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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229275/a-pilot-randomized-trial-to-prevent-sexual-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-starting-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy
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Pragati Advani, Abenaa M Brewster, George P Baum, Leslie R Schover
PURPOSE: A randomized pilot trial evaluated the hypothesis that early intervention lessens sexual dysfunction in the first year on aromatase inhibitors. A secondary aim was comparing the efficacy of two vaginal moisturizers. METHODS: Fifty-seven postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer starting aromatase inhibitors were randomized to three treatment groups. All received a handout on managing sexual and other side effects. The Usual Care group received no additional therapy...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228783/-atypical-atypical-femur-fractures-and-use-of-bisphosphonates
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Denise M van de Laarschot, Matthijs P Somford, Agnes Jager, Edwin H Oei, P Koen Bos, M Carola Zillikens
BACKGROUND: Atypical femur fractures (AFFs) present a rare but serious condition associated with use of bisphosphonates. Underlying mechanisms and clinical risk factors remain unclear. According to the diagnostic criteria formulated by the ASBMR, a lateral localization of an AFF is required. CASE HISTORY: We present a patient who developed bilateral leg pain while using an oral bisphosphonate and aromatase inhibitor in the course of adjuvant treatment for breast cancer...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228709/targeted-therapies-in-her2-overexpressing-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Soumaya Labidi, Nesrine Mejri, Aymen Lagha, Nouha Daoud, Houda El Benna, Mehdi Afrit, Hamouda Boussen
Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is amplified in 25-30% of breast cancers and is associated with aggressive disease and poorer survival. Multiple anti-HER2 targeted therapies have dramatically changed management and outcome of this subgroup, both in adjuvant and metastatic settings. Despite the improvement of survival thanks to trastuzumab, unclear mechanisms of resistance occur, which has led to the development of new anti-HER2 therapies such as lapatinib, pertuzumab, and trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1)...
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228707/prognostic-role-of-her2-status-and-adjuvant-trastuzumab-treatment-in-lymph-node-negative-breast-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis
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Nina Fokter Dovnik, Andraž Dovnik, Nina Čas Sikošek, Maja Ravnik, Darja Arko, Iztok Takač
BACKGROUND: The natural course of traditionally prognostically unfavorable human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer has been changed by anti-HER2 therapy. It is not clear whether the prognosis for HER2-positive patients treated with adjuvant trastuzumab differs from that of HER2-negative patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study including patients with lymph node-negative invasive breast cancer treated at our institution in the period 2000-2009...
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228661/feasibility-of-an-exercise-intervention-for-fatigued-breast-cancer-patients-at-a-community-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Stefanie De Jesus, Lyndsay Fitzgeorge, Karen Unsworth, David Massel, Neville Suskin, Harry Prapavessis, Michael Sanatani
PURPOSE: Exercise is beneficial to quality of life after cancer treatment, yet few cancer survivors meet exercise guidelines. Our study sought to determine the feasibility of an oncology rehabilitation exercise program embedded within a cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: Patients who rated their fatigue >4/10 after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer were screened for eligibility and the outcomes were assessed (Piper Fatigue Scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast [FACT-B], Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, body composition, stress test, and physical activity measurement [accelerometer])...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224401/synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer-irradiation-clinical-and-dosimetrical-issues-using-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-simultaneous-integrated-boost
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Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Stefania Naccarato, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Sergio Fersino, Gianluisa Sicignano, Umberto Tebano, Francesco Ricchetti, Ruggero Ruggieri, Filippo Alongi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present retrospective analysis was to evaluate dosimetric parameters, feasibility and outcome for Synchronous Bilateral Breast Cancer (SBBC) patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) by Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). METHODS: From September 2011 to April 2016, 1100 Breast Cancer (BC) patients were referred to our institution to receive adjuvant breast RT, and those with SBBC were selected for the present analysis. A total of 16 patients were identified...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222936/36-cases-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-in-china-comparison-with-matched-grade-one-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-not-otherwise-specified
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Shuling Wang, Weidong Li, Fang Wang, Yun Niu, Chunfang Hao, Xu Wang, Lihong He, Zhongsheng Tong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological characteristic of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clininopathological features, along with relapse free survival(RFS) and overall survival(OS) of 36 patients with ACC were retrospectively investigated and compared with those of 108 grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma not-otherwise-specified (G1-IDC-NOS) patients. RESULTS: Most cases of ACC were ER, PR and HER-2 negative which was classified as triple-negative subtype...
