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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087643/tumor-brca1-reversion-mutation-arising-during-neoadjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-therapy-resistance
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Anosheh Afghahi, Kirsten M Timms, Shaveta Vinayak, Kristin C Jensen, Allison W Kurian, Robert W Carlson, Pei-Jen Chang, Elizabeth A Schackmann, Anne-Renee Hartman, James M Ford, Melinda L Telli
BACKGROUND: In germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutation carriers, restoration of tumor BRCA1/2 function by a secondary mutation is recognized as a mechanism of resistance to platinum and PARP inhibitors, primarily in ovarian cancer. We evaluated this mechanism of resistance in newly diagnosed BRCA1/2-mutant breast cancer patients with poor response to neoadjuvant platinum-based therapy. METHODS: PrECOG 0105 was a phase II neoadjuvant study of gemcitabine, carboplatin and iniparib in patients with stage I-IIIA triple-negative or BRCA1/2 mutation-associated breast cancer (n=80)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087390/family-building-after-breast-cancer-considering-the-effect-on-adherence-to-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy
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Catherine Benedict, Bridgette Thom, Eleonora Teplinsky, Jane Carleton, Joanne F Kelvin
Adherence to endocrine therapy (ET) is a longstanding problem in breast cancer (BC) survivorship care, particularly among younger women. Younger patients have reported lower ET initiation rates and greater rates of early discontinuation and are considered an "at risk" group for nonadherence. For women who hope to have children in the future, concerns about premature menopause and the implications of postponing childbearing for the 5 to 10 years of ET are widespread. Preliminary evidence suggests that prioritizing fertility, along with concerns about side effects, leads to ET noninitiation and early discontinuation...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087099/prognostic-and-predictive-indicators-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-and-the-role-of-genomic-profiling-focus-on-the-oncotype-dx-%C3%A2-breast-recurrence-score-assay
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E Curtit, L Mansi, Y Maisonnette-Escot, J-L Sautière, X Pivot
Although useful prognostic and predictive insights can be gained from patient and tumour characteristics in early-stage breast cancer, it is not always straightforward to predict the likely risk of recurrence for each individual patient following breast surgery. One of the most difficult challenges faced by clinicians is identifying patients who may benefit most from adjuvant chemotherapy, and distinguishing these cases from those where endocrine therapy may be sufficient for cure. Genomic tests such as the Oncotype DX(®) Breast Recurrence Score(®) Assay have been developed to provide a robust and clinically validated assessment of a patient's individual tumour signature...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086982/reproductive-factors-and-the-risk-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-white-women-and-african-american-women-a-pooled-analysis
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Huiyan Ma, Giske Ursin, Xinxin Xu, Eunjung Lee, Kayo Togawa, Lei Duan, Yani Lu, Kathleen E Malone, Polly A Marchbanks, Jill A McDonald, Michael S Simon, Suzanne G Folger, Jane Sullivan-Halley, Dennis M Deapen, Michael F Press, Leslie Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Early age at menarche, nulliparity, late age at first completed pregnancy, and never having breastfed, are established breast cancer risk factors. However, among breast cancer subtypes, it remains unclear whether all of these are risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). METHODS: We evaluated the associations of these reproductive factors with TNBC, in 2658 patients with breast cancer (including 554 with TNBC) and 2448 controls aged 20-64 years, who participated in one of the three population-based case-control studies: the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study, the Women's Breast Carcinoma in situ Study, or the Women's Learning the Influence of Family and Environment Study...
January 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081538/testing-breast-cancer-serum-biomarkers-for-early-detection-and-prognosis-in-pre-diagnosis-samples
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Anna Kazarian, Oleg Blyuss, Gergana Metodieva, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Andy Ryan, Elena M Kiseleva, Olga M Prytomanova, Ian J Jacobs, Martin Widschwendter, Usha Menon, John F Timms
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although mammography screening is available, there is an ongoing interest in improved early detection and prognosis. Herein, we have analysed a combination of serological biomarkers in a case-control cohort of sera taken before diagnosis. METHODS: This nested case-control study within the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) used serum samples from 239 women who subsequently developed breast cancer and 239 matched cancer-free controls...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081292/the-utility-of-abbreviated-patient-reported-outcomes-for-predicting-survival-in-early-stage-colorectal-cancer
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Tina Hsu, Caroline H Speers, Hagen F Kennecke, Winson Y Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used in clinical settings. Prior research suggests that PROs collected at baseline may be associated with cancer survival, but most of those studies were conducted in patients with breast or lung cancer. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between prospectively collected PROs and cancer-specific outcomes in patients with early stage colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients who had newly diagnosed stage II or III colorectal cancer from 2009 to 2010 and had a consultation at the British Columbia Cancer Agency completed the brief Psychosocial Screen for Cancer (PSSCAN) questionnaire, which collects data on patients' perceived social supports, quality of life (QOL), anxiety and depression, and general health...
