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BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in the western world, the incidence increasing in the United Kingdom by over 40% since 1993. Two types of endometrial cancer exist - oestrogen-dependent type 1 with good prognosis and non-oestrogen-dependent type 2 with poor prognosis. The histopathological distribution of the increase(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding automated image analysis to cervical screening programmes. DATA SOURCES Searching of all major electronic databases to the end of 2000 was supplemented by a detailed survey for unpublished UK literature. METHOD Four systematic reviews were conducted according to recognised guidance.(More)
AIMS Residents of one street expressed concern about the number of incident cancers, following the installation of a nearby mobile phone base station. The investigation explored whether the base station could be responsible for the cancers. METHODS Data were collected from residents' medical records. GPs and oncologists provided further information. (More)
OBJECTIVE Multidisciplinary colposcopy clinicopathology correlation meetings are deemed to be an important aspect of colposcopic quality assurance and are often a focus of attention in colposcopy quality assurance peer-review assessments. Despite this, there are few data on such meetings detailing activity or providing benchmarks for audit. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Regional Cervical Screening Quality Assurance Reference Centres maintain and improve the quality of their local cervical screening programmes by monitoring standards based on a range of outcome measures. The classification of invasive cervical cancer screening histories can aid the interpretation of cervical cancer incidence trends in cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey lead colposcopists in England to explore their views on the recently introduced HPV Test of Cure (TOC) following treatment for cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) and to determine the extent to which it has impacted their clinical practice and affected their patients. METHODS An online survey was sent to lead colposcopists across(More)
Introduction Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the cervix is associated with a poor prognosis despite multimodal treatment. The correct diagnosis of this tumor type is imperative to provide clinicians and patients with prognostic information and ensure that appropriate treatment is provided. Methods A clinicopathological study was undertaken on all cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of information recorded regionally and locally on the screening classification of cervical cancer cases using the national invasive cervical cancer audit categories. METHODS Comparison of the audit categorization of all cervical cancer cases diagnosed at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) between(More)
OBJECTIVE  To monitor the effectiveness of the cervical screening programme and identify suboptimal management in order to improve patient care. DESIGN  Retrospective study. SETTING   A university hospital serving a population of 1 million people. POPULATION  All women diagnosed with a cervical cancer between 2003 and 2006. METHODS   Analysis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey lead colposcopists to explore the extent to which patients are currently being invited to discuss the results of their invasive cervical cancer review, the reasons why this might not be happening and the clinician experience. METHODS An online survey was sent to lead colposcopists across England. They were asked whether they offered(More)