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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549292/globally-supported-radial-basis-function-based-collocation-method-for-evolution-of-level-set-in-mass-segmentation-using-mammograms
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Kanchan Lata Kashyap, Manish Kumar Bajpai, Pritee Khanna
Computer-aided detection systems play an important role for the detection of breast abnormalities using mammograms. Global segmentation of mass in mammograms is a complex process due to low contrast mammogram images, irregular shape of mass, speculated margins, and the presence of intensity variations of pixels. This work presents a new approach for mass detection in mammograms, which is based on the variational level set function. Mesh-free based radial basis function (RBF) collocation approach is employed for the evolution of level set function for segmentation of breast as well as suspicious mass region...
May 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548905/brca-associated-cancers-role-of-imaging-in-screening-diagnosis-and-management
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Michelle V Lee, Venkata S Katabathina, Michyla L Bowerson, Marina I Mityul, Anup S Shetty, Khaled M Elsayes, Aparna Balachandran, Priya R Bhosale, Ann E McCullough, Christine O Menias
Harmful mutations of the BRCA tumor suppressor genes result in a greater lifetime risk for malignancy-breast and ovarian cancers in particular. An increased risk for male breast, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancers also has been reported. The BRCA gene is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and tends to be highly penetrant; thus, there is an increased incidence of these cancers in affected families. Compared with sporadic tumors, BRCA-associated malignancies have unique manifestations, clinical features, and pathologic profiles...
May 26, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548469/trends-in-breast-cancer-epidemiology-in-chelyabinsk-region-2006-2015
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Irina A Aksenova, Malcolm A Moore, Alla S Domozhirova
Breast cancer among women occupies a leading position in the profile of cancer incidence in most parts of the world. The present study of the incidence and prevalence of breast cancer was carried out using data from the Chelyabinsk population cancer registry for 2006-2015. A stable growth trend in the incidence over time was noted overall, as well as major differences in the figures for women of different ethnicities (Russian, Tatar, Bashkir), by far the highest incidences being observed for Russian women. Urban rates were generally higher than in rural sites and a shift towards older age at presentation was seen between 2006 and 2015...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548468/comparison-of-direct-and-indirect-methods-of-teaching-breast-self-examination-%C3%A2-influence-on-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-iranian-nursing-and-midwifery-personnel
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Sara Shahbazi, Mohammad Heidari, Mansour Ghafourifard
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Monthly breast self-examination (BSE) has been presented as one of the best screening methods available. The aim of this study was to compare effects of both direct and indirect methods of teaching of BSE on knowledge and attitudes of nursing and midwifery personnel. Materials and Methods: The present study was performed on 89 nursing and midwifery personnel in Valiasr hospital of Borujen city. Participants were randomly divided into a direct and an indirect training group...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547896/assembly-of-breast-cancer-heterotypic-spheroids-on-hyaluronic-acid-coated-surfaces
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Marco P Carvalho, Elisabete C Costa, Ilídio J Correia
Drug screening is currently demanding for realistic models that are able to reproduce the structural features of solid tumors. 3D cell culture systems, namely spheroids, emerged as a promising approach to provide reliable results during drug development. So far, Liquid Overlay Technique (LOT) is one of the most used methods for spheroids assembly. It comprises cellular aggregation due to their limited adhesion to certain biomaterials, like agarose. However, researchers are currently improving this technique in order to obtain spheroids on surfaces that mimic cancer extracellular matrix (ECM), since cell-ECM interactions modulate cells behavior and their drug resistance profile...
May 25, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546878/effects-of-medicare-coverage-of-a-welcome-to-medicare-visit-on-use-of-preventive-services-among-new-medicare-enrollees
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Boon Peng Ng, Gail A Jensen, Heather Fritz
In January 2005, Medicare began covering a one-time initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), also called a "Welcome-to-Medicare" visit, during a beneficiary's first 6 months under Part B. This paper examines the effects of offering Medicare IPPE coverage on the use of mammograms, breast self-exams, Pap smears, prostate cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, and flu vaccines among beneficiaries new to Part B. We adopt a difference-in-difference estimator and estimate a set of multivariate logit models to quantify the effects of introducing Medicare IPPE coverage on the use of preventive services...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546704/feasibility-of-axillary-reverse-mapping-and-clinicopathological-features-predicting-arm-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-a-pilot-study
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K Shiva Kumar, G N Hemanth, Poonam K Panjwani, Suraj Manjunath, Rakesh S Ramesh, Rajaram Burrah, Pritilata Rout, D Ramu, Elvis Peter Joseph, Ravi Chandran, C Prasad, Vipin Goel, Supari Divya
The axillary reverse mapping (ARM) technique has been described as an attempt to map and preserve the upper extremity lymphatic drainage during axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) and/or SLNB. This technique is based on the hypothesis that the lymphatic pathway from the upper extremity is not involved by metastasis from primary breast cancer. The ARM node/s however, has been found, in various studies, to be involved with metastatic foci in patients with extensive axillary lymph node metastases. Therefore, the oncological safety of this procedure has not yet been determined...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545198/assessing-breast-cancer-awareness-in-thai-women-validation-of-the-breast-cancer-awareness-scale-b-cas
