Donna Asbury

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Since the localization and discovery of the first high-risk breast cancer (BC) genes in 1990, there has been a substantial progress in unravelling its familial component. Increasing numbers of women at risk of BC are coming forward requesting advice on their risk and what they can do about it. Three groups of genetic predisposition alleles have so far been(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is sufficient benefit to be gained by offering screening for breast cancer with mammography to women aged 65-79, who are not normally invited for screening. DESIGN Pilot study of women eligible for screening but not for personal invitation. The results of this study were compared with the results of routinely screened(More)
Management of the axillary lymph nodes in patients with screen-detected breast cancer is controversial. Optimal treatment should combine accurate determination of node status and avoidance of unnecessary morbidity. This study attempted to determine whether axillary node status could be accurately predicted using selected criteria in women with(More)
The D.H.S.S. is supporting research in several centres to determine the feasibility of establishing a nationwide Breast Cancer Screening Programme. This paper answers the questions "What is the radiation dose produced by mammography, and is it safe?". In the context of well-women screening surveys a maximum skin dose of 2 R has been recommended. The(More)
Ionography is a possible replacement for silver halide based imaging systems in diagnostic radiology. This type of imaging depends upon the ionisation produced in a gas by incident x-radiation. The ions formed are collected on a plastic foil and the image is made visible by a suitable development process. The physical design properties which can affect(More)