L Fritschi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Controlling occupational cancers in Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:162-4. 2012
  2. pmc Utility of routine data sources for feedback on the quality of cancer care: an assessment based on clinical practice guidelines
    Michael Coory
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:84. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Psychological well-being of Australian veterinarians
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Ground Floor, B Block, Hospital Ave, Nedlands, Perth 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust Vet J 87:76-81. 2009
  4. pmc OccIDEAS: retrospective occupational exposure assessment in community-based studies made easier
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia 6012, Australia
    J Environ Public Health 2009:957023. 2009
  5. doi request reprint All cause mortality and incidence of cancer in workers in bauxite mines and alumina refineries
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Australia
    Int J Cancer 123:882-7. 2008
  6. pmc Left-handedness and risk of breast cancer
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Br J Cancer 97:686-7. 2007
  7. pmc Occupational risk factors for prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia: a case-control study in Western Australia
    L Fritschi
    Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 64:60-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Trends in exposure of veterinarians to physical and chemical hazards and use of protection practices
    Lin Fritschi
    Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth 6009, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:371-8. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Public Health 121:781-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Hypotheses for mechanisms linking shiftwork and cancer
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Med Hypotheses 77:430-6. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Controlling occupational cancers in Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:162-4. 2012
    ..We have no strategy for measuring rates, mitigating risk and meeting individuals' needs...
  2. pmc Utility of routine data sources for feedback on the quality of cancer care: an assessment based on clinical practice guidelines
    Michael Coory
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:84. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of various data sources in providing feedback on the quality of cancer care...
  3. doi request reprint Psychological well-being of Australian veterinarians
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Ground Floor, B Block, Hospital Ave, Nedlands, Perth 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust Vet J 87:76-81. 2009
    ..To use established psychological scales to measure levels of distress, anxiety and depression in veterinarians, and compare these levels between different veterinary subgroups and other professional groups...
  4. pmc OccIDEAS: retrospective occupational exposure assessment in community-based studies made easier
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia 6012, Australia
    J Environ Public Health 2009:957023. 2009
    ..Development of this application has the potential to make high-quality occupational assessment more efficient and accessible for epidemiological studies...
  5. doi request reprint All cause mortality and incidence of cancer in workers in bauxite mines and alumina refineries
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Australia
    Int J Cancer 123:882-7. 2008
    ..This study is the first to examine cancer and mortality amongst workers in bauxite mines and alumina refineries and found little evidence for increased cancer incidence or mortality in these workers...
  6. pmc Left-handedness and risk of breast cancer
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Br J Cancer 97:686-7. 2007
    ..Left-handers had higher risk of breast cancer than right-handers and the effect was greater for post-menopausal breast cancer (hazard ratio=2.59, 95% confidence interval 1.11-6.03)...
  7. pmc Occupational risk factors for prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia: a case-control study in Western Australia
    L Fritschi
    Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 64:60-5. 2007
    ..To assess the association of selected occupational exposures with risk of prostate cancer and with risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Trends in exposure of veterinarians to physical and chemical hazards and use of protection practices
    Lin Fritschi
    Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth 6009, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:371-8. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Public Health 121:781-9. 2007
    ..To determine the relationship between personal, hormonal and lifestyle risk factors and surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
  10. doi request reprint Hypotheses for mechanisms linking shiftwork and cancer
    L Fritschi
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Med Hypotheses 77:430-6. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Five-year survival from breast cancer in Western Australia over a decade
    C Clayforth
    School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Breast 16:375-81. 2007
    ..Further research needs to be carried out to determine the reason for this improvement...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mortality of former crocidolite (blue asbestos) miners and millers at Wittenoom
    A W Musk
    Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology, School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 65:541-3. 2008
    ..Blue asbestos was mined and milled at Wittenoom in Western Australia between 1943 and 1966...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dietary fish intake and risk of leukaemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health M435, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:532-7. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that a diet high in fish may be protective against lymphohematopoietic cancers and confirm the reduced risk among fish workers...
