Fern Chilcott

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PURPOSE To determine whether [(18)F]-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose ([(18)F]-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) can predict the pathologic response of primary and metastatic breast cancer to chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with noninflammatory, large (> 3 cm), or locally advanced breast cancers received eight doses of primary chemotherapy.(More)
The slow epidemic of liver disease in the UK over the past 30 years is a result of increased consumption of strong cheap alcohol. When we examined alcohol consumption in 404 subjects with a range of liver disease, we confirmed that patients with alcohol-related cirrhosis drank huge amounts of cheap alcohol, with a mean weekly consumption of 146 units in men(More)
Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy to affect women. The malignant process may present clinicians with problems in establishing the diagnosis expeditiously, accurately staging the disease and assessing tumour response to primary systemic chemotherapy. Considerable recent interest has focused on the application of imaging techniques that utilize(More)
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