2018


 Internationally cited publications

Publications included in worldwide quotation index lists​ (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, etc.)

1. Sabine Skrebinska, Ilva Daugule, Daiga Santare, Sergejs Isajevs, Inta Liepniece-Karele, Dace Rudzite, Ilze Kikuste, Aigars Vanags, Ivars Tolmanis, Juris Atstupens, Jin Young Park, Rolando Herrero & Marcis Leja (2018) Accuracy of two plasma antibody tests and faecal antigen test for non-invasive detection of H. pylori in middle-aged Caucasian general population sample, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, DOI: 10.1080/00365521.2018.1476909

2. Sjomina O, Pavlova J, Daugule I, Janovic P, Kikuste I, Vanags A, Tolmanis I, Rudzite D, Polaka I, Kojalo I, Liepniece-Karele I, Isajevs S, Santare D, Pirags V, Pahomova J, Dzerve V, Tzivian L, Erglis A, Leja M. Pepsinogen test for the evaluation of precancerous changes in gastric mucosa: a population-based study. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2018 Mar;27(1):11-17. doi: 10.15403/jgld.2014.1121.271.pep. PubMed [citation] PMID: 29557410

3. Krilaviciute A, Stock C, Leja M, Brenner H. Potential of non-invasive breath tests for preselecting individuals for invasive gastric cancer screening endoscopy. J Breath Res. 2018 Apr 4;12(3):036009. doi: 10.1088/1752-7163/aab5be. PubMed [citation] PMID: 29528036

4. Brancaccio R., Robitaille A., Dutta S., Cuenin C., Santare D., Skenders G., Leja M., Fischer N., Giuliano A.R., Rollison D.E., Grundhoff A., Tommasino M., Gheit T. Generation of a novel next-generation sequencing-based method for the isolation of new human papillomavirus types. Virology. 2018 Jul;520:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2018.04.017. Epub 2018 May 7.

5. Krilaviciute A., Stock C., Leja M., Brenner H. Potential for non-invasive breath tests for preselecting individuals for invasive gastric cancer screening endoscopy. Journal of Breath Research. J Breath Res. 2018 Apr 4;12(3):036009. doi: 10.1088/1752-7163/aab5be.

6. Mochalski P., Leja M., Gasenko E., Skapars R., Santare D., Sivins A., Aronsson D.E., Ager C., Jaeschke C., Shani G., Mitrovics J., Mayhew CA., Haick H. Volatile organic compounds released by gastric cancer and non-cancerous tissues. An ex vivo approach. Journal of Breath Research. J Breath Res. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1088/1752-7163/aacbfb. 

7. Heinrichs SKM, Hess T, Becker J, Hamann L …, Gasenko E, …, , Leja M, et al.. Evidence for PTGER4, PSCA, and MBOAT7 as risk genes for gastric cancer on the genome and transcriptome level. Cancer Med. 2018 Oct;7(10):5057-5065. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1719. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

8. Krilaviciute A, Leja M, Kopp-Schneider A, Barash O, Khatib S, Amal H, Broza Y, Polaka I, Parshutin S, Rudule A, Haick H, Brenner H. Associations of diet and lifestyle factors with common volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath of average-risk individuals. Journal of Breath Research. 10.1088/1752-7163/aaf3dc.

9. Dargiene G, Streleckiene G, Skieceviciene J, Leja M, Link A, Wex T, Kupcinskas L, Malfertheiner P, Kupcinskas J. TLR1 and PRKAA1 Gene Polymorphisms in the Development of Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric Cancer. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2018 Dec;27(4):363-369. doi: 10.15403/jgld.2014.1121.274.tlr.

10. Gudra D, Shoaie S, Fridmanis D, Klovins J, …, Šķenders Ģ, Leja M., Engstrand L. A widely used sampling device in colorectal cancer screening programmes allows for large-scale microbiome studies. Gut. Published Online First: 21 September 2018. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316225.

11. Camargo MC, Sivins A, Isajevs S, Camargo, M. C., Sivins, A, Isajevs, S, Folkmanis V, Rudzīte D, Gulley M L, Offerhaus GJ, Leja M, … Rabkin, CS. Associations of Epstein-Barr Virus-Positive Gastric Adenocarcinoma with Circulating Mediators of Inflammation and Immune Response. Cancers, 10(9), 284. doi:10.3390/cancers10090284. 