January 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080180/long-term-effects-on-the-incidence-of-second-primary-cancers-in-a-randomized-trial-of-two-and-five-years-of-adjuvant-tamoxifen
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Johan Rosell, Bo Nordenskjöld, Nils-Olof Bengtsson, Tommy Fornander, Thomas Hatschek, Henrik Lindman, Per-Olof Malmström, Arne Wallgren, Olle Stål, John Carstensen
BACKGROUND: Tamoxifen is a well established treatment for breast cancer, but its long-term effects on the incidence of secondary cancers are not fully evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have studied 4128 postmenopausal patients with early stage breast cancer who were alive and free of breast cancer recurrence after two years of tamoxifen, and who were randomized to receive totally two or five years of therapy. RESULTS: Compared to patients randomized to two years of tamoxifen the incidence of contralateral breast cancer [hazard ratio (HR) 0...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078491/prognostic-factors-in-early-breast-cancer-associated-with-body-mass-index-physical-functioning-physical-activity-and-comorbidity-data-from-a-nationwide-danish-cohort
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Trine L Guldberg, Søren Christensen, Robert Zachariae, Anders Bonde Jensen
PURPOSE: To explore the associations between lifestyle-related factors and tumor-related prognostic factors in women treated for primary breast cancer, and to detect possible differences between the associations in pre- and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Associations between tumor-related prognostic factors, including the composite endpoint risk of recurrence (RoR), body mass index (BMI), comorbidity (Charlson comorbidity index), basic physical functioning (SF-36), physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption were examined with binary logistic regression analysis in a national cohort of 4917 women treated for primary breast cancer...
January 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076537/risk-factors-of-breast-cancer-and-knowledge-about-the-disease-an-integrative-revision-of-latin-american-studies
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Aline Ferreira de Araújo Jerônimo, Ângela Gabrielly Quirino Freitas, Mathias Weller
The aim of this integrative review was to compare Latin American literature about risk and knowledge on breast cancer. Of 47 studies selected, 20 were about knowledge or awareness and 27 about risk of breast cancer. English was the dominant language in studies about risk, whereas studies about knowledge were mainly written in Spanish or Portuguese. Studies about knowledge were all cross- sectional, whereas case- control studies dominated authors' interest about risk of breast cancer. Studies about knowledge were mainly focused on early detection of the disease and the most common study objective was breast self- examination (N = 14)...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075351/circulating-nucleosomes-and-nucleosome-modifications-as-biomarkers-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Peter McAnena, James A L Brown, Michael J Kerin
Traditionally the stratification of many cancers involves combining tumour and clinicopathological features (e.g., patient age; tumour size, grade, receptor status and location) to inform treatment options and predict recurrence risk and survival. However, current biomarkers often require invasive excision of the tumour for profiling, do not allow monitoring of the response to treatment and stratify patients into broad heterogeneous groups leading to inconsistent treatment responses. Here we explore and describe the benefits of using circulating biomarkers (nucleosomes and/or modifications to nucleosomes) as a non-invasive method for detecting cancer and monitoring response to treatment...
January 8, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074265/pharmacokinetic-and-exposure-response-analyses-of-pertuzumab-in-combination-with-trastuzumab-and-docetaxel-during-neoadjuvant-treatment-of-her2-%C3%A2-early-breast-cancer
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Angelica L Quartino, Hanbin Li, Jin Y Jin, D Russell Wada, Mark C Benyunes, Virginia McNally, Lucia Viganò, Ihsan Nijem, Bert L Lum, Amit Garg
PURPOSE: The NeoSphere trial evaluated pertuzumab in the neoadjuvant setting [early breast cancer (EBC)] with pathological complete response (pCR) as the primary efficacy end point. This analysis of pertuzumab aimed to (1) compare its pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with EBC versus advanced cancers, (2) to further evaluate PK drug-drug interactions (DDIs) when given in combination with trastuzumab, and (3) to assess the relationship between exposure and efficacy to assess the clinical dosing regimen in the EBC patients...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071617/role-of-frozen-section-in-the-intra-operative-margin-assessment-during-breast-conserving-surgery
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K R Anila, K Chandramohan, A Mathews, T Somanathan, K Jayasree
BACKGROUND: Breast conserving surgery (BCS) is increasingly done for early breast cancers in many countries since it has been demonstrated by randomized trials that survival rates after BCS followed by adjuvant therapy are equivalent to those obtained after mastectomy. Frozen section analyses (FSA) is a technique used for intra-operative assessment of margin status in BCS. The aim of this study was to assess the concordance of margin status assessment by FSA and permanent sections and to assess correlation with local recurrence...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071615/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-about-breast-cancer-and-breast-self-examination-among-women-seeking-out-patient-care-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-central-india
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Rao Siddharth, D Gupta, R Narang, P Singh
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Early detection of BC and early treatment increases the chance of survival. According to Breast Health Global Initiative guidelines for low and middle income countries, diagnosing BCs early by promoting breast self-awareness; clinical breast examination (CBE) and resource adapted mammographic screening will reduce BC mortality. There is a paucity of data on the knowledge and awareness of BC and self-breast examination in India...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070832/objection-to-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-breast-cancer-with-one-to-three-lymph-nodes-involvements
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Takashi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Takashi Chishima, Kazutaka Narui, Akimitsu Yamada, Sadatoshi Sugae, Yasushi Ichikawa, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Miyako Nozaki, Ryuji Mikami, Koichi Tokuuye
My arguments regarding postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for this case are based on the following 4 reasons: (1) high rate of local recurrence in the no PMRT group in the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group meta-analysis on which the present guideline is based, (2) stage migration by sentinel node biopsy, (3) possible adverse events of radiotherapy, and (4) problems on extrapolation of data from western countries.
