Andrew E. Welch

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PURPOSE To determine whether [(18)F]-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose ([(18)F]-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) can predict the pathologic response of primary and metastatic breast cancer to chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with noninflammatory, large (> 3 cm), or locally advanced breast cancers received eight doses of primary chemotherapy.(More)
We have compared 2-deoxy-2-[18F]-fluoro-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) images of large or locally advanced breast cancers (LABC) acquired during Anthracycline-based chemotherapy. The purpose was to determine whether there is an optimal method for defining tumour volume and an optimal imaging time for predicting pathologic chemotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND The voice impact of treatment for nonlaryngeal head and neck primary sites remains unknown. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of a consecutive sample of patients undergoing chemoradiation for nonlaryngeal head and neck cancer. The Voice Symptom Scale (VoiSS) was completed, and voice recordings were made at 3 time-points. RESULTS Of 42(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine whether 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) could detect response to chemotherapy in patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer. METHODS Fourteen patients underwent imaging before and after chemotherapy using FDG-PET. Computed tomography (CT), dysphagia scores and(More)
BACKGROUND Total hip resurfacing has become increasingly popular over the last decade. There remains concern about the effect of the surgical approach on femoral head viability and the role of resurfacing in the management of established osteonecrosis. In view of these concerns, we examined femoral head viability following resurfacing through a modified(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in gastric and oesophageal carcinoma. 16 patients with biopsy proven oesophageal or gastric carcinoma had PET scans. Four patients had advanced disease and received palliative treatment. The remaining 12 patients were randomized to immediate surgery or(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between vascular and metabolic characteristics of breast tumours in vivo, using contrast-enhanced dynamic MRI and 2-[18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) PET imaging. Twenty patients with large or locally advanced primary breast cancers were imaged prior to therapy. MRI data were acquired using(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate whether pre-therapy vascular delivery assessment [using dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI)] can predict reduction in breast cancer metabolism [detected using 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography ((18)F(-)FDG-PET)] after a single cycle of chemotherapy.(More)
BACKGROUND Cytotoxic chemotherapy remains the main systemic therapy for gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma, but resistance to chemotherapy is common, resulting in ineffective and often toxic treatment for patients. Predictive biomarkers for chemotherapy response would increase the probability of successful therapy, but none are currently recommended for(More)