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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732081/il-6-variant-is-associated-with-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Chike O Abana, Brian S Bingham, Ju Hwan Cho, Amy J Graves, Tatsuki Koyama, Robert T Pilarski, A Bapsi Chakravarthy, Fen Xia
INTRODUCTION: Although tumor metastases remain significant drivers of mortality, the genetic factors that increase the risks of metastases are not fully identified. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has emerged as an important factor in breast cancer progression with IL-6 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) variants shown to affect survival. We hypothesized that SNPs of the IL-6 promoter at rs1800795 in breast cancer patients are associated with distant metastases. METHODS: We performed an initial case-control study using Vanderbilt University Medical Center's BioVU, a genomic biobank linked to de-identified electronic medical records in the Synthetic Derivative database, to identify germline SNPs that may predict the development of metastatic disease to any site from any solid tumor including breast cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732040/perceptions-of-arab-men-regarding-female-breast-cancer-screening-examinations-findings-from-a-middle-east-study
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Tam Truong Donnelly, Al-Hareth Al-Khater, Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader, Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Mariam Ali Abdul Malik, Nabila Al-Meer, Rajvir Singh
OBJECTIVES: In the Middle East, Qatar in particular, the incidence of breast cancer has substantially increased in recent years, and is expected to double by 2030. This diagnosis also occurs at a later stage in the disease. Early detection along with proper treatment reduces radical mastectomy and mortality rates, yet only one-third of Arab women in Qatar participate in breast cancer screening (BCS) activities of any sort. Many women in the conservative Qatari society rely on male family members for support and protection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731949/cancer-screening-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-breast-colorectal-lung-and-prostate-cancer-screening
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Ashwin A Kotwal, Mara A Schonberg
There are relatively limited data on outcomes of screening older adults for cancer; therefore, the decision to screen older adults requires balancing the potential harms of screening and follow-up diagnostic tests with the possibility of benefit. Harms of screening can be amplified in older and frail adults and include discomfort from undergoing the test itself, anxiety, potential complications from diagnostic procedures resulting from a false-positive test, false reassurance from a false-negative test, and overdiagnosis of tumors that are of no threat and may result in overtreatment...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731166/screening-of-the-prognostic-targets-for-breast-cancer-based-co-expression-modules-analysis
#4
Huijuan Liu, Hui Ye
The purpose of the present study was to screen the prognostic targets for breast cancer based on a co-expression modules analysis. The microarray dataset GSE73383 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, including 15 breast cancer samples with good prognosis and 9 breast cancer samples with poor prognosis. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified with the limma package. The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used to perform Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729623/3d-qsar-studies-on-maslinic-acid-analogs-for-anticancer-activity-against-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
#5
Sarfaraz Alam, Feroz Khan
Global prevalence of breast cancer and its rising frequency makes it a key area of research in drug discovery programs. The research article describes the development of field based 3D-QSAR model based on human breast cancer cell line MCF7 in vitro anticancer activity, which defines the molecular level understanding and regions of structure-activity relationship for triterpene maslinic acid and its analogs. The key features such as average shape, hydrophobic regions and electrostatic patterns of active compounds were mined and mapped to virtually screen potential analogs...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729328/comparative-safety-of-antiepileptic-drugs-for-neurological-development-in-children-exposed-during-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Patricia Rios, Elise Cogo, Sharon E Straus, Yaron Finkelstein, Ryan Kealey, Emily Reynen, Charlene Soobiah, Kednapa Thavorn, Brian Hutton, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Fatemeh Yazdi, Jennifer D'Souza, Heather MacDonald, Andrea C Tricco
OBJECTIVES: Compare the safety of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on neurodevelopment of infants/children exposed in utero or during breast feeding. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review and Bayesian random-effects network meta-analysis (NMA). MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until 27 April 2017. Screening, data abstraction and quality appraisal were completed in duplicate by independent reviewers. PARTICIPANTS: 29 cohort studies including 5100 infants/children...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726506/maximizing-value-through-innovations-in-radiologist-driven-communications-in-breast-imaging
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Christoph I Lee, Janie M Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to provide an overview of current and emerging practices in radiologist communications with both referring physicians and patients across the breast cancer care continuum; to highlight areas in which radiologist-driven communications can improve value in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment; and describe how the integrative reporting and consultative practices of breast imagers can serve as models of higher-value patient-centered care in other radiology subspecialties...
