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INTRODUCTION Adjuvant breast cancer therapy significantly improves survival, but overtreatment and undertreatment are major problems. Breast cancer expression profiling has so far mainly been used to identify women with a poor prognosis as candidates for adjuvant therapy but without demonstrated value for therapy prediction. METHODS We obtained the gene(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is uncommon in young women and correlates with a less favourable prognosis; still it is the most frequent cancer in women under 40, accounting for 30-40% of all incident female cancer. The aim of this study was to study prognosis in young women, quantifying how much stage at diagnosis and management on the one hand, and tumour(More)
BACKGROUND Several recent large prospective cohort studies have failed to demonstrate the presumed protective effect of fruit, vegetable, and dietary fiber consumption on colorectal cancer risk. To further explore this issue, we have examined these associations in a population that consumes relatively low amounts of fruit and vegetables and high amounts of(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that cancer registries in England are too dependent on processing of information from death certificates, and consequently that cancer survival statistics reported for England are systematically biased and too low. METHODS We have linked routine cancer registration records for colorectal, lung, and breast cancer patients(More)
Cyclin E is one of the key regulators of the G(1)/S transition in the cell cycle. Overexpression of cyclin E has been observed in several malignancies and is associated with high proliferation, aberrant expression of other cell cycle regulators and chromosomal instability in vitro. To explore potential associations between cyclin E deregulation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine possible social variations in lung cancer survival and assess if any such gradients can be attributed to social differences in comorbidity, stage at diagnosis or treatment. DESIGN Population-based cohort identified in the Thames Cancer Registry. SETTING South East England. PARTICIPANTS 15 582 lung cancer patients diagnosed between(More)
In the past decade, cancer research has seen an increasing trend towards high-throughput techniques and translational approaches. The increasing availability of assays that utilise smaller quantities of source material and produce higher volumes of data output have resulted in the necessity for data storage solutions beyond those previously used.(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment for localized prostate cancer remains controversial. To our knowledge, there are no outcome studies from contemporary population-based cohorts that include data on stage, Gleason score, and serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). METHODS In the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden Follow-up Study, a nationwide cohort,(More)
The mutational patterns of the p53 gene for exons 4-9 were analyzed in 30 recurring tumors compared with the p53 status of the corresponding 30 primary breast cancers. The prevalence of p53 mutations was higher, although not statistically significant (P = 0.07), in the evaluable recurring tumors compared with the corresponding primaries, 12 of 29 (41%)(More)
This study focuses on the analysis of miRNAs expression data in a cohort of 181 well characterised breast cancer samples composed primarily of triple-negative (ER/PR/HER2-negative) tumours with associated genome-wide DNA and mRNA data, extensive patient follow-up and pathological information. We identified 7 miRNAs associated with prognosis in the(More)