Publications

2019

Derkach A, Otim I, Pfeiffer RM, Onabajo OO, Legason ID, Nabalende H, Ogwang MD, Kerchan P, Talisuna AO, Ayers LW, Reynolds SJ, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Bhatia K, Theander TG, Prokunina-Olsson L, Turner L, Goedert JJ, Lavstsen T, Mbulaiteye SM. Associations between IgG reactivity to Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens and Burkitt lymphoma in Ghana and Uganda case-control studies. EBioMedicine 2019 Jan;39:358-368.

Grande BM, Gerhard DS, Jiang A, Griner NB, Abramson JS, Alexander TB, Allen H, Ayers LW, Bethony JM, Bhatia K, Bowen J, Casper C, Choi JK, Culibrk L, Davidsen TM, Dyer MA, Gastier-Foster JM, Gesuwan P, Greiner TC, Gross TG, Hanf B, Harris NL, He Y, Irvin JD, Jaffe ES, Jones SJM, Kerchan P, Knoetze N, Leal FE, Lichtenberg TM, Ma Y, Martin JP, Martin MR, Mbulaiteye SM, Mullighan CG, Mungall AJ, Namirembe C, Novik K, Noy A, Ogwang MD, Omoding A, Orem J, Reynolds SJ, Rushton CK, Sandlund JT, Schmitz R, Taylor C, Wilson WH, Wright GW, Zhao EY, Marra MA, Morin RD, Staudt LM. Genome-wide discovery of somatic coding and noncoding mutations in pediatric endemic and sporadic Burkitt lymphoma. Blood 2019 Mar 21;133(12):1313-1324.

Gouveia MH, Bergen AW, Borda V, Nunes K, Leal TP, Ogwang MD, Yeboah ED, Mensah JE, Kinyera T, Otim I, Nabalende H, Legason ID, Mpoloka SW, Mokone GG, Kerchan P, Bhatia K, Reynolds SJ, Birtwum RB, Adjei AA, Tettey Y, Tay E, Hoover R, Pfeiffer RM, Biggar RJ, Goedert JJ, Prokunina-Olsson L, Dean M, Yeager M, Lima-Costa MF, Hsing AW, Tishkoff SA, Chanock SJ, Tarazona-Santos E, Mbulaiteye SM. Genetic signatures of gene flow and malaria-driven natural selection in sub-Saharan populations of the "endemic Burkitt Lymphoma belt". PLoS Genet 2019 Mar 8;15(3):e1008027. eCollection 2019 Mar.

Peprah S, Dhudha H, Ally H, Masalu N, Kawira E, Chao CN, Genga IO, Mumia M, Were PA, Kinyera T, Otim I, Legason ID, Biggar RJ, Bhatia K, Goedert JJ, Pfeiffer RM, Mbulaiteye SM. A population-based study of the prevalence and risk factors of low-grade Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in children aged 0-15 years old in northern Tanzania. Trop Med Int Health 2019 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Peprah S, Tenge C, Genga IO, Mumia M, Were PA, Kuremu RT, Wekesa WN, Sumba PO, Kinyera T, Otim I, Legason ID, Biddle J, Reynolds SJ, Talisuna AO, Biggar RJ, Bhatia K, Goedert JJ, Pfeiffer RM, Mbulaiteye SM. A Cross-Sectional Population Study of Geographic, Age-Specific, and Household Risk Factors for Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Infection in Western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Jan;100(1):54-65. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0481.

2018

Frequency of EBV LMP-1 Promoter and Coding Variations in Burkitt Lymphoma Samples in Africa and South America and Peripheral Blood in Uganda. Similar articles Liao HM, Liu H, Lei H, Li B, Chin PJ, Tsai S, Bhatia K, Gutierrez M, Epelman S, Biggar RJ, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Ogwang MD, Reynolds SJ, Lo SC, Mbulaiteye SM. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Jun 2;10(6). pii: E177. doi: 10.3390/cancers10060177.

