Dr. Cecily Banura

Position: Lecturer

Epidemiologist (MBCHB). Masters, PhD.

Publications 2008- todate

Banura C, Franceschi S, van Doorn LJ, Arslan A, Wabwire-Mangen F, Mbidde EK, Quint W, Weiderpass E. Detection of cervical human papillomavirus infection in filter paper samples: a comparative study. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2008; 57:253-255.

Banura C, Franceschi S, van Doorn LJ, Arslan A, Wabwire-Mangen F, Mbidde EK, Quint W, Weiderpass E. Infection with human papillomavirus and HIV among young women in Kampala, Uganda. Journal of Infectious Dis. 2008;197:555-562.

Banura C, Franceschi S, van Doorn LJ, Arslan A, Kleter B, Wabwire-Mangen F, Mbidde EK, Quint W, Weiderpass E. Prevalence, incidence and clearance of human papillomavirus infection among young primiparous pregnant women in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Cancer 2008; 123:2180-2187.

Mwanda WO, Orem J, Fu P, Banura C, Kakembo J, Onyango AC, Ness A, Reynolds S, Johnson JL, Subbiah V, Bako J, Wabinga H, et al. Dose-modified oral chemotherapy in treatment of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's in East Africa. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009; 27:3480-88.

Namujju PB, Surcel H-M, Kirnbauer R, Kaasila M, Banura C, Byaruhanga R, Muwanga M, Mbidde EK, Koskela P, Lehtinen M. Multiple infections by high-risk human papillomaviruses show similar clustering in Finland and in Uganda. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010, 42:522-6.

Namujju BP, Hedman L, Hedman K, Banura C, , Mbidde KE, Kizito D, Byaruhanga R, Muwanga M, Kirnbauer R, Surcel H-M, Lehtinen M. Low avidity of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 antibodies is associated with increased risk of low-risk but not high-risk HPV type prevalence. BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:170

Banura C, Sandin S, van Doorn LJ, Quint W, Kleter B, Wabwire-Mangen F, Mbidde EK, Weiderpass E. Type-specific incidence, clearance and predictors of cervical human papillomavirus infections (HPV) among young women: a prospective study in Uganda. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2010, 5:7

Banura C, Mirembe F, Katahoire, A, Namujju P, Mbonye A, Wabwire F. Epidemiology of HPV genotypes in Uganda and the role of current preventive vaccines: A systematic review. Infectious Agents and Cancer; 2011, 6(1): 11

Namujjua PB, Waterboerd T, Banura C, Muwonge R, Mbidde EK, Byaruhanga R, Muwanga M, Surcela H-M, Pawlitad M, Lehtinen M. Risk of multiple infections with oncogenic vaccine and nonvaccine human papillomavirus (HPV) types among HIV positive and HIV negative women
(Uganda). Journal of Virology 2011 92(Pt 12): 2776-83.

Banura Cecily, Mirembe M. Florence, Katahoire R. Anne, Namujju B. Proscovia, Mbidde K. Edward Universal routine HPV vaccination for young girls in Uganda: a review of opportunities and potential obstacles (In Press)

Cecily Banura. Human papillomavirus infections among sexually active young women in Uganda: Implications for a vaccination strategy. Thesis for doctoral degree (2009). Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University. ISBN: 978-91-7409-586-9.

Book Chapters

De Vuyst H, Alemany L, Lacey C, Chibwesha CJ, Sahasrabuddhe V, Cecily Banura, Parham GP. Chapter 2: The burden of HPV infections and related diseases in Sub Saharan Africa. In Press


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