Carol G. Shores
Area of Interest
My current research interests are investigating cancer epidemiology at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Working with the UNC Division of Infectious Disease UNC Project, we have developed an online Cancer Registry for the KCH which is providing preliminary data for research in several areas that I help direct, including head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma. I am working to improve the capabilities of diagnosis and staging of head and neck cancer at KCH by training local surgery residents. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is associated with cervical cancer, the most common cancer in woman at KCH. In the US, HPV associated oropharyngeal cancer is rapidly increasing in incidence, but nothing is known about this disease in sub-Saharan Africa. We are developing the infrastructure to address this research question.