Maziarz M, Nabalende H, Otim I, Legason ID, Kinyera T, Ogwang MD, Talisuna AO, Reynolds SJ, Kerchan P, Bhatia K, Biggar RJ, Goedert JJ, Pfeiffer RM, Mbulaiteye SM. A cross-sectional study of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection burden and risk factors in general population children in 12 villages in northern Uganda. Malar J 2018 Jun 20;17(1):240. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2379-1.

Mbulaiteye SM, Anderson WF. Age-related heterogeneity of Burkitt lymphoma. Br J Haematol 2018 Jan;180(1):153-155.

Ravell J, Otim I, Nabalende H, Legason ID, Reynolds SJ, Ogwang MD, Ndugwa CM, Marshall V, Whitby D, Goedert JJ, Engels EA, Bhatia K, Lenardo MJ, Mbulaiteye SM. Plasma magnesium is inversely associated with Epstein-Barr virus load in peripheral blood and Burkitt lymphoma in Uganda. Cancer Epidemiol 2018 Feb;52:70-74. Erratum in: Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Aug;55:192.

2017

Agerbaek MØ, Pereira MA, Clausen TM, Pehrson C, Oo HZ, Spliid C, Rich JR, Fung V, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Biggar RJ, Reynolds SJ, Tosato G, Pullarkat ST, Ayers LW, Theander TG, Daugaard M, Bhatia K, Nielsen MA, Mbulaiteye SM, Salanti A. Burkitt lymphoma expresses oncofetal chondroitin sulfate without being a reservoir for placental malaria sequestration. Int J Cancer 2017 Apr 1;140(7):1597-1608.

Legason ID, Pfeiffer RM, Udquim KI, Bergen AW, Gouveia MH, Kirimunda S, Otim I, Karlins E, Kerchan P, Nabalende H, Bayanjargal A, Emmanuel B, Kagwa P, Talisuna AO, Bhatia K, Yeager M, Biggar RJ, Ayers LW, Reynolds SJ, Goedert JJ, Ogwang MD, Fraumeni JF Jr, Prokunina-Olsson L, Mbulaiteye SM. Evaluating the Causal Link Between Malaria Infection and Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma in Northern Uganda: A Mendelian Randomization Study. EBioMedicine 2017 Nov;25:58-65.

Lombardo KA, Coffey DG, Morales AJ, Carlson CS, Towlerton AMH, Gerdts SE, Nkrumah FK, Neequaye J, Biggar RJ, Orem J, Casper C, Mbulaiteye SM, Bhatia KG, Warren EH. High-throughput sequencing of the B-cell receptor in African Burkitt lymphoma reveals clues to pathogenesis. Blood Adv 2017 Mar 21;1(9):535-544. eCollection 2017 Mar 28.

Maziarz M, Kinyera T, Otim I, Kagwa P, Nabalende H, Legason ID, Ogwang MD, Kirimunda S, Emmanuel B, Reynolds SJ, Kerchan P, Joloba MM, Bergen AW, Bhatia K, Talisuna AO, Biggar RJ, Goedert JJ, Pfeiffer RM, Mbulaiteye SM. Age and geographic patterns of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in a representative sample of children living in Burkitt lymphoma-endemic areas of northern Uganda. Malar J 2017 Mar 20;16(1):124. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1778-z.

2016

Linet MS, Brown LM, Mbulaiteye SM, Check D, Ostroumova E, Landgren A, Devesa SS. International long-term trends and recent patterns in the incidence of leukemias and lymphomas among children and adolescents ages 0-19 years. Int J Cancer 2016 Apr 15;138(8):1862-74.

