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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327601/bcip-a-gene-centered-platform-for-identifying-potential-regulatory-genes-in-breast-cancer
#1
Jiaqi Wu, Shuofeng Hu, Yaowen Chen, Zongcheng Li, Jian Zhang, Hanyu Yuan, Qiang Shi, Ningsheng Shao, Xiaomin Ying
Breast cancer is a disease with high heterogeneity. Many issues on tumorigenesis and progression are still elusive. It is critical to identify genes that play important roles in the progression of tumors, especially for tumors with poor prognosis such as basal-like breast cancer and tumors in very young women. To facilitate the identification of potential regulatory or driver genes, we present the Breast Cancer Integrative Platform (BCIP, http://omics.bmi.ac.cn/bcancer/). BCIP maintains multi-omics data selected with strict quality control and processed with uniform normalization methods, including gene expression profiles from 9,005 tumor and 376 normal tissue samples, copy number variation information from 3,035 tumor samples, microRNA-target interactions, co-expressed genes, KEGG pathways, and mammary tissue-specific gene functional networks...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325150/managing-expectations-in-the-transition-to-proof-of-concept-studies
#2
Thomas Kieber-Emmons, Issam Makhoul, Angela Pennisi, Eric R Siegel, Peter D Emanuel, Bejotaloh Monzavi-Karbassi, Zenon Steplewski, J Thaddeus Beck, Laura F Hutchins
BACKGROUND: As we are moving away from the traditional chemotherapy era to targeted therapy, the validity of old assessment paradigms associated with therapeutics are being raised in the context of immunotherapy. The old paradigm required elaborate assessment of toxicity with no expectation of efficacy in early phase trials. Safety data from Phase 1 and 2 studies with many immunotherapeutics show that they display limited toxicities and draw attention to the need to demonstrate efficacy in the early evaluation of new agents...
March 21, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315200/radiation-induced-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Deepa Raghunathan, Misha Iftikhar Khilji, Saamir A Hassan, Syed Wamique Yusuf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Thoracic radiation therapy is an effective treatment for several malignancies, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer. Over the years, however, the incidence of cardiovascular events has increased in these patients, notably in younger survivors who do not have traditional risk factors. This review summarizes the pathology, incidence, clinical presentation, and management of cardiac events after radiation therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mediastinal radiation therapy accelerates the atherosclerosis process, resulting in early onset coronary artery disease...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295828/are-the-acosog-z0011-trial-findings-being-applied-to-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#4
Olga Kantor, Catherine Pesce, Erik Liederbach, Chi-Hsiung Wang, David J Winchester, Katharine Yao
In 2010, the ACOSOG Z0011 trial showed equivalent survival and recurrence between sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone versus axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for those with a tumor positive sentinel node (SN). We examined national trends in axillary surgery following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for clinically node positive disease in the years prior to and after the Z0011 trial publication. 12,063 women with cT1-4N1M0 invasive breast cancer who underwent NAC from 2006 to 2013 and had 1-3 positive nodes on pathology were selected from the National Cancer Data Base...
March 13, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286614/is-there-any-concordance-between-of-ihc-with-fish-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-patients
#5
Mehrdad Payandeh, Masoud Sadeghi, Edris Sadeghi, Alireza Janbakhsh
Background: In developed or developing countries, the most common cancer in women is breast cancer with a pick in 40-50 years in Asia. Herein, we compared the association between IHC with FISH in HER2-positive breast cancer patients and affection of trastuzumab on disease free survival and overall survival (OS). Subjects and Methods: Immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis of hormone receptors and HER2 was performed in 133 patients with breast cancer between 2003 and 2014. Patients were selected for Herceptin adjuvant treatment, according to IHC 3+ or FISH+...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285755/-the-human-and-economic-burden-of-cancer-in-france-in-2014-based-on-the-sniiram-national-database
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Philippe Tuppin, Laurence Pestel, Solène Samson, Anne Cuerq, Sébastien Rivière, Stéphane Tala, Pierre Denis, Jérôme Drouin, Claude Gissot, Christelle Gastaldi-Ménager, Anne Fagot-Campagna
INTRODUCTION: The national health insurance information system (Sniiram) can be used to estimate the national medical and economic burden of cancer. This study reports the annual rates, characteristics and expenditure of people reimbursed for cancer. METHODS: Among 57 million general health scheme beneficiaries (86% of the French population), people managed for cancer were identified using algorithms based on hospital diagnoses and full refund for long-term cancer...
March 9, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284519/breast-conserving-surgery-and-locoregional-control-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
M Teshome, H M Kuerer
The management of breast malignancy and the role of neoadjuvant systemic therapy has continued to evolve over the past 50 years. Survival equivalence with adjuvant systemic therapy is well accepted and demonstrated in several clinical trials. However, strong association with survival outcome and pathologic complete response emerged. Assessment of tumor response, as a surrogate for outcome, continues to be a driver for neoadjuvant therapy with increased applicability in the setting of sophisticated understanding and implications of breast tumor biology and molecular subtype...
