W E Barlow

Summary

Affiliation: Group Health Cooperative
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The risk of seizures after receipt of whole-cell pertussis or measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
    W E Barlow
    Immunization Studies Program, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101-1448, USA
    N Engl J Med 345:656-61. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Performance of diagnostic mammography for women with signs or symptoms of breast cancer
    William E Barlow
    W E Barlow, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98101 1448, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1151-9. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison of mastectomy versus breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer
    W E Barlow
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:447-55. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and endogenous hormones and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women (United States)
    D S Buist
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:213-22. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception
    D Scholes
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 93:233-8. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in users and non-users of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate
    D Civic
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Contraception 61:385-90. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Testing reminder and motivational telephone calls to increase screening mammography: a randomized study
    S H Taplin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:233-42. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy after a diagnosis of breast cancer in relation to recurrence and mortality
    E S O'Meara
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:754-62. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of contraceptive use on bone biochemical markers in young women
    S M Ott
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, and the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98195-6426, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:179-85. 2001
  10. pmc Formal education and back pain: a review
    C E Dionne
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:455-68. 2001

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint The risk of seizures after receipt of whole-cell pertussis or measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
    W E Barlow
    Immunization Studies Program, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101-1448, USA
    N Engl J Med 345:656-61. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Performance of diagnostic mammography for women with signs or symptoms of breast cancer
    William E Barlow
    W E Barlow, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98101 1448, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1151-9. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether age, breast density, self-reported breast lump, and previous mammography influence the performance of diagnostic mammography...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison of mastectomy versus breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer
    W E Barlow
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:447-55. 2001
    ..We compared the costs of all medical care for women with early-stage breast cancer cases treated by breast-conserving therapy (BCT) or mastectomy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and endogenous hormones and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women (United States)
    D S Buist
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:213-22. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception
    D Scholes
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 93:233-8. 1999
    ..To evaluate the possible effects of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable contraception on bone mineral density in reproductive-age women...
  6. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in users and non-users of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate
    D Civic
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Contraception 61:385-90. 2000
    ..Our prospective analyses found an association between DMPA use and depressive symptoms but further research is needed to determine whether the relationship is causal...
  7. ncbi request reprint Testing reminder and motivational telephone calls to increase screening mammography: a randomized study
    S H Taplin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:233-42. 2000
    ..To better understand the effects of motivational calls and to maximize adherence, we conducted a randomized trial among women aged 50-79 years...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy after a diagnosis of breast cancer in relation to recurrence and mortality
    E S O'Meara
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:754-62. 2001
    ..In this study, we sought to evaluate the impact of HRT on recurrence and mortality after a diagnosis of breast cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of contraceptive use on bone biochemical markers in young women
    S M Ott
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, and the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98195-6426, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:179-85. 2001
    ..086 +/- 0.085 g/cm(2) in the DMPA group, 1.103 +/- 0.095 g/cm(2) in the oral contraceptive group, and 1.093 +/- 0.090 g/cm(2) in nonusers (P = 0.051). The results suggest that in women using DMPA bone resorption exceeded bone formation...
  10. pmc Formal education and back pain: a review
    C E Dionne
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:455-68. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women
    D S Buist
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:417-22. 2001
    ..9 (1.1, 3.2), 1.5 (0.8, 2.6), and 1.5 (0.8, 2.7), respectively. An examination of other factors important in determining BMD may help explain the positive association between BMD and breast cancer...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exercise and activity level in Alzheimer's disease: a potential treatment focus
    L Teri
    Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7263, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 35:411-9. 1998
    ..Further research is currently underway to determine the efficacy of this approach for reducing additional physical disability in these individuals...
  13. pmc Does litigation influence medical practice? The influence of community radiologists' medical malpractice perceptions and experience on screening mammography
    Joann G Elmore
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Univ of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Ctr, 325 Ninth Ave, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Radiology 236:37-46. 2005
    ..To assess the relationship between radiologists' perception of and experience with medical malpractice and their patient-recall rates in actual community-based clinical settings...
  14. pmc Mammographers' perception of women's breast cancer risk
    Joseph R Egger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:283-9. 2005
    ..To understand mammographers' perception of individual women's breast cancer risk...
  15. pmc Current realities of delivering mammography services in the community: do challenges with staffing and scheduling exist?
    Carl D'Orsi
    Breast Imaging Center, Dept of Radiology, Emory Univ, W C I Building, 1701 Uppergate Drive, Suite C1104, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Radiology 235:391-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the current (2001-2002) capacity of community-based mammography facilities to deliver screening and diagnostic services in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint Re: Breast cancer screening comes full circle
    Stephen H Taplin
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:461. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer yield for screening mammographic examinations with recommendation for short-interval follow-up
    Karla Kerlikowske
    Dept of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Univ of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Radiology 234:684-92. 2005
    ..To compare cancer yield for screening examinations with recommendation for short-interval follow-up after diagnostic imaging work-up versus after screening mammography only...
