Nehmat Houssami

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast screening using 2D-mammography or integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) for single-reading or double-reading--evidence to guide future screening strategies
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Eur J Cancer 50:1799-807. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of screening mammography in women with a history of lobular carcinoma in situ or atypical hyperplasia of the breast
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 145:765-73. 2014
  3. pmc Second breast cancers in a Tuscan case series: characteristics, prognosis, and predictors of survival
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Florence, Italy
    Br J Cancer 99:539-44. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of ultrasound-needle biopsy for preoperative staging of the axilla in invasive breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    Anticancer Res 34:1087-97. 2014
  5. pmc Risk factors for second screen-detected or interval breast cancers in women with a personal history of breast cancer participating in mammography screening
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:946-61. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Overview of the evidence on digital breast tomosynthesis in breast cancer detection
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Breast 22:101-8. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer: meta-analysis of surgical outcomes
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Surg 257:249-55. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cancer 48:3342-54. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Imaging bone metastases in breast cancer: evidence on comparative test accuracy
    N Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Oncol 23:834-43. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Early detection of breast cancer: overview of the evidence on computer-aided detection in mammography screening
    N Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 53:171-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast screening using 2D-mammography or integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) for single-reading or double-reading--evidence to guide future screening strategies
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Eur J Cancer 50:1799-807. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of screening mammography in women with a history of lobular carcinoma in situ or atypical hyperplasia of the breast
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 145:765-73. 2014
    ..Adjunct screening may be of value in these women if it reduces ICR without substantially reducing specificity...
  3. pmc Second breast cancers in a Tuscan case series: characteristics, prognosis, and predictors of survival
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Florence, Italy
    Br J Cancer 99:539-44. 2008
    ..Prognosis following a second breast cancer in this cohort was generally good. However, large or node-positive second tumours, and shorter intervals between diagnoses were indicators of poorer survival...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of ultrasound-needle biopsy for preoperative staging of the axilla in invasive breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    Anticancer Res 34:1087-97. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Risk factors for second screen-detected or interval breast cancers in women with a personal history of breast cancer participating in mammography screening
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:946-61. 2013
    ..We aimed to identify risk factors for second (ipsilateral or contralateral) screen-detected or interval breast cancer within 1 year of screening in PHBC women...
  6. doi request reprint Overview of the evidence on digital breast tomosynthesis in breast cancer detection
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Breast 22:101-8. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer: meta-analysis of surgical outcomes
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Surg 257:249-55. 2013
    ..This meta-analysis examines the effect of preoperative MRI compared with standard preoperative assessment on surgical outcomes, focusing on studies that used a controlled design...
  8. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cancer 48:3342-54. 2012
    ..We aimed to report summary estimates of the proportion of subjects achieving pCR (pCR%) by tumour subtype, and to determine whether subtype was independently associated with pCR, in a study-level meta-analysis...
  9. doi request reprint Imaging bone metastases in breast cancer: evidence on comparative test accuracy
    N Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Oncol 23:834-43. 2012
    ..Numerous imaging modalities may be used to detect bone metastases (BM) in women with breast cancer...
  10. doi request reprint Early detection of breast cancer: overview of the evidence on computer-aided detection in mammography screening
    N Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 53:171-6. 2009
    ..Refinement in CAD algorithms, in combination with increasing implementation of digital mammography, may improve the potential use of CAD in mammography reading, but will require prospective evaluation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer screening: emerging role of new imaging techniques as adjuncts to mammography
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:493-7. 2009
    ..Emerging evidence and improved CAD technology are likely to help define its role in breast screening...
  12. doi request reprint Review of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer: should MRI be performed on all women with newly diagnosed, early stage breast cancer?
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    CA Cancer J Clin 59:290-302. 2009
    ..Randomized controlled trials are needed to establish the clinical, psychosocial, and long-term effects of MRI and to show a related change in treatment from standard care in women newly affected by breast cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Early detection of second breast cancers improves prognosis in breast cancer survivors
    N Houssami
    Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Florence, Italy
    Ann Oncol 20:1505-10. 2009
    ..We examined the prognostic effect of detection of ipsilateral breast relapse (IBR) or contralateral breast cancer (CBC) in the asymptomatic relative to symptomatic phase...
