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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319275/mrf-ann-a-machine-learning-approach-for-automated-er-scoring-of-breast-cancer-immunohistochemical-images
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T Mungle, S Tewary, D K DAS, I Arun, B Basak, S Agarwal, R Ahmed, S Chatterjee, C Chakraborty
Molecular pathology, especially immunohistochemistry, plays an important role in evaluating hormone receptor status along with diagnosis of breast cancer. Time-consumption and inter-/intraobserver variability are major hindrances for evaluating the receptor score. In view of this, the paper proposes an automated Allred Scoring methodology for estrogen receptor (ER). White balancing is used to normalize the colour image taking into consideration colour variation during staining in different labs. Markov random field model with expectation-maximization optimization is employed to segment the ER cells...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319242/quality-of-cancer-surveillance-clinical-practice-guidelines-specificity-and-consistency-of-recommendations
#2
Ryan P Merkow, Deborah Korenstein, Rubaya Yeahia, Peter B Bach, Shrujal S Baxi
Importance: Primary care clinicians, who are increasingly responsible for caring for the growing population of cancer survivors, may be unfamiliar with appropriate cancer surveillance strategies. Clinical practice guidelines can inform cancer follow-up care and surveillance testing. Vague recommendations and inconsistencies among guidelines can lead to overuse and underuse of health care resources and have a negative impact on cost and quality of survivorship care. Objective: To examine the specificity and consistency of recommendations for surveillance after active treatment across cancer guidelines...
March 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319041/practical-use-of-a-plastic-scintillator-for-quality-assurance-of-electron-beam-therapy
#3
Katsunori Yogo, Yuya Tatsuno, Masato Tsuneda, Yuki Aono, Daiki Mochizuki, Yoshiki Fujisawa, Akihiro Matsushita, Minoru Ishigami, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Kazushige Hayakawa
Quality assurance (QA) of the clinical electron beam is essential for performing accurate and safe radiation therapy. However, with advances in radiation therapy, QA tends to be labor-intensive and time consuming. Here, we propose the practical use of a tissue-equivalent plastic scintillator for quick and easy QA of clinical electron beams. This tool enabled us to verify simultaneously the constancy of output, beam quality, depth and lateral dose profiles during monthly QAs at lower doses of irradiation (small MUs)...
March 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318506/assessment-of-disease-extent-on-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-breast-cancer-detected%C3%A2-at-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-versus%C3%A2-digital-mammography-alone
#4
A V Chudgar, E F Conant, S P Weinstein, B M Keller, M Synnestvedt, P Yamartino, E S McDonald
AIM: To compare the utility of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in determining the extent of disease in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer detected on combination digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus digital screening mammography (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of 24,563 DBT-screened patients and 10,751 DM-screened patients was performed. Two hundred and thirty-five DBT patients underwent subsequent MRI examinations; 82 to determine extent of disease after newly diagnosed breast cancer...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316241/investigating-the-cellular-specificity-in-tumors-of-a-surface-converting-nanoparticle-by-multimodal-imaging
#5
Francois Fay, Line Hansen, Stefanie J C G Hectors, Brenda L Sanchez-Gaytan, Yiming Zhao, Jun Tang, Jazz Munitz, Amr Alaarg, Mounia S Braza, Anita Gianella, Stuart A Aaronson, Thomas Reiner, Jørgen Kjems, Robert Langer, Freek J M Hoeben, Henk M Janssen, Claudia Calcagno, Gustav J Strijkers, Zahi A Fayad, Carlos Perez-Medina, Willem J M Mulder
Active targeting of nanoparticles through surface functionalization is a common strategy to enhance tumor delivery specificity. However, active targeting strategies tend to work against long polyethylene glycol's shielding effectiveness and associated favorable pharmacokinetics. To overcome these limitations, we developed a matrix metalloproteinase-2 sensitive surface-converting polyethylene glycol coating. This coating prevents nanoparticle-cell interaction in the bloodstream but once exposed to matrix metalloproteinase-2, i...
