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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456844/an-efficient-biomarker-panel-for-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-using-surface-enhanced-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Turkan Yigitbasi, Gizem Calibasi-Kocal, Nihal Buyukuslu, Murat Kemal Atahan, Hakan Kupeli, Seyran Yigit, Ercument Tarcan, Yasemin Baskin
Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer that affects women worldwide. Early detection of BC is important to improve survival rates and decrease mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate serum biomarkers using surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) to distinguish patients with BC from the healthy population and patients with benign breast diseases (BBDs). A total of 62 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, as confirmed by histopathology, and 47 non-cancerous individuals (NCIs) [16 healthy controls (HCs) and 31 patients with BBD] were enrolled in the present study...
March 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456469/prophylactic-surgery-for-whom-when-and-how
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REVIEW
Christine Mau, Michael Untch
Risk-reducing surgery has proved to be a reasonable procedure in healthy women with a definitely elevated risk of developing cancer. Here we consider the elevated risk of breast and ovarian cancer. There is a clear indication for such surgery in healthy women with a pathogenic BRCA1/2 mutation. For these patients, a risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy leads to a verifiable reduction in mortality from breast cancer, particularly for young patients. In most cases, surgery is combined with breast reconstruction...
December 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454174/mastectomy-patterns-but-not-rates-are-changing-in-the-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-experience-of-a-single-european-institution-on-2315-consecutive-patients
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Alessandro Fancellu, Valeria Sanna, Pietrina Cottu, Cladio F Feo, Antonio M Scanu, Giulia Farina, Antonio Bulla, Angela Spanu, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Alberto Porcu
BACKGROUND: Recent literature reports that rates of mastectomy are increasing in early breast cancer. However, data from European institutions are limited and revealed conflicting results. We report on 15-year trends of mastectomy, mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) at an academic institution. METHODS: We identified women diagnosed with unilateral early breast cancer at stage 0-IIa, with tumour size ≤ 4 cm, between 2002 and 2016...
February 14, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445299/choosing-wisely-after-publication-of-level-i-evidence-in-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
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Joshua R Niska, Sameer R Keole, Barbara A Pockaj, Michele Y Halyard, Samir H Patel, Donald W Northfelt, Richard J Gray, Nabil Wasif, Carlos E Vargas, William W Wong
Background: Recent trials in early-stage breast cancer support hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT) as part of breast-conserving therapy (BCT). Evidence also suggests that radiotherapy (RT) omission may be reasonable for some patients over 70 years. Among radiation-delivery techniques, intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) is more expensive than 3-dimensional conformal RT (3DCRT). Based on this evidence, in 2013, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recommended hypofractionated schedules for women aged ≥50 years with early-stage breast cancer and avoiding routine use of IMRT for WBRT...
2018: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434343/differential-expression-patterns-of-gata3-in-usual-and-differentiated-types-of-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-potential-diagnostic-implications
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Abha Goyal, Gloria Zhang, Bin Yang
The two main precursors of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma, usual and differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), have distinctive etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history. Usual type VIN is often associated with high-risk HPV and differentiated VIN has de novo p53 genetic alterations that are unrelated to HPV infection. GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) is a tumor suppressor that shows increased expression in several types of human malignancies including breast and bladder carcinomas. Little is known regarding the expression of GATA3 in vulvar squamous neoplasms...
February 13, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416994/a-study-on-awareness-about-breast-carcinoma-and-practice-of-breast-self-examination-among-basic-sciences-college-students-bengaluru
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Suwarna Madhukumar, Uthraa R Thambiran, Bhavya Basavaraju, Mayur R Bedadala
Background: In India, the number of new breast cancer cases is about 115,000 per year and this is expected to rise to 250,000 new cases per year by 2015. It needs to be noted that breast cancer is leading in the age groups of 15-34 years which is a cause of concern as this denotes the need for educative and awareness programs targeting younger members of the society, to implement early practices of breast examination. This study was carried out with the intention of assessing the level of knowledge and awareness of carcinoma breast and breast self-examination (BSE) in female college students...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413402/omission-of-radiotherapy-in-elderly-women-with-early-stage-metaplastic-breast-cancer
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Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: Multiple studies have evaluated the omission of radiation therapy (RT) in elderly women with invasive carcinoma; no studies to date have assessed this question for metaplastic breast cancer (MBC). This study is the only known study describing national practice patterns and addressing the impact of RT versus observation on survival in elderly women with T1-2N0 MBC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried (2004-2013) for women aged ≥70 years with T1-T2N0 MBC that underwent lumpectomy...
