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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618103/secretory-pathway-ca-2-atpases-promote-in-vitro-microcalcifications-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Donna Dang, Hari Prasad, Rajini Rao
Calcification of the breast is often an outward manifestation of underlying molecular changes that drive carcinogenesis. Up to 50% of all non-palpable breast tumors and 90% of ductal carcinoma in situ present with radiographically dense mineralization in mammographic scans. However, surprisingly little is known about the molecular pathways that lead to microcalcifications in the breast. Here, we report on a rapid and quantitative in vitro assay to monitor microcalcifications in breast cancer cell lines, including MCF7, MDA-MB-231 and Hs578T...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582921/grouped-fuzzy-svm-with-em-based-partition-of-sample-space-for-clustered-microcalcification-detection
#2
Huiya Wang, Jun Feng, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Detection of clustered microcalcification (MC) from mammograms plays essential roles in computer-aided diagnosis for early stage breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: To tackle problems associated with the diversity of data structures of MC lesions and the variability of normal breast tissues, multi-pattern sample space learning is required. METHODS: In this paper, a novel grouped fuzzy Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithm with sample space partition based on Expectation-Maximization (EM) (called G-FSVM) is proposed for clustered MC detection...
May 26, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570750/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inducer-snail1-and-invasive-potential-of-intraductal-breast-cancer
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Bartlomiej Szynglarewicz, Piotr Kasprzak, Piotr Donizy, Przemyslaw Biecek, Agnieszka Halon, Rafal Matkowski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transcription factor Snail1 is a key inducer of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a biological process implicated in the cancer progression and metastasis. The aim of the study was to investigate Snail1 expression in DCIS found on breast biopsy and assess its predictive value for the final invasion. METHODS: A total of 209 patients with histologically diagnosed pure DCIS entered the study. Snail1 reactivity was evaluated with immunohistochemistry in tumor tissue from stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy of suspicious microcalcifications...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534354/the-value-of-stereotactic-vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-in-the-investigation-of-microcalcifications-a-six-year-experience-with-853-patients
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Panagiotis M Safioleas, Dimitra Koulocheri, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Paraskevi Liacou, Ioannis Flessas, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, George C Zografos
PURPOSE: Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) is a minimal invasive technique, in the diagnostic approach for non palpable lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and accuracy of VABB in the investigation of breast microcalcifications, a significant mammographic sign of early breast cancer. The rate of histological underestimation and the false negative rate were assessed based on the follow up data and the histological examination of the surgical specimens. METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2011, 853 women with mammographically detected microcalcifications, classified as BI-RADS 3-5, were referred to our Breast Unit for evaluation...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526187/chemotherapy-may-eradicate-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis-but-not-the-associated-microcalcifications
#5
H Goldberg, J Zandbank, V Kent, M Leonov-Polak, A Livoff, A Chernihovsky, M Guindy, E Evron
INTRODUCTION: We studied the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) ± trastuzumab on the ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) component in patients with locally advanced breast cancer who achieved pathological complete response (pCR). METHODS: The diagnostic biopsies of 92 consecutive breast cancer patients that were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) ± trastuzumab were evaluated for the presence of DCIS. Upon completion of NAC, the surgical specimens were evaluated for complete eradication of both the invasive and non-invasive cancer in the breast...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512732/decision-making-in-the-surgical-management-of-invasive-breast-cancer-part-1-lumpectomy-mastectomy-and-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy
#6
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Lisa A Newman
Several prospective randomized clinical trials conducted internationally have proven the safety and survival equivalence of breast-conserving surgery compared with mastectomy. Adjuvant radiation is routinely recommended following lumpectomy surgery to minimize the risk of local recurrence. Comprehensive breast imaging (including bilateral mammography with diagnostic views and ultrasound evaluation), in addition to clinical examination, is essential to rule out potential contralateral pathology and to optimally characterize the extent of disease...