12. Ferro A, Morais S, Pelucchi C, Aragonés N, …, Leja M, Gasenko E, et al. Smoking and Helicobacter pylori infection: an individual participant pooled analysis (Stomach Cancer Pooling- StoP Project). European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000471

13. Olga Sjomina,  Jelizaveta Pavlova,  Yaron Niv,  Marcis Leja. Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter. Volume 23, Issue S1. First published: 10 September 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/hel.12514

14. Sabine Skrebinska,  Francis Mégraud,  Emilie Bessède. Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter. Volume 23, Issue S1 First published: 10 September 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/hel.12515

15. Georgijs Moisejevs, Ilva Daugule, Sergejs Isajevs, Dace Rudzīte, Dainius Janciauskas, Ivars Tolmanis, Marcis Leja. Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Using Gastrin- and Pepsinogen-Based Tests. Proceedings ot the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B, Vol. 72 (2018), No.3. (714), pp.172-176. DOI: 10.2478/prolas-2018-0028.

16. Georgijs Moisejevs, Linda Gailīte, Sergejs Isajevs, Liene Ņikitina-Zaķe, Inga Kempa, Dainius Jančiauskas, Ilze Kikuste, Armands Sīviņš, Guntis Ancāns, Mārcis Leja. Lack of Association Between Rs2067474 Polymorphism in the Histamine Receptor H2 Gene and Gastric Cancer In Latvian Population. Proceedings ot the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B, Vol. 72 (2018), No.6. (717), pp.307-312. DOI: 10.2478/prolas-2018-0044.


 Publications in Latvian scientific issues

  LZA Vēstis, and others

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 The most important theses at international conferences

