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Hui Zhao, Nainan Hei, Yiling Wu, Winston Chan, Xiudong Lei, Carrie Cameron, Shine Chang, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano
BACKGROUND: The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B35 and International Breast Cancer Intervention Studies II Ductal Carcinoma In Situ trials showed similar treatment effects of anastrozole and tamoxifen in reducing cancer recurrence risk among ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients. Studies have shown low levels of hormone therapy drug initiation for DCIS patients, but the current body of literature lacks information on the 5-year adherence rates for these drugs from population-based studies...
October 25, 2016: Cancer
Aya Matsuoka, Akira Hirano, Akinori Hattori, Kaoru Ogura, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroko Yukawa, Shiho Sakaguchi, Natsuko Tanaka, Asaka Kodera, Mari Kamimura, Yoshihiko Naritaka, Tadao Shimizu
A 71-year-old woman diagnosed with left breast cancer underwent mastectomy and axillary dissection in 1987. Pathological findings showed invasive ductal carcinoma that was ER and PgR positive and HER2 negative.5 -FU and tamoxifen were administered for 2 years as adjuvant therapy.Bone metastasis was found in 2002, and endocrine therapy was started, using anastrozole, exemestane, letrozole, medroxyprogesterone acetate, and fulvestrant.However, liver, lung, pleural, penetiral, and lymph-node metastases were observed, and the following chemotherapy regimen was administered: CAF, capecitabine, paclitaxel, vinorelbine, gemcitabine, methotrexate plus mitomycin C, and eribulin...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
James N Ingle, Fang Xie, Matthew J Ellis, Paul E Goss, Lois E Shepherd, Judith-Anne W Chapman, Bingshu E Chen, Michiaki Kubo, Yoichi Furukawa, Yukihide Momozawa, Vered Stearns, Kathleen I Pritchard, Poulami Barman, Erin E Carlson, Matthew P Goetz, Richard M Weinshilboum, Krishna R Kalari, Liewei Wang
Genetic risks in breast cancer remain only partly understood. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study of germline DNA from 4,658 women, including 252 women experiencing a breast cancer recurrence, who were entered on the MA.27 adjuvant trial comparing the aromatase inhibitors (AI) anastrozole and exemestane. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of top significance were identified in the gene encoding MIR2052HG, a long noncoding RNA of unknown function. Heterozygous or homozygous individuals for variant alleles exhibited a ~40% or ~63% decrease, respectively, in the hazard of breast cancer recurrence relative to homozygous wild-type individuals...
October 10, 2016: Cancer Research
Guillermo Gervasini, Carlos Jara, Clara Olier, Nuria Romero, Ruth Martínez, Juan Antonio Carrillo
AIMS: Anastrozole, an aromatase inhibitor widely used in breast cancer, has recently been indicated to be a P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) substrate. We have aimed to determine whether ABCB1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can affect anastrozole plasma concentrations in these patients. In addition, we assessed the impact of SNPs in CYP19A1 and TCL1A on the development of arthralgia and cancer recurrence in our series. METHODS: This study included 110 postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Anna Kemp-Casey, Elizabeth E Roughead, Christobel Saunders, Frances Boyle, Max Bulsara, David B Preen
AIMS: To determine the frequency, timing and patterns of endocrine therapy switching in Australian practice for postmenopausal women with primary breast cancer. METHODS: We identified postmenopausal women in a population-based cohort commencing endocrine therapy for invasive primary breast cancer between December 2005 and December 2008 (n = 645). Individual-level administrative health records and self-report data were used to determine women's demographic and clinical characteristics, including preexisting and newly-treated comorbidities, and switches in endocrine therapy...
