Daniel G. Miller

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Women with a family history of breast cancer are at increased risk for developing the disease. This study investigated the beliefs of women at high risk for breast cancer (one or more first-degree relatives with breast cancer) about their breast cancer risk and the impact of this information on their surveillance behaviors and psychological distress. The(More)
BACKGROUND The high incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer (160,000 new cases and 60,000 deaths in the United States each year) are compelling public health concerns. Following the evolution of effective surgery for this disease since the 1960s, the focus has been on improving methods of detection and integrating them into effective screening(More)
Our controlled trial of screening for colorectal cancer has now been in progress for almost five years. Screening is accomplished by rigid sigmoidoscopy in control and study groups and, in addition, by fecal occult blood testing in the study group. Patients screened are men and women age 40 and older, mostly at average risk. Fecal occult blood testing is(More)
Peripheral resting mononuclear leukocytes were compared for their capacities to repair DNA lesions induced by a 1-hour exposure to a standardized 10-microM dose of N-acetoxy-N-2-fluorenylacetamide (N-AcO-2-FAA). Leukocytes from the following 3 groups were studied: 39 control subjects, 40 patients after colonic resection because of colorectal cancer(More)
By contract with the National Cancer Institute, the accuracy of diagnostic techniques was assessed in 184 patients suspected of having pancreas cancer. Of 138 patients who were operated upon, 89 were found to have pancreas duct cancer, 30 had cancer of a different site of origin in the head of the pancreas region and in 19 there was no evidence of cancer at(More)
Glutathione transferase are divided into three classes: Alpha, Mu and Pi. Isoenzyme(s) from one of these classes, class Mu, is dominantly inherited and can be determined by activity measurements directed towards the substrate trans-stilbene oxide. The frequency of this phenotype has been measured in patients with bronchial carcinoma and in control subjects(More)
The notion that a breast-gut connection might modulate the microenvironment of breast tissue was supported by the finding that breast cyst fluid contains bile acids that are characteristically found in the intestines. To establish that the gut, rather than circulating steroid precursors, is the source of bile acids in breast cyst fluid, we gave two patients(More)
In the past five years the advent of cancer genetic testing has created concern about the negative psychosocial sequelae of genetic counseling and testing. Research indicates that the women most likely to seek genetic testing are anxious about carrying a gene mutation and developing breast cancer. Women who are at high risk have poor knowledge and the(More)
Women with family histories of breast cancer have a much higher risk of developing the disease than women in the general population. In the absence of primary prevention for breast cancer, secondary prevention in the form of early detection is our best bet against premature morbidity and mortality. This article describes the most salient psychological(More)