February 12, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279941/long-term-outcome-of-the-remagus-02-trial-a-multicenter-randomised-phase-ii-trial-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer%C3%A2-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-or-without-celecoxib-or-trastuzumab-according-to-her2-status
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Sylvie Giacchetti, Anne-Sophie Hamy, Suzette Delaloge, Etienne Brain, Frédérique Berger, Brigitte Sigal-Zafrani, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Philippe Bertheau, Jean Marc Guinebretière, Mahasti Saghatchian, Florence Lerebours, Chafouny Mazouni, Olivier Tembo, Marc Espié, Fabien Reyal, Michel Marty, Bernard Asselain, Jean-Yves Pierga
BACKGROUND: The REMAGUS-02 multicenter randomised phase II trial showed that the addition to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) of trastuzumab in patients with localised HER2-positive breast cancer (BC) increased the pathological complete response (pCR) rate and that the addition of celecoxib in HER2-negative cases did not increase the pCR rate. We report here the long-term follow-up results for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2004 to 2007, 340 stage II-III BC patients were randomly assigned to receive neoadjuvant EC-T (four cycles of epirubicin-cyclophosphamide followed by four cycles of docetaxel) +/- celecoxib in HER2-negative cases (n = 220) and ± trastuzumab in HER2-positive cases (n = 120)...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274211/redefining-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-with-single-dose-ablative-treatment-a-study-protocol
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R K Charaghvandi, B van Asselen, M E P Philippens, H M Verkooijen, C H van Gils, P J van Diest, R M Pijnappel, M G G Hobbelink, A J Witkamp, T van Dalen, E van der Wall, T C van Heijst, R Koelemij, M van Vulpen, H J G D van den Bongard
BACKGROUND: A shift towards less burdening and more patient friendly treatments for breast cancer is currently ongoing. In low-risk patients with early-stage disease, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is an alternative for whole breast irradiation following breast-conserving surgery. MRI-guided single dose ablative APBI has the potential to offer a minimally burdening, non-invasive treatment that could replace current breast-conserving therapy. METHODS: The ABLATIVE study is a prospective, single arm, multicenter study evaluating preoperative, single dose, ablative radiation treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer...
March 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271747/short-term-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-hormonal-therapy-versus-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Estrogen receptor positive (ER(+)) breast cancer (BC) is highly hormonal therapy-responsive. The choice between neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) remains controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate benefits and safety of NHT compared with NCT for operable BC patients. Areas covered: Electronic databases were searched to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing NHT and NCT for treatment of invasive and immunohistochemically ER(+) BC. Major outcomes were clinical response rate, pathologic complete response (pCR), operation methods, recurrence, and adverse events...
March 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270498/a-randomized-phase-ii-neoadjuvant-study-of-cisplatin-paclitaxel-with-or-without-everolimus-in-patients-with-stage-ii-iii-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc
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Bojana Jovanovic, Ingrid A Mayer, Erica L Mayer, Vandana G Abramson, Aditya Bardia, Melinda Sanders, Maria G Kuba, Monica Valeria Estrada, J Scott Beeler, Timothy M Shaver, Kimberly N Johnson, Violeta Sanchez, Jennifer M Rosenbluth, Patrick M Dillon, Andres Forrero-Torres, Jenny C Chang, Ingrid Meszoely, Ana Grau, Brian D Lehmann, Yu Shyr, Quanhu Sheng, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Carlos L Arteaga, Jennifer A Pietenpol
PURPOSE: Due to inherent disease heterogeneity, targeted therapies have eluded TNBC, and biomarkers predictive of treatment response have not yet been identified. This study was designed to determine if the mTOR inhibitor everolimus with cisplatin and paclitaxel would provide synergistic anti-tumor effects in TNBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Stage II/III patients with TNBC were enrolled in a randomized phase II trial of preoperative weekly cisplatin, paclitaxel and daily everolimus or placebo for 12 weeks, until definitive surgery...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267657/preoperative-radiotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-32%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
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F G Riet, F Fayard, R Arriagada, M A Santos, C Bourgier, M Ferchiou, S Heymann, S Delaloge, C Mazouni, A Dunant, S Rivera
This study evaluates the long-term outcomes of a retrospective cohort of breast cancer (BC) patients who had received curatively intended premastectomy radiation therapy (RT). We analysed locoregional control, disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS), pathological complete remission (pCR), predictors thereof, and immediate safety. The series consisted of 187 patients with a median age of 49 years [43-60] and T2-T4 or N2 tumours. Between 1970 and 1984, they had received slightly hypofractionated RT to the whole breast, ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa and axilla ± the internal mammary chain (45-55 Gy/18 fractions of 2...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267534/cross-sectional-imaging-to-evaluate-the-extent-of-regional-nodal-disease-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Tara L Anderson, Katrina N Glazebrook, Brittany L Murphy, Lyndsay D Viers, Tina J Hieken
PURPOSE: Cross-sectional imaging often is performed in breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) and may identify level III axillary and extra-axillary nodal disease. Our aim was to investigate associations of radiologic nodal staging with pathological N (pN) stage at operation and to explore how this might aid surgical and radiotherapy treatment planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With IRB approval, we reviewed pre-treatment breast MRI, PET/CT, and CT imaging and clinicopathologic data on 348 breast cancer patients with imaging available for review undergoing NST followed by operation at our institution 1/2008-9/2013...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260763/a-retrospective-histopathological-study-on-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-mymensingh
