David H Brewster

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Recent trends in incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the East of Scotland, 1992-2003
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Dermatol 156:1295-300. 2007
  2. pmc Increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus in Scotland, 1975-2002
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Br J Cancer 95:87-90. 2006
  3. ncbi Ascertainment of breast cancer by the Scottish Cancer Registry: an assessment based on comparison with five independent breast cancer trials databases
    David H Brewster
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, Scotland, UK
    Breast 17:104-6. 2008
  4. ncbi Left-sided excess of invasive cutaneous melanoma in six countries
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:2634-7. 2007
  5. ncbi Population-based cancer registries: the invisible key to cancer control
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB, UK
    Lancet Oncol 6:193-5. 2005
  6. pmc Risk of breast cancer after miscarriage or induced abortion: a Scottish record linkage case-control study
    David H Brewster
    Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:283-7. 2005
  7. ncbi Impact of a cancer registry-based genealogy service to support clinical genetics services
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Statistics Division NHSScotland, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh, EH5 3SQ, UK
    Fam Cancer 3:139-41. 2004
  8. ncbi Reliability of cancer registration data in Scotland, 1997
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, South Trinity Road, EH5 3SQ, Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Cancer 38:414-7. 2002
  9. ncbi Rising incidence of prostate cancer in Scotland: increased risk or increased detection?
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, NHS in Scotland, Information and Statistics Division, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    BJU Int 85:463-72; discussion 472-3. 2000
  10. ncbi Changing trends in incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer in Scotland
    Rebecca M Reynolds
    Endocrinology Unit, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 62:156-62. 2005

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  1. ncbi Recent trends in incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the East of Scotland, 1992-2003
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Dermatol 156:1295-300. 2007
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  2. pmc Increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus in Scotland, 1975-2002
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Br J Cancer 95:87-90. 2006
    ..37 per 100,000 in males and 0.55 in females during 1998-2002, being somewhat higher in socioeconomically deprived areas...
  3. ncbi Ascertainment of breast cancer by the Scottish Cancer Registry: an assessment based on comparison with five independent breast cancer trials databases
    David H Brewster
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, Scotland, UK
    Breast 17:104-6. 2008
    ..3% of matched cases were misclassified as carcinoma in situ by the SCR. These results support the validity of national estimates of incidence of, and survival from, breast cancer in Scotland...
  4. ncbi Left-sided excess of invasive cutaneous melanoma in six countries
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:2634-7. 2007
    ..The most likely explanations would appear to be either differences in sun exposure and/or asymmetry of melanocyte distribution or characteristics arising at the time of embryological development...
  5. ncbi Population-based cancer registries: the invisible key to cancer control
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB, UK
    Lancet Oncol 6:193-5. 2005
  6. pmc Risk of breast cancer after miscarriage or induced abortion: a Scottish record linkage case-control study
    David H Brewster
    Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:283-7. 2005
    ..To assess the risk of breast cancer in patients with a previous history of miscarriage or induced abortion...
  7. ncbi Impact of a cancer registry-based genealogy service to support clinical genetics services
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Statistics Division NHSScotland, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh, EH5 3SQ, UK
    Fam Cancer 3:139-41. 2004
    ..The interests of current and future generations of patients concerned about their familial risk of cancer will be served by measures which enable cancer registries to collect data that are as accurate and complete as possible...
  8. ncbi Reliability of cancer registration data in Scotland, 1997
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, South Trinity Road, EH5 3SQ, Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Cancer 38:414-7. 2002
    ..Although data quality is high overall, further improvements might be achieved through continued training, structured recording of information by clinicians in medical records, and continued exploitation of the data...
  9. ncbi Rising incidence of prostate cancer in Scotland: increased risk or increased detection?
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, NHS in Scotland, Information and Statistics Division, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    BJU Int 85:463-72; discussion 472-3. 2000
    ..Finally, incidence rates and relative survival at 5 years were calculated by age group and 5-year periods of diagnosis during 1968-1992...
  10. ncbi Changing trends in incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer in Scotland
    Rebecca M Reynolds
    Endocrinology Unit, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 62:156-62. 2005
    ..The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing in several countries. The aim was to investigate trends in the incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer in Scotland, where thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon, between 1960 and 2002...
