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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920624/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-carboplatin-and-weekly-trastuzumab-is-active-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-results-after-a-median-follow-up-of-over-4-years
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Hans-Christian Kolberg, Leyla Akpolat-Basci, Miltiades Stephanou, Bahriye Aktas, Carla Verena Hannig, Cornelia Liedtke
INTRODUCTION: Most patients with HER2-positive breast cancer receive chemotherapy and trastuzumab. Data from adjuvant trials have shown that the combination of docetaxel, carboplatin and weekly trastuzumab (TCH) is well tolerated and as effective as anthracycline-containing regimes. Previous investigations on neoadjuvant treatment with taxanes, platinum salts and trastuzumab showed pathological complete remission (pCR) rates between 43.3 and 76%. To date, the longest published follow-up in this indication is 3 years...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918753/axillary-nodal-management-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-review
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Melissa Pilewskie, Monica Morrow
Importance: The increasing use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for operable breast cancer has raised questions about optimal local therapy for the axilla. Observations: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after NAC in patients presenting with clinically negative nodes has an accuracy similar to upfront SLNB and reduces the need for axillary lymph node dissection compared with SLNB prior to NAC. In patients presenting with node-positive disease, clinical trials demonstrate that SLNB after NAC is accurate when 3 or more sentinel nodes are obtained, but long-term outcomes are lacking...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908586/standard-wide-local-excision-or-bilateral-reduction-mammoplasty-in-large-breasted-women-with-small-tumours-surgical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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R Di Micco, R L O'Connell, P A Barry, N Roche, F A MacNeill, J E Rusby
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast surgery is used to extend the role of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) to women with an unfavourable tumour to breast volume ratio. However, large-breasted women with a relatively small breast cancer may be offered bilateral reduction mammoplasty (BRM) despite being suitable for standard BCS as the more complex surgery may have advantages in terms of patient satisfaction and reduced adverse effects of radiotherapy. PATIENT AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated surgical and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in large-breasted women with early (<3 cm) breast cancer, who have undergone unilateral standard BCS or BRM...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905324/primary-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paolo Locurto, Angelo Danilo Antona, Antonietta Grillo, Antonio Ciulla, Stefania Martorana, Calogero Cipolla, Giuseppa Graceffa, Salvatore Vieni
: Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is an extremely rare tumor. A standard treatment has yet to be established because only a few cases have been reported in literature. The authors report five cases observed from January 2007 to December 2014 and a review of literature. Four patients underwent quadrantectomy and in two cases axillary nodal dissection and only one to mastectomy with axillary nodal dissection. Tumor size was from T1 to T2 with N0 to N1, according TNM classification...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904514/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-sentinel-lymph-node-metastases-in-breast-cancer-treatment-with-one-step-nucleic-acid-amplification-assay-osna
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Paweł Szychta, Bogusław Westfal, Rafał Maciejczyk, Beata Smolarz, Hanna Romanowicz, Tomasz Krawczyk, Marek Zadrożny
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of a one-step nucleic acid amplification assay (OSNA) for intraoperative detection of metastases to sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in comparison to examination of frozen sections, and to summarize the results of previous studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We enrolled 98 patients aged 58.13 ±10.74 years treated surgically for breast cancer, and 99 biopsies of SLNs were followed by analysis of 105 SLNs...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900818/healthcare-costs-reduced-after-incorporating-the-results-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-oncology-group-z0011-trial-into-clinical-practice
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Michelle M Fillion, Katherine E Glass, Joe Hayek, Allison Wehr, Gary Phillips, Alicia Terando, Doreen M Agnese
The purpose of our study was to quantitate the changes in axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), frozen section (FS), and the impact on costs after the publication of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial. We compared axillary nodal management and cost data in breast cancer patients who met Z0011 criteria and were treated with lumpectomy and sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) biopsy from 2007 to July 2013. Of 800 patients, 67 (13.5%) and 34 (12.5%) patients in the pre- and post-Z0011 era had 1-2 positive SLN...