May 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450564/diagnostic-pet-imaging-of-mammary-microcalcifications-using-64-cu-dota-alendronate-in-a-rat-model-of-breast-cancer
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Bradley J Ahrens, Lin Li, Alexandra K Ciminera, Junie Chea, Erasmus Poku, James R Bading, Michael R Weist, Marcia M Miller, David M Colcher, John E Shively
The development of improved breast cancer screening methods is hindered by a lack of cancer specific imaging agents and effective small animal models to test them. The purpose of this study was to evaluate (64)Cu-DOTA-alendronate as a mammary microcalcification targeting PET imaging agent, using an ideal rat model. Our long-term goal is to develop (64)Cu-DOTA-alendronate for the detection and non-invasive differentiation of malignant versus benign breast tumors with PET. Methods: DOTA-alendronate was synthesized, radiolabeled with (64)Cu and administered to normal or tumor-bearing aged, female, retired breeder, Sprague Dawley rats for PET imaging...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436856/task-based-modeling-of-an-5k-ultra-high-resolution-medical-imaging-system-for-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Chumin Zhao, Jerzy Kanicki
High-resolution, low noise x-ray detectors based on CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) technology have demonstrated superior imaging performance for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). This paper presents a task-based model for a high resolution medical imaging system to evaluate its ability to detect simulated microcalcifications and masses as lesions for breast cancer. Three-dimensional (3D) cascaded system analysis for a 50 μm pixel pitch CMOS APS x-ray detector was integrated with an object task function, a medical imaging display model, and the human eye contrast sensitivity function to calculate the detectability index and area under the ROC curve (AUC)...
April 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420325/usefulness-of-grayscale-inverted-images-in-addition-to-standard-images-in-digital-mammography
#9
Ayşegül Altunkeser, M Kazım Körez
BACKGROUND: Mammography is essential for early diagnosis of breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in females that is associated with a high mortality rate. We investigated whether evaluation of the grayscale inverted images of mammograms would aid in increasing the diagnostic sensitivity of the mammographic imaging technique. METHODS: Our study included 636 mammograms of 159 women who had undergone digital mammography. Standard, grayscale inverted, and standard plus grayscale inverted images were sequentially examined three times, at 15-day intervals, for the presence or assessment of pathological changes in the skin, calcification, asymmetric density, mass lesions, structural distortions, and intramammary and axillary lymph nodes...
April 18, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415815/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-prediction-of-lymph-node-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
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Dongzhi Cen, Li Xu, Siwei Zhang, Shuqin Zhou, Yan Huang, Zhiguang Chen, Ningna Li, Yuan Wang, Qun Wang
PURPOSE: To determine whether the clinicopathological parameters and Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3-5 microcalcifications differed between lymph node positive (LN (+)) and lymph node negative (LN (-)) invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). RESULTS: For microcalcification-associated breast cancers, seven selected features (age, tumor size, Ki-67 status, lymphovascular invasion, calcification range, calcification diameter and calcification density) were significantly associated with LN status (all P < 0...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357084/sclerosing-adenosis-ultrasonographic-and-mammographic-findings-and-correlation-with-histopathology
#11
Ya-Ling Chen, Jia-Jian Chen, Cai Chang, Yi Gao, Jiong Wu, Wen-Tao Yang, Ya-Jia Gu
The present study was conducted to evaluate the radiological findings, particularly the ultrasonographic (US) characteristics of sclerosing adenosis (SA), and their correlation with histopathological results. A retrospective review identified 191 patients with a total of 200 lesions histopathologically confirmed as SA following breast surgery between July 2009 and December 2012. Of the 191 patients, 145 (151 lesions) with SA as the major component were included for US and mammographic (MG) analysis. All 145 patients analyzed were female, with a mean age ± standard deviation of 46...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332199/investigating-the-feasibility-of-classifying-breast-microcalcifications-using-photon-counting-spectral-mammography-a-simulation-study
#12
Bahaa Ghammraoui, Stephen J Glick
PURPOSE: A dual-energy material decomposition method using photon-counting spectral mammography was investigated as a non-invasive diagnostic approach to differentiate between Type I calcifications, consisting of calcium oxalate dihydrate or weddellite compounds that are more often associated with benign lesions, and Type II calcifications containing hydroxyapatite that are predominantly associated with malignant tumors. METHODS: The study was carried out by numerical simulation to assess the feasibility of the proposed approach...
March 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288659/a-clinical-model-for-identifying-the-short-term-risk-of-breast-cancer
#13
Mikael Eriksson, Kamila Czene, Yudi Pawitan, Karin Leifland, Hatef Darabi, Per Hall
BACKGROUND: Most mammography screening programs are not individualized. To efficiently screen for breast cancer, the individual risk of the disease should be determined. We describe a model that could be used at most mammography screening units without adding substantial cost. METHODS: The study was based on the Karma cohort, which included 70,877 participants. Mammograms were collected up to 3 years following the baseline mammogram. A prediction protocol was developed using mammographic density, computer-aided detection of microcalcifications and masses, use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), family history of breast cancer, menopausal status, age, and body mass index...