1. Smith JP, Janssen S, and Williams K, MochalskiP, Leja M, Gasenko E, Skapars R, Kikuste I, Sivins A, Ager C, Mayhew CA, Haick H. Volatile organic compounds released by gastric cancer and non-cancerous tissues: an ex vivo approach.  Breath conference in Maastricht 2018 (105162A) – stenda ziņojums
2. Martis P, Magdirila k, Wahl E, Infantino M, Manfredi M, Bai JC, Bizzaro N, Porcelli B, Villalta D, Leja M, Bogdanos DP, Forbes A, Reinisch W, Rasheed S, Milkiewicz P, Swart A, Norman GL, Mahler M. CLINICAL EVALUATION AND METHOD COMPARISON OF NOVEL ASSAYS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES ASSOCIATED WITH CELIAC DISEASE. 11th International Congress on Autoimmunity (Lisbon, Portugal, May 16-20, 2018) – stenda ziņojums
3. Martis P, Magdirila k, Wahl E, Infantino M, Alessio MG, Bai JC, Bizzaro N, Porcelli B, Villalta D, Leja M, Bogdanos DP, Forbes A, Reinisch W, Rasheed S, Milkiewicz P, Swart A, Norman GL, Mahler M. EVALUATION OF ANTI-MAJOR ZYMOGEN GRANULE MEMBRANE PROTEIN AND ANTI-SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE ANTIBODIES AS AN AID IN THE DIFFERENTIATION OF CROHN`S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS. 11th International Congress on Autoimmunity (Lisbon, Portugal, May 16-20, 2018) – stenda ziņojums
4. Ražuka-Ebela D. Association between Eradication of Helicobacter pylori and a family history of cancer in the Latvian Population. VII. Annual International Scientific Conference "Medicine Pressing Questions" & Satellite Forum on Public Health and Healthcare Politics. May 2-3, 2018, Baku. Azerbaijan – mutisks ziņojums
5. Lasina I, Petkevica G, Cui S, Kikuste I, Tolmanis I, Cui G, Pokrotnieks J, Sitikova I, Leja M. H.pylori Eradication Prescriptions and Success Rate by General Practitioners and Gastroenterologists. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
6. Lasina I, Petkevica G, Cui S, Kikuste I, Tolmanis I, Cui G, Pokrotnieks J, Sitikova I, Leja M. The frequency and severity of adverse events related to H.pylori eradication therapy in Latvia. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
7. Isajevs S, Piazuelo MB, Liepniece-Karele I, Tazedinov A, Malayev A, Musinskij D, Sametajev D, Samsutdinov R, Belihina T, Igissinov N, Kurilovich S, Leja M. The value of the assessment of type III intestinal metaplasia for the risk stratification of gastric cancer. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
8. Vasiljevs E, Polaka I, Lauka L, Zvaigzne L, Ozola A, Jaeschke C, Leja M, Haick H. Food ingestioninfluence on Sniffphone E-Nose Device breath profile. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
9. Dzerve Z, Kikuste I, Sjomina O, Tolmanis I, Kirsners A, Vanags A, Gulbe I, Stirna D, Isajevs S, Bogdanova I, Leja M. Precancerous lesions surveillance and H.pylori infection prevalence changes. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
10. Krike P, Rudzite D, Polaka I, Kojalo I, Isajevs S, Leja M. Decrease of trefoil factor 3 and ghrelin in gastric cancer patients. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
11. Mezmale L, Isajevs S, Bogdanova I, Polaka I, Krigere A, Rudzite D, Rudule A, Kikuste I, Parshutin S, Tazedinov A, Malayev N, Musinskij D, Sametajev D, Samstutdinov R, Belihina T, Igissinov N, Leja M. The potential value of serum pepsinogen for diagnosis of atrophic gastritis among healthy adults in Kazakhstan. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
12. Razuka-Ebela D, Zile I, Ebela I, Parshutin S, Tzivian L, Leja M. Factors Associated with the Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in the Population of Latvia. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
13. Krigere A, Mezmale L, Rudzite D, Rudule A, Kikuste I, Parshutin S, Tazedinov A, Malayev N, Musinskij D, Sametajev D, Samstutdinov R, Belihina T, Igissinov N, Leja M. Risk factors and prevalence of Helicobacter pyloriinfection among general population in Kazakhstan. XXXIst International Workshop on Helicobacter & Microbiota in Inflammation and Cancer (Kaunas, Lithuania, September 14-15, 2018) - stenda ziņojums
14 Leja M. Survey on colorectal cancer screening attitudes and practices of general practitioners in Latvia.  Riga Stradinš University 10th Scientific Conference – mutisks ziņojums
15. Linda Mezmale. Significance of serum pepsiniogens as a biomarker for atrophic gastritis screening in the Kazakhstan population. European bridging meeting in gastroenterology (Berlin, Germany, November 30 - December 1, 2018) – oral presentation
16. Leja M, Krigere A. Update on the colorectal cancer screening in East Europe and Central Asia. World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee annual meeting (Vienna, Austria, October 19th, 2018) - Ziņojums sanāksmē
17. Association between pepsinogen level and H.Pylori status: a population-based study. O.Sjomina, J.Pavlova, I.Daugule, P.Janovich, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
18. Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori infection in Kazakhstan. L.Mežmale, A.Krigere, D.Rudzite, A.Rudule, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