  14. doi request reprint Mental health in female veterinarians: effects of working hours and having children
    A Shirangi
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia
    Aust Vet J 91:123-30. 2013
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of occupational exposures and protective practices in Australian female veterinarians
    A Shirangi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
    Aust Vet J 85:32-8. 2007
    ..To identify the prevalence of exposure to potentially harmful occupational hazards in Australian female veterinarians and to report factors associated with prevalence of occupational hazards in this profession...
  16. pmc Plasma retinol, carotene and vitamin E concentrations and lung function in a crocidolite-exposed cohort from Wittenoom, Western Australia: a cohort study
    Helman S Alfonso
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Nutr J 4:16. 2005
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in the presentation, management and survival of breast cancer in Western Australia
    K J Mitchell
    School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Breast 15:769-76. 2006
    ..62, 95% CI 1.10-2.38). This difference was not significant after adjustment for treatment factors (HR 1.36, 95% CI 0.90-2.04)...
  18. pmc Cancer incidence and mortality among underground and surface goldminers in Western Australia
    S Peters
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Br J Cancer 108:1879-82. 2013
    ..This study does not support the hypothesis that miners have a decreased risk of prostate cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma concentrations of retinol, carotene, and vitamin E and mortality in subjects with asbestosis in a cohort exposed to crocidolite in Wittenoom, Western Australia
    Helman S Alfonso
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 47:573-9. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the relationships between plasma concentrations of retinol, carotene, and vitamin E and mortality associated with asbestosis in people previously exposed to crocidolite...
  20. ncbi request reprint Community-based screening by colonoscopy or computed tomographic colonography in asymptomatic average-risk subjects
    Rosie G Scott
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1145-51. 2004
    ..Our objective was to compare screening CT colonography and colonoscopy in an asymptomatic average-risk population, and to determine whether providing a choice of tests increased participation...
  21. doi request reprint Serious injuries to Australian veterinarians working with cattle
    M Lucas
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Aust Vet J 91:57-60. 2013
    ..To describe the factors associated with serious injuries sustained during cattle-associated activities by veterinarians responding to the Health Risks of Australian Veterinarians (HRAV) survey...
  22. ncbi request reprint Fruit, vegetable, vitamin A intakes, and prostate cancer risk
    G L Ambrosini
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 11:61-6. 2008
    ..Fruit, other vegetables and vitamin A intakes did not appear to be strong factors in the development of prostate cancer in this study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in textile manufacturing workers in Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    J Occup Health 46:493-6. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Pathology reporting of breast cancer: trends in 1989-1999, following the introduction of mammographic screening in Western Australia
    J M Harvey
    School of Surgery and Pathology, University of Western Australia UWA and PathCentre, Nedlands, WA, Australia
    Pathology 37:341-6. 2005
    ..The current study documents (1) changes in pathology reporting from 1989 to 1999 and (2) changes in patterns of histopathological prognostic indicators for breast cancer following introduction of mammographic screening in 1989...
  25. pmc Risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia following parental occupational exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields
    A Reid
    Epidemiology Group, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Br J Cancer 105:1409-13. 2011
    ..Other studies examining parental occupational exposure to ELF and ALL have reported mixed results...
  26. pmc Second cancer incidence and cancer mortality among chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients: a population-based study
    J A Royle
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Br J Cancer 105:1076-81. 2011
    ..The incidence of second cancers after CLL has not been reported in detail for Australia, a country with particularly high levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Validation of expert assessment of occupational exposures
    Lin Fritschi
    Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Am J Ind Med 43:519-22. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the validity of occupational exposure assessment by comparing the ratings of experienced raters with previously recorded industrial hygiene measurements...
  28. doi request reprint An inverse association between preserved fish and prostate cancer: results from a population-based case-control study in Canada
    Kym Mina
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 60:222-6. 2008
    ..There was no suggestion of reduced prostate cancer risk with consumption of fresh and canned fish. Our results suggest that consumption of preserved fish may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and lung-function changes with exposure to five substances in aluminium smelters
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:103-10. 2003
    ..To determine whether exposure to five different occupational substances contributes to respiratory symptoms in aluminium smelter workers...