  18. ncbi request reprint Change in bone mineral density among adolescent women using and discontinuing depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraception
    Delia Scholes
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:139-44. 2005
    ..Adolescents, who are still gaining bone, may be particularly affected, but there has been little study of the association in adolescent users and none following discontinuation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between mammography timing and measures of screening performance in the United States
    Bonnie C Yankaskas
    Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7515, 106 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7515, USA
    Radiology 234:363-73. 2005
    ..S. community-based screening mammography...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of breast cancer screening in the community according to risk level
    Joann G Elmore
    School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1035-43. 2005
    ..The efficacy of breast cancer screening in the community may differ from that suggested by the results of randomized trials, and no data have been available on efficacy among women who have different levels of breast cancer risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pathologic findings from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: population-based outcomes in women undergoing biopsy after screening mammography
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05405, USA
    Cancer 106:732-42. 2006
    ..To the authors' knowledge, a comprehensive analysis of pathology outcomes after screening mammography, as it is practiced clinically in the U.S. general population, has not been performed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Does utilization of screening mammography explain racial and ethnic differences in breast cancer?
    Rebecca Smith-Bindman
    University of California and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:541-53. 2006
    ..Reasons for persistent differences in breast cancer mortality rates among various racial and ethnic groups have been difficult to ascertain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective breast cancer risk prediction model for women undergoing screening mammography
    William E Barlow
    Cancer Research and Biostatistics, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1204-14. 2006
    ..We used prospective risk information to predict a diagnosis of breast cancer in a cohort of 1 million women undergoing screening mammography...
  24. pmc Specificity of clinical breast examination in community practice
    Joshua J Fenton
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:332-7. 2007
    ....
  25. pmc Influence of computer-aided detection on performance of screening mammography
    Joshua J Fenton
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:1399-409. 2007
    ..Since the Food and Drug Administration approved the technology in 1998, it has been disseminated into practice, but its effect on the accuracy of interpretation is unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based target recall rates for screening mammography
    Michael J Schell
    Biostatistics Division, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, Moffitt Research Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 9497, USA
    Radiology 243:681-9. 2007
    ..To retrospectively identify target recall rates for screening mammography on the basis of how sensitivity shifts with recall rate...
  27. pmc Using clinical factors and mammographic breast density to estimate breast cancer risk: development and validation of a new predictive model
    Jeffrey A Tice
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 1732, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:337-47. 2008
    ..Current models for assessing breast cancer risk are complex and do not include breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer that is routinely reported with mammography...
  28. pmc Mammography facility characteristics associated with interpretive accuracy of screening mammography
    Stephen Taplin
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:876-87. 2008
    ..Understanding sources of facility variation could become a foundation for improving interpretive performance...
  29. pmc Accuracy of screening mammography interpretation by characteristics of radiologists
    William E Barlow
    Cancer Research and Biostatistics, 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1900, Seattle WA 98101, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1840-50. 2004
    ..Radiologists differ in their ability to interpret screening mammograms accurately. We investigated the relationship of radiologist characteristics to actual performance from 1996 to 2001...
  30. ncbi request reprint Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?
    Stephen H Taplin
    Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1518-27. 2004
    ..However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation...
  31. pmc The association between obesity and screening mammography accuracy
    Joann G Elmore
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1140-7. 2004
    ..Obesity is increasing among American women, especially as they age. The influence of obesity on the accuracy of screening mammography has not been studied extensively...
  32. ncbi request reprint Concordance of breast imaging reporting and data system assessments and management recommendations in screening mammography
    Stephen H Taplin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Radiology 222:529-35. 2002
    ..To examine how frequently Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) mammographic screening assessments were associated with expected clinical management recommendations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of the American College of Radiology BI-RADS to report on the mammographic evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of breast disease
    Berta M Geller
    Dept of Health Promotion Research, Univ of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Radiology 222:536-42. 2002
    ..To examine whether mammographic assessments and recommendations are linked as expected, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), for the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of breast disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint Injectable hormone contraception and bone density: results from a prospective study
    Delia Scholes
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Epidemiology 13:581-7. 2002
    ..Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraception may decrease bone density and increase the risk for osteoporosis in later life. Prospective data are scarce, especially of the effects of DMPA discontinuation on bone...
  35. ncbi request reprint Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ in women undergoing screening mammography
    Virginia L Ernster
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1546-54. 2002
    ..We pooled data from seven regional mammography registries to determine the percentage of mammographically detected cancers that are DCIS and the rate of DCIS per 1000 mammograms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Training, quality assurance, and assessment of medical record abstraction in a multisite study
    Lisa M Reisch
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:546-51. 2003
    ..Additionally, a masking study with a subsample of subjects may be a feasible and cost-effective alternative to the time- and cost-intensive methodological approach of masking all medical records...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in older adults
    Lisa A Jackson
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1747-55. 2003
    ..In a large population of older adults, we assessed the effectiveness of the pneumococcal vaccine...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mammography surveillance following breast cancer
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 81:107-15. 2003
    ..To describe when women diagnosed with breast cancer return for their first mammography, and to identify factors predictive of women returning for mammographic surveillance...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effect of breast augmentation on the accuracy of mammography and cancer characteristics
    Diana L Miglioretti
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    JAMA 291:442-50. 2004
    ..Breast augmentation is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; however, implants may interfere with the detection of breast cancer thereby delaying cancer diagnosis in women with augmentation...
