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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912947/exploratory-outcome-assessment-of-qigong-tai-chi-easy-on-breast-cancer-survivors
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Linda K Larkey, Denise J Roe, Lisa Smith, Denise Millstine
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) experience symptoms affecting overall quality of life (QOL), often for a prolonged period post-treatment. Meditative Movement (MM), including Qigong and Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE), has demonstrated benefit for improving QOL issues such as fatigue and sleep, but there is limited evidence of its impact on cognitive function, overall physical activity, and body weight for BCSs. DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized controlled pilot study with 87 female BCSs explored effects of QG/TCE on mental and physical QOL (Medical Outcomes Survey, Short Form), cognitive function (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function and two cognitive performance tests from the WAIS III), overall levels of physical activity (PA)(Brief Physical Activity Questionnaire) and body mass index (BMI)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911353/computer-aided-classification-of-mammographic-masses-using-visually-sensitive-image-features
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Yunzhi Wang, Faranak Aghaei, Ali Zarafshani, Yuchen Qiu, Wei Qian, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: To develop a new computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme that computes visually sensitive image features routinely used by radiologists to develop a machine learning classifier and distinguish between the malignant and benign breast masses detected from digital mammograms. METHODS: An image dataset including 301 breast masses was retrospectively selected. From each segmented mass region, we computed image features that mimic five categories of visually sensitive features routinely used by radiologists in reading mammograms...
November 30, 2016: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909911/obesity-as-an-avoidable-cause-of-cancer-attributable-risks
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Andrew G Renehan, Isabelle Soerjomataram
Excess body weight, commonly categorised as overweight (body mass index, BMI 25.0-29.9 kg/m(2)) and obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m(2)) is an established risk factor for increased incidence of several adult cancers. As body weight is modifiable, there is a potential for cancer prevention. Calculation of attributable risk (here expressed at population attributable fraction, PAF) offers an estimate of the burden of excess cancers attributable to elevated BMI in populations, and thus an approximation of avoidable cases and the opportunity for prevention...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908924/excess-weight-as-a-risk-factor-common-to-many-cancer-sites-words-of-caution-when-interpreting-meta-analytic-evidence
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Melina Arnold, Andrew G Renehan, Graham A Colditz
For over a decade, excess body weight, commonly categorized as overweight (body mass index, BMI: 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI: ≥ 30 kg/m2) has been an established incidence risk factor for several adult cancers (1). For 2012, the burden of disease attributed to elevated BMI was estimated as nearly half-million new cancers worldwide, making this the third highest ranked cancer risk factor globally after smoking and infections (ranked second in most western populations) and an important public health problem (2, 3)...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908154/mass-detection-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-deep-convolutional-neural-network-with-transfer-learning-from-mammography
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Ravi K Samala, Heang-Ping Chan, Lubomir Hadjiiski, Mark A Helvie, Jun Wei, Kenny Cha
PURPOSE: Develop a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for masses in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) volume using a deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) with transfer learning from mammograms. METHODS: A data set containing 2282 digitized film and digital mammograms and 324 DBT volumes were collected with IRB approval. The mass of interest on the images was marked by an experienced breast radiologist as reference standard. The data set was partitioned into a training set (2282 mammograms with 2461 masses and 230 DBT views with 228 masses) and an independent test set (94 DBT views with 89 masses)...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907855/lc-ms-ms-assay-for-the-quantitation-of-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-neratinib-in-human-plasma
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Brian F Kiesel, Robert A Parise, Alvin Wong, Kiana Keyvanjah, Samuel Jacobs, Jan H Beumer
Neratinib is an orally available tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting HER2 (ERBB2) and EGFR (ERBB). It is being clinically evaluated for the treatment of breast and other solid tumors types as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapies. In support of several phase I/II clinical trials investigating neratinib combinations, we developed and validated a novel LC-MS/MS assay for the quantification of neratinib in 100μL of human plasma with a stable isotopic internal standard. Analytes were extracted from plasma using protein precipitation and evaporation of the resulting supernatant followed by resuspension...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907837/metastatic-carcinoid-tumor-to-the-breast-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shimwoo Lee, Pascale Levine, Samantha L Heller, Osvaldo Hernandez, Cecilia L Mercado, Chloe M Chhor
