Suzanne St Rose

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BACKGROUND A pathologically involved margin in rectal cancer is defined as tumour within 1 mm of the surgical resection margin. There is no standard definition of a predicted safe margin on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to assess which cut-off (1, 2 or 5 mm) was the best predictor of local recurrence based on preoperative MRI(More)
BACKGROUND Posttreatment speech problems are seen in nearly half of patients with head and neck cancer. Although there are many voice-specific scales, surprisingly there is no speech-specific questionnaire for English-speaking patients with head and neck cancer. The aim of this study was to validate the Speech Handicap Index (SHI) as the first(More)
The aim of this study was to explore post-treatment speech impairments using English version of Speech Handicap Index (SHI) (first speech-specific questionnaire) in a cohort of oral cavity (OC) and oropharyngeal (OP) cancer patients. Sixty-three consecutive OC and OP cancer patients in follow-up participated in this study. Descriptive analyses have been(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety and outcomes of induction chemotherapy followed by dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with concomitant chemotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell cancer of the larynx and hypopharynx (LA-SCCL/H). METHODS AND MATERIALS A sequential cohort Phase I/II trial design was used to evaluate moderate(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have prospectively assessed viral etiologies of acute respiratory infections in community-based elderly individuals. We assessed viral respiratory pathogens in individuals ≥65 years with influenza-like illness (ILI). METHODS Multiplex reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction identified viral pathogens in nasal/throat swabs(More)
Secondary tumours of small intestine account for 10% of all small bowel cancers. The most common sites of primary tumour metastasizing to small bowel are uterus, cervix, colon, lung, breast and melanoma. The majority of these metastatic tumours come from adenocarcinoma primaries; squamous cell carcinoma constitutes a very small proportion of all metastatic(More)
4630 Background: Patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) are heterogenous, with significant variation in clinical course. The use of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) kinase inhibitors has dramatically changed the prognosis for these patients. However, these treatments are non-curative,(More)
Impairment of swallowing function is a common multidimensional symptom complex seen in 50-75% of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors. Although there are a number of validated swallowing-specific questionnaires, much of their focus is on the evaluation of swallowing-related quality of life (QOL) rather than swallowing as a specific function. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Acoustic evaluation of speech is the least explored method of speech evaluation in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer. The purpose of this study was to explore acoustic parameters of speech and their correlation with questionnaire evaluation and perceptual evaluation in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS(More)
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