2015

Lei H, Li T, Li B, Tsai S, Biggar RJ, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Gutierrez M, Epelman S, Mbulaiteye SM, Bhatia K, Lo SC. Epstein-Barr virus from Burkitt Lymphoma biopsies from Africa and South America share novel LMP-1 promoter and gene variations. Sci Rep 2015 Nov 23;5:16706. doi: 10.1038/srep16706.3

2014

Adewole I, Martin DN, Williams MJ, Adebamowo C, Bhatia K, Berling C, Casper C, Elshamy K, Elzawawy A, Lawlor RT, Legood R, Mbulaiteye SM, Odedina FT, Olopade OI, Olopade CO, Parkin DM, Rebbeck TR, Ross H, Santini LA, Torode J, Trimble EL, Wild CP, Young AM, Kerr DJ. Building capacity for sustainable research programmes for cancer in Africa. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2014 May;11(5):251-9. Review.

Aka P, Emmanuel B, Vila MC, Jariwala A, Nkrumah F, Periago MV, Neequaye J, Kiruthu C, Levine PH, Biggar RJ, Bhatia K, Bethony JM, Mbulaiteye SM. Elevated serum levels of interleukin-6 in endemic Burkitt lymphoma in Ghana. Hematol Oncol 2014 Dec;32(4):218-20.

Johnston WT, Mutalima N, Sun D, Emmanuel B, Bhatia K, Aka P, Wu X, Borgstein E, Liomba GN, Kamiza S, Mkandawire N, Batumba M, Carpenter LM, Jaffe H, Molyneux EM, Goedert JJ, Soppet D, Newton R, Mbulaiteye SM. Relationship between Plasmodium falciparum malaria prevalence, genetic diversity and endemic Burkitt lymphoma in Malawi. Sci Rep 2014 Jan 17;4:3741. doi: 10.1038/srep03741.

Mbulaiteye SM, Morton LM, Sampson JN, Chang ET, Costas L, de Sanjosé S, Lightfoot T, Kelly J, Friedberg JW, Cozen W, Marcos-Gragera R, Slager SL, Birmann BM, Weisenburger DD. Medical history, lifestyle, family history, and occupational risk factors for sporadic Burkitt lymphoma/leukemia: the Interlymph Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Subtypes Project. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2014 Aug;2014(48):106-14. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu003.

Mbulaiteye SM, Pullarkat ST, Nathwani BN, Weiss LM, Rao N, Emmanuel B, Lynch CF, Hernandez B, Neppalli V, Hawes D, Cockburn MG, Kim A, Williams M, Altekruse S, Bhatia K, Goodman MT, Cozen W. Epstein-Barr virus patterns in US Burkitt lymphoma tumors from the SEER residual tissue repository during 1979-2009. APMIS 2014 Jan;122(1):5-15.

Simbiri KO, Biddle J, Kinyera T, Were PA, Tenge C, Kawira E, Masalu N, Sumba PO, Lawler-Heavner J, Stefan CD, Buonaguro FM, Robinson D, Newton R, Harford J, Bhatia K, Mbulaiteye SM. Burkitt lymphoma research in East Africa: highlights from the 9(th) African organization for research and training in cancer conference held in Durban, South Africa in 2013. Infect Agent Cancer 2014 Sep 11;9:32. eCollection 2014.

Williams CK, Cristina Stefan D, Rawlinson F, Simbiri K, Mbulaiteye SM. The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer and its conferences: a historical perspective and highlights of the Ninth International Conference, Durban, South Africa, 21-24 November 2013. Ecancermedicalscience 2014 Feb 3;8:396. eCollection 2014.

2013

Aka P, Vila MC, Jariwala A, Nkrumah F, Emmanuel B, Yagi M, Palacpac NM, Periago MV, Neequaye J, Kiruthu C, Tougan T, Levine PH, Biggar RJ, Pfeiffer RM, Bhatia K, Horii T, Bethony JM, Mbulaiteye SM. Endemic Burkitt lymphoma is associated with strength and diversity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria stage-specific antigen antibody response. Blood 2013 Aug 1;122(5):629-35.

Mbulaiteye SM, Clarke CA, Morton LM, Gibson TM, Pawlish K, Weisenburger DD, Lynch CF, Goodman MT, Engels EA. Burkitt lymphoma risk in U.S. solid organ transplant recipients. Am J Hematol 2013 Apr;88(4):245-50.