19. Prevalence of decreased pepsinogens in Kazakhstan. A.Krigere, L.Mežmale, D.Rudzite, A.Rudule, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
20. Epidemiology of gastric cancer in Latvian population. J.Pavlova, O.Sjomina, E.Gašenko, G.Ancāns, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
21. Trends of stomacch cancer incidence in Kazakhstan. N.Igassinov, M.Leja, N.Malayev. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
22. First results of endoscopic surveillance of gastric precancerous lessions in Latvia. Z.Dzērve, I.Kikuste., I.Tolmanis, A.Kiršners, , et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
23. Characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus-positive gastric cancer in Latvia. E.Gašenko, S.Isajevs, M.Constanza Camargo, G.H. Offerhouse, , et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
24. Gastropanel results in Caucasian patients with gastric cancer. J.Pavlova, O.Sjomina, E.Gašenko, G.Ancāns, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
25. Repeatability of measurments and confounding factor study of Sniffphone e-nose device prototype. E.Vasiļjevs, L.Zvaigzne, A.Ozola, I.Poļaka, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
26. Factors associated with being up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening in the Latvian population. D.Razuka-Ebela, I.Zile, D.Santare, I.Poļaka, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
27. Factors associated with achievements of guideline-defined treatment targets in Latvian patients with type I diabets. S.Skrebinska, L.Pahirko, Z.Dzērve, L.Sviklāne, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
28. Association between age of the transplant recipients and renal transplant function after three years of follow-up. E.Glaudiņa, L.Tzivian, S.Arutjanana, K.Folkmanis, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
29. Sleep hygiene among Latvian adolescents. J.Wojdyla, M.Celmiņa, A.Romanova, E.Mičule, I.Daugule. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
30. Prevalance of pathogenic escherichia coli in stools from healthy children and association with duration of breastfeeding and allergies. E.Mičule, I.Daugule, A.Brūmane, MTīmane, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
31. Ethical aspects of registry-based medical research in Latvia. S.Mežinska. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – oral presentation.
32. Assessment of two plasma antibody tests and stool antigen test for detection of helicobacter pylori in middle-aged caucasian population with decreased pepsinogen levels. S.Skrebinska, I.Daugule, D.Santare, S.Isajevs, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
33. Endometriosis node in ectopic pelvic organs. K.Bandere, L.Lazdiņa, M.Paeglīte, Sergejs Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
34. Endometriosis node in gyneacological scars. K.Bandere, L.Lazdiņa, M.Paeglīte, S.Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
35. Use of hormonal contraceptives and premenstrual symptoms in the population of female students studying in Riga, Latvia. A.Memis, V.Folkmanis, L.Tzivian. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
36. Factors associated with ghrelin levels among children and adolescents with overweight and obesity. I.Srauhmane, I.Daugule, I.Rinkuža, I.Rumba-Rozenfelde. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
37. Infant breast milk composition and associated factors. Laura Lagzdiņa, Līga Broka, Ilva Daugule, Inga Ciproviča et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation. 
38. Autoimmune indicators in pediatric arthritis patients. Liene Maulica, Sandra Feierābende, Ieva Saulīte, Ilva Daugule, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
39. Comparison of efficacy of the montessori therapy and applied behavior analysis therapy in children with autism spectrum disorders. Aleksandrs Vasiļonoks, Marija Namestnikova, Nina Šakele, …, Lilian Tzivian. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
40. Prevaelance of ige-related allergy and association with risk factors in a group of latvian children with food allergy. Marija Namestnikova, Ilva Daugule. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
41. Comparison of children receiving antibiotic therapy with children undergoing appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis. Leila Geibijeva, Ritvars Kalniņš, Lilian Tzivian, Valdis Folkmanis,  et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
42. Role of adolescent psychotherapy in the health care system. Inta Zīle, Valdis Folkmanis, Lilian Tzivian. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
43. International study on age, aging and workability – validation of study questionnaires. Natalja Karpova, Inga Priede, Valdis Folkmanis, Lilian Tzivian. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
44. Evaluation of clinical, morphological and prognostic characteristic of basal cell carcinoma. Margarita Tatičeka, Sergejs Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