  11. doi Socioeconomic inequalities in incidence of lung and upper aero-digestive tract cancer by age, tumour subtype and sex: a population-based study in Scotland (2000-2007)
    Katharine H Sharpe
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:e164-70. 2012
    ..Lung and upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancer risk is associated with socioeconomic inequality (SEI) but the degree of socioeconomic burden by age, tumour subtype, and sex is not known...
  12. doi Impact of the UK colorectal cancer screening pilot studies on incidence, stage distribution and mortality trends
    Paula L McClements
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:e232-42. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of the UK colorectal cancer guaiac faecal occult blood test screening pilot studies on incidence trends, stage distribution and mortality trends...
  13. doi Nasopharyngeal cancer incidence and survival in Scotland, 1975-2001
    C Anandan
    Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Clin Otolaryngol 33:12-7. 2008
    ..To investigate trends in the incidence of, and survival from, nasopharyngeal cancer in Scotland during the period 1975-2001...
  14. pmc Trends in skin cancer incidence by socioeconomic position in Scotland, 1978-2004
    V R Doherty
    Department of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK
    Br J Cancer 102:1661-4. 2010
    ..Non-melanoma skin cancer has been little studied in relation to deprivation...
  15. ncbi Do increases in mortality from intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma reflect a genuine increase in risk? Insights from cancer registry data in Scotland
    R Wood
    Information and Statistics Division of NHSScotland, Trinity Park House, South Trinity Road, Edinburgh EH5 3SQ, UK
    Eur J Cancer 39:2087-92. 2003
    ..Further work is indicated to examine international trends in incidence, and to assess whether incidence differs within countries according to characteristics such as area of residence, socio-economic status, ethnic origin or occupation...
  16. pmc Prognostic factors in women with breast cancer: distribution by socioeconomic status and effect on differences in survival
    C S Thomson
    Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh EH5 3SQ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:308-15. 2001
    ..To quantify and investigate differences in survival from breast cancer between women resident in affluent and deprived areas and define the contribution of underlying factors to this variation...
  17. ncbi Lung cancer: the importance of seeing a respiratory physician
    R J Fergusson
    Western General Hospital, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur Respir J 21:606-10. 2003
    ..44. The data from this study supports the recommendations of recent lung cancer guidelines for the early involvement by a respiratory physician...
  18. pmc Association between socioeconomic factors and cancer risk: a population cohort study in Scotland (1991-2006)
    Katharine H Sharpe
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom University of Glasgow, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Dental School, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e89513. 2014
    ....
  19. ncbi Subsequent mortality experience in five-year survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer in Scotland: a population based, retrospective cohort study
    David H Brewster
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Eur J Cancer 49:3274-83. 2013
    ..To assess the risk of death in patients who survive at least 5 years after diagnosis of childhood, adolescent or young adult cancer...
  20. doi Risk of skin cancer after neonatal phototherapy: retrospective cohort study
    David H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, UK
    Arch Dis Child 95:826-31. 2010
    ..To assess the risk of skin cancer in persons treated with neonatal phototherapy (NNPT) for jaundice...
  21. ncbi Epidemiology of gallbladder cancer and trends in cholecystectomy rates in Scotland, 1968-1998
    R Wood
    Information and Statistics Division of NHSScotland, Trinity Park House, South Trinity Road, Edinburgh EH5 3SQ, UK
    Eur J Cancer 39:2080-6. 2003
    ..Further studies addressing changes in stage at diagnosis and treatment provided are required to investigate the recent apparent improvement in survival of elderly gallbladder cancer patients...
  22. pmc Epidemiology of Kaposi's sarcoma in Scotland, 1976-1996
    D H Brewster
    Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Cancer 79:1938-42. 1999
    ..7% at ages 0-49 compared with 49.8% at ages 50-84, reflecting the more aggressive course of AIDS-related KS, as well as the co-morbidity and competing causes of death associated with AIDS...
  23. doi Reduced risk of oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer among peri- and post-menopausal women in Scotland following a striking decrease in use of hormone replacement therapy
    Katharine H Sharpe
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 46:937-43. 2010
    ..A longer term decline in ER negative tumours for this age group was pre-existing and is unaffected by the collapse in HRT prescribing...
  24. pmc Risk of cancer in patients with dermatomyositis or polymyositis, and follow-up implications: a Scottish population-based cohort study
    D Stockton
    Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh, EH5 3SQ
    Br J Cancer 85:41-5. 2001
    ..Risks were elevated for both sexes but only significantly so for females, and were highest in patients aged 45-74 years at the time of diagnosis for DM and 15-44 for PM...