The breast is an unusual site for carcinoid metastasis. Due to increasing survival rates for carcinoid tumors, however, awareness of their rare complications is important. Carcinoid metastasis to the breast typically presents as a palpable breast mass or a mass on screening mammogram. Because imaging findings are nonspecific, the diagnosis is established through histological findings of neuroendocrine features corresponding with the known primary carcinoid pathology. Correctly distinguishing metastatic carcinoid from primary breast carcinoma is crucial to avoid more invasive procedures required for the latter...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906762/complications-in-postmastectomy-breast-reconstruction-one-year-outcomes-of-the-mastectomy-reconstruction-outcomes-consortium-mroc-study
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Edwin G Wilkins, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, John Y Kim, Richard J Greco, Ji Qi, Andrea L Pusic
OBJECTIVE: In postmastectomy reconstruction, procedure choice is heavily influenced by the relative risks of the various options. This study sought to evaluate complications in a large, multicenter patient population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have reported widely varying complication rates, but have been limited by their single center designs and inadequate controlling for confounders in their analyses. METHODS: Eleven sites enrolled women undergoing first time, immediate, or delayed reconstruction following mastectomy for cancer treatment or prophylaxis...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906038/craniopagus-parasiticus-a-parasitic-head-protruding-from-temporal-area-of-cranium-a-case-report
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Wassihun Nega, Meku Damte, Yonas Girma, Getachew Desta, Mengistu Hailemariam
BACKGROUND: Craniopagus parasiticus is rare with an incidence of approximately four to six cases in 10,000,000 births. In our case, the head of the parasitic twin protruded from the temporal area of the normal twin's cranium. The parasitic twin had two deformed lower limbs, of which one was rudimentary, and long bones of the bilateral lower limbs and some pelvic bone. Dissection of the mass of the parasitic twin's body revealed the intestine but no chest organs or abdominal organs. There was a rudimentary labium but no vaginal opening...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903155/obesity-and-cancer-mechanisms-tumor-microenvironment-and-inflammation
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Neil M Iyengar, Ayca Gucalp, Andrew J Dannenberg, Clifford A Hudis
Purpose There is growing evidence that inflammation is a central and reversible mechanism through which obesity promotes cancer risk and progression. Methods We review recent findings regarding obesity-associated alterations in the microenvironment and the local and systemic mechanisms through which these changes support tumor growth. Results Locally, hyperadiposity is associated with altered adipose tissue function, adipocyte death, and chronic low-grade inflammation. Most individuals who are obese harbor inflamed adipose tissue, which resembles chronically injured tissue, with immune cell infiltration and remodeling...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899099/public-awareness-of-the-link-between-alcohol-and-cancer-in-england-in-2015-a-population-based-survey
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Penny Buykx, Jessica Li, Lucy Gavens, Lucie Hooper, Melanie Lovatt, Elena Gomes de Matos, Petra Meier, John Holmes
BACKGROUND: Public knowledge of the association between alcohol and cancer is reported to be low. We aimed to provide up-to-date evidence for England regarding awareness of the link between alcohol and different cancers and to determine whether awareness differs by demographic characteristics, alcohol use, and geographic region. METHODS: A representative sample of 2100 adults completed an online survey in July 2015. Respondents were asked to identify which health outcomes, including specific cancers, may be caused by alcohol consumption...
November 30, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897190/versatile-sensitive-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-implementation-of-10%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-ot-columns-suitable-for-small-molecules-peptides-and-proteins
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T Vehus, H Roberg-Larsen, J Waaler, S Aslaksen, S Krauss, S R Wilson, E Lundanes
We have designed a versatile and sensitive liquid chromatographic (LC) system, featuring a monolithic trap column and a very narrow (10 μm ID) fused silica open tubular liquid chromatography (OTLC) separation column functionalized with C18-groups, for separating a wide range of molecules (from small metabolites to intact proteins). Compared to today's capillary/nanoLC approaches, our system provides significantly enhanced sensitivity (up to several orders) with matching or improved separation efficiency, and highly repeatable chromatographic performance...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895961/automated-detection-algorithm-of-breast-masses-in-three-dimensional-ultrasound-images
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Ji-Wook Jeong, Donghoon Yu, Sooyeul Lee, Jung Min Chang
OBJECTIVES: We propose an automatic breast mass detection algorithm in three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) images using the Hough transform technique. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five cropped images containing 68 benign and 60 malignant masses are acquired with clinical diagnosis by an experienced radiologist. The 3D US images are masked, subsampled, contrast-adjusted, and median-filtered as preprocessing steps before the Hough transform is used. Thereafter, we perform 3D Hough transform to detect spherical hyperplanes in 3D US breast image volumes, generate Hough spheres, and sort them in the order of votes...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895868/immunohistochemical-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-correlation-with-clinicopathological-and-radiological-factors
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Yu-Mee Sohn, Kyunghwa Han, Mirinae Seo