  30. doi request reprint Dietary patterns identified using factor analysis and prostate cancer risk: a case control study in Western Australia
    Gina Leslie Ambrosini
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 18:364-70. 2008
    ..We investigated empirical dietary patterns and prostate cancer risk in Western Australia (WA) using a population-based case-control study...
  31. doi request reprint The incidence of second primary invasive melanoma in Queensland, 1982-2003
    Kieran A McCaul
    WA Centre for Health and Ageing M573, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, WA, 6009, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 19:451-8. 2008
    ..To describe the incidence of second primary invasive melanoma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Plasma vitamin concentrations and incidence of mesothelioma and lung cancer in individuals exposed to crocidolite at Wittenoom, Western Australia
    Helman S Alfonso
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:290-4. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that people with chronically low plasma levels of retinol have increased risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia: a case control study in Western Australia
    Gina L Ambrosini
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    BJU Int 101:853-60. 2008
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Allergy, atopy, and cancer: a prospective study of the 1981 Busselton cohort
    Alison Talbot-Smith
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 157:606-12. 2003
    ..Hay fever was associated with melanoma risk in men but not in women. No association was found between breast and lung cancers and allergic disorders or atopy...
  35. doi request reprint Exposure to house painting and the use of floor treatments and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 128:2405-14. 2011
    ..An apparently increased risk associated with someone other than the parents painting inside the house may be related to the amount of paint used and the intensity of the dose received...
  36. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in malignant mesothelioma after residential exposure to blue asbestos (crocidolite)
    Alison Reid
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Group, School of Population Health, M707, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
    Chest 131:376-82. 2007
    ..Blue asbestos was mined and milled at Wittenoom, Western Australia, from 1943 until 1966. Various public records were used to establish a cohort of residents of the nearby township. Mine tailings were distributed throughout the town...
  37. ncbi request reprint Animal-related occupations and the risk of leukemia, myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Canada
    Lin Fritschi
    Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 13:563-71. 2002
    ..This study aimed to examine the risk of leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), and multiple myeloma associated with occupational exposure to animals...
  38. doi request reprint Deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer in Western Australia
    J Girschik
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, B Block, Ground Floor, Hospital Ave, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 19:879-85. 2008
    ..However, there are still nearly 400 deaths from NMSC in Australia annually. We aimed to investigate the accuracy of NMSC death coding and to describe the characteristics of these deaths and the potential for prevention...
  39. doi request reprint Exposure to diagnostic radiological procedures and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2897-909. 2010
    ..The aim of this analysis is to investigate whether diagnostic X-rays of the mother before birth, of the father before conception, or of the child increased the risk of childhood ALL...
  40. pmc Vietnam military service history and prostate cancer
    Justine Leavy
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:75. 2006
    ..This paper examines relationships between military history, family history and risk of prostate cancer in a population-based case control study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Who attends skin cancer screening in Western Australia? Results from the Lions Cancer Institute Skin Cancer Screening Program
    Heather A Williams
    School of Population Health M707, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:75-80. 2006
    ..To examine the characteristics of persons attending a skin cancer screening clinic in Western Australia and compare the effectiveness of screening in different socio-demographic subgroups...
  42. ncbi request reprint Aerodigestive and gastrointestinal tract cancers and exposure to crocidolite (blue asbestos): incidence and mortality among former crocidolite workers
    Alison Reid
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Int J Cancer 111:757-61. 2004
    ..The excess mortality from upper aerodigestive cancers seen in this cohort of former asbestos workers compared to the Western Australian male population does not appear to be associated with exposure to crocidolite...
  43. ncbi request reprint Do aggregates of multiple questions better capture overall fish consumption than summary questions?
    Kym Mina
    School of Population Health M431, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:196-202. 2008
    ..To compare intake estimates, validity and reliability of two summary questions to measure fish consumption with information from a detailed semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) on fish consumption...