January 31, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221215/experiences-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-of-participating-in-a-lifestyle-intervention-study-while-receiving-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Karianne Vassbakk-Brovold, Anne J Antonsen, Sveinung Berntsen, Christian Kersten, Liv Fegran
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions are suggested to reduce the symptom burden and comorbidities in patients with breast cancer and as an empowerment tool. However, undergoing chemotherapy is associated with low compliance to lifestyle recommendations. Importantly, few studies have documented the experiences of patients with breast cancer of participating in a comprehensive lifestyle intervention study while undergoing curative chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with breast cancer of participating in an individualized comprehensive lifestyle intervention study focusing on diet, physical activity, mental stress management, and smoking cessation while undergoing curative chemotherapy...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219911/triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-brain-metastasis-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Francisco Trinca, Mariana Inácio, Teresa Timóteo, Rui Dinis
A woman aged 35 years was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2012. During the investigation, it was discovered that she was pregnant, the patient decided to have an abortion. She was submitted to a radical modified mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant breast radiotherapy of the left breast. 2 months after the adjuvant treatment, she began to have headaches and dizziness. The cranial MRI (head MRI) showed brain metastasis. She was then treated with whole brain radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and concomitant temozolomide which resulted in complete response...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217830/relationship-between-alcohol-metabolism-and-chemotherapy-induced-emetic-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Toshitaka Uomori, Yoshiya Horimoto, Kaoru Mogushi, Joe Matsuoka, Mitsue Saito
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) can negatively affect quality of life and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. Habitual alcohol consumption reportedly shows an inverse correlation with CINV, though the underlying mechanism is unknown. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), one of the two ALDH isozymes, is reportedly the major factor among several genetic polymorphisms possibly affecting alcohol metabolism. More than 40% of Japanese have ALDH2 mutations, while almost all Westerners have the wild type...
February 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215665/11-years-follow-up-of-trastuzumab-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-final-analysis-of-the-herceptin-adjuvant-hera-trial
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David Cameron, Martine J Piccart-Gebhart, Richard D Gelber, Marion Procter, Aron Goldhirsch, Evandro de Azambuja, Gilberto Castro, Michael Untch, Ian Smith, Luca Gianni, Jose Baselga, Nedal Al-Sakaff, Sabine Lauer, Eleanor McFadden, Brian Leyland-Jones, Richard Bell, Mitch Dowsett, Christian Jackisch
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have shown that trastuzumab, a recombinant monoclonal antibody against HER2 receptor, significantly improves overall survival and disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, but long-term follow-up data are needed. We report the results of comparing observation with two durations of trastuzumab treatment at a median follow-up of 11 years, for patients enrolled in the HERA (HERceptin Adjuvant) trial. METHODS: HERA (BIG 1-01) is an international, multicentre, open-label, phase 3 randomised trial of 5102 women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, who were enrolled from hospitals in 39 countries between Dec 7, 2001, and June 20, 2005...
February 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213781/swedish-prospective-multicenter-trial-on-the-accuracy-and-clinical-relevance-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-before-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy-in-breast-cancer
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Linda Zetterlund, Fuat Celebioglu, Rimma Axelsson, Jana de Boniface, Jan Frisell
PURPOSE: The timing of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the context of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) in breast cancer is still controversial. SLNB before NAST has been evaluated in few single-institution studies in which axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), however, was commonly not performed in case of a negative SLNB. We investigated the potential clinical relevance of SLNB before NAST by performing ALND in all patients after NAST. METHODS: This national multicenter trial prospectively enrolled clinically node-negative breast cancer patients planned for NAST at 13 recruiting Swedish hospitals between October 2010 and December 2015...
February 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211064/selecting-postoperative-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-critical-assessment-of-commercially-available-gene-expression-assays
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REVIEW
David M Hyams, Eric Schuur, Javier Angel Aristizabal, Juan Enrique Bargallo Rocha, Cesar Cabello, Roberto Elizalde, Laura García-Estévez, Henry L Gomez, Artur Katz, Aníbal Nuñez De Pierro
Risk stratification of patients with early stage breast cancer may support adjuvant chemotherapy decision-making. This review details the development and validation of six multi-gene classifiers, each of which claims to provide useful prognostic and possibly predictive information for early stage breast cancer patients. A careful assessment is presented of each test's analytical validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility, as well as the quality of evidence supporting its use.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209156/breastdefend-enhances-effect-of-tamoxifen-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-human-breast-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shujie Cheng, Victor Castillo, Matt Welty, Mark Alvarado, Isaac Eliaz, Constance J Temm, George E Sandusky, Daniel Sliva
BACKGROUND: Tamoxifen (TAM) has been widely used for the treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer and its combination with other therapies is being actively investigated as a way to increase efficacy and decrease side effects. Here, we evaluate the therapeutic potential of co-treatment with TAM and BreastDefend (BD), a dietary supplement formula, in ER-positive human breast cancer. METHODS: Cell proliferation and apoptosis were determined in ER-positive human breast cancer cells MCF-7 by MTT assay, quantitation of cytoplasmic histone-associated DNA fragments and expression of cleaved PARP, respectively...
