Laura M Woods

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Survival from twenty adult cancers in the UK and Republic of Ireland in the late twentieth century
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Stat Q . 2010
  2. pmc Accuracy of cause of death data routinely recorded in a population-based cancer registry: impact on cause-specific survival and validation using the Geneva Cancer Registry
    Robin Schaffar
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse, Geneva, 1205, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 13:609. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Differences in breast cancer incidence in Australia and England by age, extent of disease and deprivation status: women diagnosed 1980-2002
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:206-13. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Full dates (day, month, year) should be used in population-based cancer survival studies
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 131:E1120-4. 2012
  5. pmc Choice of geographic unit influences socioeconomic inequalities in breast cancer survival
    L M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 92:1279-82. 2005
  6. pmc Geographical variation in life expectancy at birth in England and Wales is largely explained by deprivation
    Laura M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:115-20. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Large differences in patterns of breast cancer survival between Australia and England: a comparative study using cancer registry data
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 124:2391-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Origins of socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival: a review
    L M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ann Oncol 17:5-19. 2006
  9. doi request reprint 'Cure' from breast cancer among two populations of women followed for 23 years after diagnosis
    L M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ann Oncol 20:1331-6. 2009
  10. pmc Evidence against the proposition that "UK cancer survival statistics are misleading": simulation study with National Cancer Registry data
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMJ 342:d3399. 2011

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Survival from twenty adult cancers in the UK and Republic of Ireland in the late twentieth century
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Stat Q . 2010
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  2. pmc Accuracy of cause of death data routinely recorded in a population-based cancer registry: impact on cause-specific survival and validation using the Geneva Cancer Registry
    Robin Schaffar
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse, Geneva, 1205, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 13:609. 2013
    ..This study aims to describe the difference between the official and revised cause-of-death variables and the impact on cancer survival estimates...
  3. doi request reprint Differences in breast cancer incidence in Australia and England by age, extent of disease and deprivation status: women diagnosed 1980-2002
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:206-13. 2010
    ..To compare breast cancer incidence in England and Australia by age, extent of disease and deprivation...
  4. doi request reprint Full dates (day, month, year) should be used in population-based cancer survival studies
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 131:E1120-4. 2012
    ..The bodies that set data access guidelines must take a more balanced view of the risks and benefits of using full dates for the estimation of cancer survival...
  5. pmc Choice of geographic unit influences socioeconomic inequalities in breast cancer survival
    L M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 92:1279-82. 2005
    ....
  6. pmc Geographical variation in life expectancy at birth in England and Wales is largely explained by deprivation
    Laura M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:115-20. 2005
    ..To describe the population mortality profile of England and Wales by deprivation and in each government office region (GOR) during 1998, and to quantify the influence of geography and deprivation in determining life expectancy...
  7. doi request reprint Large differences in patterns of breast cancer survival between Australia and England: a comparative study using cancer registry data
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 124:2391-9. 2009
    ..Further research should acquire better data on stage and investigate the effect of comorbidity and of patterns of care upon the difference in breast cancer survival between England and Australia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Origins of socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival: a review
    L M Woods
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ann Oncol 17:5-19. 2006
    ..Differences were most commonly attributed to differences in stage of disease at diagnosis...
  9. doi request reprint 'Cure' from breast cancer among two populations of women followed for 23 years after diagnosis
    L M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ann Oncol 20:1331-6. 2009
    ..Although survival from breast cancer has greatly improved over the past three decades, there is little consensus as to whether a population of women diagnosed with breast cancer can ever be considered 'cured' of the disease...
  10. pmc Evidence against the proposition that "UK cancer survival statistics are misleading": simulation study with National Cancer Registry data
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMJ 342:d3399. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Population-based cancer survival trends in England and Wales up to 2007: an assessment of the NHS cancer plan for England
    Bernard Rachet
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Oncol 10:351-69. 2009
    ....
  12. pmc Multivariable flexible modelling for estimating complete, smoothed life tables for sub-national populations
    Bernard Rachet
    Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 15:1240. 2015
    ..We propose two alternative multivariable approaches: a relational model and a Poisson model both using restricted cubic splines...
  13. pmc Impact of deprivation on breast cancer survival among women eligible for mammographic screening in the West Midlands (UK) and New South Wales (Australia): Women diagnosed 1997-2006
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 138:2396-403. 2016
    ..Further investigations into the timeliness and appropriateness of the treatments received by women with breast cancer across the social spectrum in the UK are warranted. ..
  14. pmc Are international differences in breast cancer survival between Australia and the UK present amongst both screen-detected women and non-screen-detected women? survival estimates for women diagnosed in West Midlands and New South Wales 1997-2006
    Laura M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT
    Int J Cancer 138:2404-14. 2016
    ..The possibility that women in the UK receive poorer treatment is an important potential explanation which should be examined with care...
  15. pmc Trends and socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival in England and Wales up to 2001
    M P Coleman
    Cancer and Public Health Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 90:1367-73. 2004
    ..Increases in cancer survival in England and Wales during the 1990s are shown to be significantly associated with a widening deprivation gap in survival...
  16. pmc Cancer survival in England and Wales at the end of the 20th century
    B Rachet
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:S2-10. 2008
    ..Although socioeconomic inequalities in survival are remarkably persistent, the overall patterns suggest that these inequalities are largely avoidable...
  17. doi request reprint Cancer incidence, survival and mortality: explaining the concepts
    Libby Ellis
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 135:1774-82. 2014
    ..Finally, we discuss the importance of using all three measures in combination when interpreting overall progress in cancer control, and we offer some recommendations for their use. ..
  18. doi request reprint Control of data quality for population-based cancer survival analysis
    Ruoran Li
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Electronic address
    Cancer Epidemiol 38:314-20. 2014
    ..To ensure accurate, consistent and comparable survival estimates, strict control of data quality is required before the survival analyses are carried out. In this paper, we present a basis for data quality control for cancer survival...
  19. pmc Predicted trends in long-term breast cancer survival in England and Wales
    L M Woods
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 96:1135-8. 2007
    ..Large improvements in long-term survival are predicted. Women with breast cancer still experience persistent excess mortality up to at least 20 years after diagnosis...
  20. pmc What might explain deprivation-specific differences in the excess hazard of breast cancer death amongst screen-detected women? Analysis of patients diagnosed in the West Midlands region of England from 1989 to 2011
    Melanie Morris
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Oncotarget . 2016
    ..Breast cancer survival is higher in less deprived women, even amongst women whose tumor was screen-detected, but reasons behind this have not been comprehensively investigated...
  21. doi request reprint Estimation of net survival for cancer patients: Relative survival setting more robust to some assumption violations than cause-specific setting, a sensitivity analysis on empirical data
    Robin Schaffar
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Global Health Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Eur J Cancer 72:78-83. 2016
    ..The relative survival setting was more robust to the above assumptions violations and is therefore recommended for estimation of net survival...
  22. pmc A novel ecological methodology for constructing ethnic-majority life tables in the absence of individual ethnicity information
    Melanie Morris
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 69:361-7. 2015
    ..The mortality experiences of ethnic groups are little studied in the UK, however, because ethnicity is not captured on death certificates...