016 Apr 20;2(2):76-82. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

, , , Ministry of Health; , , University of Rwanda; Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Natalie Pritchett, , , , Partners In Health, Kigali, Rwanda; , , , Brigham and Women's Hospital; , , Boston Children's Hospital; , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; and , Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.002162DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5495446PMC
April 2016

Implementation Science for Global Oncology: The Imperative to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Cancer Care Delivery.

J Clin Oncol 2016 Jan 17;34(1):43-52. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Neo M. Tapela and Temidayo Fadelu, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Neo M. Tapela, Temidayo Fadelu, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, and Agnes Binagwaho, Harvard Medical School; Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Ariadne Labs; Claire M. Wagner and Lawrence N. Shulman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; Tharcisse Mpunga and Agnes Binagwaho, Rwandan Ministry of Health; Marie Aimee Muhimpundu and Jean Paul Balinda, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Kigali; Neo M. Tapela, Nadine Karema, Ignace Nzayisenga, Temidayo Fadelu, Frank R. Uwizeye, and Cheryl Amoroso, Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda; Claire M. Wagner, Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva, Switzerland; Agnes Binagwaho, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; and Lawrence N. Shulman, Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.

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January 2016

Delays in Breast Cancer Presentation and Diagnosis at Two Rural Cancer Referral Centers in Rwanda.

Oncologist 2015 Jul 1;20(7):780-8. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Ministry of Health, Butaro, Rwanda; Partners in Health, Kigali, Rwanda; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0493DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4492236PMC
July 2015

Validation of a community-based survey assessing non-obstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda.

Lancet 2015 Apr 26;385 Suppl 2:S8. Epub 2015 Apr 26.

Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA, USA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

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April 2015

Epidemiology of untreated non-obstetric surgical disease in Burera District, Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey.

Lancet 2015 Apr 26;385 Suppl 2:S9. Epub 2015 Apr 26.

Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA, USA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

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April 2015

Bringing cancer care to the poor: experiences from Rwanda.

Nat Rev Cancer 2014 12 30;14(12):815-21. Epub 2014 Oct 30.

Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda, PO Box 84, Kigali, Rwanda; Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115; and at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 1 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrc3848DOI Listing
December 2014

Enhancing formal educational and in-service training programs in rural Rwanda: a partnership among the public sector, a nongovernmental organization, and academia.

Acad Med 2014 Aug;89(8):1117-24

Dr. Cancedda is associate physician, Divisions of Global Health Equity and Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, instructor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and former director of medical education and training, Partners In Health Rwanda/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Dr. Farmer is associate physician and division chief, Divisions of Global Health Equity and Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, professor of medicine and department chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and cofounder, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kyamanywa is dean and associate professor, School of Medicine, University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Butare, Rwanda. Dr. Riviello is director, Global Surgery Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Surgery and Public Health, instructor in surgery, Harvard Medical School, and director, Global Surgery Programs, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rhatigan is associate physician and associate division chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, and director, Global Health Delivery Partnership, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Wagner is research fellow, Global Health Delivery Partnership, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ngabo is director, Division of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda. Mr. Anatole is program director, Mentoring and Enhanced Supervision-Quality Improvement Program, Partners In Health Rwanda/Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Dr. Drobac is associate physician, Divisions of Global Health Equity and Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, instructor in medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, executive director, Partners In Health

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August 2014