Jane A Buxton

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The objective of this study was to assess women's interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Randomly selected samples of 761 women without breast cancer from the general population of British Columbia, Canada, and 260 women with breast cancer from the provincial cancer registry participated in a telephone survey that assessed interest in genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the possible role that smoking crack cocaine has on the incidence of HIV infection. Given the increasing use of crack cocaine, we sought to examine whether use of this illicit drug has become a risk factor for HIV infection. METHODS We included data from people participating in the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study who(More)
Angiogenesis is required for tumor growth and metastasis, and inhibition of angiogenesis is a promising approach for anticancer therapy. Tie2 (a.k.a Tek) is an endothelium-specific receptor tyrosine kinase known to play a role in tumor angiogenesis. To explore the therapeutic potential of blocking the Tie2 pathway, an adenoviral vector was constructed to(More)
The role that environmental factors play in driving HIV and STI transmission risk among street-involved youth has not been well examined. We examined factors associated with number of sex partners using quasi-Poisson regression and consistent condom use using logistic regression among participants enroled in the At Risk Youth Study (ARYS). Among 529(More)
The antibody response to a single influenza vaccination and the effect of influenza revaccination was assessed in healthy elderly persons. Travelers > or =65 years old who had received influenza vaccine before travel were enrolled in the study and were offered a second vaccination after 12 weeks. Geographic and age-matched control subjects received a single(More)
To identify risk factors for sporadic Salmonella Typhimurium definitive phage-type 104 (DT104) and non-DT104 diarrhoeal illness in Canada, we conducted a matched case-control study between 1999 and 2000. Cases were matched 1:1 on age and province of residence. Multivariate analysis suggested that recent antibiotic use [odds ratio (OR) 5.2, 95% confidence(More)
BACKGROUND Injection drug use has been identified as a key source of morbidity and mortality, primarily from overdose and the transmission of blood-borne diseases such as HIV. Experts have therefore called for the prioritization of resources toward the prevention of injection drug use. However, these strategies have not been systematically assessed. (More)
This study assessed patients' experiences using a computerized program with a touch-sensitive video monitor (TSVM) for the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A software program was developed for a computerized form of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, the QLQ-C30. One hundred and(More)
RATIONALE As the life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) continues to improve, an emphasis on optimizing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become increasingly important. The Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R 14+) is the most widely accepted method to quantify HRQoL in this patient population. OBJECTIVES Our objective(More)
This study investigated the burden of illness associated with 440 cases of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium infection identified in Canada between December 1999 and November 2000. We categorized case subjects' infections by definitive phage type 104 (DT104) and antimicrobial-resistance patterns. These variables were then investigated as risk factors(More)