Publications


Selected Refereed Manuscripts

  1. Naresh KN, Raphael M, Ayers L, Hurwitz N, Calbi V, Rogena E, Sayed S, Sherman O, Ibrahim HA, Lazzi S, Mourmouras V, Rince P, Githanga J, Byakika B, Moshi E, Durosinmi M, Olasode BJ, Oluwasola OA, Akang EE, Akenòva Y, Adde M, Magrath I, Leoncini L. Lymphomas in sub-Saharan Africa - what can we learn and how can we help in improving diagnosis, managing patients and fostering translational research? Br J Haematol. 2011 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2011.08772.

  2. 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;135:445-450.

  3. Ayers LW, Silver S, Orenstein JM, McGrath MS, Garcia DL. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;675:193-203.

  4. Abayomi EA, Somers A, Grewal R, Sissolak G, Bassa F, Maartens D, Jacobs P, Stefan C, Ayers LW. Impact of the HIV epidemic and Anti-Retroviral Treatment policy on lymphoma incidence and subtypes seen in the Western Cape of South Africa, 2002-2009: Preliminary findings of the Tygerberg Lymphoma Study Group. Transfus Apher Sci. 2011 Apr;44(2):161-6. PMID: 21402310.

  5. Bhatia K, Goedert JJ, Modali R, Preiss L, Ayers LW. Merkel cell carcinoma subgroups by merkel cell polyomavirus DNA relative abundance and oncogene expression. Int J Cancer. 2010 May 1;126(9):2240-6.

  6. Bhatia K, James JG, Modali R, Preiss L, Ayers LW. Immunological detection of viral large T antigen identifies a subset of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors with higher viral abundance and better clinical outcome. Int J Cancer. 2010 Sep 1;127(6):1493-6.

  7. Mwanda WO, Orem J, Fu P, Banura C J Kakembo, C Aonyango, A Ness, S Reynolds, JL Johnson, V Subbiah, J Bako, H Wabinga, FK Abdallah, HJ Meyerson, CC Whalen, MM Lederman, J Black, LW Ayers, E Katongole-Mbidde, SC Remick: Dose-modified oral chemotherapy in the treatment of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in East Africa. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 20;27(21):3480-

  8. Epub 2009 May 26, 2009. 8. Ayers LW, Silver S, McGrath MS, Orenstein JM: The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource: Role in HIV/AIDS Scientific Discovery. Infectious Agents and Cancer. 2007, Mar 2, 2:7.

  9. Chaves AA, Baliga RS, Mihm MJ, Schanbacher BL, Basuray A, Liu C, Cook AC, Ayers LW, Baurer JA: Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide Enhances Cardiac Dysfunction but Not Retroviral Replication in Murine AIDS: Roles of Macrophage Infiltration and Toll-Like Receptor 4 Expression. Am J Pathol 2006 Mar;168(3):727-735.


Selected Book Chapters

  1. Ayers LW, Silver S, Orenstein JM, McGrath MS, and Garcia DL. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (chapter 8). In Diller J, editor: Methods in Biobanking, Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer +Business Media, LLC, 1st Ed, 2011;675:193-203.

  2. Ayers LW: Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials (chapter 7). In Mahon, Lehman, Manuselis, editors: Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology. Saunders Elsevier, 2011, 4rd Ed. 

Selected Presentation Abstracts
  1. Ayers LW, Tumwine L, Perner Y. Tissue quality continues as significant obstruction to international comparison of tumor subtypes using biomarkers: lymphoma classification by the Sub-Saharan Africa Lymphoma Consortium. Poster Presentation. 4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network Symposium, Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science, Bethesda, MD USA, March 28-29, 2011.

  2. Senecal K, Ramaradjou J, Gewirtz A, Ayers LW. Tissue procurement quality assurance benefits from shared experience: Midwestern Division Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN), 2004-2010. Poster Presentation. 4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network Symposium, Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science, Bethesda, MD USA, March 28-29, 2011

  3. Ayers LW. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cell-cycle inhibitor p27: Down regulation associates with poor outcome biomarkers with an interesting exception. Poster presentation, OSUCCC – James 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA, February 18, 2011.

  4. NDung’u J, Zhao WJ, Ayers LW. (Abst/poster) Castleman disease and HHV-8 related entities in Kenya. 10th Biennial Conference of the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA), Kampala, Uganda. September 13-17, 2010.

  5. Lukande R, Ayers LW. Sarcomatoid B-cell lymphoma of the scalp; First report of a case in Africa. 10th Biennial Conference of the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA), Kampala, Uganda. September 13-17, 2010.
  6. Tumwine LK, Lukande R, Zhao W, Ayers LW. Confirmed HHV8 (KSHV) related tissue disorders in Uganda. 10th Biennial Conference of the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA), Kampala, Uganda. September 13-17, 2010.

  7. Abayomi EA, Sommers A, Grewal R, Sissolak G, Bassa F, Maartens D, Jacobs P, Stefan C, Ayers LW. Malignant lymphoma incidence and HIV-related lymphoma subtypes in the Western Cape of South Africa, 2002-2009. South African Pathology Societies annual congress: PathVine, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.September 2-5, 2010.

  8. Iliyasu Y, Zhao W, Ayers LW. Malignant lymphoma subgroups from Zaria, Nigeria reveal absence of HIV/AIDS related plasmablastic lymphomas and HHV-8 related lymphoproliferative disorders. 12th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. April 26-27, 2010. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2010, 5(Suppl 1):A54 (11 October 2010).

  9. Ayers LW, Lukande R, Tumwine LK. Diagnosis of HIV-related malignancies in resource-constrained settings of sub-Saharan Africa, A cautionary tale for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 12th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. April 26-27, 2010. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2010, 5(Suppl 1):A19 (11 October 2010).

  10. Tumwine LK, Lukande R, Zhao W, Ayers LW. Immunohistochemically confirmed HHV-8-related lymphoproliferative disorders in Uganda. 12th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. April 26-27, 2010. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2010, 5(Suppl 1):A39 (11 October 2010).

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