  14. ncbi request reprint Underestimation of malignancy of breast core-needle biopsy: concepts and precise overall and category-specific estimates
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Cancer 109:487-95. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Report on the sixth scientific meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD)
    Nehmat Houssami
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Breast 17:205. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Accuracy and surgical impact of magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer staging: systematic review and meta-analysis in detection of multifocal and multicentric cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 26:3248-58. 2008
    ..Randomized trials are needed to determine the clinical value of detecting additional disease which changes surgical treatment in women with apparently localized breast cancer...
  17. doi request reprint Design-related bias in estimates of accuracy when comparing imaging tests: examples from breast imaging research
    Nehmat Houssami
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Radiol 20:2061-6. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Mammographic surveillance in women with a personal history of breast cancer: how accurate? How effective?
    Nehmat Houssami
    School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Breast 19:439-45. 2010
    ..New evaluations of screening women with a PHBC are needed from screening programs or population datasets, to provide comprehensive measures of screening accuracy and outcomes in this population of women...
  19. ncbi request reprint BreastScreen-based mammography screening in women with a personal history of breast cancer, Western Australian study
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 195:460-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate mammography screening outcomes in women with a personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), who have an increased risk of recurrent or new breast cancer, relative to women without PHBC...
  20. doi request reprint HER2 discordance between primary breast cancer and its paired metastasis: tumor biology or test artefact? Insights through meta-analysis
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 129:659-74. 2011
    ..Test-related factors did not account for differences across studies in the HER2 discordant proportion...
  21. doi request reprint The evolving role of new imaging methods in breast screening
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 53:123-6. 2011
    ..Many of these imaging technologies enhance cancer detection but also increase recall and false positives in screening...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early detection of breast cancer the second time around: mammography in women with a personal history of breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:439-40. 2011
    ..Australian and US collaborators provide evidence on outcomes of mammographic screening in previously affected women...
  23. doi request reprint Preoperative ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of axillary nodes in invasive breast cancer: meta-analysis of its accuracy and utility in staging the axilla
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Surg 254:243-51. 2011
    ..Systematic evidence synthesis of ultrasound-guided needle biopsy (UNB) of axillary nodes in breast cancer...
  24. pmc Accuracy and outcomes of screening mammography in women with a personal history of early-stage breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    JAMA 305:790-9. 2011
    ..Women with a personal history of breast cancer (PHBC) are at risk of developing another breast cancer and are recommended for screening mammography. Few high-quality data exist on screening performance in PHBC women...
  25. doi request reprint Accuracy of a preoperative model for predicting invasive breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ on vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy
    Nehmat Houssami
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1364-71. 2011
    ..Core needle biopsy (CNB) diagnoses of ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) may represent understaged invasive breast cancer (IBC). We aimed to develop a model that helps identify preoperatively women with IBC after a CNB diagnosis of DCIS...
  26. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the impact of surgical margins on local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy
    Nehmat Houssami
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cancer 46:3219-32. 2010
    ..There is no consensus on what constitutes adequate negative margins in breast-conserving therapy (BCT). We review the evidence on surgical margins in BCT for early-stage invasive breast cancer...
  27. pmc Borderline breast core needle histology: predictive values for malignancy in lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3)
    N Houssami
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    Br J Cancer 96:1253-7. 2007
    ..Research is needed to improve differentiation between malignant and benign diseases in B3 lesions using diagnostic or predictive methods...
  28. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging screening of the contralateral breast in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis of incremental cancer detection and impact on surgical management
    Meagan Elizabeth Brennan
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 27:5640-9. 2009
    ..This article is a review and meta-analysis of studies reporting contralateral MRI in women with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer...
  29. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging in detecting residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant therapy
    Michael L Marinovich
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, A27, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:321-33. 2013
    ..This meta-analysis examines MRI accuracy in detecting residual tumor, investigates variables potentially affecting MRI performance, and compares MRI with other tests...
  30. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and underestimation of malignancy of breast core needle biopsy: the Florence experience of over 4000 consecutive biopsies
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 101:291-7. 2007
    ..1% (18.5-47.7%), emphasising the importance of correlating all test information in breast diagnosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint The influence of knowledge of mammography findings on the accuracy of breast ultrasound in symptomatic women
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Breast J 11:167-72. 2005
    ..Our study indicates that knowledge of the findings of mammography improves the interpretation of breast ultrasound in symptomatic women...