October 14, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kaori Tane, Chiyomi Egawa, Shintaro Takao, Kazuhiko Yamagami, Masaru Miyashita, Masashi Baba, Shigetoshi Ichii, Muneharu Konishi, Yuichiro Kikawa, Junya Minohata, Toshitaka Okuno, Keisuke Miyauchi, Kazuyuki Wakita, Hirofumi Suwa, Takashi Hashimoto, Masayuki Nishino, Takashi Matsumoto, Toshiharu Hidaka, Yutaka Konishi, Yoko Sakoda, Akihiro Miya, Masahiro Kishimoto, Hidefumi Nishikawa, Seishi Kono, Ikuo Kokufu, Isao Sakita, Koushiro Kitatsuji, Koushi Oh, Kouhei Akazawa, Yasuo Miyoshi
BACKGROUND: Adverse events related to endocrine therapies have a major impact not only on patients' quality of life but also on treatment discontinuation. Although vasomotor symptoms induced by aromatase inhibitors are frequently recognized, risk factors, especially for Japanese women, are not well reported. To identify risk factors for vasomotor symptoms of Japanese breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant anastrozole, we conducted a prospective cohort study based on patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
October 12, 2016: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Nelly Mauras, Judith L Ross, Priscila Gagliardi, Y Miles Yu, Jobayer Hossain, Joseph Permuy, Ligeia Damaso, Debbie Merinbaum, Ravinder J Singh, Ximena Gaete, Veronica Mericq
CONTEXT: Growth of short children in puberty is limited by estrogen's effect on epiphyseal fusion. OBJECTIVES: To compare: (1) efficacy and safety of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) vs. GH vs. AI/GH on increasing adult height potential in pubertal boys with severe idiopathic short stature (ISS); and (2) body composition among groups. DESIGN: Randomized 3 arms open-label comparator Setting: Outpatient clinical research Patients: 76 pubertal boys, mean (SE) age: 14...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hatem Abu Hashim
Orally active aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have gained attention for treatment of infertile women with endometriosis in whom aromatase p450 is aberrantly expressed. This review aimed to critically appraise and summarize the available evidence concerning the use of AIs for management of endometriosis-associated infertility. PubMed was searched to May 2015 with the following key words: endometriosis, infertility and aromatase. Priority was given for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) followed by other study designs...
October 2016: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
Juliya Fisher, Mital Patel, Michael Miller, Katy Burris
Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (DI-SCLE) has been associated with numerous drugs, but there are limited reports of its association with aromatase inhibitor anastrozole. We report the case of a patient undergoing treatment with anastrozole for breast cancer who presented with clinical, serological, and histological evidence consistent with DI-SCLE. Her condition quickly began to improve after the use of anastrozole was discontinued and hydroxychloroquine therapy was initiated. Cases such as ours as well as several others that implicate antiestrogen drugs in association with DI-SCLE seem to be contradictory to studies looking at the usefulness of treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with antiestrogen therapy...
August 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Steven M Kawut, Christine L Archer-Chicko, Angela DiMichele, Jason S Fritz, James R Klinger, Bonnie Ky, Harold I Palevsky, Amy J Palmisciano, Mamta Patel, Diane Pinder, Kathleen J Propert, K Akaya Smith, Frank Stanczyk, Russell Tracy, Anjali Vaidya, Mary E Whittenhall, Corey E Ventetuolo
RATIONALE: The aromatase inhibitor anastrozole blocks the conversion of androgens to estrogen and blunts pulmonary hypertension in animals, but its efficacy in treating patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of anastrozole in PAH. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of anastrozole in patients with PAH receiving background therapy at two centers...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Menelaos Zafrakas, Panayiota Papasozomenou, Christos Emmanouilides
AIM: To evaluate the current role of sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor in the treatment of breast cancer. METHODS: An extensive search of the literature until March 2016 was carried out in Medline and, by using the search terms "sorafenib" and "breast cancer". Papers found were checked for further relevant publications. Overall, 21 relevant studies were found, 18 in advanced breast cancer (16 in stage IV and two in stages III-IV) and three in early breast cancer...