#14
A Begum, M A Baten, Z Begum, M M Alam, M M Ahsan, N P Ansari, S Zahan, M K Khan, F Nesa, M M Huq
Tuberculosis is a very common disease in our country. This retrospective histopathological study was designed to assess the distribution of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in various organs through examination of biopsy specimens. A total of 216 specimens were diagnosed as tubercular lesion by histopathological evaluation in the Department of pathology, Community Based Medical College and a private laboratory during the period from January 2014 to December 2014. Mean age of the case was 32 years. Majority of the cases were female (126 out of 216)...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260236/mediterranean-diet-adherence-and-risk-of-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-results-of-a-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
#15
Piet A van den Brandt, Maya Schulpen
The Mediterranean Diet (MD) has been associated with reduced mortality and risk of cardiovascular diseases, but there is only limited evidence on cancer. We investigated the relationship between adherence to MD and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer (and estrogen/progesterone receptor subtypes, ER/PR). In the Netherlands Cohort Study, 62,573 women aged 55-69 years provided information on dietary and lifestyle habits in 1986. Follow-up for cancer incidence until 2007 (20.3 years) consisted of record linkages with the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the Dutch Pathology Registry PALGA...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260023/silencing-bmi1-radiosensitizes-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-inducing-dna-damage-and-autophagy
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James Griffith, Daniel Andrade, Meghna Mehta, William Berry, Doris M Benbrook, Natarajan Aravindan, Terence S Herman, Rajagopal Ramesh, Anupama Munshi
Overexpression of BMI1 in human cancer cells, a member of the polycomb group of repressive complexes, correlates with advanced stage of disease, aggressive clinico-pathological behavior, poor prognosis, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Studies have shown that experimental reduction of BMI1 protein level in tumor cells results in inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of apoptosis and/or senescence, and increased susceptibility to cytotoxic agents and radiation therapy. Although a role for BMI1 in cancer progression and its importance as a molecular target for cancer therapy has been established, information on the impact of silencing BMI1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and its consequence on radiotherapy have not been well studied...
February 28, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257101/exosomes-from-garbage-bins-to-promising-therapeutic-targets
#17
REVIEW
Mohammed H Rashed, Emine Bayraktar, Gouda K Helal, Mohamed F Abd-Ellah, Paola Amero, Arturo Chavez-Reyes, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo
Intercellular communication via cell-released vesicles is a very important process for both normal and tumor cells. Cell communication may involve exosomes, small vesicles of endocytic origin that are released by all types of cells and are found in abundance in body fluids, including blood, saliva, urine, and breast milk. Exosomes have been shown to carry lipids, proteins, mRNAs, non-coding RNAs, and even DNA out of cells. They are more than simply molecular garbage bins, however, in that the molecules they carry can be taken up by other cells...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256598/volatile-metabolomic-signature-of-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#18
Catarina L Silva, Rosa Perestrelo, Pedro Silva, Helena Tomás, José S Câmara
Breast cancer (BC) remains the most prevalent oncologic pathology in women, causing huge psychological, economic and social impacts on our society. Currently, the available diagnostic tools have limited sensitivity and specificity. Metabolome analysis has emerged as a powerful tool for obtaining information about the biological processes that occur in organisms, and is a useful platform for discovering new biomarkers or make disease diagnosis using different biofluids. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the headspace of cultured BC cells and normal human mammary epithelial cells, were collected by headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and analyzed by gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry (GC-MS), thus defining a volatile metabolomic signature...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253106/computer-aided-diagnosis-generated-kinetic-features-of-breast-cancer-at-preoperative-mr-imaging-association-with-disease-free-survival-of-patients-with-primary-operable-invasive-breast-cancer
#19
Jin Joo Kim, Jin You Kim, Hyun Jung Kang, Jong Ki Shin, Taewoo Kang, Seok Won Lee, Young Tae Bae
Purpose To retrospectively investigate the relationship between the kinetic features of breast cancer assessed with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) at preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and disease-free survival in patients with primary operable invasive breast cancer. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. The authors identified 329 consecutive women (mean age, 52.9 years; age range, 32-88 years) with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer who had undergone preoperative MR imaging and surgery between January 2012 and February 2013...
March 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248821/metastasis-to-the-lung-from-carcinomas-of-nonpulmonary-sites-after-prolonged-disease-free-intervals
#20
Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, Pradnya D Patil, Andres A Roma
Most carcinomas of nonpulmonary sites that metastasize to the lung do so within 5 years of diagnosis. Although examples of late metastasis to the lung after prolonged disease-free intervals (>5 y) have been reported sporadically, this phenomenon has not been systematically analyzed. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and pathologic features of metastases to the lung from carcinomas of nonpulmonary origin after prolonged disease-free intervals. We searched our pathology archives to identify lung biopsies/resections containing metastases from carcinomas of nonpulmonary origin...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
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