  32. doi request reprint An individual person data meta-analysis of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and breast cancer recurrence
    Nehmat Houssami
    Nehmat Houssami, Robin Turner, Petra Macaskill, the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Lindsay W Turnbull, Centre for Magnetic Resonance Investigations, Hull York Medical School in association with University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom David R McCready, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Todd M Tuttle, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Neha Vapiwala and Lawrence J Solin, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Lawrence J Solin, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
    J Clin Oncol 32:392-401. 2014
    ..We examined the association between preoperative MRI and local recurrence (LR) as primary outcome, as well as distant recurrence (DR), in patients with BC...
  33. ncbi request reprint The prevention, detection, and management of breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia, and Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Med J Aust 184:230-4. 2006
    ..It makes more patients suitable for surgery and offers others the choice of breast conservation...
  34. ncbi request reprint The influence of clinical information on the accuracy of diagnostic mammography
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, A27, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 85:223-8. 2004
    ..This study examined the influence of knowledge of clinical information on the accuracy of mammography in women referred for investigation of breast symptoms...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of study methods and biases on estimates of invasive breast cancer overdetection with mammography screening: a systematic review
    Corné Biesheuvel
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 8:1129-38. 2007
    ..New studies are urgently needed to quantify the true extent of overdetection in current mammography screening programmes. These studies should be designed to avoid the multiple sources of bias identified in this review...
  36. doi request reprint Ductal carcinoma in situ at core-needle biopsy: meta-analysis of underestimation and predictors of invasive breast cancer
    Meagan E Brennan
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building, Room A27, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Radiology 260:119-28. 2011
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Helping women make choices about mammography screening: an online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women
    Erin Mathieu
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 81:63-72. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of a decision aid (DA) on women's knowledge of the benefits and harms of screening and on their ability to make an informed decision...
  38. ncbi request reprint Informed choice in mammography screening: a randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women
    Erin Mathieu
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 167:2039-46. 2007
    ..These women are advised to consider both the benefits and harms of continuing to be screened. Doing so may be difficult for individual women, and there are no evaluated decision support tools to assist them...
  39. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of axillary lymph nodes as a triage test in breast cancer staging
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:85-91. 2007
    ..Because of variability in the reported accuracy of this test its role and clinical utility in pre-operative staging remains controversial...
  40. ncbi request reprint New methods give better estimates of changes in diagnostic accuracy when prior information is provided
    Les Irwig
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Building A 27, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:299-307. 2006
    ..We propose comparing the combined accuracy of prior information and a test read (i) with or (ii) without knowledge of prior information. Analysis methods include simple decision rules and logistic regression...
  41. ncbi request reprint Consumer information materials for diagnostic breast tests: women's views on information and their understanding of test results
    Heather M Davey
    Research Assistant, Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Expect 6:298-311. 2003
    ..To explore women's views on diagnostic breast test information and elicit their preferences for this information...
  42. ncbi request reprint Radiological surveillance of interval breast cancers in screening programmes
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 7:259-65. 2006
    ..Standardised radiological surveillance of interval cancers might allow within-programme comparisons and has the potential to guide practice and improve quality...
  43. ncbi request reprint Interval breast cancers in screening: the effect of mammography review method on classification
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 5131, Florence, Italy
    Breast 16:646-52. 2007
    ..Due to expected variability, review methods need standardisation to improve screening quality. Our data support blinded review of IC in mammography screening...
  44. doi request reprint The impact of different criteria for selecting information to be provided to women undergoing diagnostic breast tests
    Heather M Davey
    Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, School of Public Medicine, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 71:86-94. 2008
    ..To determine if the content of written information for women undergoing diagnostic breast tests would change depending on the criteria used to decide what information should be included...
  45. ncbi request reprint Full-field digital versus screen-film mammography: comparative accuracy in concurrent screening cohorts
    Marco Rosselli Del Turco
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:860-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of digital mammography with that of screen-film mammography in concurrent cohorts participating in the same population-based screening program...
  46. ncbi request reprint Does computer-aided detection (CAD) contribute to the performance of digital mammography in a self-referred population?
    Beniamino Brancato
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Tuscany Cancer Institute, 50131, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 111:373-6. 2008
    ..We report a retrospective study of the incremental effect of CAD on the accuracy of full-field digital mammography (DM) as applied prospectively in breast assessment...
  47. ncbi request reprint Incidence of metastatic breast cancer in an Australian population-based cohort of women with non-metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis
    Sarah J Lord
    National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 196:688-92. 2012
    ..To estimate the incidence of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in Australian women with an initial diagnosis of non-metastatic breast cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Breast imaging and needle biopsy in women with clinically evident breast cancer: does combined imaging change overall diagnostic sensitivity?
