Katherine I. Pritchard

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Patients receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer are at high risk of thromboembolic disease. Long-term oral anticoagulant therapy is needed but increases the risk of haemorrhagic complications. We have assessed the safety and efficacy of warfarin in very low doses as prophylaxis. Women receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer were(More)
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonates have profound effects on bone physiology, and could modify the process of metastasis. We undertook collaborative meta-analyses to clarify the risks and benefits of adjuvant bisphosphonate treatment in breast cancer. METHODS We sought individual patient data from all unconfounded trials in early breast cancer that randomised(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term effects of adjuvant polychemotherapy regimens in oestrogen-receptor-poor (ER-poor) breast cancer, and the extent to which these effects are modified by age or tamoxifen use, can be assessed by an updated meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomised trials. METHODS Collaborative meta-analyses of individual patient data(More)
BACKGROUND In the BOLERO-2 trial, everolimus (EVE), an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin, demonstrated significant clinical benefit with an acceptable safety profile when administered with exemestane (EXE) in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR(+)) advanced breast cancer. We report on the incidence, time course, severity, and(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers to optimize extended adjuvant endocrine therapy for women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer are limited. The HOXB13/IL17BR (H/I) biomarker predicts recurrence risk in ER-positive, lymph node-negative breast cancer patients. H/I was evaluated in MA.17 trial for prognostic performance for late recurrence and treatment(More)
The aim of this study was to survey Canadian oncology practitioners' attitudes toward psychosocial concerns and issues in women with breast cancer. Surveys were mailed to 351 medical, radiation and surgical oncologists and 375 oncology nurses. Standard questionnaires assessed attitudes towards psychosocial issues in women with primary and metastatic breast(More)
BACKGROUND Sometimes the diagnosis of recurrent cancer in patients with a previous malignancy can be challenging. This prospective cohort study assessed the clinical utility of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography-computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET-CT) in the diagnosis of clinically suspected recurrence of cancer. METHODS Patients were(More)
In this issue, the British Journal of Cancer publishes an interesting and well-conducted meta-analysis of published randomised trials of the use of clodronate in breast cancer. Outcomes in the meta-analysis include overall survival, metastasis free-survival and bone metastasis-free survival. The meta-analysis is conducted independently for patients with(More)