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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170472/genetic-testing-and-counseling-among-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
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LETTER
Allison W Kurian, Kent A Griffith, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Monica Morrow, Steven J Katz, Reshma Jagsi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167568/pathologic-complete-response-with-neoadjuvant-doxorubicin-and-cyclophosphamide-followed-by-paclitaxel-with-trastuzumab-and-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-single-center-experience
#2
Jasmeet C Singh, Anita Mamtani, Andrea Barrio, Monica Morrow, Steven Sugarman, Lee W Jones, Anthony F Yu, Daniel Argolo, Lilian M Smyth, Shanu Modi, Sarah Schweber, Camilla Boafo, Sujata Patil, Larry Norton, Jose Baselga, Clifford A Hudis, Chau Dang
OBJECTIVES: Trastuzumab (H) and pertuzumab (P) with standard chemotherapy is approved for use in the neoadjuvant setting for human epidermal growth receptor 2 -positive patients. A retrospective analysis was performed of patients treated with dose-dense (dd) doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by paclitaxel (T), trastuzumab, and pertuzumab (THP) in the neoadjuvant setting. Here, the pathologic complete response (pCR) rates are reported. METHODS: An electronic medical record review was conducted of patients treated with HP-based therapy in the neoadjuvant setting from September 1, 2013, to March 1, 2015...
February 6, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160790/trends-and-controversies-in-multidisciplinary-care-of-the-patient-with-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Laura S Dominici, Monica Morrow, Elizabeth Mittendorf, Jennifer Bellon, Tari A King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Current Problems in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160789/in-brief
#4
Laura S Dominici, Monica Morrow, Elizabeth Mittendorf, Jennifer Bellon, Tari A King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Current Problems in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152973/multidisciplinary-process-improvement-to-optimize-oral-chemotherapy-safety
#5
Kerin B Adelson, Monica Fradkin, Renee Havriliak, Michelle Renee Harrison, Osama Abdelghany, Stephanie Kregling, Jessica Wright, Bret Morrow, Roberta Sterling, Mandeep Smith, Frank Esposito, Martha Stutsky, LeeAnn Miller, Rogerio Lilenbaum, Catherine A Lyons, Anne C Chiang, Howard Cohen
: 134 Background: The rapid development of oral chemotherapy agents brings unique challenges. These drugs must be treated with the same vigilance as parenteral chemotherapy. The oral chemotherapy system is not optimized or integrated across our hospital. A quality assessment survey identified the need for a better means to monitor and improve oral chemotherapy patient outcomes. METHODS: Patient and staff satisfaction with the current process was measured. A chartered multidisciplinary task force reviewed existing practice and developed a program to identify patients, ensure drug access, standardize prescription and consent, ensure on-going clinical support including patient education, regimen specific adherence monitoring, toxicity assessment and address patient concerns...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152879/contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-decision-making-in-the-population-based-icancare-study-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients
#6
Sarah T Hawley, Kent A Griffith, Nancy K Janz, Allison W Kurian, Kevin C Ward, Ann S Hamilton, Steven J Katz, Monica Morrow
: 177 Background: Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) use is increasing in women who are not at increased risk of contralateral cancer development and will experience no survival benefit from the more morbid procedure. Little is known about treatment decision-making or provider interactions. METHODS: We surveyed a weighted random sample of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer who were treated in 2013-14, identified through the population-based SEER registries of Los Angeles and Georgia about 3 months after surgical treatment, and merged with SEER data (N=2632, RR=70%), to determine receipt of diagnostic tests and factors related to the decision about surgery (including knowledge and perceived physician recommendation)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152870/recurrence-risk-perception-and-quality-of-life-after-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#7
Nancy K Janz, Reshma Jagsi, Kent A Griffith, Christopher Ryan Friese, Allison W Kurian, Monica Morrow, Lauren P Wallner, Steven J Katz
: 175 Background: Many breast cancer patients overestimate their risk of distant recurrence after treatment. We explored risk perception in a large, diverse population of breast cancer patients with favorable prognosis and assessed associations between overestimation and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: As part of the iCanCare Study, we surveyed a weighted random sample of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer treated in 2013-14, identified through the population-based SEER registries of Los Angeles & Georgia about 3 months after surgical treatment (N = 2632, RR = 70%)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132390/impact-of-self-reported-data-on-the-acquisition-of-multi-generational-family-history-and-lifestyle-factors-among-women-seen-in-a-high-risk-breast-screening-program-a-focus-on-modifiable-risk-factors-and-genetic-referral
#8
Laura H Rosenberger, Ryan Weber, Daniel Sjoberg, Andrew J Vickers, Debra A Mangino, Monica Morrow, Melissa L Pilewskie
BACKGROUND: The phrase "high-risk for breast cancer" is used to identify various groups at elevated cancer risk, and the appropriate surveillance and risk-reducing strategies differ based on the etiology of risk. Here, we review the utility of patient-reported data to capture women with modifiable lifestyle risk factors and those suitable for genetic counseling referral. METHODS: Patient-reported data from a web-based survey were used to capture personal history, multi-generational family history, and lifestyle factors (body mass index, alcohol consumption, physical activity)...
