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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157161/an-exploratory-study-to-determine-whether-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-have-higher-risk-of-cardiac-toxicity
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Monique Sajjad, Michael Fradley, Weihong Sun, Jongphil Kim, Xiuhua Zhao, Tuya Pal, Roohi Ismail-Khan
Anthracycline-based cardiotoxicity is concerning for women with breast cancer and portends a dose-dependent risk of developing left ventricular dysfunction. Overall, the prevalence of heart failure (HF) is ≈2% of the total US population; however, BRCA-deficient mice have shown increased HF. We evaluated for the inherent risk of HF in women with BRCA mutations to determine whether treatment with anthracycline-based therapy increased this risk. We obtained results on BRCA mutation carriers regarding cancer treatment and HF, identified through the BRCA patient advocacy organization Facing Our Risk for Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and the Moffittbased Inherited Cancer Registry...
2, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066861/the-incidence-of-cardiomyopathy-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-after-anthracycline-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Edward J Pearson, Anju Nair, Yahya Daoud, Joanne L Blum
PURPOSE: Breast cancer remains the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 10% of breast cancers are hereditary, with deleterious mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes being the leading cause. Anthracycline chemotherapy, used commonly for breast cancer, carries cardiotoxicity risk. Recent studies demonstrated anthracycline-induced cardiac failure in homozygous BRCA2-deficient mice and increased rates of heart failure in homozygous BRCA1-deficient mice following ischemic insult...
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26886902/cancerous-leptomeningitis-and-familial-congenital-hypopituitarism
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S Vujovic, S Vujosevic, S Kavaric, J Sopta, M Ivovic, A Saveanu, T Brue, M Korbonits, V Popovic
People are at higher risk of cancer as they get older or have a strong family history of cancer. The potential influence of environmental and behavioral factors remains poorly understood. Earlier population and case control studies reported that upper quartile of circulating IGF-I is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer suggesting possible involvement of the growth hormone (GH)/IGF system in initiation or progression of cancer. Since GH therapy increases IGF-1 levels, there have been concerns that GH therapy in hypopituitarism might increase the risk of cancer...
May 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20852945/what-i-wish-i-d-known-before-surgery-brca-carriers-perspectives-after-bilateral-salipingo-oophorectomy
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Danielle Campfield Bonadies, Anne Moyer, Ellen T Matloff
We retrospectively studied BRCA carriers with a history of prophylactic bilateral salingo-oophorectomy (PBSO) regarding: (1) their post-operative symptoms, (2) their recollection of pre-operative conversations with their health care providers regarding possible surgical side-effects and (3) what information they would have found helpful to have before surgery. Female BRCA carriers seen through the Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling Program who had PBSO were invited to participate in a questionnaire that assessed their recall of information they received pre-operatively compared with their post-operative knowledge and symptoms related to menopause, cognitive changes, loss of fertility, cancer risks, osteoporosis, heart disease, vasomotor symptoms, urogenital symptoms, sexuality and body image...
March 2011: Familial Cancer
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