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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935854/comparison-of-helical-tomotherapy-and-direct-tomotherapy-in-bilateral-whole-breast-irradiation-in-a-case-of-bilateral-synchronous-grade-1-and-stage-1-breast-cancer
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Valentina Lancellotta, Martina Iacco, Elisabetta Perrucci, Claudio Zucchetti, Anna Concetta Dipilato, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Isabella Palumbo, Cynthia Aristei
BACKGROUND Synchronous bilateral breast cancer is rare. A case is presented where whole breast irradiation (WBI) was planned after breast conserving surgery in a patient with synchronous bilateral breast cancer. A comparison was made between the feasibility of helical tomotherapy and direct tomotherapy. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old woman was found to have bilateral breast nodules on routine mammographic screening, resulting in bilateral lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Histopathology showed a 6 mm diameter invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative) and an 8mm diameter tubular carcinoma in the left breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative)...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926141/working-at-the-membrane-interface-ligand-induced-changes-in-dynamic-conformation-and-oligomeric-structure-in-human-aromatase
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Giovanna Di Nardo, Giuseppe Cimicata, Roberta Baravalle, Valentina Dell'Angelo, Alberto Ciaramella, Gianluca Catucci, Piero Ugliengo, Gianfranco Gilardi
Aromatase catalyses the biosynthesis of estrogens from androgens. Due to the physiological importance of this conversion of lipophilic substrates, the interaction with the lipid bilayer for this cytochrome P450 is crucial for its dynamics that must allow an easy access to substrates and inhibitors. Here, aromatase-anastrozole interaction is studied combining computational methods to identify possible access/egress routes with the protein inserted in the membrane and experimental tools aimed at the investigation of the effect of the inhibitor on the protein conformation...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906164/comparative-pharmacokinetics-study-of-anastrozole-after-single-administration-and-combination-with-celecoxib
#3
Xiaoyang Sun, Mingming Lv, Binjie Wang, Simin Zhao, Ping Guo, Shixiao Wang, Liqiang Gu, Xiaohui Chen
1. There are numerous investigations demonstrating that the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors might enhance the efficiency of anastrozole in breast cancer. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the comparative pharmacokinetics of anastrozole after single administration and combination with celecoxib. 2. A simple protein precipitation procedure was adopted for the sample preparation with satisfactory extraction recovery for both anastrozole and the internal standard, and then anastrozole was separated and analysed on an ACQUITY BEH UPLC C18 column (50 × 2...
September 14, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874413/a-phase-ii-trial-of-neoadjuvant-mk2206-an-akt-inhibitor-with-anastrozole-in-clinical-stage-2-or-3-pik3ca-mutant-er%C3%A2-positive-and-her2-negative-breast-cancer
#4
Cynthia X Ma, Vera Suman, Matthew P Goetz, Donald W Northfelt, Mark E Burkard, Foluso Ademuyiwa, Michael J Naughton, Julie Margenthaler, Rebecca Aft, Richard J Gray, Amye J Tevaarwerk, Lee G Wilke, Tufia C Haddad, Timothy Moynihan, Charles Loprenzi, Tina Hieken, Erica K Barnell, Zachary L Skidmore, Yan-Yang Feng, Kilannin Krysiak, Jeremy Hoog, Zhanfang Guo, Leslie Nehring, Kari B Wisinski, Elaine R Mardis, Ian S Hagemann, Kiran Vij, Souzan Sanati, Hussam Al-Kateb, Obi L Griffith, Malachi Griffith, Austin Doyle, Charles Erlichman, Matthew J Ellis
PURPOSE: Hyper-activation of AKT is common and associated with endocrine resistance in estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. The allosteric pan-AKT inhibitor MK-2206 induced apoptosis in PIK3CA mutant ER+ breast cancer under estrogen-deprived condition in preclinical studies. This neoadjuvant phase II trial was therefore conducted to test the hypothesis that adding MK-2206 to anastrozole induces pathologic complete response (pCR) in PIK3CA mutant ER+ breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Potential eligible patients with clinical stage II/III ER+/HER2- breast cancer were pre-registered and received anastrozole (goserelin if premenopausal) for 28 days in cycle 0 pending tumor PIK3CA sequencing...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862117/hormone-therapy-in-breast-cancer
#5
Mădălina Drăgănescu, Codruţa Carmocan
Hormonal therapy is mandatory for all patients with hormonereceptor- positive breast neoplasms. It is active both in adjuvant and metastatic disease. The only active adjuvant hormonal therapy in pre- and postmenopause is Tamoxifen. The adjuvant treatment duration influences disease-free survival, the risk of a contralateral breast cancer apparition and overall survival. The aromatase inhibitors: Anastrozol, Letrozol, Exemestan are only used in postmenopause. Fulvestrant is used in recurrent disease after or during treatment with Tamoxifen...