  40. ncbi request reprint The association between depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraception and bone mineral density in adolescent women
    Delia Scholes
    The Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, 16th Floor, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contraception 69:99-104. 2004
    ..06). This study did not find a strong association between DMPA use and bone density. Further prospective evaluation of bone density changes with DMPA use and after DMPA discontinuation are needed in this age group...
  41. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy in women with unilateral breast cancer: a cancer research network project
    Lisa J Herrinton
    Cancer Research Network, Division of Research, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:4275-86. 2005
    ..We investigated the efficacy of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in reducing contralateral breast cancer incidence and breast cancer mortality among women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Residual tumor uptake of [99mTc]-sestamibi after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast carcinoma predicts survival
    Lisa K Dunnwald
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 103:680-8. 2005
    ..The pathologic response of LABC to presurgical treatment regimens is a prognostic indicator of survival. The authors tested whether MIBI uptake posttherapy predicted survival...
  43. pmc Radiologist uncertainty and the interpretation of screening
    Patricia A Carney
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Med Decis Making 24:255-64. 2004
    ..To determine radiologists' reactions to uncertainty when interpreting mammography and the extent to which radiologist uncertainty explains variability in interpretive performance...
  44. ncbi request reprint Expanding developmental and behavioral services for newborns in primary care; Effects on parental well-being, practice, and satisfaction
    Brian D Johnston
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:356-66. 2004
    ..Both interventions have universal and risk-directed components. Intervention effects in the first 3 months after birth are reported here...
  45. ncbi request reprint Proposal for standardized definitions for efficacy end points in adjuvant breast cancer trials: the STEEP system
    Clifford A Hudis
    Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2127-32. 2007
    ....
  46. pmc Differences among the elderly in the treatment costs of colorectal cancer: how important is race?
    George E Wright
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4982, USA
    Med Care 45:420-30. 2007
    ..Medical expenditures adjusted for price differences are a barometer of total resources devoted to patient care and thus may reflect treatment differentials...
  47. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination is not associated with a reduction in the risk of recurrent coronary events
    Lisa A Jackson
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:634-40. 2002
    ..06, 95% CI: 0.63, 1.78) or inactivity (May through October) (HR = 1.34, 95% CI: 0.76, 2.36). These results suggest that the benefit of influenza vaccine for older adults does not extend to protection against recurrent coronary events...
  48. ncbi request reprint Intensive dose-dense compared with high-dose adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk operable breast cancer: Southwest Oncology Group/Intergroup study 9623
    Halle C F Moore
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1677-82. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Expanding developmental and behavioral services for newborns in primary care: program design, delivery, and evaluation framework
    Colleen E Huebner
    Maternal and Child Health Program, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:344-55. 2004
    ....
  50. pmc p27(Kip1) and cyclin E expression and breast cancer survival after treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy
    Peggy L Porter
    Division of Human Biology and Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1723-31. 2006
    ..We studied these markers in a clinical trial setting with patients with breast cancer treated by a uniform drug regimen so that treatment was not associated with variability in outcome...
  51. ncbi request reprint Performance benchmarks for screening mammography
    Robert D Rosenberg
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, MSC10 5530, USA
    Radiology 241:55-66. 2006
    ..S. radiologists to allow development of performance benchmarks for screening mammography...
  52. ncbi request reprint Effect of low-dose thiazide diuretics on plasma lipids: results from a double-blind, randomized clinical trial in older men and women
    Susan M Ott
    University of Washington and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Room BB 545, Seattle, WA 98195
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:340-7. 2003
    ..To determine the effects of low doses of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) on plasma lipids in healthy older men and women...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assessing accuracy of mammography in the presence of verification bias and intrareader correlation
    Yingye Zheng
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue, North Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Biometrics 61:259-68. 2005
    ..We apply the methodology to mammography as performed by community radiologists...
  54. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy efficacy in women at elevated risk for breast cancer in community practices
    Ann M Geiger
    Research and Evaluation Department, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 100 S Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:516-20. 2005
    ..We studied the efficacy of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with elevated breast cancer risk cared for in community practices...
  55. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in bone density in relation to oral contraceptive use
    Susan D Reed
    Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contraception 68:177-82. 2003
    ..All p-values for between-group differences were >0.55. In conclusion, within the limitations of this study, OCs did not appear to impact bone density over time in this cohort of reproductive-age women...
  56. ncbi request reprint Prognostic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal hormone users in a screened population
    Karla Kerlikowske
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, General Internal Medicine Section, 111A1, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4314-21. 2003
    ..We determined the risk of breast cancer and tumor characteristics among current postmenopausal hormone therapy users compared with nonusers, by duration of use...
  57. pmc Tumor metabolism and blood flow changes by positron emission tomography: relation to survival in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer
    Lisa K Dunnwald
    Department of Bioengineering, Division of Nuclear Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4449-57. 2008
    ..Serial positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to predict pathologic response in this setting. We evaluated serial quantitative PET tumor blood flow (BF) and metabolism as in vivo measurements to predict patient outcome...