April 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130619/is-routine-axillary-imaging-necessary-in-clinically-node-negative-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Andrea V Barrio, Anita Mamtani, Anne Eaton, Sandra Brennan, Michelle Stempel, Monica Morrow
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend axillary imaging prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer patients who are clinically node negative (cN0) by physical examination. However, the benefit of this approach remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether abnormal axillary imaging pre-NAC predicts nodal metastases post-NAC (ypN+) in cN0 patients. METHODS: cN0 patients undergoing NAC followed by axillary surgery were identified...
March 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121514/genetic-drivers-of-kidney-defects-in-the-digeorge-syndrome
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Esther Lopez-Rivera, Yangfan P Liu, Miguel Verbitsky, Blair R Anderson, Valentina P Capone, Edgar A Otto, Zhonghai Yan, Adele Mitrotti, Jeremiah Martino, Nicholas J Steers, David A Fasel, Katarina Vukojevic, Rong Deng, Silvia E Racedo, Qingxue Liu, Max Werth, Rik Westland, Asaf Vivante, Gabriel S Makar, Monica Bodria, Matthew G Sampson, Christopher E Gillies, Virginia Vega-Warner, Mariarosa Maiorana, Donald S Petrey, Barry Honig, Vladimir J Lozanovski, Rémi Salomon, Laurence Heidet, Wassila Carpentier, Dominique Gaillard, Alba Carrea, Loreto Gesualdo, Daniele Cusi, Claudia Izzi, Francesco Scolari, Joanna A E van Wijk, Adela Arapovic, Mirna Saraga-Babic, Marijan Saraga, Nenad Kunac, Ali Samii, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Terrence B Crowley, Elaine H Zackai, Dorota Drozdz, Monika Miklaszewska, Marcin Tkaczyk, Przemyslaw Sikora, Maria Szczepanska, Malgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Grazyna Krzemien, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Marcin Zaniew, John M Darlow, Prem Puri, David Barton, Emilio Casolari, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Zoran Gucev, Hakon Hakonarson, Hana Flogelova, Velibor Tasic, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Landino Allegri, Craig S Wong, Iain A Drummond, Vivette D'Agati, Akira Imamoto, Jonathan M Barasch, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Richard P Lifton, Bernice E Morrow, Cecile Jeanpierre, Virginia E Papaioannou, Gian Marco Ghiggeri, Ali G Gharavi, Nicholas Katsanis, Simone Sanna-Cherchi
Background The DiGeorge syndrome, the most common of the microdeletion syndromes, affects multiple organs, including the heart, the nervous system, and the kidney. It is caused by deletions on chromosome 22q11.2; the genetic driver of the kidney defects is unknown. Methods We conducted a genomewide search for structural variants in two cohorts: 2080 patients with congenital kidney and urinary tract anomalies and 22,094 controls. We performed exome and targeted resequencing in samples obtained from 586 additional patients with congenital kidney anomalies...
February 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117882/treatment-associated-toxicities-reported-by-patients-with-early-stage-invasive-breast-cancer
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Christopher R Friese, Jordan M Harrison, Nancy K Janz, Reshma Jagsi, Monica Morrow, Yun Li, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Allison W Kurian, Steven J Katz, Timothy P Hofer
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported toxicities help to appraise the breast cancer treatment experience. Yet extant data come from clinical trials and health care claims, which may be biased. Using patient surveys, the authors sought to quantify the frequency, severity, and burden of treatment-associated toxicities. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2014, the iCanCare study surveyed a population-based sample of women residing in Los Angeles County and Georgia with early-stage, invasive breast cancer...
January 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068171/reply-to-l-b-marks-et-al
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Abram Recht, Elizabeth A Comen, Richard E Fine, Gini F Fleming, Patricia H Hardenbergh, Alice Y Ho, Clifford A Hudis, E Shelley Hwang, Jeffrey J Kirshner, Monica Morrow, Kilian E Salerno, George W Sledge, Lawrence J Solin, Patricia A Spears, Timothy J Whelan, Mark R Somerfield, Stephen B Edge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058550/do-calcifications-seen-on-mammography-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-always-need-to-be-excised
#13
Yara Feliciano, Anita Mamtani, Monica Morrow, Michelle M Stempel, Sujata Patil, Maxine S Jochelson
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the relationship between mammographic calcifications and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tumoral enhancement before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and to assess the impact of these findings on surgical management. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant retrospective study involved breast cancer patients who underwent NAC between 2009 and 2015...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004220/recurrence-risk-perception-and-quality-of-life-following-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#14
Sarah T Hawley, Nancy K Janz, Kent A Griffith, Reshma Jagsi, Christopher R Friese, Allison W Kurian, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Monica Morrow, Lauren P Wallner, Steven J Katz
PURPOSE: Little is known about different ways of assessing risk of distant recurrence following cancer treatment (e.g., numeric or descriptive). We sought to evaluate the association between overestimation of risk of distant recurrence of breast cancer and key patient-reported outcomes, including quality of life and worry. METHODS: We surveyed a weighted random sample of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer identified through SEER registries of Los Angeles County & Georgia (2013-14) ~2 months after surgery (N = 2578, RR = 71%)...