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Nitchamon Rakkapao, Supannee Promthet, Malcolm Anthony Moore, Solikhah Solikhah, Cameron Hurst
Background: Raising breast cancer awareness is a well-established first line strategy to reduce breast cancer mortality. A properly validated instrument is needed to gain a better understanding of breast cancer awareness. Objective: The objective of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to assess breast cancer awareness in Thai women. Methods: In this study, we develop and evaluate the validity of the Breast Cancer Awareness Scale (B-CAS). Construct validity was evaluated by using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, and criterion validity was investigated using ROC curves to examine the associations between B-CAS subscales and breast self-examination...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545194/knowledge-attitudes-and-preventive-practice-towards-breast-cancer-among-general-practitioner-health-professionals-in-morocco
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Naima Abda, Adil Najdi, Samira El Fakir, Nabil Tachfouti, Mohamed Berraho, Youssef Chami Khazraji, Loubna Abousselham, Latifa Belakhel, Rachid Bekkali, Chakib Nejjari
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women in Morocco and its diagnosis is usually made at advanced stages. The aim of this study was to describe the knowledge, practices and attitudes of general practitioners regarding early detection of breast cancer. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out during July 2011 on a sample of 140 general practitioners employed in basic health care facilities. Results: The majority (85.7%) of general practitioners were aware of the existence of a ministerial circular which aimed to generalize breast cancer screening...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545182/breast-cancer-in-australian-indigenous-women-incidence-mortality-and-risk-factors
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Kriscia A Tapia, Gail Garvey, Mark Mc Entee, Mary Rickard, Patrick Brennan
The Indigenous people of Australia face significant health gaps compared with the general population, with lower life expectancies, higher rates of death, and chronic illness occurring more often than in non-indigenous Australians. Cancer is the second largest contributor to the burden of disease with breast cancer being the most common invasive cancer diagnosed for females. Despite a lower breast cancer incidence compared with non-indigenous women, fatalities occur at an elevated rate and breast cancers have an earlier age of onset...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544544/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signaling-is-responsible-for-cathepsin-g-induced-aggregation-of-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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Riyo Morimoto-Kamata, Satoru Yui
Cathepsin G (CG), a neutrophil serine protease, induces cell migration and multicellular aggregation of human breast cancer MCF-7 cells in a process that is dependent on E-cadherin and CG enzymatic activity. While these tumor cell aggregates can cause tumor emboli that could represent intravascular growth and extravasation into the surrounding tissues, resulting in metastasis, the molecular mechanism underlying this process remains poorly characterized. In this study, we aimed to identify the signaling pathway that is triggered during CG-mediated stimulation of cell aggregation...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544474/breast-cancer-and-transplantation
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Germaine Wong, Eric Au, Sunil V Badve, Wai H Lim
Breast cancer is an important cancer among solid organ transplant recipients. While the incidence of breast cancer in solid organ transplant recipients is comparable to the age matched general population, the outcomes are generally poor. Interventions such as cancer screening which preclude the development of late stage disease through early detection are not well-studied, and clinical practice guidelines for cancer screening rely solely on recommendations from the general population. Among those with a prior breast cancer history, disease recurrence after transplantation is a rare but fearful event...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542870/the-breast-and-cervical-cancer-early-detection-program-medicaid-and-breast-cancer-outcomes-among-ohio-s-underserved-women
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Siran M Koroukian, Paul M Bakaki, Phyo Than Htoo, Xiaozhen Han, Mark Schluchter, Cynthia Owusu, Gregory S Cooper, Johnie Rose, Susan A Flocke
BACKGROUND: As an organized screening program, the national Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) was launched in the early 1990s to improve breast cancer outcomes among underserved women. To analyze the impact of the BCCEDP on breast cancer outcomes in Ohio, this study compared cancer stages and mortality across BCCEDP participants, Medicaid beneficiaries, and "all others." METHODS: This study linked data across the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, Medicaid, the BCCEDP database, death certificates, and the US Census and identified 26,426 women aged 40 to 64 years who had been diagnosed with incident invasive breast cancer during the years 2002-2008 (deaths through 2010)...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542784/benefits-and-harms-of-breast-cancer-screening-with-mammography-in-women-aged-40-49-years-a-systematic-review
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Caroline van den Ende, Anouk M Oordt-Speets, Hilde Vroling, Heleen M E van Agt