  25. pmc Risk of leukaemia among children living near the Solway coast of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board area, Scotland, 1975-2002
    J M Stark
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Occup Environ Med 64:66-8. 2007
    ..To investigate allegations of an excess risk of leukaemia among children living near the Solway Firth coast of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board area in Scotland, UK...
  26. pmc Distribution of HPV types associated with cervical cancers in Scotland and implications for the impact of HPV vaccines
    K Cuschieri
    Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Specialist Virology Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Cancer 102:930-2. 2010
    ..This study evaluated human papillomavirus (HPV) type prevalence in 370 Scottish invasive cervical cancers (ICCs) using HPV genotyping and HPV mRNA detection...
  27. ncbi Descriptive epidemiology of cancer of unknown primary site in Scotland, 1961-2010
    David H Brewster
    Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Cancer Epidemiol 38:227-34. 2014
    ..However, there are limited published data describing the epidemiology of this disease entity. Our aim was to describe the epidemiology of CUP in Scotland...
  28. ncbi Small intestinal cancer in England & Wales and Scotland: time trends in incidence, mortality and survival
    L G Shack
    Scottish Cancer Registry, Information and Statistics Division, Edinburgh, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1297-306. 2006
    ..Time trends in mortality from small intestinal cancer have not been studied for the 1990s...
  29. pmc Socioeconomic status and risk of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and cancer of the gastric cardia in Scotland
    D H Brewster
    Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, Information and Statistics Division, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Cancer 83:387-90. 2000
    ..In contrast to other cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, which showed a clear relationship with socioeconomic status, no trend was evident for oesophageal adenocarcinoma or gastric cardia cancer during 1987-1996...
  30. ncbi Patterns of referral, management and survival of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer in Scotland during 1988 and 1993: results of a national, retrospective population-based audit
    G C Howard
    Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    BJU Int 87:339-47. 2001
    ..Against a background of controversy about numerous aspects of the management of this disease, the need for a multidisciplinary approach, comprehensive staging and appropriate documentation is highlighted...
  31. pmc Cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes mortality among women with a history of endometrial cancer
    S H Wild
    Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Br J Cancer 96:1747-9. 2007
    ..38 (5.74-7.15) for all cancers and 1.10 (1.00-1.22) for circulatory diseases as underlying cause of death and 2.81 (2.19-3.70) for diabetes as underlying/contributory cause of death...
  32. pmc In pursuit of excellence for patients with cancer: the Scottish Cancer Therapy Network model
    P L Stroner
    Information and Statistics Division, National Health Service in Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Cancer 79:1641-5. 1999
    ..Challenges for the future are a re-orientation towards prospective audit, widening the constituency and sense of ownership of SCTN as a resource for practising clinicians, and further increasing recruitment into clinical trials...
  33. ncbi Prevalence of family history of colorectal cancer in the general population
    R J Mitchell
    Colon Cancer Genetics Group, University of Edinburgh, Division of Clinical and Molecular Medicine and Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Surg 92:1161-4. 2005
    ..However, there is a paucity of high-quality data...
  34. doi The relationship between hospital volume and post-operative mortality rates for upper gastrointestinal cancer resections: Scotland 1982-2003
    R J E Skipworth
    Clinical and Surgical Sciences Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK
    Eur J Surg Oncol 36:141-7. 2010
    ..Centralisation of surgical treatment of cancer has resulted in improved outcomes. We aimed to determine evidence of benefit for specialised management of upper gastrointestinal cancer in high-volume centres in Scotland...
  35. ncbi Associations between ocular melanoma and other primary cancers: an international population-based study
    Ghislaine Scelo
    International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 120:152-9. 2007
    ..The high SIR found for liver cancer may be explained by misclassification bias. Common etiological factors may be involved in ocular and prostate cancers...
  36. doi Improved treatment and survival for lung cancer patients in South-East Scotland
    Sara C Erridge
    Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
    J Thorac Oncol 3:491-8. 2008
    ..Lung cancer survival in Scotland has historically been poor but many changes to the lung cancer services have been introduced and this study was conducted to investigate the impact of these changes on treatment and survival...
  37. ncbi A pooled analysis of second primary pancreatic cancer
    Min Shen
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Epidemiol 163:502-11. 2006
    ..The elevated pancreatic cancer risk in young patients observed among several types of cancer implies a role of genetic factors. Radiotherapy is also suggested as a risk factor...
