Catherine S. Thomson

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To quantify and investigate differences in survival from breast cancer between women resident in affluent and deprived areas and define the contribution of underlying factors to this variation. DESIGN Analysis of two datasets relating to breast cancer patients in Scotland: (1) population-based cancer registry data; (2) a subset of cancer(More)
A case control study of Scottish children aimed to identify risk factors for leukaemia and other cancers operating in the prenatal environment, during delivery and neonatally. Cases (0-14 years) were age-and sex- matched to two population-based controls and details abstracted from the mother's hospital obstetric notes. Analyses of 144 leukaemias (124 acute(More)
Cancer incidence varies by socioeconomic group and these variations have been linked with environmental and lifestyle factors, differences in access to health care and health seeking behaviour. Socioeconomic variations in cancer incidence by region and age are less clearly understood but they are crucial for targeting prevention measures and health care(More)
BACKGROUND This review of the EUROCARE-4 results attempts to separate out the early and late mortality effects contributing to the widely reported poorer 5-year survival rates for cancer patients in the United Kingdom compared with other European countries for 26 cancer sites. METHODS Patients diagnosed with cancer in 1996-1999 in 23 European countries(More)
annuel statistiques et commentaires. Paris: Ministère des Transports, 1999. 2 Horne JA, Reyner LA. Sleep related vehicle accidents. BMJ 1995;310:565-7. 3 Philip P, Ghorayeb I, Stoohs R, Menny JC, Dabadie P, Bioulac B, et al. Determinants of sleepiness in automobile drivers. J Psychosomatic Res 1996;41:279-88. 4 Philip P, Taillard J, Guilleminault C, Quera(More)
We have investigated factors influencing the survival of women with early breast cancer in Scotland. In a retrospective study, clinical, treatment and 'service' factors, e.g. surgical case load, deprivation and geographical area (health board of first treatment) were recorded from hospital records. A total of 2148 women with invasive breast cancer diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with lung cancer in Scotland is poor and not improving. This study was designed to document factors influencing referral, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and survival in patients with lung cancer. METHODS Patients diagnosed during 1995 were identified from the Scottish Cancer Registry and their medical records were(More)
The incidence of esophageal cancer (EC), particularly esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), has been rising dramatically. In the USA, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is associated with deprivation and black ethnicity, while EAC is more common among whites. The influence of social deprivation and ethnicity has not been studied in England. West Midlands(More)
BACKGROUND The 'lifetime risk' of cancer is generally estimated by combining current incidence rates with current all-cause mortality ('current probability' method) rather than by describing the experience of a birth cohort. As individuals may get more than one type of cancer, what is generally estimated is the average (mean) number of cancers over a(More)
BACKGROUND Cancers of unknown primary site (CUP) pose problems for diagnosis, treatment, and accurate prediction of prognosis. However, there are limited published data describing the epidemiology of this disease entity. Our aim was to describe the epidemiology of CUP in Scotland. METHODS Anonymised data, covering the period 1961-2010, were extracted from(More)