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Anthony Maxwell

Anthony Maxwell leads studies on computer-aided detection of breast cancer, tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening, lymph node biopsy techniques and MRI assessment of pre-invasive breast cancer.

Consultant Academic Breast Radiologist

Nightingale and Genesis Prevention Centre
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT

I am a Consultant Academic Breast Radiologist, based at the Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester.


Intensive breast screening in BRCA2 mutation carriers is associated with reduced breast cancer specific and all cause mortality

Evans, G., Harkness, E., Howell, A., Wilson, M., Hurley, E., Holmen, M. M., Tharmaratnam, K. U., Hagen, A. I., Lim, Y., Maxwell, A. & Moller, P.

Hereditary cancer in clinical practice. 2016. 14(8)

MRI Screening in Women With a Personal History of Breast cancer

Evans, G. & Maxwell, A. Mar

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2016. 108(3), pii: djv373.

Tumour characteristics and survival in familial breast cancer prospectively diagnosed by annual mammography.

Møller, P., Tharmaratnam, K., Howell, A., Stavrinos, P., Sampson, S., Wallace, A., Maxwell, A. J., Hagen, A. I. & Evans, D. G. Jul

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2015. 152(1):87-94

Local mammographic density as a predictor of breast cancer

Otsuka, M., Harkness, E. F., Chen, X., Moschidis, E., Bydder, M., Gadde, S., Lim, Y. Y., Maxwell, A. J., Evans, G. D., Howell, A., Stavrinos, P., Wilson, M. & Astley, S. M.

SPIE. 2015. Vol. 9414, Medical Imaging 2015: Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Rosai-Dorfman disease of the breast

Parkin, C. K. E., Keevil, C., Howe, M. & Maxwell, A. J.

BJR Case Reports. 2015. 1 (1)

Does elevating image receptor increase breast receptor footprint and improve pressure balance?

Smith, H., Szczepura, K., Mercer, C., Maxwell, A. & Hogg, P.

Radiography. 2015. 21(4), 359-63

Follow-up in early breast cancer--a surgical and radiological perceptive.

Dunn JA, Donnelly PK, Marshall A, Wilcox M, Watson E, Young A, Balmer C, Ramirez M, Hartup S, Maxwell AJ, Evans AJ; Mammo-50 trial management group.

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2014 Oct;26(10):625-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2014.06.015.

Outcomes of patients with lobular in situ neoplasia of the breast: The role of vacuum-assisted biopsy.

Parkin CK, Garewal S, Waugh P, Maxwell AJ.

Breast. 2014 Oct;23(5):651-5. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.06.016.

Adverse surgical outcomes in screen-detected ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.

Thomas J, Hanby A, Pinder SE, Ball G, Lawrence G, Maxwell A, Wallis M, Evans A, Dobson H, Clements K, Thompson A; Sloane Project Steering Group.

Eur J Cancer. 2014 Jul;50(11):1880-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2014.02.023.

MRI breast screening in high-risk women: cancer detection and survival analysis.

Evans DG, Kesavan N, Lim Y, Gadde S, Hurley E, Massat NJ, Maxwell AJ, Ingham S, Eeles R, Leach MO; MARIBS Group, Howell A, Duffy SW.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jun;145(3):663-72. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2931-9.

The Relationship of Volumetric Breast Density to Socio-Economic Status in a Screening Population

Samuels L, Harkness E, Astley SM, Maxwell A, Sergeant J, Morris J, Wilson M, Stavrinos P, Evans DG, Howell A, Bydder M.

Breast Imaging – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2014. 8539:273-281.

Factors Affecting Agreement between Breast Density Assessment Using Volumetric Methods and Visual Analogue Scales

Beattie L, Harkness E, Bydder M, Sergeant J, Maxwell A, Barr N, Beetles U, Boggis C, Bundred S, Gadde S, Hurley E, Jain A, Lord E, Reece V, Wilson M, Stavrinos P, Evans DG, Howell A, Astley SM.

Breast Imaging – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2014. 8539:273-281.

Extending the age range for breast screening in England: pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of randomization.

Moser K, Sellars S, Wheaton M, Cooke J, Duncan A, Maxwell A, Michell M, Wilson M, Beral V, Peto R, Richards M, Patnick J.

J Med Screen. 2011;18(2):96-102. doi: 10.1258/jms.2011.011065.

Our research interests include the prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer, breast imaging technology and minimally invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment. We are leading studies on computer-aided detection of breast cancer, tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening, lymph node biopsy techniques and MRI assessment of pre-invasive breast cancer. We are also leading the imaging research in two breast cancer prevention studies which use novel techniques to study the response of the breast to endocrine therapy.


Volumetric breast density and breast cancer risk factors in a screening population

Diffey J, Morrison J, Berks M, Greene J, Morris J, Maxwell A, Boggis C, Hufton A, Astley SM.

Digital Mammography – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010. 6136: 386-393.

Estimating individual cancer risks in the UK national breast screening programme: a feasibility study

Diffey J, Hufton A, Astley SM, Mercer C, Maxwell A.

Digital Mammography – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2008. 5116: 469-476.

Therapeutic Mammotome excision of fibroadenomas

Maxwell A.

Breast Cancer Online, 2006. March; 9(3):e10.

Crude open biopsy rates for benign screen detected lesions no longer reflect breast screening quality—time to change the standard

Maxwell AJ, Pearson JM, Bishop HM.

Journal of Medical Screening, 2002 June 1; 9(2):83-85. doi: 10.1136/jms.9.2.83

Primary and metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast

Harake MDJ, Maxwell AJ, Sukumar SA.

Clinical Radiology, 2001. 56(8):621-630.

A study of breast cancers detected in the incident round of the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme: the importance of early detection and treatment of ductal …

Maxwell AJ, Hanson IM, Sutton CJ, Fitzgerald J, Pearson JM.

The Breast, 2001; 10(5): 392-398. 

Relocation of a static breast screening unit: a study of factors affecting attendance

Maxwell AJ.

Journal of Medical Screening, 2000; 7(2): 114-115.