Sandra E. Deady

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This study describes waiting times for cancer treatment in Ireland, tests for differences between health board areas and investigates if delay affected cancer stage or prognosis. We measured the times between referral, outpatient attendance and treatment for all patients diagnosed with five common cancers in Ireland in 1999. There was a four-fold spread of(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify trends in the diagnosis of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the breast in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and to examine the impact of mammography. Data on cases of newly diagnosed CIS of the breast and mode of detection (screen detected or not) were obtained, where available, from regional(More)
INTRODUCTION Extrapulmonary small-cell carcinoma (EPSCC) is a rare disease. Management is based on small-cell lung carcinoma. Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) is not routinely administered in EPSCC. This study investigates the role of PCI in EPSCC, by analyzing the incidence, treatment, and survival of patients with brain metastases in a national(More)
The incidence of osteosarcoma in Northern Ireland was compared with that in the Republic of Ireland to establish if differences in incidence between the two regions could be related to their different drinking water fluoridation policies. Data from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) and the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) on osteosarcoma(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY An analysis was undertaken to predict numbers of esophageal, stomach, and pancreatic cancer deaths and their World age standardized mortality rates (WASMRs) per 100,000 person years (100,000 PY-1) in Ireland for the years 2005, 2010 and 2015. METHODS Linear and log-linear Poisson regression models were applied to 1950-2002(More)
OBJECTIVE Colorectal cancer mortality predictions for Ireland are presented for all ages and for the age group 0-64 years. METHODS Log and log-linear Poisson regression modelling was fitted to colorectal cancer mortality data for each year between 1950 and 2002 to predict average European age standardized mortality rates (EASMRs) per 100,000 person years(More)
AIMS This population-based study investigates the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) treatment in clinical practise generally, and for specific histologies, and identifies factors associated with treatment and survival. METHODS Data for NHL patients, diagnosed during 1999-2001, were obtained from the National Cancer(More)
Investigating trends in where cancer patients die may help inform decisions about how healthcare should be organised to support those in need of end-of-life care. We analysed time trends in place of death for lung cancer during 1994-2005, based on 18,078 death certificates. Time trends were analysed by joinpoint regression. 9,485 (53%) deaths occurred in an(More)
Rising cancer incidence and survival mean that the number of cancer survivors is growing. Accumulating evidence suggests many survivors have long-term medical and supportive care needs, and that these needs vary by survivors’ socio-demographic and clinical characteristics. To illustrate how cancer registry data may be useful in survivorship care service(More)