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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717716/breast-cancer-and-african-ancestry-lessons-learned-at-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-ghana-michigan-research-partnership-and-international-breast-registry
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Evelyn Jiagge, Joseph Kwaku Oppong, Jessica Bensenhaver, Francis Aitpillah, Kofi Gyan, Ishmael Kyei, Ernest Osei-Bonsu, Ernest Adjei, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Kathy Toy, Karen Eubanks Jackson, Marian Akpaloo, Dorcas Acheampong, Beatrice Antwi, Faustina Obeng Agyeman, Zainab Alhassan, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Robert Newman Brewer, Amma Gyamfuah, Barbara Salem, Timothy Johnson, Max Wicha, Sofia Merajver, Celina Kleer, Judy Pang, Emmanuel Amankwaa-Frempong, Azadeh Stark, Francis Abantanga, Lisa Newman, Baffour Awuah
Women with African ancestry in western, sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States represent a population subset facing an increased risk of being diagnosed with biologically aggressive phenotypes of breast cancer that are negative for the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor, and the HER2/neu marker. These tumors are commonly referred to as triple-negative breast cancer. Disparities in breast cancer incidence and outcome related to racial or ethnic identity motivated the establishment of the International Breast Registry, on the basis of partnerships between the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704710/dissecting-the-biological-heterogeneity-within-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-breast-cancer-by-gene-expression-markers-identifies-indolent-tumors-within-late-stage-disease
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Jyothi S Prabhu, Aruna Korlimarla, C E Anupama, Annie Alexander, Rohini Raghavan, Roma Kaul, Krisha Desai, Savitha Rajarajan, Suraj Manjunath, Marjorrie Correa, R Raman, Anjali Kalamdani, Msn Prasad, Shekar Patil, K S Gopinath, B S Srinath, T S Sridhar
Hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancers are a heterogeneous class with differential prognosis. Although more than half of Indian women present with advanced disease, many such patients do well. We have attempted identification of biologically indolent tumors within HR+HER2- tumors based on gene expression using histological grade as a guide to tumor aggression. 144 HR+HER2- tumors were divided into subclasses based on scores derived by using transcript levels of multiple genes representing survival, proliferation, and apoptotic pathways and compared to classification by Ki-67 labeling index (LI)...
July 11, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704324/fascin-is-associated-with-aggressive-behavior-and-poor-outcome-in-uterine-carcinosarcoma
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Abby M Richmond, Erin A Blake, Kathleen Torkko, Elizabeth E Smith, Monique A Spillman, Miriam D Post
OBJECTIVE: The mechanisms underlying the histogenesis and aggressiveness of uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) are poorly understood; however, previous studies implicate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Fascin is a proinvasive, actin-bundling protein and an important component of EMT. It is associated with poor outcomes in human carcinoma, especially in estrogen receptor (ER)-negative tumors arising in organs normally expressing ER. We sought to evaluate fascin expression in UCS and its relationship to ER status, clinicopathologic indicators of tumor aggressiveness, and survival outcomes...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696357/myc-driven-pathways-in-breast-cancer-subtypes
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REVIEW
Yassi Fallah, Janetta Brundage, Paul Allegakoen, Ayesha N Shajahan-Haq
The transcription factor MYC (MYC proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor) is an essential signaling hub in multiple cellular processes that sustain growth of many types of cancers. MYC regulates expression of RNA, both protein and non-coding, that control central metabolic pathways, cell death, proliferation, differentiation, stress pathways, and mechanisms of drug resistance. Activation of MYC has been widely reported in breast cancer progression. Breast cancer is a complex heterogeneous disease and treatment options are primarily guided by histological and biochemical evaluations of the tumors...