February 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002555/contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-decisions-in-a-population-based-sample-of-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
#15
Reshma Jagsi, Sarah T Hawley, Kent A Griffith, Nancy K Janz, Allison W Kurian, Kevin C Ward, Ann S Hamilton, Monica Morrow, Steven J Katz
Importance: Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) use is increasing among women with unilateral breast cancer, but little is known about treatment decision making or physician interactions in diverse patient populations. Objective: To evaluate patient motivations, knowledge, and decisions, as well as the impact of surgeon recommendations, in a large, diverse sample of patients who underwent recent treatment for breast cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: A survey was sent to 3631 women with newly diagnosed, unilateral stage 0, I, or II breast cancer between July 2013 and September 2014...
December 21, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933411/society-of-surgical-oncology-breast-disease-working-group-statement-on-prophylactic-risk-reducing-mastectomy
#16
Kelly K Hunt, David M Euhus, Judy C Boughey, Anees B Chagpar, Sheldon M Feldman, Nora M Hansen, Swati A Kulkarni, David R McCready, Eleftherios P Mamounas, Lee G Wilke, Kimberly J Van Zee, Monica Morrow
Over the past several years, there has been an increasing rate of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgeries. Since publication of the 2007 SSO position statement on the use of risk-reducing mastectomy, there have been significant advances in the understanding of breast cancer biology and treatment. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the current literature as a resource to facilitate a shared and informed decision-making process regarding the use of risk-reducing mastectomy...
February 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918753/axillary-nodal-management-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-review
#17
Melissa Pilewskie, Monica Morrow
Importance: The increasing use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for operable breast cancer has raised questions about optimal local therapy for the axilla. Observations: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after NAC in patients presenting with clinically negative nodes has an accuracy similar to upfront SLNB and reduces the need for axillary lymph node dissection compared with SLNB prior to NAC. In patients presenting with node-positive disease, clinical trials demonstrate that SLNB after NAC is accurate when 3 or more sentinel nodes are obtained, but long-term outcomes are lacking...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880650/deconstructing-chronic-low-back-pain-in-the-older-adult-step-by-step-evidence-and-expert-based-recommendations-for-evaluation-and-treatment-part-xi-dementia
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Rollin Wright, Monica Malec, Joseph W Shega, Eric Rodriguez, Joseph Kulas, Lisa Morrow, Juleen Rodakowski, Todd Semla, Debra K Weiner
: OBJECTIVE : To present the 11th in a series of articles designed to deconstruct chronic low back pain (CLBP) in older adults. The series presents CLBP as a syndrome, a final common pathway for the expression of multiple contributors rather than a disease localized exclusively to the lumbosacral spine. Each article addresses one of 12 important contributions to pain and disability in older adults with CLBP. This article focuses on dementia. METHODS:  A modified Delphi technique was used to develop an algorithm for an approach to treatment for older adults living with CLBP and dementia...
November 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851913/regulatory-t-cells-exhibit-distinct-features-in-human-breast-cancer
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George Plitas, Catherine Konopacki, Kenmin Wu, Paula D Bos, Monica Morrow, Ekaterina V Putintseva, Dmitriy M Chudakov, Alexander Y Rudensky
Regulatory T (Treg) cells reside in lymphoid organs and barrier tissues where they control different types of inflammatory responses. Treg cells are also found in human cancers, and studies in animal models suggest that they contribute to cancer progression. However, properties of human intratumoral Treg cells and those present in corresponding normal tissue remain largely unknown. Here, we analyzed features of Treg cells in untreated human breast carcinomas, normal mammary gland, and peripheral blood. Tumor-resident Treg cells were potently suppressive and their gene-expression pattern resembled that of normal breast tissue, but not of activated peripheral blood Treg cells...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811293/a-second-visual-rhodopsin-gene-rh1-2-is-expressed-in-zebrafish-photoreceptors-and-found-in-other-ray-finned-fishes
#20
James M Morrow, Savo Lazic, Monica Dixon Fox, Claire Kuo, Ryan K Schott, Eduardo de A Gutierrez, Francesco Santini, Vincent Tropepe, Belinda S W Chang
Rhodopsin (rh1) is the visual pigment expressed in rod photoreceptors of vertebrates that is responsible for initiating the critical first step of dim-light vision. Rhodopsin is usually a single copy gene; however, we previously discovered a novel rhodopsin-like gene expressed in the zebrafish retina, rh1-2, which we identified as a functional photosensitive pigment that binds 11-cis retinal and activates in response to light. Here, we localized expression of rh1-2 in the zebrafish retina to a subset of peripheral photoreceptor cells, which indicates a partially overlapping expression pattern with rh1 We also expressed, purified and characterized Rh1-2, including investigation of the stability of the biologically active intermediate...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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