November 30, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899783/-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-with-carcinomatous-pleurisy-successfully-treated-with-biweekly-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab
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Takashi Yoshida, Yoshinari Goto, Kana Sakiyama, Morihiko Kimura
A 72-year-old woman underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer at the age of 43 years, and was diagnosed with breast cancer metastasis to the pleura at the age of 68 years. She had been sequentially treated with hormonal therapies, but complained of a cough and dyspnea after 4 years. Chest radiography showed right pleural effusion, and cytological examination of the pleural effusion revealed adenocarcinoma cells. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896640/role-of-axillary-ultrasound-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-the-preoperative-triage-of-breast-cancer-patients
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I Barco, C Chabrera, A García-Fernández, M Fraile, S González, L Canales, J M Lain, C González, M C Vidal, E Vallejo, J Deu, A Pessarrodona, N Giménez, M García Font
PURPOSE: Roughly two-thirds of early breast cancer cases are associated with negative axillary nodes and do not benefit from axillary surgery at all. Accordingly, there is an ongoing search for non-surgical staging procedures to avoid lymph-node dissection or sentinel node biopsy (SNB). Non-invasive imaging techniques with very high sensitivity (Se) and negative predictive value (NPV) could eventually replace SNB. We aimed to establish the role of axillary US and MRI, alone or in combination, associated with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) in the prediction of axillary node involvement...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894335/everolimus-and-exemestane-in-long-survival-hormone-receptor-positive-male-breast-cancer-case-report
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Z Ballatore, M Pistelli, N Battelli, A Pagliacci, M De Lisa, R Berardi, S Cascinu
BACKGROUND: Male breast cancer is a rare event, accounting for approximately 1% of all breast carcinomas. Although men with breast cancer had poorer survival when compared with women, data on prognosis principally derive from retrospective studies and from extrapolation of female breast cancer series. We reported the case of a very long survival patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A caucasian 42-year-old man underwent radical mastectomy with axillary dissection for breast cancer in 1993...
November 28, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878556/venous-anomalies-of-the-axilla-a-single-institution-experience
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Viviana Sollazzo, Gaetano Luglio, Emanuela Esposito, Rosa Di Micco, Mariano Cesare Giglio, Roberto Peltrini, Pietro Schettino, Bruno Amato, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Gennaro Limite
AIM: Surgical treatment is still the cornerstone in the treatment of breast cancer, a very common neoplasia, particularly affecting the female elderly population. Axillary dissection is crucial in the treatment of some tumours, but variations in axillary vessels anatomy are poorly described in standard anatomy and surgical textbook. We aimed to describe anatomical variations in axillary vessels found in our institutional experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective 3-year study was conducted in our institution from January 2012 to December 2014...
November 22, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872527/role-of-axillary-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-and-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-clinically-n0-breast-cancer
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Gaurav Goel, P D Janaki, N V Smitha, Rajanbabu Anupama, P Shanmugha Sundaram, Y S Nataraj, D K Vijaykumar
This study evaluates the combined role of axillary ultrasound, fine needle aspiration cytology and sentinel lymph node biopsy in clinically N0 axilla. Between January 2014 and June 2015, 150 women with early breast cancer underwent axillary ultrasound as a first investigation for nodal status. Suspicious nodes were subjected to image guided fine needle aspiration cytology. Non-suspicious and fine needle aspiration cytology negative axillary nodes proceeded to sentinel lymph node biopsy at time of primary breast surgery...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861758/method-of-breast-reconstruction-and-the-development-of-lymphoedema
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K-T Lee, S I Bang, J-K Pyon, J H Hwang, G-H Mun
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated an association between immediate autologous or implant-based breast reconstruction and a reduced incidence of lymphoedema. However, few of these have focused specifically on whether the reconstruction method affects the development of lymphoedema. The study evaluated the potential impact of breast reconstruction modality on the incidence of lymphoedema. METHODS: Outcomes of women with breast cancer who underwent mastectomy and immediate reconstruction using an autologous flap or a tissue expander/implant between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed...
November 14, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856201/daily-practice-management-of-pt1a-b-pn0-breast-carcinoma-a-prospective-french-odissee-cohort-study
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Florence Dalenc, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Monique Cohen, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Jean-Marc Piat, Philippe Liegeois, Laurent Puyuelo, Jean-Philippe Suchaud, Mohammed Zouai, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Nina Radosevic-Robin, Chahinez Benkanoun, Hanane Attar-Rabia, Marie-Pierre Chauvet, Joseph Gligorov, Yazid Belkacemi
BACKGROUND: Most breast cancer (BC) tumors ≤10 mm have an excellent prognosis. The subgroups with a higher risk for distant recurrence requiring adjuvant systemic therapy are not precisely defined in current international guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The OBSERVATOIRE DES PETITS CANCERS DU SEIN HER2 +/- (ODISSEE) study was a prospective, multicenter, cohort study that aimed to describe the daily adjuvant management and outcome of 616 patients with unifocal, invasive pT1a-b pN0 nonmetastatic BC who underwent surgery...
August 31, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852049/a-nomogram-to-predict-the-probability-of-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis-in-female-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-china-a-nationwide-multicenter-10-year-epidemiological-study
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Jian Zhang, Xiao Li, Rong Huang, Wei-Liang Feng, Ya-Nan Kong, Feng Xu, Lin Zhao, Qing-Kun Song, Jing Li, Bao-Ning Zhang, Jin-Hu Fan, You-Lin Qiao, Xiao-Ming Xie, Shan Zheng, Jian-Jun He, Ke Wang
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone may lead to postoperative complications. Among patients with positive ALN in the preoperative examination, approximately 40% patients do not have SLN metastasis. Herein, we aimed to develop a model to predict the probability of ALN metastasis as a preoperative tool to support clinical decision-making. We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological features of 4211 female patients with breast cancer who were diagnosed in seven breast cancer centers representing entire China, over 10 years (1999-2008)...