  44. doi request reprint Representativeness of child controls recruited by random digit dialling
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:293-302. 2010
    ..This evidence of selection according to socio-economic status indicates that there may also be selection with respect to other factors potentially important in the aetiology of ALL...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mortality in an Australian cohort of textile workers
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Med (Lond) 54:255-7. 2004
    ..Workers in the textile industry may be exposed to textile dusts, a wide range of chemicals and electromagnetic radiation...
  46. doi request reprint Maternal folate and other vitamin supplementation during pregnancy and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the offspring
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Int J Cancer 126:2690-9. 2010
    ..83 (95% CI: 0.73-0.94). Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy may protect against childhood ALL, but this effect is unlikely to be large or, if real, specifically due to folate...
  47. doi request reprint Could mining be protective against prostate cancer? A study and literature review
    Jennifer Girschik
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 67:365-74. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of a mammography screening service
    Cassandra Clayforth
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:631-6. 2005
    ..Trials have shown that mammography screening reduces mortality and probably decreases morbidity related to breast cancer...
  49. doi request reprint Significant injuries in Australian veterinarians and use of safety precautions
    Michael Lucas
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research B block, Hospital Avenue, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Occup Med (Lond) 59:327-33. 2009
    ..A high injury prevalence has been reported among veterinarians. Studies describing the factors associated with injury have been limited...
  50. ncbi request reprint The reliability of ten-year dietary recall: implications for cancer research
    Gina L Ambrosini
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    J Nutr 133:2663-8. 2003
    ..They also show that using this FFQ, remote diet recalled from 10 y earlier may be as reliable as recent dietary recall...
  51. doi request reprint Birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians
    Adeleh Shirangi
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 51:525-33. 2009
    ..To investigate the risk of birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians exposed to occupational hazards such as radiation, anesthetic gases, and pesticides in veterinary practice...
  52. doi request reprint The MTHFR C677T and DeltaDNMT3B C-149T polymorphisms confer different risks for right- and left-sided colorectal cancer
    Barry Iacopetta
    School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Int J Cancer 125:84-90. 2009
    ..02). Epidemiological studies on dietary and genetic risk factors for CRC should take into account these may confer different risks for right- and left-sided tumors...
  53. pmc Lifestyle factors associated with survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis
    T Boyle
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, B Block, Hospital Avenue, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
    Br J Cancer 109:814-22. 2013
    ..16, 6.29). No significant associations were found in males.Conclusion:Physical activity, BMI and smoking may influence survival after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, with more pronounced results found for females than for males. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Occupational causes of testicular cancer in adults
    B Mester
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Perth, Australia
    Int J Occup Environ Med 1:160-70. 2010
    ..Future studies need to improve exposure assessment and develop ways to adjust for possible prenatal factors...
  55. doi request reprint Breast cancer among Yemeni women using the National Oncology Centre Registry 2004-2010
    S El-Zaemey
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:249-53. 2012
    ..Even though breast cancer incidence is lower in Arab developing countries than in western countries, Arabic women are more likely to be diagnosed at an earlier age than the women in western countries...
  56. doi request reprint Merkel cell carcinoma in Western Australia: a population-based study of incidence and survival
    J Girschik
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6003, Australia
    Br J Dermatol 165:1051-7. 2011
    ..MCC has not been extensively investigated in Australia, even though Australia has the highest incidence of sun-related cancers in the world...
  57. doi request reprint Meat consumption and cooking practices and the risk of colorectal cancer
    S M Tabatabaei
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:668-75. 2011
    ..One of the difficulties in determining this association has been measurement of different attributes of meat consumption, including cooking methods and level of doneness...
  58. ncbi request reprint Injuries to Australian veterinarians working with horses
    M Lucas
    School of Population Health, M431, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Vet Rec 164:207-9. 2009
    ..Fractures were the most common type of serious injury. The use of safety precautions at the time of the injury was reported by 70 per cent of those injured...
