Elizabeth Kutt

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OBJECTIVES To examine how lifestyle, hormonal, and other factors influence the sensitivity and specificity of mammography. METHODS Women recruited into the Million Women Study completed a questionnaire about various personal factors before routine mammographic screening. A sample of 122,355 women aged 50-64 years were followed for outcome of screening and(More)
AIM To investigate whether imprint cytology from ultrasound-guided core biopsy specimens was adequate for the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) guidelines. METHODS We prospectively audited imprint cytology from ultrasound-guided core biopsy specimens. The performance indicators for imprint cytology specimens from 111 consecutive(More)
AIM To elucidate the mammographic findings of screen-detected cancers in women screened between 40-48 years, and to establish the frequency and nature of abnormal findings on previous mammograms in women with screen-detected cancers. METHODS A radiology review panel consisting of three experienced breast radiologists viewed the screening mammograms in(More)
AIM To assess pathological and radiological prognostic factors for cancers detected by screening within a multi-centre RCT trial of mammographic screening of younger women. METHOD The survival of 232 women with screen detected invasive cancer was ascertained. Data on invasive cancer size, histological grade, nodal status, vascular invasion, mammographic(More)
The 4th year of the Avon breast screening programme comprises two distinct groups: those called for screening for the first time (prevalent group) and those who were initially screened 3 years earlier (incident group). The cancer detection rate, stage of disease and rate of interval cancers in these patients have been compared. For the prevalent groups of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the factors influencing the risk of recall for assessment, invasive diagnostic procedures, and early rescreening after screening mammography. METHODS From June 1996 to March 1998 women attending screening at 10 National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) centres completed a self administered questionnaire(More)
Organisms were isolated from the November 1973 red tide outbreak in a search for a naturally occurring predator organism. Two organisms were found which look promising as a means of biocontrol: a Tintinnideae spp., ciliate and Gomphosphaeria aponina Kutzing, a blue-green algae. This report characterizes a blue-green algal toxin found to be lethal to the(More)
There has been concern about the number of interval cancers which have been detected within the National Breast Screening Programme. A series of 134 women presenting with interval cancers was studied by prospective audit and the rate and radiological classification of the tumours determined. The cancers were classified as true (67), false-negative (22),(More)
From June 1996 to March 1998, 87 967 postmenopausal women aged 50-64 invited to routine breast cancer screening at 10 NHS breast screening programme centres joined the million women study, by completing a self administered questionnaire before screening, and were followed up through records from screening centres for their screening outcome. Overall, a(More)
Current and recent users of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have an increased risk of being recalled to assessment at mammography without breast cancer being diagnosed ('false positive recall'), but there is limited information on the effects of different patterns of HRT use on this. The aim of this study is to investigate in detail the relationship(More)