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Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

Yayoi Adachi, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Noami Gondo, Haruru Kotani, Madoka Iwase, Ayumi Kataoka, Sakura Onishi, Kayoko Sugino, Mitsuo Terada, Nanae Horisawa, Makiko Mori, Isao Oze, Hiroji Iwata
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested that ALND (axillary lymph node dissection) can be avoided in breast cancer patients with limited SLN (sentinel lymph node) metastasis. However, these trials included only several invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) cases, and the validity of omitting ALND for ILC remains controversial. Here, we examined whether omitting ALND is feasible in ILC treatment. METHODS: A total of 3771 breast cancer patients underwent surgery for breast cancer at the Aichi Cancer Center Hospital between January 2006 and December 2015...
March 13, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Maria F Gencoglu, Lauren E Barney, Christopher L Hall, Elizabeth A Brooks, Alyssa D Schwartz, Daniel C Corbett, Kelly R Stevens, Shelly R Peyton
Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) are a popular method for three-dimensional (3D) cell culture, because they capture some aspects of the dimensionality, cell-cell contact, and cell-matrix interactions seen in vivo. Many approaches exist to create MCTS from cell lines, and they have been used to study tumor cell invasion, growth, and how cells respond to drugs in physiologically relevant 3D microenvironments...
February 12, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Fernando A Angarita, Sergio A Acuna, David R McCready, Jaime Escallon
INTRODUCTION: It is unknown whether the treatment disparity observed between young and elderly women extends to the management of positive margins after initial lumpectomy. The primary aim was to evaluate the management of positive margins after initial lumpectomy in elderly women. METHODS: Women ≥50 y who underwent lumpectomy for stage I-III tumors were identified. Tumor and treatment characteristics were collected across two subgroups: young (50-69 y) and elderly (≥70 y)...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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March 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Athanasios Douskos, Aris Giannos, Sofoklis Stavrou, Maria Sotiropoulou, Eleni Feida, Constantine Dimitrakakis, Peter Drakakis, Alexandros Rodolakis
INTRODUCTION: Lobular breast carcinoma includes lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). The association of LCIS with total metastatic lobular breast cancer is very rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a totally metastatic lobular breast cancer in an asymptomatic 64-year-old postmenopausal woman, with no suspicious microcalcifications in mammography. A total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy, infracolic omentectomy and appendectomy was performed along with a quadrantectomy of the upper outer quadrant of left breast, and systematic isolateral lymphadenectomy of the left axilla...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Tamera J Lillemoe, Michaela L Tsai, Karen K Swenson, Barbara Susnik, Janet Krueger, Kendra Harris, Natasha Rueth, Erin Grimm, Joseph W Leach
Clinical management of microinvasive breast cancer (Tmic) remains controversial. Although metastases are infrequent in Tmic carcinoma patients, surgical treatment typically includes lymph node sampling. The objective of this study was to determine the rate and predictors of lymph node metastases, recurrence, and survival in a large series of Tmic breast carcinomas. Consecutive cases of Tmic were identified within our health care system from 2001 to 2015. We reviewed results of lymph node sampling and other pathologic factors including hormone receptor/HER2 status, associated in situ tumor size/grade, margin status, number of invasive foci, surgical/adjuvant therapies, and recurrence/survival outcomes...
February 24, 2018: Breast Journal
Piotr Rhone, Barbara Ruszkowska-Ciastek, Kornel Bielawski, Alen Brkic, Elżbieta Zarychta, Barbara Góralczyk, Krzysztof Roszkowski, Danuta Rość
Introduction : Thrombosis is a one of the leading cause of mortality in cancer patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the concentrations and activities of selected haemostatic parameters in the plasma of patients diagnosed with breast cancer and to make an attempt at finding associations with there levels and selected clinicopathological factors; clinical classification, histological grading, and molecular subtype of breast cancer. Methods: The study involved 145 Caucasian ethnicity women. Eighty-five women aged 45-66 with primary breast cancer without distant metastases (M0)...
