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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735457/impact-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-by-ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-for-patients-with-suspicious-node-positive-breast-cancer
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Rikiya Nakamura, Naohito Yamamoto, Toshiko Miyaki, Makiko Itami, Nobumitsu Shina, Masayuki Ohtsuka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of preoperative diagnostic tools for axillary lymph nodes (LNs) staging of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2464 consecutive patients with operable breast cancer were prospectively identified at our institution between April 2012 and March 2017. Patients with suspicious axillary LN of breast cancer were assessed using preoperative ultrasound(US) or computed tomography (CT), underwent fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) or core needle biopsy (CNB)...
July 22, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718896/nomograms-for-preoperative-prediction-of-axillary-nodal-status-in-breast-cancer
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L Dihge, P-O Bendahl, L Rydén
BACKGROUND: Axillary staging in patients with breast cancer and clinically node-negative disease is performed by sentinel node biopsy (SLNB). The aim of this study was to integrate feasible preoperative variables into nomograms to guide clinicians in stratifying treatment options into no axillary staging for patients with non-metastatic disease (N0), SLNB for those with one or two metastases, and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for patients with three or more metastases. METHODS: Patients presenting to Skåne University Hospital, Lund, with breast cancer were included in a prospectively maintained registry between January 2009 and December 2012...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702770/oncologic-outcomes-after-treatment-for-mri-occult-breast-cancer-pt0n
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Damian P McCartan, Emily C Zabor, Monica Morrow, Kimberly J Van Zee, Mahmoud B El-Tamer
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing outcomes in occult breast cancer have often included women treated before the routine use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study examined outcomes for patients presenting with axillary adenopathy and no primary breast tumor detectable by MRI or other imaging methods. METHODS: All patients with axillary nodal metastases consistent with breast carcinoma and no breast primary tumor detectable by physical exam, mammography, or MRI treated between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2011 were identified from an institutional database...
July 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688661/use-of-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-alnd-in-patients-with-micrometastatic-breast-cancer
#4
Madison Collins, Cristina O'Donoghue, Weihong Sun, Jun-Min Zhou, Zhenjun Ma, Christine Laronga, Marie Catherine Lee
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the current prognostic tool for clinically node-negative breast cancer patients. If the SLN reveals macrometastasis, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is recommended. However, the use of ALND in patients with micrometastasis is debated. The objective of this study was to assess the utilization of ALND in the treatment of micrometastatic breast cancer. METHODS: An IRB approved, retrospective study of a pooled dataset of breast cancer patients with micrometastatic disease on SLN biopsy was performed...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673534/the-intraoperative-assessment-of-sentinel-nodes-standards-and-controversies
#5
M E M van der Noordaa, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, E J T Rutgers
Intraoperative assessment of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) has the advantage of allowing breast cancer patients with tumor-positive SLNs to avoid a second surgery by immediately proceeding to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). However, there are several reasons why the use of intraoperative assessment should be questioned. Whereas ALND was traditionally advised for all breast cancer patients with tumor-positive lymph nodes for axillary staging and locoregional control, more recent studies have demonstrated safety of omitting ALND in a substantial number of patients...
June 30, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668871/the-sentinel-node-with-isolated-breast-tumor-cells-or-micrometastases-benefits-and-risks-of-axillary-dissection
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Vilma Madekivi, Pia Boström, Ritta Aaltonen, Tero Vahlberg, Eeva Salminen
BACKGROUND/AIM: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has become the standard procedure to identify metastases in axillary nodes in breast cancer. Even after careful SLN examination additional micrometastases and isolated tumor cells (ITCs) are sometimes found, resulting in a need for delayed axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). This study was undertaken to assess prognostic factors identifying additional axillary lymph node (ALN) metastases at delayed ALND. PATIENTS AND METHODS: To define the impact of late ALND regarding their outcome, 162 breast cancer patients with 169 operated breasts treated between 2010 and 2012 were evaluated, with follow-up through 2016...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650355/axillary-dissection-and-nodal-irradiation-can-be-avoided-for-most-node-positive-z0011-eligible-breast-cancers-a-prospective-validation-study-of-793-patients
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Monica Morrow, Kimberly J Van Zee, Sujata Patil, Oriana Petruolo, Anita Mamtani, Andrea V Barrio, Deborah Capko, Mahmoud El-Tamer, Mary L Gemignani, Alexandra S Heerdt, Laurie Kirstein, Melissa Pilewskie, George Plitas, Virgilio S Sacchini, Lisa M Sclafani, Alice Ho, Hiram S Cody
OBJECTIVE: To determine rates of axillary dissection (ALND) and nodal recurrence in patients eligible for ACOSOG Z0011. BACKGROUND: Z0011 demonstrated that patients with cT1-2N0 breast cancers and 1 to 2 involved sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) having breast-conserving therapy had no difference in locoregional recurrence or survival after SLN biopsy alone or ALND. The generalizability of the results and importance of nodal radiotherapy (RT) is unclear. METHODS: Patients eligible for Z0011 had SLN biopsy alone...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647776/sentinel-node-biopsy-for-axillary-management-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-with-long-follow-up
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Yoshinari Ogawa, Katsumi Ikeda, Chika Watanabe, Yuri Kamei, Shinya Tokunaga, Yuko Tsuboguchi, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroko Fukushima, Makoto Ichiki
PURPOSE: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) after neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) for breast cancer remains controversial. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent SNB after NAT to evaluate the effectiveness of this procedure. METHODS: A consecutive 105 women with locally advanced breast cancer (cT1-4, cN0-3, M0) were treated with NAT between 2006 and 2015. The subjects were 80 of these patients who became or remained clinically node-negative after NAT, 53 of whom had axillary management determined by SNB (group A) and the other 27 underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) without SNB (group B)...