2012

Aka P, Kawira E, Masalu N, Emmanuel B, Brubaker G, Magatti J, Mbulaiteye SM. Incidence and trends in Burkitt lymphoma in northern Tanzania from 2000 to 2009. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Dec 15;59(7):1234-8.

Baik S, Mbaziira M, Williams M, Ogwang MD, Kinyera T, Emmanuel B, Ziegler JL, Reynolds SJ, Mbulaiteye SM. A case-control study of Burkitt lymphoma in East Africa: are local health facilities an appropriate source of representative controls? Infect Agent Cancer 2012 Mar 13;7(1):5. doi: 10.1186/1750-9378-7-5.

Guech-Ongey M, Yagi M, Palacpac NM, Emmanuel B, Talisuna AO, Bhatia K, Stefan DC, Biggar RJ, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Tougan T, Horii T, Mbulaiteye SM. Antibodies reactive to Plasmodium falciparum serine repeat antigen in children with Burkitt lymphoma from Ghana. Int J Cancer 2012 Apr 15;130(8):1908-14.

Mbulaiteye SM, Anderson WF, Ferlay J, Bhatia K, Chang C, Rosenberg PS, Devesa SS, Parkin DM. Pediatric, elderly, and emerging adult-onset peaks in Burkitt's lymphoma incidence diagnosed in four continents, excluding Africa. Am J Hematol 2012 Jun;87(6):573-8.

Schmitz R, Young RM, Ceribelli M, Jhavar S, Xiao W, Zhang M, Wright G, Shaffer AL, Hodson DJ, Buras E, Liu X, Powell J, Yang Y, Xu W, Zhao H, Kohlhammer H, Rosenwald A, Kluin P, Müller-Hermelink HK, Ott G, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Rimsza LM, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Delabie J, Smeland EB, Ogwang MD, Reynolds SJ, Fisher RI, Braziel RM, Tubbs RR, Cook JR, Weisenburger DD, Chan WC, Pittaluga S, Wilson W, Waldmann TA, Rowe M, Mbulaiteye SM, Rickinson AB, Staudt LM. Burkitt lymphoma pathogenesis and therapeutic targets from structural and functional genomics. Nature 2012 Oct 4;490(7418):116-20.

2011

Emmanuel B, Kawira E, Ogwang MD, Wabinga H, Magatti J, Nkrumah F, Neequaye J, Bhatia K, Brubaker G, Biggar RJ, Mbulaiteye SM. African Burkitt lymphoma: age-specific risk and correlations with malaria biomarkers. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 Mar;84(3):397-401. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0450.

Ogwang MD, Zhao W, Ayers LW, Mbulaiteye SM. Accuracy of Burkitt lymphoma diagnosis in constrained pathology settings: importance to epidemiology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011 Apr;135(4):445-50. doi: 10.1043/2009-0443-EP.1.

2010

Mbulaiteye SM, Anderson WF, Bhatia K, Rosenberg PS, Linet MS, Devesa SS. Trimodal age-specific incidence patterns for Burkitt lymphoma in the United States, 1973-2005. Int J Cancer 2010 Apr 1;126(7):1732-9. doi: 10.1002/ijc.24934.

Mbulaiteye SM, Talisuna AO, Ogwang MD, McKenzie FE, Ziegler JL, Parkin DM. African Burkitt's lymphoma: could collaboration with HIV-1 and malaria programmes reduce the high mortality rate? Lancet 2010 May 8;375(9726):1661-3.

2009

Mbulaiteye SM, Biggar RJ, Bhatia K, Linet MS, Devesa SS. Sporadic childhood Burkitt lymphoma incidence in the United States during 1992-2005. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009 Sep;53(3):366-70. doi: 10.1002/pbc.22047.

2008

Ogwang MD, Bhatia K, Biggar RJ, Mbulaiteye SM. Incidence and geographic distribution of endemic Burkitt lymphoma in northern Uganda revisited. Int J Cancer 2008 Dec 1;123(11):2658-63. [View Abstract]