July 11, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693516/pancreatic-metastasis-from-invasive-pleomorphic-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-rare-case-report
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Xiangjie Sun, Ke Zuo, Dan Huang, Baohua Yu, Yufan Cheng, Wentao Yang
BACKGROUND: Invasive pleomorphic lobular carcinoma (PLC) is an aggressive subtype of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast, which has its own histopathological and biological features. The metastatic patterns for PLC are distinct from those of invasive ductal carcinoma. In addition, pancreatic metastasis from PLC is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a rare case of a 48-year-old woman presenting with clinical gastrointestinal symptoms and pancreatic metastasis of PLC...
July 11, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687441/de-escalation-of-treatment-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-determinants-of-response-and-mechanisms-of-resistance
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Jamunarani Veeraraghavan, Carmine De Angelis, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Tomás Pascual, Aleix Prat, Mothaffar F Rimawi, C Kent Osborne, Rachel Schiff
Overexpression and/or gene amplification of HER2, a crucial member of the HER family of four receptors, occur in about 15-20% of breast cancers and define an aggressive subtype of the disease. Activated HER homo and heterodimers govern a complex and redundant downstream signaling network that regulates cell survival and metastasis. Despite treatment with effective HER2-targeted therapies, many HER2-positive tumors fail to respond, or initially respond but eventually develop resistance. One of the upfront reasons for this treatment failure is failure to accurately select the tumors that are truly dependent on HER2 for survival and so would benefit the most from HER2-targeted therapy...
July 4, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670879/molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancers-from-myanmar-women-a-study-of-91-cases-at-two-pathology-centers
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Thar Htet San, Masayoshi Fujisawa, Soichiro Fushimi, Lamin Soe, Ngu Wah Min, Teizo Yoshimura, Toshiaki Ohara, Myint Myint Yee, Shinsuke Oda, Akihiro Matsukawa
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Myanmar women. Revealing the hormonal receptor status, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and Ki-67 expression is useful for estimating patient prognosis as well as determination of treatment strategy. However, immunohistochemical features and classification of molecular subtypes in breast cancers from Myanmar remain unknown. Methods: The clinicopathological features of 91 breast cancers from Myanmar women were examined. Immunohistochemistry was performed on tissue specimens with antibodies to estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR), HER2, Ki-67, cytokeratin (CK)5/6 and CK14...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666919/age-molecular-subtypes-and-local-therapy-decision-making
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Anne Kuijer, Tari A King
The relationship between age and breast cancer subtype is complex: both impact risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) and survival. Young patients frequently present with aggressive tumors but the increased risk imparted by young age appears to differ among breast cancer subtypes. Dramatic improvements in local control among young women with breast cancer of all tumor subtypes have been observed, likely attributable to improved local therapy strategies, improvements in adjuvant therapies and implementation of subtype-specific targeted therapies...
June 27, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647387/practical-considerations-for-the-use-of-breast-mri-for-breast-cancer-evaluation-in-the-preoperative-setting
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Debra L Monticciolo
Preoperative contrast-enhanced (CE) breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains controversial in the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Additional lesions are frequently discovered in these patients with CE breast MRI. As staging and treatment planning evolve to include more information on tumor biology and aggression, so should our consideration of extent of disease. Directing CE breast MRI to those patients most likely to have additional disease may be beneficial. We sought to develop practical guidance for the use of preoperative CE breast MRI in the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient based on recent scientific data...
June 21, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645612/il-1%C3%AE-induced-methylation-of-the-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-gene-correlates-with-emt-and-chemoresistance-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Aura M Jiménez-Garduño, Mónica G Mendoza-Rodríguez, Daniel Urrutia-Cabrera, María C Domínguez-Robles, Eloy A Pérez-Yépez, Jorge Tonatiuh Ayala-Sumuano, Isaura Meza
Inflammation has been recently acknowledged as a key participant in the physiopathology of oncogenesis and tumor progression. The inflammatory cytokine IL-1β has been reported to induce the expression of markers associated with malignancy in breast cancerous cells through Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Aggressive breast cancer tumors classified as Triple Negative do not respond to hormonal treatment because they lack three crucial receptors, one of which is the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα). Expression of ERα is then considered a good prognostic marker for tamoxifen treatment of this type of cancer, as the binding of this drug to the receptor blocks the transcriptional activity of the latter...