July 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859291/relevance-of-spatial-heterogeneity-of-immune-infiltration-for-predicting-risk-of-recurrence-after-endocrine-therapy-of-er-breast-cancer
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Andreas Heindl, Ivana Sestak, Kalnisha Naidoo, Jack Cuzick, Mitchell Dowsett, Yinyin Yuan
Background: Despite increasing evidence supporting the clinical utility of immune infiltration in the estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) subtype, the prognostic value of immune infiltration for ER+ disease is not well defined. Methods: Quantitative immune scores of cell abundance and spatial heterogeneity were computed using a fully automated hematoxylin and eosin-stained image analysis algorithm and spatial statistics for 1178 postmenopausal patients with ER+ breast cancer treated with five years' tamoxifen or anastrozole...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859208/height-increment-and-laboratory-profile-of-boys-treated-with-aromatase-inhibitors-with-or-without-growth-hormone
#7
Ludmila Fernandes Pedrosa, Joice Marquez de Oliveira, Paula Roberta Vieira Thomé, Cristiane Kochi, Durval Damiani, Carlos Alberto Longui
Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have been used to recover height loss due to their capacity to delay growth plate closure. Long-term studies describing final heights are needed to determine the efficacy and safety profiles of these drugs for the treatment of impaired growth. This study aims to identify the therapeutic efficiency of AIs in improve growth and to describe potential adverse effects during treatment. Retrospective data analysis of 96 adolescents, among which 22 patients already attained near-final height, were followed at outpatient clinics of two referral centers...
August 31, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852601/solitary-orbital-metastasis-35-years-after-a-diagnosis-of-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ
#8
Matthew B Spraker, Courtney E Francis, Larissa Korde, Janice Kim, Lia Halasz
This report describes a solitary orbital metastasis of lobular carcinoma in a woman 35 years after diagnosis of right breast lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). After partial response to anastrozole, the patient was treated with proton radiotherapy to 45 cobalt gray equivalents (CGE) with an excellent response. We additionally discuss treatment strategies for this rare metastatic site.
June 28, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828592/drug-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-endometriosis-and-uterine-fibroids
#9
REVIEW
David R Friend
Endometriosis and uterine fibroids (also known as uterine leiomyomas) are serious medical conditions affecting large numbers of women worldwide. Many women are asymptomatic but those with symptoms require medical intervention to relieve chronic pain and dysmenorrhea and to address infertility. Drug delivery has played a role in reducing some of the symptoms associated with endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Use of drug delivery systems for both conditions can roughly be divided into two categories: (1) existing systems designed for other indications such as contraception for symptomatic relief and (2) development of novel systems aimed at addressing some of the underlying biochemical changes associated with endometriosis and uterine fibroids such as oxidative stress, angiogenesis, and matrix degradation...