    Stefano Ciatto
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    Breast 16:382-6. 2007
    ..1% where combined imaging is included into the diagnostic pathway. This is largely due to needle biopsy identifying most cancers missed on single imaging thus negating the effect of additional imaging on overall sensitivity...
  49. ncbi request reprint Sydney Breast Imaging Accuracy Study: Comparative sensitivity and specificity of mammography and sonography in young women with symptoms
    Nehmat Houssami
    The Sydney Square Breast Clinic, Medical Benefits Fund of Australia, and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:935-40. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer--new and emerging technologies for diagnosis and management
    Nehmat Houssami
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 34:657-61. 2005
    ..We also review advances in radiotherapy techniques that have allowed delivery of radiotherapy with more precision and improved safety...
  51. pmc Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 346:f158. 2013
    ....
  52. pmc Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 330:936. 2005
    ..To provide easy to use estimates of the benefits and harms of biennial screening mammography for women aged 40, 50, 60, and 70 years...
  53. doi request reprint Is conventional urinary cytology still reliable for diagnosis of primary bladder carcinoma? Accuracy based on data linkage of a consecutive clinical series and cancer registry
    Patricia Turco
    Istituto Scientifico per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Acta Cytol 55:193-6. 2011
    ..Reported urine cytology accuracy, particular sensitivity, is highly variable. We evaluated the accuracy of urinary cytology for primary bladder cancer using population data linkage to provide valid estimates...
  54. ncbi request reprint Medical tests: women's reported and preferred decision-making roles and preferences for information on benefits, side-effects and false results
    Heather M Davey
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, Room 319A, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
    Health Expect 5:330-40. 2002
    ..To determine women's preferences for and reported experience with medical test decision-making...
  55. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MR imaging in preoperative assessment of breast cancer
    Giovanna Mariscotti
    Breast Imaging Service, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Turin, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, Via Genova 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Anticancer Res 34:1219-25. 2014
    ..To define the accuracy of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) added to digital mammography (DM) and ultrasound (US) in the preoperative assessment of breast cancer...
  56. ncbi request reprint Quality of breast imaging reports falls short of recommended standards
    Nehmat Houssami
    New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
    Breast 16:271-9. 2007
    ..This work indicates that the quality (content and completeness) of breast imaging reports, particularly community-based radiology reports, is not in line with standards. The clinical implications of these findings warrant further study...
  57. ncbi request reprint Breast imaging in general practice
    Nehmat Houssami
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:467-73. 2005
    ..It is presented as a summary of key facts supplemented by a mini-atlas of breast imaging to facilitate use of imaging in routine general practice...
  58. ncbi request reprint Reliability of sparing Papanicolaou test conventional reading in cases reported as No Further Review at AutoPap-assisted cytological screening: survey of 30,658 cases with follow-up cytological screening
    Grazia Maria Troni
    Istituto Scientifico Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Cancer 111:93-8. 2007
    ..AutoPap-assisted smear reading has been proposed prior to conventional manual reading; the latter may be unnecessary for cases reported as No Further Review (NFR) and would be required for cases reported as Review (REV)...
  59. ncbi request reprint PSA use and incidence of prostate biopsy in the Tuscany region: is opportunistic screening discounting biopsy in subjects with PSA elevation?
    Stefano Ciatto
    CSPO, Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 94:518-22. 2008
    ..To assess PSA use in the general population and estimate biopsy rate subsequent to opportunistic screening...
  60. ncbi request reprint The role of breast MRI in clinical practice
    Meagan Brennan
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, The University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:513-9. 2009
    ..The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for breast screening is increasing. Women may approach their general practitioner for advice on its role in breast screening and diagnosis...
  61. ncbi request reprint Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stages I and II invasive breast cancer
    Meena S Moran
    Meena S Moran, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Stuart J Schnitt and Jay R Harris, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Armando E Giuliano, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Seema A Khan, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Janet Horton, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Suzanne Klimberg, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fayetteville, AR Mariana Chavez MacGregor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Gary Freedman, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Nehmat Houssami, School of Public Health, University of Sydney Medical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Peggy L Johnson, Susan G Komen Advocate in Science, Wichita, KS and Monica Morrow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    J Clin Oncol 32:1507-15. 2014
    ..Controversy exists regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer...
