Rajaraman Swaminathan

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BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in developing countries. We assessed the effect of screening using visual inspection with 4% acetic acid (VIA) on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in a cluster randomised controlled trial in India. METHODS Of the 114 study clusters in Dindigul district, India, 57 were randomised to(More)
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Madras and southern India after cervix cancer. The Madras Metropolitan Tumour Registry (MMTR), a population-based cancer registry, collects data on the outcome of cancer diagnosis by both active and passive methods. A total of 2080 cases of invasive female breast cancer were registered in MMTR(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary cancers account for 5-10% of cancers. In this study BRCA1, BRCA2 and CHEK2*(1100delC) were analyzed for mutations in 91 HBOC/HBC/HOC families and early onset breast and early onset ovarian cancer cases. METHODS PCR-DHPLC was used for mutation screening followed by DNA sequencing for identification and confirmation of mutations.(More)
For incident cancers of the cervix uteri (601 cases) registered in the population-based cancer registry of Khon Kaen province, Northeast Thailand, in 1985-1990 loss-adjusted survival probabilities were estimated by a logistic regression model with four prognostic factors (age at diagnosis, stage of disease, place of residence and treatment), and compared(More)
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