March 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284000/a-method-for-microcalcifications-detection-in-breast-mammograms
#14
Abbas H Hassin Alasadi, Ahmed Kadem Hamed Al-Saedi
Breast cancer is the most cause of death for women above age 40 around the world. In this paper, we propose a method to detect microcalcifications in digital mammography images using two-dimensional Discrete Wavelets Transform and image enhancement techniques for removing noise as well as to get a better contrast. The initial step is applying a preprocessing techniques to improve the edge of the breast and then segmentation process (Region of interest) for eliminating some regions in the image, which are not useful for the mammography interpretation...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240797/do-histopathological-features-and-microcalcification-affect-the-elasticity-of-breast-cancer
#15
Gamze Durhan, Pelin Seher Öztekin, Hatice Ünverdi, Tülin Değirmenci, Abdullah Durhan, Jale Karakaya, Pınar Nercis Koşar, Enver Necip Köseoğlu, Sema Hücümenoğlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate any association between histological grade, molecular subtypes of breast cancer, and strain elastography, and to investigate whether microcalcification affects the stiffness of tumor in breast cancers with the same histological grade. METHODS: Between April 2015 and March 2016, 94 lesions of 94 patients with the diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma were included in the study. Strain elastography was performed on all patients before biopsy...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185408/full-field-digital-mammography-is-the-apparent-increased-detection-of-microcalcification-leading-to-over-investigation-and-over-diagnosis
#16
Alan J Porter, Elizabeth B Evans, Lisa M Erzetich
INTRODUCTION: Modern full-field digital mammography (FFDM) appears to have increased the detection of breast microcalcification. This retrospective study aimed to assess whether this is associated with over-investigation and possible over-diagnosis of breast pathology of lesser significance. METHODS: Three 2-year periods were studied, in which different mammographic technologies were used exclusively viz., classical screen-film mammography (SFM) in 2003-04, computed radiography (CR) in 2009-10 and FFDM in 2012-13...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182277/improving-computer-aided-detection-assistance-in-breast-cancer-screening-by-removal-of-obviously-false-positive-findings
#17
Jan-Jurre Mordang, Albert Gubern-Mérida, Alessandro Bria, Francesco Tortorella, Gerard den Heeten, Nico Karssemeijer
PURPOSE: Computer-aided detection (CADe) systems for mammography screening still mark many false positives. This can cause radiologists to lose confidence in CADe, especially when many false positives are obviously not suspicious to them. In this study, we focus on obvious false positives generated by microcalcification detection algorithms. METHODS: We aim at reducing the number of obvious false-positive findings by adding an additional step in the detection method...
April 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099938/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-can-preoperatively-predict-breast-cancer-her2-and-luminal-a-molecular-subtype
#18
DongZhi Cen, Li Xu, Ningna Li, Zhiguang Chen, Lu Wang, Shuqin Zhou, Biao Xu, Chun Ling Liu, Zaiyi Liu, Tingting Luo
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between breast cancer molecular subtype and the patterns of mammographically detected calcifications. RESULTS: Identified were 93 (19.1%) Luminal A, 242 (49.9%) Luminal B, 108 (22.2%) HER2 and 42 (8.7%) basal subtypes. In univariate analysis, the clinicopathological parameters and BI-RADS 3-5 microcalcifications, which consisted 9 selected features was significantly associated with breast cancer molecular subtype (all P < 0...
February 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062979/contemporary-indications-for-diagnostic-open-biopsy-in-women-assessed-for-screen-detected-breast-lesions-a-ten-year-single-institution-series-of-814-consecutive-cases
#19
Gelareh Farshid, P Grantley Gill
PURPOSE: In contemporary practice, 5% of women with non-malignant needle biopsies of screen-detected lesions still require diagnostic open biopsy (OBx). Our aims are to (i) capture a snapshot of the contemporary indications for OBx in screen-detected lesions; (ii) determine upgrade rates to malignancy (DCIS or invasive cancer); (iii) identify indications with sufficiently low upgrades to justify avoidance of OBx and (iv) propose plausible non-surgical alternatives. METHODS: Between Jan 2005 and Dec 2014, women assessed for a screen-detected lesion and recommended for OBx are included...
January 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055247/staging-of-breast-cancer-and-the-advanced-applications-of-digital-mammogram-what-the-physician-needs-to-know
#20
Maha H Helal, Sahar M Mansour, Mai Zaglol, Lamia A Salaleldin, Omniya M Nada, Marwa A Haggag
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of advanced applications of digital mammogram, whether contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in the "T" staging of histologically proven breast cancer before planning for treatment management. METHODS: In this prospective analysis, we evaluated 98 proved malignant breast masses regarding their size, multiplicity and the presence of associated clusters of microcalcifications. Evaluation methods included digital mammography (DM), 3D tomosynthesis and CESM...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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