July 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726117/applying-a-new-bilateral-mammographic-density-segmentation-method-to-improve-accuracy-of-breast-cancer-risk-prediction
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Shiju Yan, Yunzhi Wang, Faranak Aghaei, Yuchen Qiu, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: How to optimally detect bilateral mammographic asymmetry and improve risk prediction accuracy remains a difficult and unsolved issue. Our aim was to find an effective mammographic density segmentation method to improve accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction. METHODS: A dataset including 168 negative mammography screening cases was used. We applied a mutual threshold to bilateral mammograms of left and right breasts to segment the dense breast regions...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726040/assessing-predicted-age-specific-breast-cancer-mortality-rates-in-27-european-countries-by-2020
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R Clèries, R M Rooney, M Vilardell, J A Espinàs, T Dyba, J M Borras
BACKGROUND: We assessed differences in predicted breast cancer (BC) mortality rates, across Europe, by 2020, taking into account changes in the time trends of BC mortality rates during the period 2000-2010. METHODS: BC mortality data, for 27 European Union (EU) countries, were extracted from the World Health Organization mortality database. First, we compared BC mortality data between time periods 2000-2004 and 2006-2010 through standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and carrying out a graphical assessment of the age-specific rates...
July 19, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724549/identification-of-new-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Roberto Rangel, Liliana Guzman-Rojas, Takahiro Kodama, Michiko Kodama, Justin Y Newberg, Neal G Copeland, Nancy A Jenkins
Although genomic sequencing has provided a better understating of the genetic landmarks in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), functional validation of candidate cancer genes (CCG) remains unsolved. In this study, we used a transposon mutagenesis strategy based on a two-step Sleeping Beauty (SB) forward genetic screen to identify and validate new tumor suppressors (TS) in this disease. We generated 120 siRNAs targeting 40 SB-identified candidate breast cancer TS genes and used them to downregulate expression of these genes in four human TNBC cell lines...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724391/hormone-receptor-status-of-a-first-primary-breast-cancer-predicts-contralateral-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-wecare-study-population
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Anne S Reiner, Charles F Lynch, Julia S Sisti, Esther M John, Jennifer D Brooks, Leslie Bernstein, Julia A Knight, Li Hsu, Patrick Concannon, Lene Mellemkjær, Marc Tischkowitz, Robert W Haile, Ronglai Shen, Kathleen E Malone, Meghan Woods, Xiaolin Liang, Monica Morrow, Jonine L Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Previous population-based studies have described first primary breast cancer tumor characteristics and their association with contralateral breast cancer (CBC) risk. However, information on influential covariates such as treatment, family history of breast cancer, and BRCA1/2 mutation carrier status was not available. In a large, population-based, case-control study, we evaluated whether tumor characteristics of the first primary breast cancer are associated with risk of developing second primary asynchronous CBC, overall and in subgroups of interest, including among BRCA1/2 mutation non-carriers, women who are not treated with tamoxifen, and women without a breast cancer family history...
July 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724046/breast-cancer-screening-in-brazil-barriers-related-to-the-health-system
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René Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Alessandro Formenton, Silvia Regina Bertolini
Objective: Identify factors related to the health system that lead to a late diagnosis of breast cancer in Brazil. Method: We performed a systematic review in the PubMed and LILACS databases using as keywords "Breast cancer," "system of health" and "Brazil or Brasil." We evaluated the content of the articles using the PRISMA methodology based on PICTOS. The final date was 12/16/2015. We were able to identify 94 publications in PubMed and 43 publications in LILACS...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722137/precise-and-arbitrary-deposition-of-biomolecules-onto-biomimetic-fibrous-matrices-for-spatially-controlled-cell-distribution-and-functions
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Chao Jia, Bowen Luo, Haoyu Wang, Yongqian Bian, Xueyong Li, Shaohua Li, Hongjun Wang
Advances in nano-/microfabrication allow the fabrication of biomimetic substrates for various biomedical applications. In particular, it would be beneficial to control the distribution of cells and relevant biomolecules on an extracellular matrix (ECM)-like substrate with arbitrary micropatterns. In this regard, the possibilities of patterning biomolecules and cells on nanofibrous matrices are explored here by combining inkjet printing and electrospinning. Upon investigation of key parameters for patterning accuracy and reproducibility, three independent studies are performed to demonstrate the potential of this platform for: i) transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-induced spatial differentiation of fibroblasts, ii) spatiotemporal interactions between breast cancer cells and stromal cells, and iii) cancer-regulated angiogenesis...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721328/dramatic-regression-of-a-fungating-breast-lesion-treated-with-radiation-therapy
#14
Robert W Gao, Shane Edlund, Jianling Yuan
Although advances in screening mammography have dramatically improved the early detection of breast cancer, a subset of breast cancer cases still present as locally advanced disease. Some of these patients develop fungating lesions, which are difficult to manage and can have a severe impact on the quality of life. Palliative treatment options include surgery, intra-arterial chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Herein, we describe the case of a patient who presented with a fungating breast mass and demonstrated an immediate and durable response to radiation therapy with a significantly improved quality of life...
