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Guidelines on Management of the Patient with Breast Cancer

An Audit of Haematology/Oncology Clinic Services at an Urban Academic Hospital in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.329
Pages: 
511-14
Synopsis: 
The Haematology/oncology Clinic is a clinical training unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies, and serves patients with a wide range of disorders. In this study, the types of disorders seen were explored, and recommendations put forward for expansion of cancer care and supportive services.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the range of disorders seen at the Haematology/oncology Clinic of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), and the proportion of Oncology referrals to the clinic.

Revised: 
28 Apr, 2015
Accepted: 
30 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016

The Predictive Value of Urinary Vanillylmandelic Acid Testing in the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma at The University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
Pages: 
141–7
Synopsis: 
Vanillylmandelic acid testing at the University Hospital of the West Indies has low positive predictive value, and special care must be taken in interpreting marginally elevated results. The use of assays with higher specificity (eg plasma or urinary metanephrines) may represent a more cost-effective approach to biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma.

ABSTRACT


Objective: To investigate the positive predictive value (PPV) of urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma and to describe the features associated with phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Breast Cancer Receptor Profiles in Jamaica: A 6-year Analysis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.067
Synopsis: 
This is the first report of the UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database in which we present the results of tests performed during the 6-year period following its establishment in 2002, and investigate for associations between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the breast cancer IHC receptor status for tests performed at the UWI from January 2002 to December 2007, and to investigate for an association between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

Methods: The UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database was examined to determine receptor profile, patient age, tumour histology, grade, size and lymph node status.

Accepted: 
20 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2016

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The Prevalence and Significance of Oestrogen Receptor (ER) Positivity in Breast Cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.121
Pages: 
795–801
Synopsis: 
Oestrogen receptor (ER) status was positive in 125 (63%) and negative in 74 (37%) patients diagnosed with breast cancer. By comparing the cohorts of ER negative to ER positive patients, one can accurately identify which clinical variables bear clinical significance in this population and are affected by ER status, as well as impact patient outcome.

ABSTRACT

 Objective:  To identify the prevalence of oestrogen receptor (ER) positivity, and determine the relationship of ER status with patient and tumour characteristics, in patients with breast cancer.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013
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