45. Association of lung cancer histological subtypes with airflow limitation and behaviour. Selga Savčenko, Viktorija Krēgere, Alvils Krams, Sergejs Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
46. Treatment evaluation of olaparib in patients with brca mutation positive ovarian cancer in oncology centre of Latvia. Zane Munkena, Unda Druska, Zanete Zvirbule, Alinta Hegmane, Evita Gasenko, et al. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
47. Histopathological characteristics of the oral squamous cell carcinoma. Tatjana Zablocka, Elza Dzērve, Elza Vazdiķe, Zenta Lakovica, Sergejs Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
48. Upgrading and downgrading of gleason score in patients with pre-operative biopsy after radical prostatectomy. Andris Romašovs, Egils Vjaters, Edgars Vasiljevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation.
49. Increased CD9a expression in prostate cancer compared to benign prostate hyperplasia. Kristofs Folkmanis, Janis Eglitis, Valdis Folkmanis, Sergejs Isajevs. International scientific conference on medicine, Latvian University, February 23, 2018, Riga, Latvia – poster presentation. 
50. Increasing incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults in europe. F.E.R. Vuik, S.A.V Nieuwenburg, M. Bardou, M. Dinis-Ribeiro, …, M. Leja, et al. Oral presentation. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
51. Pan-European registry on H. Pylori management (HP-EUREG): interim analysis of 16,600 first-line treatments. A.G. McNicholl, O. Perez Nyssen, D. Bordin, B. Tepes, …, M. Leja et al. Oral presentation. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
52. Pan-European registry on H. Pylori management (HP-EUREG): impact of resistance on efficacy. A.G. McNicholl, O. Perez Nyssen, D. Bordin, B. Tepe, …, M. Leja, et al. Poster presentation. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
53. Pan-European registry on H. Pylori management (HP-EUREG): experience with single capsule bismuth quadruple therapy in 1,200 patients. A.G. McNicholl, O. Perez Nyssen, D. Bordin, B. Tepe, A. Perez-Aisa, …, M. Leja, et al. Poster presentation. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
54. Pan-European registry on H. Pylori management (HP-EUREG): bacterial resistance of 2,684 H. Pylori isolates. A.G. McNicholl, O. Perez Nyssen, D. Bordin, B. Tepes, A. Perez-Aisa, …, M. Leja, et al. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
55. Inhibition of mir-20b reduces cell viability and colony formation in gastric cancer by targeting phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) genes. G. Streleckiene, J. Kupcinskas, S. Juzenas, V. Salteniene, … , M. Leja, et al. 26th United European Gastroenterology Week Vienna.  October, 2018
56.  GASTRIC CANCER PREVENTION RESEARCH FORUM) (Rīga, Latvija, February 19-22 , 2018):
•    Mārcis Leja. Update on the current guidelines and recommendations: Maastricht V, Kyoto, IARC expert group, CanCon recommendations. 
•    Marcis Leja. The general GISTAR study protocol and the status of the study in Latvia 
•    Lilian Tzivian. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) – the principles and the current status. 
•    Aiga Rūdule. Study subject recruitment, randomization, lifestyle questioning 
•    Ģirts Šķenders. Sampling and laboratory testing procedures, the related quality assurance. 
•    Signe Mežinska. Principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Ethical aspects. 
•    14.00-14.20 Ilze Kikuste. Quality assurance in endoscopy 
•    Sergejs Isajevs. Pathology report. Subtyping of premalignant lesions. Procedure within the GISTAR protocol 
•    Sergejs Paršutins. Introduction to the GISTAR online data management system. 
•    Marcis Leja. Regional pilot study protocol. The initial results from the pilot in Kazakhstan. 
•    Presentations from the potential new centres (each centre presentation up to 10 min. plus 5 min. discussion)
•    Sergej Isajevs, Svetlana Kurilovich, Mārcis Leja. The prevalence of high-risk premalignant lesions in Sacha Republic.
•    Evita Gašenko. Gastric cancer prevention and screening – do we need it (specialist view-point)?
•    Mārcis Leja . The public health perspective of antibiotic use for gastric cancer prevention.
•    Ģirts Šķenders, Dita Gudrā. OC-Sensor buffered faecal samples for microbiome testing.


The most important theses at the national level symposiums, conferences, congresses

1. Exosomal Biomarker Expression in Prostate Cancer and Benign Hyperplasia Kristofs Folkmanis, Jānis Eglītis, Sergejs Isajevs, Valdis Folkmanis. Rīgas Stradiņa Universitāte, Zinātniskā konference, 2018.gada 22.-23.marts, Rīga, Latvija. 

2. The Role of HPV E6/E7 Oncoproteins in Early Diagnostic of Cervical Precancerous Lesions. Irina Jermakova, Dace Rezeberga, Inta Liepniece-Karele, Jana Žodžika, et. al. Rīgas Stradiņa Universitāte, Zinātniskā konference, 2018.gada 22.-23.marts, Rīga, Latvija.

3. Health Information or Advertising? Disease Awareness Campaigns in Latvia. Ieva Salmane-Kuļikovska, Elita Poplavska, Līga Andersone, Signe Mežinska, et.al. Rīgas Stradiņa Universitāte, Zinātniskā konference, 2018.gada 22.-23.marts, Rīga, Latvija