June 24, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610896/breast-conserving-therapy-for-breast-cancer-cosmetic-results-and-options-for-delayed-reconstruction
#9
Vera L Negenborn, José H Volders, Nicole M A Krekel, Max H Haloua, Mark-Bram Bouman, Marlon E Buncamper, Frank B Niessen, Hay A H Winters, Caroline B Terwee, Sybren Meijer, M Petrousjka van den Tol
OBJECTIVES: Optimisation of the cosmetic outcome after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) is important. We aimed to determine the cosmetic outcome following BCT and factors influencing this cosmesis and identify the most favourable options for delayed breast reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four reconstructive surgeons evaluated the cosmetic outcome of 109 patients after BCT. Additionally, the surgeons indicated which patients were amenable for delayed reconstruction and the preferred type of reconstruction...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602055/evaluation-of-the-benefit-of-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-occult-breast-cancer-a-population-based-analysis-of-the-seer-database
#10
Byoung Hyuck Kim, Jeanny Kwon, Kyubo Kim
Purpose: Few studies for occult breast cancer (OBC) have evaluated the effect of radiotherapy (RT) after mastectomy or axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) with/without breast surgery. Therefore, we investigated clinicopathologic factors of OBC with the impact of postoperative RT to determine its prognostic significance using large population-based data. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549453/survival-and-axillary-recurrence-following-sentinel-node-positive-breast-cancer-without-completion-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-the-randomized-controlled-senomac-trial
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Jana de Boniface, Jan Frisell, Yvette Andersson, Leif Bergkvist, Johan Ahlgren, Lisa Rydén, Roger Olofsson Bagge, Malin Sund, Hemming Johansson, Dan Lundstedt
BACKGROUND: The role of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has increasingly been called into question among patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes. Two recent trials have failed to show a survival difference in sentinel node-positive breast cancer patients who were randomized either to undergo completion ALND or not. Neither of the trials, however, included breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy or those with tumors larger than 5 cm, and power was debatable to show a small survival difference...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546704/feasibility-of-axillary-reverse-mapping-and-clinicopathological-features-predicting-arm-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-a-pilot-study
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K Shiva Kumar, G N Hemanth, Poonam K Panjwani, Suraj Manjunath, Rakesh S Ramesh, Rajaram Burrah, Pritilata Rout, D Ramu, Elvis Peter Joseph, Ravi Chandran, C Prasad, Vipin Goel, Supari Divya
The axillary reverse mapping (ARM) technique has been described as an attempt to map and preserve the upper extremity lymphatic drainage during axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) and/or SLNB. This technique is based on the hypothesis that the lymphatic pathway from the upper extremity is not involved by metastasis from primary breast cancer. The ARM node/s however, has been found, in various studies, to be involved with metastatic foci in patients with extensive axillary lymph node metastases. Therefore, the oncological safety of this procedure has not yet been determined...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524246/combined-pet-ct-and-axillary-lymph-node-marking-with-radioactive-iodine-seeds-mari-procedure-for-tailored-axillary-treatment-in-node-positive-breast-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-therapy
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B B Koolen, M Donker, M E Straver, M E M van der Noordaa, E J T Rutgers, R A Valdés Olmos, M J T F D Vrancken Peeters
BACKGROUND: The treatment of axillary lymph node metastases after neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) remains debatable and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is still the standard of care. Marking axillary lymph nodes with radioactive iodine seeds (MARI procedure) is accurate in restaging the axilla after NST (false-negative rate 7 per cent). Here, the potential of tailored axillary treatment, determined by combining the results of PET-CT before NST with those of the MARI procedure after NST, was analysed...