February 23, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Steffi Oesterreich, Peter C Lucas, Priscilla F McAuliffe, Tullia C Bruno, Dario A A Vignali
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February 20, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Christine Desmedt, Roberto Salgado, Marco Fornili, Giancarlo Pruneri, Gert Van den Eynden, Gabriele Zoppoli, Françoise Rothé, Laurence Buisseret, Soizic Garaud, Karen Willard-Gallo, David Brown, Yacine Bareche, Ghizlane Rouas, Christine Galant, François Bertucci, Sherene Loi, Giuseppe Viale, Angelo Di Leo, Andrew R Green, Ian O Ellis, Emad A Rakha, Denis Larsimont, Elia Biganzoli, Christos Sotiriou
Background: Invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) is the second most common histological subtype of breast cancer after invasive ductal cancer (IDC). Here, we aimed at evaluating the prevalence, levels, and composition of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and their association with clinico-pathological and outcome variables in ILC, and to compare them with IDC. Methods: We considered two patient series with TIL data: a multicentric retrospective series (n = 614) and the BIG 02-98 study (n = 149 ILC and 807 IDC)...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Zulfia McCroskey, Nour Sneige, Carolyn R Herman, Ross A Miller, Luz A Venta, Jae Y Ro, Mary R Schwartz, Alberto G Ayala
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological features of patients with flat epithelial atypia, diagnosed in directional vacuum-assisted biopsy targeting microcalcifications, to identify upgrade rate to in situ ductal or invasive breast carcinoma, and determine factors predicting carcinoma in the subsequent excision. We retrospectively evaluated the histological, clinical, and mammographic features of 69 cases from 65 women, with directional vacuum-assisted biopsy-diagnosed flat epithelial atypia with or without atypical ductal hyperplasia or atypical lobular hyperplasia, which underwent subsequent surgical excision...
February 21, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Yuri Tolkach, Heidrun Gevensleben, Ralph Bundschuh, Aydan Koyun, Daniela Huber, Christina Kehrer, Thomas Hecking, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Christina Kaiser, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Markus Essler, Walther Kuhn, Glen Kristiansen
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a protein product of the folate hydrolase 1 (FOLH1) gene, is gaining increasing acceptance as a target for positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) imaging in patients with several cancer types, including breast cancer. So far, PSMA expression in breast cancer endothelia has not been sufficiently characterized. METHODS: This study comprised 315 cases of invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) and lobular breast cancer (median follow-up time 9...
February 17, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Marten Hornsveld, Lydia M Smits, Maaike Meerlo, Miranda van Amersfoort, Marian J Groot Koerkamp, Dik van Leenen, David E Kloet, Frank C Holstege, Patrick W B Derksen, Boudewijn M T Burgering, Tobias B Dansen
FOXO transcription factors are regulators of cellular homeostasis and putative tumor suppressors, yet the role of FOXO in cancer progression remains to be determined. The data on FOXO function, particularly for epithelial cancers, are fragmentary and come from studies that focused on isolated aspects of cancer. To clarify the role of FOXO in epithelial cancer progression, we characterized the effects of inducible FOXO activation and loss in a mouse model of metastatic invasive lobular carcinoma. Strikingly, either activation or loss of FOXO function suppressed tumor growth and metastasis...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Research
Bao-Hua Yu, Shao-Xian Tang, Xiao-Li Xu, Yu-Fan Cheng, Rui Bi, Ruo-Hong Shui, Xiao-Yu Tu, Hong-Fen Lu, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Wen-Tao Yang
AIMS: To fully elucidate the clinicopathological features of breast carcinoma in sclerosing adenosis (SA-BC). METHODS: Clinical and histological characteristics of 206 SA-BCs from 180 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Immunohistochemical phenotype was examined. The clinicopathological relevance of the topographical pattern of SA-BCs was analysed. RESULTS: Overall, up to 46 patients (25.6%) had contralateral cancer, either SA associated or not...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Mary Ann Sanders, Jane E Brock, Beth T Harrison, Tad J Wieczorek, Xuefei Hong, Anthony J Guidi, Deborah A Dillon, Leslie Max, Susan C Lester
CONTEXT: - Patients choosing to retain the nipple when undergoing therapeutic or prophylactic mastectomy are at risk for cancers arising at that site. OBJECTIVE: - To identify cases of invasive carcinoma arising within the nipple and to investigate their clinical, imaging, biologic, and staging features. DESIGN: - Carcinomas were identified by prospective review of surgical and consult cases at 4 hospitals. RESULTS: - The 24 patients identified presented with symptoms related to the nipple...