  38. ncbi Second primary cancers in thyroid cancer patients: a multinational record linkage study
    Thekkepat C Sandeep
    Metabolic Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1819-25. 2006
    ..Thyroid cancer can also arise as a second primary neoplasm after other cancers...
  39. ncbi Risk of second cancer among women with breast cancer
    Lene Mellemkjaer
    Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Cancer 118:2285-92. 2006
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  40. ncbi Does solar exposure, as indicated by the non-melanoma skin cancers, protect from solid cancers: vitamin D as a possible explanation
    Pentti Tuohimaa
    Medical School, Department of Clinical Chemistry, University of Tampere, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere 33014, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 43:1701-12. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether patients with skin cancer have an altered risk of developing other cancers...
  41. ncbi Changing trends in incidence of lung cancer by histologic type in Scotland
    Elaine F Harkness
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Int J Cancer 102:179-83. 2002
    ..Changes in histologic types are unlikely to be solely due to diagnostic advances. Rates of adenocarcinoma have increased steadily over time, and this may be due to changes in cigarette design during the 1950s...
  42. ncbi Associations between small intestine cancer and other primary cancers: an international population-based study
    Ghislaine Scelo
    International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 118:189-96. 2006
    ..g., defects in mismatch or other DNA repair pathways) and environmental (e.g., dietary) factors...
  43. ncbi National study of cause-specific mortality in rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, and other rheumatic conditions: a 20 year followup study
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, England
    J Rheumatol 30:958-65. 2003
    ..To quantify risks for cause-specific mortality among hospitalized patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), and 4 other rheumatic conditions in a nationwide, population based cohort over a 20 year period...
  44. doi Left-sided excess in the laterality of cutaneous melanoma
    David H Brewster
    Arch Dermatol 144:1235. 2008
  45. doi Risk of second primary cancer among patients with head and neck cancers: A pooled analysis of 13 cancer registries
    Shu Chun Chuang
    International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 123:2390-6. 2008
    ..These patterns were consistent with the notion that the pattern of cancer in survivors of head and neck cancer is dominated by the effect of tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking...
  46. ncbi Second malignancies among survivors of germ-cell testicular cancer: a pooled analysis between 13 cancer registries
    Lorenzo Richiardi
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, CeRMS and Center for Oncology Prevention, University of Turin, Italy
    Int J Cancer 120:623-31. 2007
    ..0% (95% CI: 4.2-6.0%) vs. 3.1% expected. In conclusion, survivors of testicular cancers have an increased risk of several second primaries, where the effect of the treatment seems to play a major role...
  47. ncbi Risk of second malignant neoplasms after childhood leukemia and lymphoma: an international study
    Milena Maule
    Childhood Cancer Registry of Piedmont, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, CPO Piemonte, CeRMS, University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:790-800. 2007
    ..Survivors of childhood leukemia and lymphoma experience high risks of second malignant neoplasms. We quantified such risk using a large dataset from 13 population-based cancer registries...
  48. ncbi Colorectal cancer survival in the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom: excess mortality risk analysis of 5 year relative period survival in the period 1999 to 2000
    Gerda Engholm
    Department of Cancer Prevention and Documentation, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Cancer 121:1115-22. 2007
    ..Use of more detailed age-intervals than conventionally applied in survival studies proved to be important in statistical modelling and is recommended for future studies...
  49. ncbi Second primary malignancies in females with primary fallopian tube cancer
    Annika Riska
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Int J Cancer 120:2047-51. 2007
    ..The clustering of cancers of the lung and bladder in PFTC patients may suggest shared smoking aetiology. The excess of colorectal and breast cancers after PFTC may indicate a genetic aetiology...
  50. ncbi Second primary cancers in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a pooled analysis of 13 cancer registries
    Ghislaine Scelo
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, Lyon, 69008, France
    Cancer Causes Control 18:269-78. 2007
    ..To study the risk of second primary cancers in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients and the risk of NPC as second primary cancer...
  51. ncbi Risk of second primary cancer among esophageal cancer patients: a pooled analysis of 13 cancer registries
    Shu Chun Chuang
    IARC, Lyon, France
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1543-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the risk of second primary cancers following a first primary esophageal cancer as well as the risk of esophageal cancer as a second primary, following first primary cancers of other sites...