August 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487053/a-novel-less-invasive-approach-for-axillary-staging-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-axillary-node-positive-breast-cancer-by-combining-radioactive-iodine-seed-localization-in-the-axilla-with-the-sentinel-node-procedure-risas-a-dutch-prospective
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Thiemo J A van Nijnatten, Janine M Simons, Marjolein L Smidt, Carmen C van der Pol, Paul J van Diest, Agnes Jager, David van Klaveren, Boen L R Kam, Marc B I Lobbes, Maaike de Boer, Kees Verhoef, Linetta B Koppert, Ernest J T Luiten
BACKGROUND: In 1 of 3 patients with initial lymph node-positive (cN(+)) breast cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) results in an axillary pathologic complete response (ax-pCR). This urges the need for a less-invasive axillary staging method. Recently introduced less-invasive procedures have been insufficient in accurately identifying ax-pCR. Therefore, we propose a novel less-invasive axillary staging procedure: the Radioactive Iodine Seed localization in the Axilla with the Sentinel node procedure (RISAS), a combination of the procedure of marking axillary lymph nodes with radioactive iodine seeds (MARI) and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475932/therapeutic-escalation-de-escalation-data-from-15-508-early-breast-cancer-treated-with-upfront-surgery-and-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-slnb
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Gilles Houvenaeghel, Eric Lambaudie, Monique Cohen, Jean-Marc Classe, Fabien Reyal, Jean-Rémy Garbay, Sylvia Giard, Nicolas Chopin, Alejandra Martinez, Roman Rouzier, Emile Daraï, Pierre Emmanuel Colombo, Charles Coutant, Pierre Gimbergues, Pierre Azuar, Richard Villet, Christine Tunon de Lara, Emmanuel Barranger, Laura Sabiani, Anthony Goncalves
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine changes in therapeutic practices for early breast cancer T0-2 N0 managed by upfront surgery and SLNB. POPULATION: Between 1999 and 2012, 15.508 patients were treated. Four periods were determined: 1999-2003, 2004-2006, 2007-2009 and > 2009. Five tumor subtypes were defined according to hormonal receptors (HR) and Her2: Luminal A (HR + Her2- Grade 1-2), Her2 (Her2+ HR-), Triple-negative (HR- Her2-), Luminal B Her2- (HR + Her2- Grade 3), Luminal B Her2+ (HR + HER2+)...
August 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457319/validation-of-a-breast-cancer-nomogram-to-predict-lymphedema-in-a-chinese-population
#16
Xiaoping Li, Hui Huang, Qimou Lin, Qihe Yu, Yi Zhou, Wansheng Long, Ningxia Wang
BACKGROUND: Upper arm lymphedema (LE) is a common complication after axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer patients. This retrospective cohort study aimed to validate a published nomogram to predict the risk of LE in the Chinese breast cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 409 breast cancer patients who underwent breast cancer surgery and ALND (level I and II) were identified. Cox regression analysis was used to identify the risk factors for LE. The nomogram predictive of LE of breast cancer was evaluated by receiver-operating curve analysis, calibration plots, and Kaplan-Meier analysis in our study population...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454926/predictive-factors-for-nonsentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-positive-sentinel-lymph-nodes-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-nomogram-for-predicting-nonsentinel-lymph-node-metastasis
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Jai Min Ryu, Se Kyung Lee, Ji Young Kim, Jonghan Yu, Seok Won Kim, Jeong Eon Lee, Se Hwan Han, Yong Sik Jung, Seok Jin Nam
INTRODUCTION: Axillary lymph node (ALN) status is an important prognostic factor for breast cancer patients. With increasing numbers of patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), issues concerning sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after NAC have emerged. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the clinicopathologic features and developed a nomogram to predict the possibility of nonsentinel lymph node (NSLN) metastases in patients with positive SLNs after NAC...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439713/personalized-axillary-dissection-the-number-of-excised-lymph-nodes-of-nodal-positive-breast-cancer-patients-has-no-significant-impact-on-relapse-free-and-overall-survival
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Florian Ebner, Achim Wöckel, Wolfgang Janni, Rolf Kreienberg, Lukas Schwentner, Manfred Wischnewsky
PURPOSE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has replaced axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for the staging of clinically node-negative breast cancer patients (BCP), demonstrating equivalent survival to ALND while resulting in reduced morbidity. ALND has remained the standard of care for the majority of BCP with clinical axillary metastases or metastases found on SLN biopsy. More recently, it is debated whether ALND could be avoided not only in SLN-negative BCP but also in selected SLN-positive disease or even in all patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429197/axillary-micrometastases-and-isolated-tumor-cells-are-not-an-indication-for-post-mastectomy-radiotherapy-in-stage-1-and-2-breast-cancer
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Anita Mamtani, Sujata Patil, Michelle Stempel, Monica Morrow
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials demonstrate equivalent locoregional control with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for T1-2 micrometastatic breast cancer, but include few mastectomy patients. Consensus is lacking on indications for post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) in this population. Herein, we evaluate locoregional recurrence (LRR) in an unselected, modern cohort of T1-2 breast cancer patients with micrometastases or isolated tumor cells (ITCs; N0i+/N1mi) having a mastectomy...
August 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345845/the-pre-treatment-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-a-useful-tool-in-predicting-non-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-cases
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Suphawat Laohawiriyakamol, Somrit Mahattanobon, Supparerk Laohawiriyakamol, Puttisak Puttawibul
Background: The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a highly accurate predictor of overall axillary nodal status in early breast cancer patients. There is however, still a debate on which patients with a positive SLN can benefit from axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Numerous studies have been designed to identify variables that are predictive of non-SLN metastasis to avoid a complete ALND. The aim of this study was to determine whether the pre-treatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can be a predictive factor of non-SLN metastasis in early breast cancer patients...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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