  59. doi request reprint Screening for breast cancer post reduction mammoplasty
    T M Muir
    Imaging Services, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6847, Australia
    Clin Radiol 65:198-205. 2010
    ..To investigate whether remodelling of the breast after breast reduction surgery has an effect on mammographic cancer detection...
  60. pmc Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of meatworkers
    L Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 609 Australia
    Occup Environ Med 60:E4. 2003
    ..To determine the risk of all cause mortality, cause specific mortality, and incident cancer in meatworkers...
  61. ncbi request reprint A valid semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire to measure fish consumption
    K Mina
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:1023-31. 2007
    ..To validate a detailed semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire designed to measure habitual fish and seafood consumption...
  62. pmc Failure to complete adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with adverse survival in stage III colon cancer patients
    M Morris
    School of Surgery and Pathology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Br J Cancer 96:701-7. 2007
    ..Further prospective studies are required to identify better the physiological and socioeconomic factors responsible for failure to complete chemotherapy so that appropriate improvements in health service delivery can be made...
  63. ncbi request reprint Surgical caseload and outcomes for women with invasive breast cancer treated in Western Australia
    D M Ingram
    Breast Centre, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
    Breast 14:11-7. 2005
    ..2% vs. 20.9%, p=0.28). In 1989 35% of women were treated by high caseload surgeons. By 1999 this had risen to 82%. The results confirm that women treated by high caseload surgeons have better outcomes...
  64. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with occupational exposure to solvents, metals, organic dusts and PCBs (Australia)
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 16:599-607. 2005
    ..We aimed to use accurate means to assess occupational exposures to solvents, metals, organic dusts and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a case-control study...
  65. doi request reprint Associations of unscavenged anesthetic gases and long working hours with preterm delivery in female veterinarians
    Adeleh Shirangi
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 113:1008-17. 2009
    ..To examine whether occupational hazards such as anesthetic gases, radiation, pesticides, and working hours in veterinary practice are associated with preterm delivery (before 37 weeks of gestation) in female veterinarians...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the usefulness of self-reported risk factors in a skin cancer screening program
    Heather A Williams
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Queensland Cancer Fund, Brisbane, Queensland, Western Australia
    Melanoma Res 16:341-5. 2006
    ..Further studies are needed to verify this finding owing to the rarity of melanoma and the small number of confirmed melanomas in this study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in Western Australia: clinical practice and clinical guidelines
    Suzanne P McEvoy
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:305-9. 2004
    ..To review changes in patterns of care for women with early invasive breast cancer in Western Australia from 1989 to 1999, and compare management with recommendations in the 1995 National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines...
  68. ncbi request reprint Occupational health risks in veterinary nursing: an exploratory study
    E M van Soest
    School of Population Health, M435, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Aust Vet J 82:346-50. 2004
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of lung cancer in Western Australia in 1996 and its outcomes
    Kym Mina
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:1076-81. 2004
    ..Reported herein are the characteristics of the patients, the treatment outcomes and a comparison of the management undertaken with that recommended by international guidelines...
  70. pmc Effects of asbestos and smoking on the levels and rates of change of lung function in a crocidolite exposed cohort in Western Australia
    H S Alfonso
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Thorax 59:1052-6. 2004
    ..Exposure to asbestos is associated with reduced static lung volumes, gas transfer and lung compliance, and a restrictive ventilatory abnormality...
  71. ncbi request reprint Family experiences of tissue donation in Australia
    Penelope Wilson
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Prog Transplant 16:52-6. 2006
    ..Understanding family experiences in tissue donation is important to improve the process and potentially increase the number of families who consent to tissue donation...
  72. doi request reprint Dietary benzo[a]pyrene intake from meat and the risk of colorectal cancer
    Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:3182-4. 2010
    ..One possible mechanism for the postulated link between high consumption of meat and colorectal cancer (CRC) is the content of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in meat...