January 29, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409458/it-is-no-longer-the-time-to-disregard-thyroid-metastases-from-breast-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Matilde Pensabene, Brigida Stanzione, Ivana Cerillo, Giuseppe Ciancia, Immacolata Cozzolino, Raffaella Ruocco, Caterina Condello, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Mario Giuliano, Valeria Forestieri, Grazia Arpino, Sabino De Placido, Rossella Lauria
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the thyroid gland are more frequent than previously thought, although most of them are occult or not clinically relevant. Overall, only 42 cases of metastases to thyroid from breast cancer have been reported thus far. Here we report the case of a patient with breast cancer metastatic to the thyroid. We also review the 42 previously reported cases (published between 1962 and 2012). This is the first review about metastases to thyroid gland from breast cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old woman of Caucasian origin was diagnosed with a lobular invasive carcinoma of the breast (luminal A, stage II)...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404286/male-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-review-of-clinical-profile-from-a-tertiary-cancer-care-center-of-india
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Dharma Ram, Suhas K Rajappa, Veda P Selvakumar, Himanshu Shukla, Ashish Goel, Rajeev Kumar, Kapil Kumar
Aim: Present study was done with an aim to analyse the clinicopathological and survival characteristics of male breast cancer patients. Methods: We did a retrospective review of our database and analysed total 27 patients who presented to breast oncology unit of Rajiv Gandhi cancer centre and research institute from January 2010 to April 2016. Results: Most common stage at presentation in our study was in stage II. The median follow up was 32...
October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401610/an-image-based-small-molecule-screen-identifies-vimentin-as-a-pharmacologically-relevant-target-of-simvastatin-in-cancer-cells
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Kathryn P Trogden, Rachel A Battaglia, Parijat Kabiraj, Victoria J Madden, Harald Herrmann, Natasha T Snider
Vimentin is a cytoskeletal intermediate filament protein that is expressed in mesenchymal cells and cancer cells during the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. The goal of this study was to identify vimentin-targeting small molecules by using the Tocriscreen library of 1120 biochemically active compounds. We monitored vimentin filament reorganization and bundling in adrenal carcinoma SW13 vimentin-positive (SW13-vim+) cells via indirect immunofluorescence. The screen identified 18 pharmacologically diverse hits that included 2 statins-simvastatin and mevastatin...
January 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396079/review-of-factors-influencing-women-s-choice-of-mastectomy-versus-breast-conserving-therapy-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Gu, Gary Groot, Catherine Boden, Angela Busch, Lorraine Holtslander, Hyun Lim
We have performed a narrative synthesis. A literature search was conducted between January 2000 and June 2014 in 7 databases. The initial search identified 2717 articles; 319 underwent abstract screening, 67 underwent full-text screening, and 25 final articles were included. This review looked at early stage breast cancer in women only, excluding ductal carcinoma in situ and advanced breast cancer. A conceptual framework was created to organize the central constructs underlying women's choices: clinicopathologic factors, physician factors, and individual factors with subgroups of sociodemographic, geographic, and personal beliefs and preferences...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391809/high-frequency-deregulated-expression-of-wnt-signaling-pathway-members-in-breast-carcinomas
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Zahid Khan, Maha Arafah, Jilani Purusottapatnam Shaik, Alka Mahale, Mohammad Saud Alanazi
Purpose: Breast carcinoma is the most common malignancy and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide including Saudi Arabia. Breast cancer in Saudi women develops at a much early age with median age of onset of 49 years compared to 62 years observed in patients from USA. Aberrations in wingless and integration site growth factor (Wnt) signaling pathway have been pathologically implicated in development of breast cancers and hence its role was examined in Saudi patients...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373116/uncommon-hereditary-gynaecological-tumour-syndromes-pathological-features-in-tumours-that-may-predict-risk-for-a-germline-mutation
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REVIEW
Karuna Garg, Anthony N Karnezis, Joseph T Rabban
The most common hereditary gynaecological tumour syndromes are hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome. However, pathologists also may encounter gynaecological tumours in women with rare hereditary syndromes. Many of these tumours exhibit distinctive gross and microscopic features that are associated with a risk for an inherited gene mutation. The sensitivity and specificity of these tumour pathology features for predicting an inherited mutation vary depending on the syndrome. By recognising these tumour features, pathologists may potentially contribute to the diagnosis of an unsuspected syndrome by recommending referral of the patient for formal risk assessment by genetic counselling...