November 12, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852041/accuracy-of-axillary-ultrasound-after-different-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-cycles-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Bei-Bei Ye, Hong-Meng Zhao, Yue Yu, Jie Ge, Xin Wang, Xu-Chen Cao
BACKGROUND: This study determined whether axillary ultrasound (AUS) accurately predicted the status of axillary lymph nodes of patients who received different number of cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2008 to 2015, 656 cases of patients with breast cancers who received NAC and had subsequent axillary lymph node dissection were included in this study. The findings of preoperative AUS were tested by pathological examination. We evaluated the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of AUS for patients who received two-, four-, and six-cycle NAC...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842679/routine-use-of-standard-breast-mri-compared-to-axillary-ultrasound-for-differentiating-between-no-limited-and-advanced-axillary-nodal-disease-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients
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T J A van Nijnatten, E H Ploumen, R J Schipper, B Goorts, E H Andriessen, S Vanwetswinkel, M Schavemaker, P Nelemans, B de Vries, R G H Beets-Tan, M L Smidt, M B I Lobbes
OBJECTIVES: To compare standard breast MRI to dedicated axillary ultrasound (with or without tissue sampling) for differentiating between no, limited and advanced axillary nodal disease in breast cancer patients. METHODS: All patients who underwent breast MRI and dedicated axillary ultrasound between 2009 and 2014 were eligible. Exclusion criteria were recurrent disease, neoadjuvant systemic therapy and not receiving completion axillary lymph node dissection after positive sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829404/investigation-of-optical-coherence-micro-elastography-as-a-method-to-visualize-micro-architecture-in-human-axillary-lymph-nodes
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Kelsey M Kennedy, Lixin Chin, Philip Wijesinghe, Robert A McLaughlin, Bruce Latham, David D Sampson, Christobel M Saunders, Brendan F Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of lymph node involvement is an important factor in detecting metastasis and deciding whether to perform axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer surgery. As ALND is associated with potentially severe long term morbidity, the accuracy of lymph node assessment is imperative in avoiding unnecessary ALND. The mechanical properties of malignant lymph nodes are often distinct from those of normal nodes. A method to image the micro-scale mechanical properties of lymph nodes could, thus, provide diagnostic information to aid in the assessment of lymph node involvement in metastatic cancer...
November 9, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822630/outcomes-of-sentinel-lymph-node-positive-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-mastectomy-without-axillary-therapy
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Elizabeth FitzSullivan, Roland L Bassett, Henry M Kuerer, Elizabeth A Mittendorf, Min Yi, Kelly K Hunt, Gildy V Babiera, Abigail S Caudle, Dalliah M Black, Isabelle Bedrosian, Chantal Reyna, Mediget Teshome, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Rosa Hwang
PURPOSE: Early-stage breast cancer patients with minimal axillary disease identified by sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) have low regional recurrence rates when treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy (XRT) and many avoid a completion axillary lymph node dissection (CLND). As the incidence of total mastectomy (TM) has increased, it has become important to characterize which TM patients with a positive SLN may not benefit from further axillary treatment. METHODS: An institutional database was utilized to identify patients treated with a TM for invasive breast cancer and who had a positive SLN from 1994 to 2010...
October 3, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812853/therapeutic-role-of-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-in-patients-with-stage-iv-breast-cancer-a-population-based-analysis
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San-Gang Wu, Feng-Yan Li, Yue Chen, Jia-Yuan Sun, Huan-Xin Lin, Qin Lin, Zhen-Yu He
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical value of axillary lymph node (ALN) dissection in stage IV breast cancer. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer from 1990 to 2010 were identified using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to analyze the effect of ALN dissection and ALN status on breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: A total of 11,645 patients were identified...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810698/intraoperative-assessment-of-sentinel-lymph-node-by-one-step-nucleic-acid-amplification-in-breast-cancer-patients-after-neoadjuvant-treatment-reduces-the-need-for-a-second-surgery-for-axillary-lymph-node-dissection
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Martin Espinosa-Bravo, Joaquin Navarro-Cecilia, Manuel Ramos Boyero, Sebastian Diaz-Botero, Basilio Dueñas Rodríguez, Carolina Luque López, Teresa Ramos Grande, Ricardo Ruano Perez, Vicente Peg, Isabel T Rubio
PURPOSE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has been shown to be both accurate and feasible for women who receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Intraoperative assessment of SLN by frozen sections can produce false negative results. The aim of this study was to compare two different techniques of intraoperative assessment of SLN in breast cancer patients treated with NAC: frozen section (FS) and molecular assay (OSNA). METHODS: A multicenter cohort of 320 consecutive breast cancer patients treated with NAC between 2010 and 2014 was analyzed...
October 28, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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