June 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640531/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-and-lymph-node-negative-invasive-breast-cancers-at-3-0t-dw-mri-a-potential-predictor-for-an-oncotype-dx-test-recurrence-score
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Sunitha B Thakur, Manuela Durando, Soledad Milans, Gene Y Cho, Lucas Gennaro, Elizabeth J Sutton, Dilip Giri, Elizabeth A Morris
PURPOSE: To measure the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and axillary lymph node-negative (LN-) invasive breast cancer and investigate the correlation of ADC with Oncotype Dx test recurrence scores (ODxRS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant single-site retrospective study. Patients underwent preoperative 3.0T MRI scans with additional diffusion-weighted imaging sequential scans (b = 0, 600 and b = 0, 1000 s/mm(2) ) from January 2011 to 2013...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625568/the-olive-oil-phenolic-oleocanthal-modulates-estrogen-receptor-expression-in-luminal-breast-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-synergizes-with-tamoxifen-treatment
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Nehad M Ayoub, Abu Bakar Siddique, Hassan Y Ebrahim, Mohamed M Mohyeldin, Khalid A El Sayed
Luminal breast cancer represents a therapeutic challenge in terms of aggressive disease and emerging resistance to targeted therapy. (-)-Oleocanthal has demonstrated anticancer activity in multiple human cancers. The goal of this study was to explore the effect of (-)-oleocanthal treatment on growth of luminal breast cancer cells and to examine the effect of combination of (-)-oleocanthal with tamoxifen. Results showed that (-)-oleocanthal inhibited growth of BT-474, MCF-7, and T-47D human breast cancer cells in mitogen-free media with IC50 values of 32...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624977/interaction-of-mammographic-breast-density-with-menopausal-status-and-postmenopausal-hormone-use-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-aggressive-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Lusine Yaghjyan, Rulla M Tamimi, Kimberly A Bertrand, Christopher G Scott, Matthew R Jensen, V Shane Pankratz, Kathy Brandt, Daniel Visscher, Aaron Norman, Fergus Couch, John Shepherd, Bo Fan, Yunn-Yi Chen, Lin Ma, Andrew H Beck, Steven R Cummings, Karla Kerlikowske, Celine M Vachon
PURPOSE: We examined the associations of mammographic breast density with breast cancer risk by tumor aggressiveness and by menopausal status and current postmenopausal hormone therapy. METHODS: This study included 2596 invasive breast cancer cases and 4059 controls selected from participants of four nested case-control studies within four established cohorts: the Mayo Mammography Health Study, the Nurses' Health Study, Nurses' Health Study II, and San Francisco Mammography Registry...
June 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618929/anti-tumorigenic-effects-of-a-novel-digitoxin-derivative-on-both-estrogen-receptor-positive-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Yogesh M Kulkarni, Juan S Yakisich, Neelam Azad, Rajkumar Venkatadri, Vivek Kaushik, George O'Doherty, Anand Krishnan V Iyer
While there are targeted treatments for triple positive breast cancers, lack of specific biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) has hindered the development of therapies for this subset of cancers. In this study, we evaluated the anticancer properties of cardiac glycoside Digitoxin (Dtx) and its synthetic analog MonoD on breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 (estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer) and MDA-MB-468 (triple-negative breast cancer). Both cardiac glycosides, at concentrations within the therapeutic range, increased the fraction of cells in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle, decreased viability, and inhibited the migration of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-468 cells...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611541/effectiveness-of-pertuzumab-trastuzumab-and-docetaxel-combination-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-her2-positive-inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-case-report
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Yuji Yamashita, Yuko Tanaka, Seishi Kono, Meiko Nishimura, Toru Mukohara, Yukiko Morinaga, Shigeo Hara, Shintaro Takao
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive form of primary breast cancer. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for evaluation of an induration in the right breast, suspected to be breast cancer. The tumor was diagnosed as estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, HER2-positive, T4dN3cM0 stage IIIc IBC with axillary lymph node metastasis. Rather than surgical intervention, we chose a systemic treatment approach with pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and docetaxel (PTD) combination therapy which was shown to be effective for HER2-positive IBC in the NeoSphere trial...