  62. pmc Using patient management as a surrogate for patient health outcomes in diagnostic test evaluation
    Lukas P Staub
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:12. 2012
    ..There is a lack of guidance on the interpretation of this evidence, and patient management studies often neglect a discussion of the limitations of measuring patient management as a surrogate for health outcomes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Mammographic features of breast cancer in young symptomatic women
    Sophia Zadelis
    Sydney Square Breast Clinic, Medical Benefits Fund, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas Radiol 47:404-8. 2003
    ..Our study shows that microcalcification, with or without associated masses, is a dominant feature of breast cancer visualized on mammography in women in this age group...
  64. doi request reprint Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors
    Meagan E Brennan
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Maturitas 69:106-12. 2011
    ..The review provides guidance on the management of many of these issues, and highlights areas requiring further evidence and research...
  65. ncbi request reprint The association of surgical margins and local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy: a meta-analysis
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health A27, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:717-30. 2014
    ..We systematically review the evidence on surgical margins in BCT for invasive breast cancer to support the development of clinical guidelines...
  66. ncbi request reprint From Beirut to Sydney: backyards, breast cancer, and basic opportunity
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:595-7. 2003
  67. ncbi request reprint Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review
    Alexandra L Barratt
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 176:266-71. 2002
    ..To assess the (i) benefits, (ii) harms and (iii) costs of continuing mammographic screening for women 70 years and over...
  68. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer: multidisciplinary care and clinical outcomes
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, A27, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Eur J Cancer 42:2480-91. 2006
    ..Studies of the long-term clinical effects of MDC in breast cancer should be a priority for future evaluation...
  69. ncbi request reprint Life after breast cancer
    Kirsty Stuart
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:219-24. 2006
    ..Having an awareness of these medical and survivorship issues allows the general practitioner to provide important support to both the patient and her family...
  70. doi request reprint Evaluation of lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3) at core needle biopsy using magnetic resonance imaging: a new approach warrants prospective studies
    Francesco Sardanelli
    Breast 17:117-9. 2008
  71. doi request reprint Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost
    Vittorio Corsetti
    Ambulatori Oncologici Raphael, Cooperativa Sociale O N L U S, Calcinato BS, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:539-44. 2008
    ..We evaluated the contribution of ultrasound (US) in detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts and negative mammograms...
  72. ncbi request reprint Computer-aided screening mammography
    Stefano Ciatto
    N Engl J Med 357:83; author reply 85. 2007
  73. doi request reprint Ultrasound and mammography for breast cancer screening
    Nehmat Houssami
    JAMA 300:1514-5; author reply 1515. 2008
  74. ncbi request reprint Should women at high risk of breast cancer have screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?
    Nehmat Houssami
    Breast 16:2-4. 2007
  75. ncbi request reprint Incorporating new technologies into clinical practice without evidence of effectiveness in prospective studies: computer-aided detection (CAD) in breast screening reinforces the need for better initial evaluation
    Nehmat Houssami
    Breast 16:219-21. 2007
  76. ncbi request reprint Would the real breast cancer please stand up? A global perspective of breast cancer
    Nehmat Houssami
    Breast 17:217-9. 2008
  77. ncbi request reprint Management of benign breast conditions. Part 1--Painful breasts
    Meagan Brennan
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:143-4. 2005
    ..This article provides an overview of the investigation of patients with a breast symptom and discusses the assessment and management of mastalgia...
  78. ncbi request reprint Management of benign breast conditions. Part 2--breast lumps and lesions
    Meagan Brennan
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:253-5. 2005
    ..This article provides an overview of the investigation of patients with a breast symptom and discusses the assessment and management of benign breast lesions including localised nodularity, fibroadenomas and breast cysts...
  79. ncbi request reprint Management of benign breast conditions. Part 3--Other breast problems
    Meagan Brennan
    NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:353-5. 2005
    ..This article discusses conditions that, although less frequently seen in general practice, pose challenges in diagnosis and management...
  80. ncbi request reprint Correcting for lead time and length bias in estimating the effect of screen detection on cancer survival
    Stephen W Duffy
    Cancer Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Wolfson Institute for Preventive Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:98-104. 2008
    ..Here they demonstrate these methods using a series of 25,962 breast cancer cases (1988-2004) from the West Midlands, United Kingdom...
  81. ncbi request reprint Review of complex breast cysts: implications for cancer detection and clinical practice
    Nehmat Houssami
    New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:1080-5. 2005
    ..Provided adequate information is given to the patient, complex breast cysts with a very low risk of malignancy do not always require image-guided biopsy...
  82. pmc Evaluating new screening tests for breast cancer
    Les Irwig
    BMJ 332:678-9. 2006