Ian A. Robinson

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Because neoadjuvant therapy, including preoperative chemotherapy and tamoxifen, is becoming increasingly common for early breast cancer, it is desirable to grade tumours before surgery so that the most appropriate medical regimen can be selected. We have used a cytological grading system for ductal carcinoma of type not otherwise specified (NOS). Wet-fixed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the observed elevated levels of psychological distress in cancer survivors relate specifically to aspects of cancer diagnosis, to treatment or to disability. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Self-reported questionnaire data on demographic, health and lifestyle factors and mental health from 89574 Australian men and women(More)
The ability of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to diagnose breast cancer is beyond question. The established role of cytopathology is to maintain a low benign to malignant biopsy ratio by reducing the number of benign lesions excised. Both typing and grading of breast cancers on FNA have received attention in the cytology literature but how this knowledge can(More)
AIM   To explore the ongoing impact of arthritis on older community-dwelling women over 9 years of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health data. METHODS   National longitudinal surveys (1996-2005) were conducted with a random sample of 12432 Australian women, aged 70-75 years in 1996. Self-report of doctor diagnosis of arthritis was the factor of(More)
Lobular carcinomas have a distinct natural history with a better response to endocrine therapy and a higher incidence of local recurrence and are more often bilateral. The cytological diagnosis of lobular carcinoma permits a discriminating therapeutic approach with pre-operative Tamoxifen, more generous resection margins, and assessment of the contralateral(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between comorbidity and psychological distress is well documented, however the mechanism of this association is unclear. We aim to assess the extent to which the association between common chronic conditions and high scores on the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) measure of psychological distress vary according to(More)