Early detection of breast cancer through screening can lower breast cancer mortality rates and reduce the burden of this disease in the population. In most western countries, mammography screening starting from age 50 is recommended. However, there is debate about whether breast cancer screening should be extended to younger women. This systematic review provides an overview of the evidence from RCT's on the benefits and harms of breast cancer screening with mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The quality of the evidence for each outcome was appraised using the GRADE approach...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542677/association-of-previous-clinical-breast-examination-with-reduced-delays-and-earlier-stage-breast-cancer-diagnosis-among-women-in-peru
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Anya Romanoff, Tara Hayes Constant, Kay M Johnson, Manuel Cedano Guadiamos, Ana María Burga Vega, Joseph Zunt, Benjamin O Anderson
Importance: Mammographic screening is impractical in most of the world where breast cancers are first identified based on clinical signs and symptoms. Clinical breast examination may improve early diagnosis directly by finding breast cancers at earlier stages or indirectly by heightening women's awareness of breast health concerns. Objective: To investigate factors that influence time to presentation and stage at diagnosis among patients with breast cancer to determine whether history of previous clinical breast examination is associated with earlier presentation and/or earlier cancer stage at diagnosis...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540564/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-dbt-recommendations-from-the-italian-college-of-breast-radiologists-icbr-by-the-italian-society-of-medical-radiology-sirm-and-the-italian-group-for-mammography-screening-gisma
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Daniela Bernardi, Paolo Belli, Eva Benelli, Beniamino Brancato, Lauro Bucchi, Massimo Calabrese, Luca A Carbonaro, Francesca Caumo, Beatrice Cavallo-Marincola, Paola Clauser, Chiara Fedato, Alfonso Frigerio, Vania Galli, Livia Giordano, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Paola Golinelli, Doralba Morrone, Giovanna Mariscotti, Laura Martincich, Stefania Montemezzi, Carlo Naldoni, Adriana Paduos, Pietro Panizza, Federica Pediconi, Fiammetta Querci, Antonio Rizzo, Gianni Saguatti, Alberto Tagliafico, Rubina M Trimboli, Marco Zappa, Chiara Zuiani, Francesco Sardanelli
This position paper, issued by ICBR/SIRM and GISMa, summarizes the evidence on DBT and provides recommendations for its use. In the screening setting, DBT in adjunct to digital mammography (DM) increased detection rate by 0.5-2.7‰ and decreased false positives by 0.8-3.6% compared to DM alone in observational and double-testing experimental studies. The reduction in recall rate could be less prominent in those screening programs which already have low recall rates with DM. The increase in radiation exposure associated with DM/DBT protocols has been solved by the introduction of synthetic mammograms (sDM) reconstructed from DBT datasets...
May 25, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538550/breast-cancer-after-augmentation-oncologic-and-reconstructive-considerations-among-women-undergoing-mastectomy
#17
Eugenia H Cho, Ronnie L Shammas, Brett T Phillips, Rachel A Greenup, E Shelley Hwang, Scott T Hollenbeck
BACKGROUND: Breast augmentation with subglandular versus subpectoral implants may differentially impact the early detection of breast cancer and treatment recommendations. The authors assessed the impact of prior augmentation on the diagnosis and management of breast cancer in women undergoing mastectomy. METHODS: Breast cancer diagnosis and management were retrospectively analyzed in all women with prior augmentation undergoing therapeutic mastectomy at the authors' institution from 1993 to 2014...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537911/a-novel-immunotherapy-targeting-mmp-14-limits-hypoxia-immune-suppression-and-metastasis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-models
#18
Binbing Ling, Kathleen Watt, Sunandan Banerjee, Daniel Newsted, Peter Truesdell, Jarrett Adams, Sachdev S Sidhu, Andrew Wb Craig
Matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is a clinically relevant target in metastatic cancers due to its role in tumor progression and metastasis. Since active MMP-14 is localized on the cell surface, it is amenable to antibody-mediated blockade in cancer, and here we describe our efforts to develop novel inhibitory anti-MMP-14 antibodies. A phage-displayed synthetic humanized Fab library was screened against the extracellular domain of MMP-14 and a panel of MMP14-specific Fabs were identified. A lead antibody that inhibits the catalytic domain of MMP-14 (Fab 3369) was identified and treatment of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with Fab 3369 led to significant loss of extracellular matrix degradation and cell invasion abilities...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537882/correlation-between-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-and-cellularity-is-different-in-several-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#19
Alexey Surov, Hans Jonas Meyer, Andreas Wienke
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to provide clinical evidence regarding relationship between ADC and cellularity in different tumors based on large patient data.Medline library was screened for associations between ADC and cell count in different tumors up to September 2016. Only publications in English were extracted. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement (PRISMA) was used for the research.Overall, 39 publications with 1530 patients were included into the analysis...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537495/remotely-guided-breast-sonography-for-long-term-space-missions-a-case-report-and-discussion
#20
Jackelynne P Silva-Martinez, Andreia Sorice Genaro, Hui Annie Wen, Naama Glauber, Thais Russomano
BACKGROUND: Space radiation can cause different types of cancers in crewmembers, especially during long-term space missions. INTRODUCTION: To date, a complete bilateral breast ultrasound has not been performed at the International Space Station (ISS). A breast screening imaging technique could be a useful tool for early identification of breast cancer in astronauts. We hypothesized that breast ultrasound performed by a crewmember while being remotely guided by a specialist from the ground could be an essential tool for medical diagnosis in space...
May 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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