Sandra E. Deady

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Some studies suggest that there are urban–rural variations in cancer incidence but whether these simply reflect urban–rural socioeconomic variation is unclear. We investigated whether there were urban–rural variations in the incidence of 18 cancers, after adjusting for socioeconomic status. Cancers diagnosed between 1995 and 2007 were extracted from the(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, the incidence of testicular cancer (TCa) has shown a remarkable geographical variation. AIMS To examine whether the rates of TCa varied within Ireland itself and to find possible explanations for any observations made. METHODS We observed the incidence of TCa in counties in Ireland between January 1994 and December 2007. The(More)