August 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816986/efficacy-and-safety-of-endocrine-monotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-for-hormone-sensitive-advanced-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
#10
Jingwen Zhang, Yanhong Huang, Changyi Wang, Yuanfang He, Shukai Zheng, Kusheng Wu
BACKGROUND: Endocrine therapy was recommended as the preferred first-line treatment for hormone receptor-positive (HR+, i.e., ER+ and/or PgR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-negative (HER2-) postmenopausal advanced breast cancer (ABC), but which endocrine monotherapy is optimal lacks consensus. We aimed to identify the optimal endocrine monotherapy with a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We performed a network meta-analysis for a comprehensive analysis of 6 first-line endocrine monotherapies (letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane, tamoxifen, fulvestrant 250 mg and 500 mg) for HR+ HER2- metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal patients...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783867/absence-of-effect-of-intravaginal-miconazole-clindamycin-nonoxynol-9-and-tampons-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-an-anastrozole-levonorgestrel-intravaginal-ring
#11
Rüdiger Nave, Stefan Klein, André Müller, Xinying Chang, Joachim Höchel
A study was performed to investigate the effect of an intravaginally administered antimycotic, an antibiotic, and a spermicide plus the co-usage of tampons on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of levonorgestrel (LNG) and anastrozole (ATZ) administered as an intravaginal ring (IVR) releasing 1050 μg ATZ per day and 40 μg LNG per day. In this parallel-group, randomized, open-label study, healthy premenopausal women received an IVR as the main treatment. Comedications were administered on 3 consecutive evenings during treatment with IVR on days 9-11 (group A, 400 mg miconazole; group B, 100 mg clindamycin; group C, 75 mg nonoxynol-9); tampon co-usage (group D) was performed on days 20-23...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775043/oestrogen-inhibition-reverses-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-associated-metabolic-defects
#12
Xinping Chen, Eric D Austin, Megha Talati, Joshua P Fessel, Eric H Farber-Eger, Evan L Brittain, Anna R Hemnes, James E Loyd, James West
Increased oestrogen is a strong epidemiological risk factor for development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients, associated with metabolic defects. In addition, oestrogens drive penetrance in mice carrying mutations in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II (BMPR2), the cause of most heritable PAH. The goal of the present study was to determine whether inhibition of oestrogens was effective in the treatment of PAH in these mice.The oestrogen inhibitors fulvestrant and anastrozole were used in a prevention and treatment paradigm in BMPR2 mutant mice, and tamoxifen was used for treatment...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768570/primary-cytoreductive-surgery-and-adjuvant-hormonal-monotherapy-in-women-with-advanced-low-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-reducing-overtreatment-without-compromising-survival
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Amanda N Fader, Jennifer Bergstrom, Amelia Jernigan, Edward J Tanner, Kara Long Roche, Rebecca L Stone, Kimberly L Levinson, Stephanie Ricci, Stephanie Wethingon, Tian-Li Wang, Ie-Ming Shih, Bin Yang, Gloria Zhang, Deborah K Armstrong, Stephanie Gaillard, Chad Michener, Robert DeBernardo, Peter G Rose
OBJECTIVES: Women with advanced-stage, low-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (LGSC) have low chemotherapy response rates and poor overall survival. Most LGSC tumors overexpress hormone receptors, which represent a potential treatment target. Our study objective was to determine the outcomes of patients with advanced-stage LGSC treated with primary cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hormone therapy (HT). METHODS: A retrospective study was performed at two academic cancer centers...
October 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765859/clinical-consultations-and-investigations-before-and-after-discontinuation-of-endocrine-therapy-in-women-with-primary-breast-cancer
#14
Derrick Lopez, Anna Kemp-Casey, Christobel Saunders, Elizabeth Roughead, Frances Boyle, Max Bulsara, David Preen
OBJECTIVE: Although clinical trials recommend that women with hormone-dependent primary breast cancer remain on endocrine therapy for at least 5 years, up to 60% discontinue treatment early. We determined whether these women had consulted with clinicians or had investigations for cancer recurrence or metastasis around the time they discontinued endocrine therapy, and whether clinical contact continued after discontinuation. METHODS: We performed case-control and cohort studies of women from the 45 and Up Study who were diagnosed with invasive primary breast cancer between January 2003 and December 2008, and who had ≥12 months of anastrozole, exemestane, letrozole or tamoxifen subsequently dispensed...