  73. ncbi request reprint Chronicity of psychological strain in occupational settings and the accuracy of the General Health Questionnaire
    Caron J Whaley
    School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Occup Health Psychol 10:310-9. 2005
    ..The more desirable statistical properties of the CGHQ result in a reduction of significant interaction terms and are strongly recommended in future studies as a means of controlling Type I errors when tests of moderation are examined...
  74. pmc Validity of self reported male balding patterns in epidemiological studies
    Rosalind Taylor
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 4:60. 2004
    ..This paper examines the accuracy and reliability of assessment of balding patterns by both trained observers and men themselves, using the Hamilton-Norwood classification system...
  75. ncbi request reprint Birth order, atopy, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Andrew Edwin Grulich
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:587-94. 2005
    ..Because late birth order and childhood crowding are inversely associated with atopy, we also investigated their associations with NHL risk...
  76. ncbi request reprint Nodular type and older age as the most significant associations of thick melanoma in Victoria, Australia
    Alexander J Chamberlain
    Victoria Melanoma Service, Prahran, Australia
    Arch Dermatol 138:609-14. 2002
    ..To explore the clinical associations of thick melanoma and to compare the clinicopathological variables of nodular and superficial spreading types...
  77. ncbi request reprint Leukemia risk associated with low-level benzene exposure
    Deborah C Glass
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiology 14:569-77. 2003
    ..Men who were part of an Australian petroleum industry cohort had previously been found to have an excess of lympho-hematopoietic cancer. Occupational benzene exposure is a possible cause of this excess...
  78. ncbi request reprint Pigmentary characteristics, sun sensitivity and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Ann Maree Hughes
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Cancer 110:429-34. 2004
    ..5- to 2-fold increases in risk but with wide confidence intervals. These results provide weak support for the possibility that sun sensitivity or perhaps sun exposure increases risk of NHL...
  79. ncbi request reprint Solaria use in Queensland, Australia
    Sheleigh P Lawler
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre and Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:479-82. 2006
    ..To describe the demographics of solarium users and the correlates of solarium use in Queensland...
  80. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure may protect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case-control study
    Ann Maree Hughes
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Cancer 112:865-71. 2004
    ..Increasing evidence that vitamin D may protect against cancer makes UV-mediated synthesis of vitamin D a plausible mechanism whereby sun exposure might protect against NHL...
  81. ncbi request reprint Risk of respiratory complications and wound infection in patients undergoing ambulatory surgery: smokers versus nonsmokers
    Paul S Myles
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Victoria, Australia
    Anesthesiology 97:842-7. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the risk of respiratory complications and wound infection among smokers...
  82. ncbi request reprint Artificial neural networks and job-specific modules to assess occupational exposure
    Jim Black
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, MMS Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia
    Ann Occup Hyg 48:595-600. 2004
    ..The use of artificial neural networks shows promise in future applications to occupational assessment by JSMs and expert assessment...
  83. ncbi request reprint Leukemia risk and relevant benzene exposure period-Re: follow-up time on risk estimates, Am J Ind Med 42:481-489, 2002
    Deborah C Glass
    Am J Ind Med 45:222-3; author reply 224-5. 2004
  84. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of survey results from a study of occupation-related respiratory health in the aluminum industry
    Jill F Ikin
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 17:774-82. 2002
    ..In particular the authors recommend use of a company job dictionary to optimize reproducibility of self-reported occupational information...
  85. ncbi request reprint Effects of asbestos and smoking on gas diffusion in people exposed to crocidolite
    Helman S Alfonso
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Kent Street, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:184-7. 2005
    ..To examine the effects of asbestos exposure and tobacco smoking on the level and rate of change of the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Modes of presentation and pathways to diagnosis of colorectal cancer in Queensland
    Brigid M Lynch
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund, Brisbane, QLD
    Med J Aust 186:288-91. 2007
    ..To describe the process of colorectal cancer diagnosis in Queensland, and to determine factors associated with time to diagnosis...