February 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208703/androgen-receptor-signaling-in-salivary-gland-cancer
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REVIEW
Martin G Dalin, Philip A Watson, Alan L Ho, Luc G T Morris
Salivary gland cancers comprise a small subset of human malignancies, and are classified into multiple subtypes that exhibit diverse histology, molecular biology and clinical presentation. Local disease is potentially curable with surgery, which may be combined with adjuvant radiotherapy. However, metastatic or unresectable tumors rarely respond to chemotherapy and carry a poorer prognosis. Recent molecular studies have shown evidence of androgen receptor signaling in several types of salivary gland cancer, mainly salivary duct carcinoma...
February 8, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206777/partner-social-constraints-and-early-stage-breast-cancer-longitudinal-associations-with-psychosexual-adjustment
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Emily C Soriano, Amy K Otto, Scott D Siegel, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
Women with breast cancer (BC) who perceive social constraints on their disclosure of cancer-related concerns are more likely to experience distress and have difficulty adjusting after diagnosis. Much of the existing research on psychosocial adjustment is cross-sectional in nature and an important area of concern that has received little attention is psychosexual adjustment to cancer surgery and treatment. This study examined whether perceived partner social constraints were associated with psychosexual adjustment over time in 108 BC survivors...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205193/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Borbála Székely, Andrea L M Silber, Lajos Pusztai
Relatively few clinically important therapeutic advances have occurred in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) since the introduction of taxanes as adjuvant therapy over 20 years ago. However, this is rapidly changing due to a variety of conceptually important clinical trials and emerging new options such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and antibody-drug conjugates. Evidence also increasingly supports that platinum drugs and inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, or PARP, are particularly effective in the treatment of germline BRCA-mutant cancers, including TNBC...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205042/screening-relevant-age-threshold-of-70%C3%A2-years-and-older-is-a-stronger-determinant-for-the-choice-of-adjuvant-treatment-in-breast-cancer-patients-than-tumor-biology
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E C Inwald, O Ortmann, M Koller, F Zeman, F Hofstädter, M Evert, G Brockhoff, M Klinkhammer-Schalke
PURPOSE: The 70-year threshold determines whether patients are eligible or not for the breast cancer screening program in Germany. It is not known whether this age threshold also influences the choice of adjuvant treatment and ultimate outcome. METHODS: 3463 patients were analyzed from the clinical cancer registry Regensburg (Germany) with primary, non-metastatic invasive breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2012. The distribution of tumor biological subtypes was evaluated in breast cancer patients both in those eligible for screening (ESG, 50-69 years) and those not eligible for screening (NESG, ≥70 years)...
February 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205022/understanding-breast-cancer-survivors-beliefs-and-concerns-about-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-promoting-adherence
#19
Alejandra Hurtado-de-Mendoza, Roxanne E Jensen, Yvonne Jennings, Vanessa B Sheppard
Adjuvant hormonal therapy is recommended for women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer. Though critical, many patients are non-adherent to this therapy. Few scales have been developed to specifically address beliefs about adjuvant hormonal therapy. This study explores the clarity and relevance of the Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire (BMQ) in the context of adherence behaviors to hormonal therapy in Black and White breast cancer survivors. We recruited women diagnosed with HR-positive cancer from the Washington, DC, area...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199174/role-of-troponins-i-and-t-and-n-terminal-prohormone-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-monitoring-cardiac-safety-of-patients-with-early-stage-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-receiving-trastuzumab-a-herceptin-adjuvant-study-cardiac
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Dimitrios Zardavas, Thomas M Suter, Dirk J Van Veldhuisen, Jutta Steinseifer, Johannes Noe, Sabine Lauer, Nedal Al-Sakaff, Martine J Piccart-Gebhart, Evandro de Azambuja
Purpose Women receiving trastuzumab with chemotherapy are at risk for trastuzumab-related cardiac dysfunction (TRCD). We explored the prognostic value of cardiac markers (troponins I and T, N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP]) to predict baseline susceptibility to develop TRCD. We examined whether development of cardiac end points or significant left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) drop was associated with markers' increases. Patients and Methods Cardiac marker assessments were coupled with LVEF measurements at different time points for 533 patients from the Herceptin Adjuvant (HERA) study who agreed to participate in this study...
October 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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