BACKGROUND: The relationship between biomarkers and imaging features is important because imaging findings can predict molecular features. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between clinicopathologic and radiologic factors and the immunohistochemical (IHC) profiles associated with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From December 2004 to September 2013, 200 patients (mean age, 56 years; range, 29 - 82 years) were diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery at our institution...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895758/metaplastic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-imaging-and-pathological-features
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Tiantian Bian, Qing Lin, Zengjie Wu, Chunxiao Cui, Chunhua Qi, Li Li, Xiaohui Su
Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the imaging and pathological features of metaplastic carcinoma. The features identified on mammography and sonography were retrospectively reviewed in 13 women with metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. The results from the mammographs and sonographs were additionally evaluated using immunohistochemical staining for the expression of the estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), receptor tyrosine-protein kinase erbB-2 (CerbB-2) and P53...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895745/evaluation-of-the-association-between-hif-1%C3%AE-and-her-2-expression-hormone-receptor-status-ki-67-expression-histology-and-tumor-fdg-uptake-in-breast-cancer
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Sevi M Sureyya Cerci, Kemal Kursat Bozkurt, Hasan Erol Eroglu, Celal Cerci, Evrim Erdemoglu, Pinar Talip Bulbul, Meltem Cetin, Recep Cetin, Ibrahim Metin Ciris, Mahmut Bulbul
The present study aimed to examine hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α expression and its association with glucose uptake in invasive breast cancer. In addition, connections between glucose uptake and several other prognostic parameters of breast cancer were studied. Between August 2013 and April 2015, 92 patients with biopsy-diagnosed breast cancer were subjected to (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. The primary tumor and nodal maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were recorded, and HIF-1α expression and clinical parameters, including tumor mass, estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PgR) levels, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2), Ki-67 index, grade and histology, were analyzed...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894155/increased-lower-extremity-venous-stasis-may-contribute-to-deep-venous-thrombosis-formation-after-microsurgical-breast-reconstruction-an-ultrasonographic-study
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Arash Momeni, Michael G Tecce, Michael A Lanni, Shagun Aggarwal, Christopher Pannucci, Stephen J Kovach, Suhail K Kanchwala, Liza C Wu, Joseph M Serletti
Background Despite guideline-compliant prophylaxis, an increased rate of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) formation has been reported following autologous versus implant-based breast reconstruction. We hypothesized that tight abdominal fascia closure might decrease lower extremity venous return and promote venous stasis. Methods An observational crossover study of patients who underwent autologous breast reconstruction using transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous/deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps was conducted...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894080/genetic-variants-in-the-acylphosphatase-2-gene-and-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-in-a-han-chinese-population
#18
Fuli Zhang, Yan Zhang, Zhiping Deng, Pengcheng Xu, Xiyang Zhang, Tianbo Jin, Qiufang Liu
We performed a case-control study to investigate the associations between seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the acylphosphatase 2 (ACYP2) gene and breast cancer (BC) risk in a Han Chinese population. There were 183 BC cases and 195 healthy controls included in the study. The SNPs were genotyped using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform. Logistic regression (adjusted for age group, body mass index [BMI], and menopause status), was used to evaluate the associations between the various genotypes and BC risk...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891832/cortisol-in-human-milk-predicts-child-bmi
#19
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, Tran Bao Le, Anna Chung, Elysia Poggi Davis, Laura M Glynn
OBJECTIVE: Breastfeeding has been linked to lower rates of childhood obesity. Human milk contains cortisol, known to regulate glucose storage and metabolism. The aim of this study was to to test the hypothesis that early exposure to cortisol in human breast milk helps to modulate infant body mass index (BMI) trajectories over the first 2 years of life. METHODS: Growth curve modeling was used to examine whether infant exposure to cortisol in human milk at 3 months predicted changes in child body mass index percentile (BMIP) at 6, 12, and 24 months of age in 51 breastfeeding mother-child pairs...
December 2016: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891540/advancement-of-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomics-technologies-to-explore-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Sayem Miah, Charles A S Banks, Mark K Adams, Laurence Florens, Kiven E Lukong, Michael P Washburn
Understanding the complexity of cancer biology requires extensive information about the cancer proteome over the course of the disease. The recent advances in mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies have led to the accumulation of an incredible amount of such proteomic information. This information allows us to identify protein signatures or protein biomarkers, which can be used to improve cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. For example, mass spectrometry-based proteomics has been used in breast cancer research for over two decades to elucidate protein function...
November 28, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
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