Ulla Brix Tange

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PURPOSE This study was performed to characterize the impact of obesity on the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death as a result of breast cancer or other causes in relation to adjuvant treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Information on body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis was available for 18,967 (35%) of 53,816 women treated for early-stage breast cancer(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect on breast cancer mortality during the first 10 years of the mammography service screening programme that was introduced in Copenhagen in 1991. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING The mammography service screening programme in Copenhagen, Denmark. PARTICIPANTS All women ever invited to mammography screening in the first 10(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate docetaxel or vinorelbine, both with trastuzumab, as first-line therapy of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients naive to chemotherapy for advanced disease were randomly assigned to docetaxel 100 mg/m(2) day 1 or vinorelbine 30 to 35 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8, both combined(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the early outcome of an organised mammography screening programme in an area with little opportunistic screening. SETTING The municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark, during four invitation rounds 1991-99. METHODS The following outcome measures were used: rates of participation, recall, false positive, and cancer detection. Benign(More)
We investigated if delayed breast implant reconstruction after breast cancer impairs prognosis. Using data from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group register, we identified all women <70 years who underwent breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy after invasive breast cancer during 1978 to 1992, on average 2.2 years (range, 3 days-9.4(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic and therapeutic impact of preoperative positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the initial staging of patients with early-stage breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 103 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed operable breast cancer with tumors ≥2 cm were(More)
Quality of life and symptomatology in patients with malignancies admitted to comprehensive cancer centres are rarely investigated. Thus, this study aimed to investigate symptomatology and health-related quality of life of inpatients with cancer. A prospective, cross-sectional study was carried out on two occasions 5 weeks apart in haematology and oncology(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Danish women. Locally advanced breast cancer occurs in a relatively large proportion of all new primary breast cancer diagnoses and for unexplained reasons 20-30% of women with breast cancer wait more than eight weeks from the initial breast cancer symptom(s) before seeking medical advice. MATERIAL(More)
In an overview, Swedish mammography screening trials demonstrated a 29% reduction in breast cancer mortality in women aged 50-69 and no effect on total mortality. Three Danish regions introduced mammography screening in the 1990s. The authors developed a method to evaluate the effect of mammography service screening on breast cancer mortality and validated(More)
AIMS This prospective, cross-sectional study aimed to assess cancer pain and its management in an inpatient setting at a comprehensive cancer centre in Denmark. METHODS One hundred and eighty-eight inpatients with cancer were invited to participate (May/June 2011). Demographics, diagnoses, World Health Organization performance status, health-related(More)