Margaret Seccombe

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BACKGROUND Patients and clinicians report difficulties with the process of informed consent to clinical trials and audiotape audits show that critical information is often omitted or poorly presented. Decision aids (DAs) may assist in improving consent. AIMS This study piloted a DA booklet for a high priority breast cancer prevention trial, IBIS-II DCIS,(More)
BACKGROUND Decision aids may improve informed consent in clinical trial recruitment, but have not been evaluated in this context. This study investigated whether decision aids (DAs) can reduce decisional difficulties among women considering participation in the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-II (IBIS-II) trial. METHODS The IBIS-II trial(More)
Soluble calmodulin-stimulated protein kinase II has been purified from adult and 10-day-old rat forebrain. By autoradiography, the alpha/beta subunit ratios of the 10-day and adult enzymes were 0.67 +/- 0.03 and 2.20 +/- 0.15, respectively. By silver staining, the alpha/beta subunit ratios were 1.02 +/- 0.06 and 2.36 +/- 0.10, respectively. The apparent(More)
To describe the incidence of cancer in coal miners in New South Wales (NSW) between 1973 and 1992, an inception cohort of all male coal industry employees who entered the industry between 1 January 1973 and 31 December 1992 was constructed from the medical examination records of the Joint Coal Board. This cohort was matched with the NSW State Cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the mortality of coalminers in New South Wales (NSW) between 1973 and 1992. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS An inception cohort of all male coal industry employees who entered the industry between 1 January 1973 and 31 December 1992 was constructed from the records of Joint Coal Board medical examinations. This cohort was matched with the NSW(More)
1030 Background: IBIS 1 is a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate tamoxifen (20 mg, o, daily, 5 years) in preventing breast cancer (BC) in healthy women aged 35-70 at increased risk of BC. Risk was based on family history (most) and high risk benign pathology. It was anticipated that recruitment needed to go beyond conventional(More)
Soluble calmodulin-stimulated protein kinase II has been purified from 2-day and adult chicken forebrain. At both ages the holoenzyme eluted from a Superose-6B column with an apparent molecular weight of approximately 700,000 daltons and contained three subunits. The subunits were found to be the counterparts of the alpha, beta, and beta' subunits of the(More)
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