Annamma Augustine

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The hypothesis that obesity plays a role in the prognosis of breast cancer is examined in this preliminary analysis of a follow-up study of 472 early-stage breast cancer patients. The 75th percentile values of weight (= 73 kg) and body mass index (BMI = 28) in the total patient population were taken as the cut points for estimating overweight or "obesity".(More)
The importance of smoking-related variables in the development of bladder cancer was examined in data from a hospital-based case-control study of 1316 male and 505 female cases, and 3940 male and 1504 female age-matched controls interviewed in 20 hospitals from 9 United States cities between 1969 and 1984. For male current smokers, odds ratios for number of(More)
Existing data from a large case-control study of tobacco-related cancers were used to examine the relationship between smoking history and leukemia as a whole, as well as specific morphologic types of leukemia. A total of 342 male and 220 female leukemia cases and two series of patients with non-tobacco related conditions (non-cancer controls: N = 9349 and(More)
The likelihood of increasing the number of cigarettes per day (cpd), a common method of compensation, in smokers switching from nonfilter to filter cigarettes, was examined in newly diagnosed and histologically confirmed lung cancer cases including all cell types; 1,242 lung cancer cases and 2,300 sex and age matched hospital controls were interviewed in 20(More)
The relationship between the type of cigarette smoked and bladder cancer risk was examined in data from a hospital-based case-control study. Information on smoking, including filtered and nonfiltered cigarette use, was available for 899 male and 427 female patients and 2713 male and 1243 female age-matched controls interviewed in 20 hospitals from nine(More)
METHODS The importance of smoking-related variables in the development of The cases and controls used in this study were interviewed between bladder cancer was examined in data from a hospital-based case-control study of 1316 male and SOSfemale cases, and 3940 male and 1S04 female age-matched controls interviewed in 20 hospitals from 9 United States cities(More)
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