August 10, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
A Maleah Holland, Michael D Roberts, Petey W Mumford, Christopher Brooks Mobley, Wesley C Kephart, Christine F Conover, Luke A Beggs, Alexander Balaez, Dana M Otzel, Joshua F Yarrow, Stephen E Borst, Darren T Beck
The influence of the aromatase enzyme on the chronic fat-sparing effects of testosterone requires further elucidation. Our purpose was to determine whether chronic anastrozole (AN; aromatase inhibitor) treatment alters testosterone-mediated lipolytic/lipogenic gene expression in visceral fat. 10 month old F344 rats (n=6/group) received SHAM surgery, orchiectomy(ORX), ORX+testosterone-enanthate(TEST; 7.0mg/week), or ORX+TEST+AN(0.5mg/day), with drug treatment beginning 14 days post-surgery. At day 42, ORX animals exhibited nearly undetectable serum testosterone and 29% higher retroperitoneal fat mass versus SHAM (p<0...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Johannes D Veldhuis, Dana Erickson, Rebecca Yang, Paul Takahashi, Cyril Bowers
BACKGROUND: Systemic concentrations of testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), GH, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 decline in healthy aging individuals. Conversely, T and E2 stimulate GH and IGF-I production in hypogonadal patients. HYPOTHESIS: Since (1) E2 stimulates GH secretion, putatively via the nuclear estrogen receptor (ER-alpha), and (2) E2 and GH fall with menopause, we postulated that diminished endogenous E2 contributes to low GH output in older women. LOCATION: Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Zachary Meyer, William M Ricci
Patellar and quadriceps tendon ruptures are relatively common injuries. Rupture of the knee extensor mechanism may occur because of a forceful eccentric contraction of the quadriceps against a resisted flexed knee, though atraumatic cases have also been described. Patients at higher than normal risk for knee extensor mechanism rupture include those with systemic co-morbidities, fluoroquinolone use, and chronic tendinopathy. Early operative treatment and mobilization of acute extensor mechanism ruptures has proven effective, and numerous techniques have been described...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Richard Buus, Ivana Sestak, Ralf Kronenwett, Carsten Denkert, Peter Dubsky, Kristin Krappmann, Marsel Scheer, Christoph Petry, Jack Cuzick, Mitch Dowsett
BACKGROUND: Estimating distant recurrence (DR) risk among women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative early breast cancer helps decisions on using adjuvant chemotherapy. The 21-gene Oncotype DX recurrence score (RS) is widely used for this. EndoPredict (EPclin) is an alternative test combining prognostic information from an eight-gene signature (EP score) with tumor size and nodal status. We compared the prognostic information provided by RS and EPclin for 10-year DR risk...
November 2016: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
M-H Schultze-Mosgau, K Waellnitz, R Nave, S Klein, J Kraetzschmar, T Rautenberg, H Schmitz, B Rohde
STUDY QUESTION: What are suitable doses of the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole (ATZ) and the progestin levonorgestrel (LNG), when delivered to the systemic circulation by an intravaginal ring (IVR), for further clinical development as a potential new therapy for the treatment of endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Anticipated targets for pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety/tolerability were achieved for both drug components of the IVR at the doses investigated, supporting selection of the doses to be investigated in Phase 2 studies...
August 2016: Human Reproduction
Run Yu
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September 2016: Endocrine
Askin Dogan, Wiebke Solass, Clemens B Tempfer
BACKGROUND: Adult granulosa cell tumor of the ovary (AGCT) is a rare functional sex-cord-stromal ovarian neoplasm characterized by low malignant potential and late relapse. Evidence-based management options for women with recurrent AGCT are limited. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 60-year-old woman with the fifth recurrence of AGCT initially diagnosed 19 years ago. After initial surgery in 1996, the patient underwent four additional surgical interventions for recurrent disease in 2005 (abdominal wall), 2009 (abdominal wall), 2010 (paravesical), and 2011 (paravesical)...
April 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
A Y Altinok, S Yildirim, T Altug, N Sut, A Ober, E M Ozsahin, D Azria, N S Bese
PURPOSE: In experimental and clinical trials, tamoxifen (TAM) has been shown to increase radiation-induced lung fibrosis (RILF). Furthermore, aromatase inhibitors (AI) have been shown to be superior to TAM in the adjuvant setting and preclinical data suggest that letrozole (LET) sensitizes breast cancer cells to ionizing radiation in other studies. In this experimental study, we evaluated whether AI have any impact on the development of RILF in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 60 female wistar- albino rats were divided into 6 groups: Control (group A), RT alone (group B), RT + TAM (group C), RT + anastrozole (ANA group D), RT + LET (group E), and RT + exemestane (EXE, group F)...
August 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Miguel Martin, Sara Lopez-Tarruella, Yolanda Jerez Gilarranz
A proportion of patients with hormone receptor-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer will not have received prior endocrine therapy. However, there are limited clinical data specifically in these patients. We conducted a review of randomized phase II and III clinical studies of anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane, palbociclib, and fulvestrant to determine the evidence base supporting use of specific endocrine therapies in this patient population. From our findings, there is a paucity of clinical studies in patients with endocrine therapy-naïve disease; however, it appears that first-line treatment effects are consistent between patients who have and have not received prior endocrine treatment...
August 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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