January 17, 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369786/differential-expression-of-piwil2-in-papillary-thyroid-cancers
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Ibrahim Halil Erdogdu, Onder Yumrutas, M Ozgur Cevik, Ibrahim Bozgeyik, Miyase Erdogdu, Hacı Mehmet Inan, Haydar Bagis
Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine malignancy and a leading cause of death among endocrine organ-related cancers. Similar to other types of cancers, early diagnosis of thyroid cancer is important to increase the survival and treatment of this disease. Several immunohistochemical markers are used in the differential diagnosis of thyroid papillary carcinoma. Also, increasing evidence indicates that P-element induced wimpy testis like 2 (PIWIL2) is an RNA-binding protein involved in the induction and progression of numerous types of human malignancies such as lung, breast, colon, prostate and cervix cancers...
January 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349713/patient-reported-outcomes-of-catheter-based-accelerated-partial-breast-brachytherapy-and-whole-breast-irradiation-a-single-institution-experience
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Krishan R Jethwa, Mohamed M Kahila, Kristin C Mara, William S Harmsen, David M Routman, Geralyn M Pumper, Kimberly S Corbin, Jeff A Sloan, Kathryn J Ruddy, Tina J Hieken, Sean S Park, Robert W Mutter
PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) and whole breast irradiation (WBI) are treatment options for early-stage breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to compare patient-reported-outcomes (PRO) between patients receiving multi-channel intra-cavitary brachytherapy APBI or WBI. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 131 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or early stage invasive breast cancer were treated with adjuvant APBI (64) or WBI (67) and participated in a PRO questionnaire...
January 18, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330212/early-and-locally-advanced-metaplastic-breast-cancer-presentation-and-survival-by-receptor-status-in-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-2010-2014
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Mary C Schroeder, Priya Rastogi, Charles E Geyer, Lance D Miller, Alexandra Thomas
BACKGROUND: Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease subtype characterized by an aggressive clinical course. MBC is commonly triple negative (TN), although hormone receptor (HR) positive and human epidermal growth receptor 2 (HER2) positive cases do occur. Previous studies have reported similar outcomes for MBC with regard to HR status. Less is known about outcomes for HER2 positive MBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data were used to identify women diagnosed 2010-2014 with MBC or invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)...
January 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329752/role-of-frozen-section-in-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-breast-cancer-in-the-era-of-the-acosog-z0011-and-ibcsg-23-10-trials
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Augusto Lombardi, Giuseppe Nigri, Stefano Maggi, Gianluca Stanzani, Valeria Vitale, Andrea Vecchione, Alessandro Nania, Claudio Amanti
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative frozen sections (FS) of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) were evaluated to avoid the need for deferred axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients with early breast cancer (EBC). However, FS has low sensitivity for detecting micro-metastases (<2 mm), resulting in patients who later undergo deferred ALND. The aim of the study was to determine the best clinical approach for selecting patients who would derive real benefit from ALND, as well as to minimize the functional and psychological damage caused by delayed surgery, and the risk of undertreating EBC patients...
January 9, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324933/brachytherapy-in-soft-tissue-tumours-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#18
Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322827/hypofractionated-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-toxicity-and-cosmetic-outcome-from-a-prospective-series
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Fiorenza De Rose, Antonella Fogliata, Davide Franceschini, Cristina Iftode, Rosalba Torrisi, Giovanna Masci, Andrea Sagona, Corrado Tinterri, Alberto Testori, Wolfgang Gatzemeier, Bethania Fernandes, Daoud Rahal, Luca Cozzi, Armando Santoro, Marta Scorsetti
OBJECTIVE: Hypofractionated radiotherapy in early stage breast cancer is an effective adjuvant treatment, but there is a lack of randomized data for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Aim of this study is the evaluation of skin toxicity and cosmesis, and early clinical outcome of DCIS patients enrolled in an institutional phase II trial of hypofractionated breast irradiation. METHODS: One hundred thirty-seven DCIS patients were enrolled in the trial...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322116/efficiency-of-imaging-modalities-in-male-breast-disease-can-ultrasound-give-additional-information-for-assessment-of-gynecomastia-evolution
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Özgür Sarıca, A Nedim Kahraman, Enis Öztürk, Memik Teke
Objective: The purpose of this study is to present mammography and ultrasound findings of male breast lesions and to investigate the ability of diagnostic modalities in estimating the evolution of gynecomastia. Materials and Methods: Sixty-nine male patients who admitted to Taksim and Bakirkoy Education and Research Hospitals and underwent mammography (MG) and ultrasonography (US) imaging were retrospectively evaluated. Duration of symptoms and mammographic types of gynecomastia according to Appelbaum's classifications were evaluated, besides the sonographic findings in mammographic types of gynecomastia...
January 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
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