March 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601383/pretreatment-serum-concentration-of-vitamin-d-and-breast-cancer-characteristics-a-prospective-observational-mediterranean-study
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Giuseppe Buono, Mario Giuliano, Carmine De Angelis, Rossella Lauria, Valeria Forestieri, Matilde Pensabene, Dario Bruzzese, Sabino De Placido, Grazia Arpino
BACKGROUND: Recent studies of the correlation between breast cancer (BC) and vitamin D yielded contrasting results. Although preclinical and clinical evidence has implicated vitamin D in BC prevention and outcome, little is known about the link between vitamin D and specific BC histologically defined subtypes. In the attempt to clarify this association we correlated vitamin D levels with BC characteristics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 220 pre- and postmenopausal women with early BC in this prospective observational trial...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599421/age-associated-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Markéta Kolečková, Zdeněk Kolář, Jiří Ehrmann, Gabriela Kořínková, Radek Trojanec
To date, no comprehensive prognostic or predictive marker profiling analysis has been performed in association with the age of patients with breast cancer. In the present study, 632 breast cancer tissue samples were analyzed for expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), B-cell lymphoma (Bcl)-2 protein, HER2 gene amplification, proliferation [as evaluated by proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67 index], tumor grade, histological type and molecular subtype...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595965/low-expression-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-progesterone-receptor-in-human-breast-cancer-tissues-is-associated-with-high-grade-human-cytomegalovirus-protein-expression
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Afsar Rahbar, Joel Touma, Helena Costa, Belghis Davoudi, Ida Rashid Bukholm, Torill Sauer, Katja Vetvik, Jürgen Geisler, Cecilia Söderberg-Naucler
BACKGROUND: The underlying mechanisms for breast cancer (BC) are largely unknown. We investigated possible correlations between the expression levels of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) proteins and established histopathological markers of BC, including expression of estrogen receptor (ER)-α, the progesterone receptor (PgR), and HER2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens of BC (n = 62), ductal carcinoma in situ (n = 19), and adjacent normal breast tissue (n = 42) for HCMV immediate-early protein (IE), HCMV late antigen, HCMV DNA and RNA, and investigated possible correlations between them and expression of ER-α, PgR, and HER2...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585217/obesity-associated-breast-cancer-analysis-of-risk-factors
#19
Atilla Engin
Several studies show that a significantly stronger association is obvious between increased body mass index (BMI) and higher breast cancer incidence. Furthermore, obese women are at higher risk of all-cause and breast cancer specific mortality when compared to non-obese women with breast cancer. In this context, increased levels of estrogens due to excessive aromatization activity of the adipose tissue, overexpression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, insulin resistance, hyperactivation of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) pathways, adipocyte-derived adipokines, hypercholesterolemia and excessive oxidative stress contribute to the development of breast cancer in obese women...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574279/update-on-immunohistochemical-analysis-in-breast-lesions
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Yan Peng, Yasmeen M Butt, Beiyun Chen, Xinmin Zhang, Ping Tang
CONTEXT: - The utility of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in breast lesions needs to be updated with exceptions among these lesions. Biomarker studies with IHC in triple-negative breast carcinoma may help develop targeted therapies for this aggressive breast cancer. The distinction of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma to the breast and invasive breast carcinoma has significant prognostic and therapeutic implications. The determination can be challenging because both primary tumors can express estrogen receptor and/or HER2 by IHC, creating a diagnostic dilemma...
June 2, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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