  87. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Ken K Karipidis
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:663-70. 2007
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  88. ncbi request reprint Atopy, exposure to pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Claire M Vajdic
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, 2376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Int J Cancer 120:2271-4. 2007
    ..Although this study had limited power, the findings do not suggest modification of the association between pesticide exposure and NHL risk by asthma or atopic disease more generally...
  89. ncbi request reprint Health behaviors of cancer survivors: data from an Australian population-based survey
    Elizabeth G Eakin
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Level 3, Public Health Building, Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 18:881-94. 2007
    ..This study compared health behaviors among a large sample of Australian adult cancer survivors with an age- and sex-matched cohort of people with no cancer history...
  90. ncbi request reprint Health status of long-term cancer survivors: results from an Australian population-based sample
    Elizabeth G Eakin
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, University of Queensland, Level 3, Public Health Building, Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1969-76. 2006
    ..This study investigated the health implications of longer-term cancer survivorship in an Australian, population-based sample...
  91. ncbi request reprint Comparison of first, last, and longest-held jobs as surrogates for all jobs in estimating cumulative exposure in cross-sectional studies of work-related asthma
    Geza Benke
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 18:23-7. 2008
    ..This method may not be valid for diseases in which disability brought on by one job may influence later work history, such as asthma. We investigated different surrogates for total work history for the outcome of asthma symptoms...
  92. ncbi request reprint Patterns of surgical treatment for women diagnosed with early breast cancer in Queensland
    Bridie Thompson
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, The Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill, Queensland, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:443-51. 2008
    ..This is the first Australian study to report on patterns of surgical care specifically for early breast cancer at a population level...
  93. ncbi request reprint The Queensland Cancer Risk Study: behavioural risk factor results
    Tracey DiSipio
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund, Spring Hill, Queensland
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:375-82. 2006
    ..To describe the population prevalence of key cancer risk behaviours in Queensland...
  94. ncbi request reprint Non-cancer mortality among people diagnosed with cancer (Australia)
    Peter D Baade
    Epidemiology Unit, Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund, Spring Hill QLD, Brisbane, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 17:287-97. 2006
    ..To investigate whether people diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death from non-cancer causes compared to the general population...
  95. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of participation in colorectal neoplasia screening by colonoscopy or CT colonography
    Dev Shankar Segarajasingam
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:287-8. 2006
  96. ncbi request reprint Cancer due to occupation in Australia
    Lin Fritschi
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:213-9. 2006
    ..This paper reviews previous attempts to estimate the proportion of cancers caused by occupational factors in Australia and overseas and calculates an estimate of the burden of occupational cancer in Australia...
  97. ncbi request reprint Specific infections, infection-related behavior, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults
    Claire M Vajdic
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Level 2 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1102-8. 2006
    ..This study provides consistent evidence that sexually transmitted infections and zoonoses are not risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
  98. ncbi request reprint Injury in Australian veterinarians
    Lin Fritschi
    Queensland Cancer Fund Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, PO Box 201, Spring Hill Brisbane, Queensland 4004, Australia
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:199-203. 2006
    ..There are a number of risk factors for traumatic injury in veterinary practice but there is little information on the prevalence of injuries or the factors associated with injury in this profession...
  99. ncbi request reprint Methodological issues in linking study participants to Australian cancer registries using different methods: lessons from a cohort study
    Jan Lucas Hoving
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:378-82. 2005
    ..Methodological issues affecting the record registry linkage process will be explored in cases of discordant results between the State and national cancer linkages...
  100. ncbi request reprint Validity of melanoma diagnosis in a community-based screening program
    Lin Fritschi
    Queensland Cancer Fund, Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 164:385-90. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that the validity of skin screening diagnoses in the general population is reasonable. Body site of the lesion should be taken into account when calculating validity of these diagnoses...
  101. ncbi request reprint Nodular melanoma: patients' perceptions of presenting features and implications for earlier detection
    Alexander J Chamberlain
    Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:694-701. 2003
    ..Nodular melanoma (NM) accounts for the majority of thick lesions and is difficult to recognize in the early stages of its evolution...