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070767/strut-adjusted-volume-implant-savi-brachytherapy-based-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-apbi-in-african-american-women
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Amir Isbell, Jacquelyn Dunmore-Griffith, Olubunmi Abayomi
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical outcomes of postmenopausal African American (AA) women treated with strut-adjusted volume implant brachytherapy-based accelerated partial breast irradiation for early-stage node-negative breast cancer. METHODS: From January 2011 through April 2015, a total of 50 AA patients, meeting criteria to receive APBI as defined by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-39 (NASBP B-39), completed treatment with the SAVI breast brachytherapy device at Howard University Hospital...
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070475/patterns-and-determinants-of-mammography-screening-in-lebanese-women
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Nadia Elias, Ibrahim R Bou-Orm, Salim M Adib
The associations of ever using and/or repeating a mammography test with psychosocial and socio-demographic factors were surveyed in 2014 among Lebanese women ≥ 40. A sample of 2400 women was selected across Lebanon. Variables with significant bivariate associations with various types of behaviors were entered in multivariate analysis. Of the total, 105 women (4·4%) had never heard of mammography as a tool for early breast cancer detection. Among the remaining 2295, 45% had ever used it, of whom 10% had obtained it for the first time within the 12 months preceding the survey...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069852/affordable-care-act-changes-to-medicare-led-to-increased-diagnoses-of-early-stage-colorectal-cancer-among-seniors
#17
Brett Lissenden, Nengliang Aaron Yao
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped make preventive care, including recommended cancer screening, more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. Using population-based data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, we estimated the impact of ACA policy changes to facilitate the diagnosis of cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. We estimated that the ACA resulted in an increase of 8,400 (8 percent) diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer among US seniors in the period 2011-13...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069684/weight-fluctuation-and-cancer-risk-in-post-menopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Laura M Welti, Daniel P Beavers, Bette J Caan, Haleh Sangi-Haghpekar, Mara Z Vitolins, Kristen M Beavers
BACKGROUND: Weight cycling, defined by an intentional weight loss and subsequent regain, commonly occurs in overweight and obese women and is associated with some negative health outcomes. We examined the role of various weight-change patterns during early to mid- adulthood and associated risk of highly prevalent, obesity-related cancers (breast, endometrial, colorectal) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: 80,943 postmenopausal women (age: 63.4±7.4 years) in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study were categorized by self-reported weight change (weight stable; weight gain; lost weight; weight cycled [1-3, 4-6, 7-10, >10 times]) during early to mid- adulthood (18-50 years)...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069398/objective-decision-making-between-conventional-and-oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery-or-mastectomy-an-aesthetic-and-functional-prospective-cohort-study
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D Pukancsik, P Kelemen, M Újhelyi, E Kovács, N Udvarhelyi, N Mészáros, I Kenessey, T Kovács, M Kásler, Z Mátrai
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is considered the standard treatment for early-stage breast cancer. However, fair to poor cosmetic outcomes following conventional BCS have been observed in as many as one-third of cases. The aim of this study was to determine the critical tumor-to-breast volume ratio for each quadrant of the breast beyond which conventional BCS would no longer offer acceptable cosmetic and functional results or satisfactory quality of life for the patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed between December 2011 and December 2013 involving 350 patients younger than 70 years with early-stage unifocal (T ≤ 30 mm) breast cancer who underwent wide excision and axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by whole-breast irradiation...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069070/successful-management-of-synchronous-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-a-case-report
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Choukri Elm'hadi, Mohamed Reda Khmamouche, Rachid Tanz, Mehdi Toreis, ElMehdi Mahtat, Mohammed Allaoui, Mohammed Oukabli, Nezha Messaoudi, Hassan Errihani, Mohammed Ichou
BACKGROUND: Survival is increasing after early breast cancer revealing frequent relapses and possibility of developing secondary malignancies. The concomitant occurrence of these two events is exceptionally disastrous and lethal. We report a case of a Moroccan woman who was successfully managed for synchronous recurrent breast carcinoma and chronic myelogenous leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old Moroccan woman was diagnosed with localized breast carcinoma in 2008...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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