July 26, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755088/adjuvant-endocrine-monotherapy-for-postmenopausal-early-breast-cancer-patients-with-hormone-receptor-positive-a-systemic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Zhu Yu, Xiaojing Guo, Yicheng Jiang, Lei Teng, Jinwu Luo, Pengfei Wang, Yunsheng Liang, Haitian Zhang
BACKGROUND: In patients with hormone receptor-positive postmenopausal of early stage breast cancer, adjuvant endocrine monotherapies include letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane, toremifene and tamoxifen. But the optimum regimen remains controversial. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Database and ClinicalTrials.gov were systematically reviewed of abstract for randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the efficacy of tamoxifen, letrozole, exemestane, anastrozle and toremifene for postmenopausal patients with hormone-receptor positive (HR+), who have not received prior therapy for early stage breast cancer...
July 28, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739702/anastrozole-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-rare-complication-of-breast-cancer-therapy
#16
Oleksandra Klapko, Elie Ghoulam, Shriram Jakate, Sheila Eswaran, Lydia Usha
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an extremely rare complication of anastrozole therapy. It presents with elevated liver function tests. The diagnosis is established by detecting high titers of autoantibodies such as antinuclear antibodies, anti-smooth muscle antibodies, and elevated immunoglobulins. It is confirmed with a liver biopsy showing interface rosetting and an increased number of plasma cells. Early diagnosis of anastrozole-induced AIH is important because it allows anastrozole to be discontinued and immunomodulatory treatment to be promptly initiated...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700478/impact-of-nonsteroidal-aromatase-inhibitors-on-steroid-profile-in-a-chinese-population
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yanyi Xing, Xin Liu, Mengmeng Yan, Tianqi Chen, Fei Lu, Bing Xu, Yan Gong, Fuhao Chu, Haimin Lei
Steroid profiling was introduced to determine the endogenous steroid misuse in sports. Thus, screening for the exogenous use of these prohibited substances can be established by monitoring a range of endogenous steroids, which constitute the steroid profile and evaluate their concentrations and ratios against reference values. The steroid profiling is currently based on population statistics. As large interindividual variations exist, athlete biological passport (ABP) analysis is ongoing. This study aimed to identify new biomarker(s) for aromatase inhibitor detection in sports using statistical analysis and adapt the model into ABP analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680952/a-review-of-fulvestrant-in-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Mark R Nathan, Peter Schmid
Fulvestrant is a selective estrogen receptor degrader that binds, blocks and degrades the estrogen receptor (ER), leading to complete inhibition of estrogen signaling through the ER. This review article further explains the mechanism of action of the drug and goes on to review the trials carried out to optimize its dosing. Multiple trials have been undertaken to compare fulvestrant with other endocrine treatments, and results have shown it to have similar efficacy to anastrozole, tamoxifen and exemestane at 250 mg every 28 days...
2017: Oncology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675545/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-fulvestrant-versus-anastrozole-as-first-line-treatment-for-hormone-receptor-positive-advanced-breast-cancer
#19
H Ding, L Fang, W Xin, Y Tong, Q Zhou, P Huang
Although recent studies demonstrated that fulvestrant is superior to anastrozole as first-line treatment for hormone receptor (HR)-positive advanced breast cancer, the cost-effectiveness of fulvestrant versus anastrozole remained uncertain. Thus, the current study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of fulvestrant compared with anastrozole in the first-line setting. A Markov model consisting of three health states (stable, progressive and dead) was constructed to simulate a hypothetical cohort of patients with HR-positive advanced breast cancer...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669712/lessons-in-precision-oncology-from-neoadjuvant-endocrine-therapy-trials-in-er-breast-cancer
#20
Matthew J Ellis
For post-menopausal women with clinical stage II/III estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) is an under-utilized and low-toxicity alternative to chemotherapy for increasing breast conservation rates. Individual responses to endocrine therapy can also be used to tailor systemic treatment. The Preoperative Endocrine Prognostic Index (PEPI) was developed to identify patients at low risk of relapse after NET so that adjuvant chemotherapy can safely be avoided. In a recent validation study, patients with pathological stage 1 or 2A breast cancers with a Ki67 value of 2...
August 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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