February 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Shen Zhao, Ding Ma, Yi Xiao, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Zhi-Ming Shao
PURPOSE: To examine the clinicopathologic characteristics and survival outcomes of different histologic types of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). METHODS: We used the SEER database to identify patients with TNBC diagnosed between 2010 and 2014. Our analysis focused on the seven most prevalent histologic types. Differences were compared between invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) and the other six types. RESULTS: Significant differences were observed in age at diagnosis, tumor grade, size, nodal status and treatment...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, Kendall Walsh, Teresa Flippo-Morton, Terry Sarantou, Danielle Boselli, Richard L White
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) reduces tumor size, facilitating the use of breast conservation surgery (BCS). However, mastectomy remains the surgical outcome for certain women. The goal of this study was to determine the rationale for mastectomy after NAC, particularly in women eligible for BCS. Retrospective data were reviewed on patients who received NAC between February 2006 and August 2010 at our institution. Demographics and tumor characteristics were compared between patients who received BCS and mastectomy after NAC...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Georgia Papachristopoulou, Emmanuel I Papadopoulos, Afrodite Nonni, George Z Rassidakis, Andreas Scorilas
BACKGROUND: Aberrations in microRNA levels seem to provide valuable information regarding breast cancer prognosis and therapy. In this study, we sought to analyze miR-29b expression in breast tumors and thus explore its clinical value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-one malignant and 56 benign breast tissue specimens were collected and subjected to extraction of total RNA, which was polyadenylated and reverse transcribed to cDNA. Subsequently, a highly sensitive quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction protocol was developed and miR-29b levels, estimated via the comparative CT method, were finally subjected to comprehensive statistical analysis...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
Clara Nan-Hi Lee, Michael Patrick Pignone, Allison M Deal, Lillian Blizard, Caprice Hunt, Ruth Huh, Yuen-Jong Liu, Peter Anthony Ubel
Importance: Making a good decision about breast reconstruction requires predicting how one would feel after the procedure, but people tend to overestimate the impact of events on future well-being. Objective: To assess how well patients predict future well-being after mastectomy, with or without immediate reconstruction, with the following a priori hypotheses: Patients will overestimate the negative impact of mastectomy and positive impact of reconstruction, and prediction accuracy will be associated with decision satisfaction and decision regret...
February 7, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Jonathan D Marotti, Stuart J Schnitt
Only a few breast cancer histologic subtypes harbor distinct genetic alterations that are associated with a specific morphology (genotype-phenotype correlation). Secretory carcinomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas are each characterized by recurrent translocations, and invasive lobular carcinomas frequently have CDH1 mutations. Solid papillary carcinoma with reverse polarity is a rare breast cancer subtype with a distinctive morphology and recently identified IDH2 mutations. We review the clinical and pathologic features and underlying genetic alterations of those breast cancer subtypes with established genotype-phenotype correlations and discuss the phenotypes associated with germline mutations in genes associated with hereditary breast cancer...
March 2018: Surgical Pathology Clinics
Matilde Pensabene, Brigida Stanzione, Ivana Cerillo, Giuseppe Ciancia, Immacolata Cozzolino, Raffaella Ruocco, Caterina Condello, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Mario Giuliano, Valeria Forestieri, Grazia Arpino, Sabino De Placido, Rossella Lauria
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the thyroid gland are more frequent than previously thought, although most of them are occult or not clinically relevant. Overall, only 42 cases of metastases to thyroid from breast cancer have been reported thus far. Here we report the case of a patient with breast cancer metastatic to the thyroid. We also review the 42 previously reported cases (published between 1962 and 2012). This is the first review about metastases to thyroid gland from breast cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old woman of Caucasian origin was diagnosed with a lobular invasive carcinoma of the breast (luminal A, stage II)...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
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