June 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719921/-patient-s-autonomy-and-information-in-psycho-oncology-computer-based-distress-screening-for-an-interactive-treatment-planning-epos-react
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Norbert Schäffeler, Jana Sedelmaier, Hannah Möhrer, Katrin Ziser, Johanna Ringwald, Martin Wickert, Sara Brucker, Florian Junne, Stephan Zipfel, Martin Teufel
To identify distressed patients in oncology using screening questionnaires is quite challenging in clinical routine. Up to now there is no evidence based recommendation which instrument is most suitable and how to put a screening to practice. Using computer based screening tools offers the possibility to automatically analyse patient's data, inform psycho-oncological and medical staff about the results, and use reactive questionnaires. Studies on how to empower patients in decision making in psycho-oncology are rare...
July 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718813/suppression-of-nrf2-activity-by-chestnut-leaf-extract-increases-chemosensitivity-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-to-paclitaxel
#16
Yaejin Woo, Jisun Oh, Jong-Sang Kim
Due to metastatic potential and drug resistance, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have become a critical target for the development of chemotherapeutic agents. Recent studies showed that CSCs highly express NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant enzymes and thereby retain relatively low levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Since anticancer agents usually utilize ROS as an arsenal for killing cancer cells, we hypothesized that inhibition of Nrf2 activity could increase the sensitivity of CSCs to anticancer drugs, and thus enhancing their therapeutic efficacy...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718725/ellagic-acid-enhances-apoptotic-sensitivity-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-%C3%AE-radiation
#17
Vidhula Ahire, Amit Kumar, Kaushala Prasad Mishra, Gauri Kulkarni
Herbal polyphenols have gained increased significance because of the promises they hold in the prevention and treatment of cancer. There exists an enormous opportunity for the screening and valuation of natural dietary compounds in the development of an effective chemopreventive drug and radiosensitizer that may be of practical use for patients undergoing cancer therapy. This study describes the effect of the flavonoid ellagic acid (EA) on gamma-irradiated human breast cancer MCF-7 cells in vitro when administered alone or in combination with radiation...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718665/prevalence-of-low-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-a-predominantly-hispanic-population-at-the-american-mexican-border
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Safa E Farrag, Alok K Dwivedi, Salman Otoukesh, Nabeel J Badri, Luis A Sanchez, Zeina A Nahleh
INTRODUCTION: Low level of vitamin D (VD) has been linked with a higher risk of cancers. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of low VD in patients with breast cancer in a predominantly Mexican Hispanic/Latino patient population, a fast growing and relatively understudied population. MATERIALS/METHODS: We sought to evaluate the serum VD levels in breast cancer patients diagnosed at the Texas Tech University Breast Cancer Center in El Paso, TX, between May 2013 and May2014 via a retrospective chart review of the Electronic Medical Records...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717755/innovative-breast-cancer-awareness-and-advocacy-campaign
#19
Omolola Salako, Alero A Roberts, Victor I Isibor, Oluwatimilehin Babatunde, Omolara Fatiregun, Chukwumere N Nwogu
Breast cancer is a major disease in Nigeria; in 2012, 27,304 new occurrences were diagnosed, and the number of mortalities was 13,960. Greater than 70% of patients present with advanced disease, which has a poor survival outcome. The mortality rates are high mainly because of a lack of awareness about breast health, screening guidelines, and treatment centers, and because of sociocultural barriers. In Nigeria, health care professionals remain the backbone for the provision of medical information to the public...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717705/adoption-of-information-and-communication-technologies-for-early-detection-of-breast-and-cervical-cancers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Jessica M DiCarlo, Sricharan Gopakumar, Preet K Dhillon, Suneeta Krishnan
PURPOSE: In response to the growing burden of breast and cervical cancers, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are beginning to implement national cancer prevention programs. We reviewed the literature on information and communication technology (ICT) applications in the prevention of breast and cervical cancers in LMICs to examine their potential to enhance cancer prevention efforts. METHODS: Ten databases of peer-reviewed and gray literature were searched using an automated strategy for English-language articles on the use of mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine in breast and cervical cancer prevention (screening and early detection) published between 2005 and 2015...
August 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
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