March 19, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315905/breast-specific-gamma-camera-imaging-with-99m-tc-mibi-has-better-diagnostic-performance-than-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
#6
Aimi Zhang, Panli Li, Qiufang Liu, Shaoli Song
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of breast-specific gamma camera imaging (BSGI) with technetium-99m-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile ((99m)Tc-MIBI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with breast cancer through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Three reviewers searched articles published in medical journals before June 2016 in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Springer Databases; the references listed in original articles were also retrieved. We used the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies (QUADAS) tool to assess the quality of the included studies...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315254/live-cell-imaging-of-protease-activity-assays-to-screen-therapeutic-approaches
#7
Anita Chalasani, Kyungmin Ji, Mansoureh Sameni, Samia H Mazumder, Yong Xu, Kamiar Moin, Bonnie F Sloane
Methodologies to image and quantify the activity of proteolytic enzymes have been developed in an effort to identify protease-related druggable pathways that are involved in malignant progression of cancer. Our laboratory has pioneered techniques for functional live-cell imaging of protease activity in pathomimetic avatars for breast cancer. We analyze proteolysis in the context of proliferation and formation of structures by tumor cells in 3-D cultures over time (4D). In order to recapitulate the cellular composition and architecture of tumors in the pathomimetic avatars, we include other tumor-associated cells (e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315150/radioiodination-and-preclinical-evaluation-of-4-benzyl-1-3-125-i-iodobenzylsulfonyl-piperidine-as-a-breast-tumor-imaging-tracer-in-mouse
#8
Masoud Sadeghzadeh, Behrouz Alirezapour, Ghorban Ali Charkhlooie, Maryam Keshavarz Baghery, Amir Khorouti
OBJECTIVE: 4-Benzyl-1-(3-iodobenzylsulfonyl)piperidine, 4-B-IBSP, has shown high-binding affinity to both sigma (σ) receptors in our previous work. In current study, radiolabeling and preclinical evaluation of 4-benzyl-1-(3-[(125)I]-iodobenzylsulfonyl)piperidine, 4-B-[(125)I]IBSP, in human ductal breast carcinoma (T47D) cells and in breast adenocarcinoma-bearing BALB/c mice are described. METHODS: Radioiodination of this new σ ligand was performed by a palladium-catalyzed stannylation approach followed by oxidative iododestannylation reaction using Iodo-Gen...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314197/use-of-hepatobiliary-phase-images-in-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-of-breast-cancer-hepatic-metastasis-to-predict-response-to-chemotherapy
#9
Hyun Ji Lee, Chang Hee Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI findings of liver metastasis from breast cancer. METHODS: 29 metastatic lesions from 12 breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. We evaluated hepatobiliary phase of the lesions and classified them as a "target" or "non-target" appearance. The relationship of appearance or SI ratio with tumor response was analyzed. RESULTS: A non-target appearance was more frequent in disease control group than in non-control group [14/18 (77...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306722/distinct-erbb2-receptor-populations-differentially-interact-with-beta1-integrin-in-breast-cancer-cell-models
#10
Andrés Martín Toscani, Rocío G Sampayo, Federico Martín Barabas, Federico Fuentes, Marina Simian, Federico Coluccio Leskow
ErbB2 is a member of the ErbB family of tyrosine kinase receptors that plays a major role in breast cancer progression. Located at the plasma membrane, ErbB2 forms large clusters in spite of the presence of growth factors. Beta1 integrin, membrane receptor of extracellular matrix proteins, regulates adhesion, migration and invasiveness of breast cancer cells. Physical interaction between beta1 integrin and ErbB2 has been suggested although published data are contradictory. The aim of the present work was to study the interaction between ErbB2 and beta1 integrin in different scenarios of expression and activation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306620/diagnostic-performance-of-a-novel-dedicated-breast-pet-scanner-with-c-shaped-ring-detectors
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Ryusuke Nakamoto, Yuji Nakamoto, Takayoshi Ishimori, Kayo Nishimatsu, Kanae K Miyake, Shotaro Kanao, Mami Iima, Masakazu Toi, Kaori Togashi
BACKGROUND: A dedicated breast PET scanner with C-shaped detectors (C scanner) has been newly developed. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the diagnostic performance of high-resolution PET images with the new reconstruction conditions, obtained using this C scanner in breast cancer patients, and to compare the standardized uptake values (SUVs) of lesions obtained from the C scanner with those from whole-body PET/computed tomography (CT) (WB PET/CT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 159 female patients with known or suspected breast carcinomas (total 188 lesions: 172 invasive carcinomas; eight noninvasive ductal carcinomas in situ; eight benign lesions) were analysed...
March 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303582/generation-and-analysis-of-clinically-relevant-breast-imaging-x-ray-spectra
#12
Andrew M Hernandez, J Anthony Seibert, Anita Nosratieh, John M Boone
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to develop and make available x-ray spectra for some of the most widely used digital mammography (DM), breast tomosynthesis (BT), and breast CT (bCT) systems in North America. METHODS: The Monte Carlo code MCNP6 was used to simulate minimally-filtered (only beryllium) x-ray spectra at 8 tube potentials from 20 to 49 kV for DM/BT, and 9 tube potentials from 35 to 70 kV for bCT. Vendor-specific anode compositions, effective anode angles, focal spot sizes, source-to-detector distances, and beryllium filtration were simulated...
March 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303553/overview-of-the-radiographers-practice-in-65-healthcare-centers-using-digital-mammography-systems-in-portugal
#13
Cláudia Sá Dos Reis, Ana Pascoal, Lucian Radu, Mário Fartaria de Oliveira, João Alves
PURPOSE: To assess current practices in digital mammography (DM) in Portuguese healthcare providers using digital systems. To investigate compliance with European standards regarding mean glandular dose and quality control practice and to identify optimisation needs. METHODS: Two questionnaires, targeted at breast radiographers and chief radiographers, were designed and applied in 65 imaging departments offering DM. Questions fielded were focused on the staff profile and technical/clinical practice...
March 16, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303552/european-radiographers-challenges-from-mammography-education-and-clinical-practice-an-integrative-review
#14
Eija Metsälä, Nicole Richli Meystre, José Pires Jorge, Anja Henner, Tiina Kukkes, Cláudia Sá Dos Reis
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify European radiographers' challenges in clinical performance in mammography and the main areas of mammography that require more and better training. METHODS: An extensive search was performed to identify relevant studies focused on clinical practice, education and training in mammography published between January 2010 and December 2015 in the English language. The data were analysed by using deductive thematic analysis. RESULTS: A total of 27 full text articles were read, evaluating their quality...
March 16, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302367/lateral-thigh-perforator-flap-for-breast-reconstruction-computed-tomographic-angiography-analysis-and-clinical-series
#15
Marco A Maricevich, Michael R Bykowski, M Asher Schusterman, Evan B Katzel, Michael L Gimbel
PURPOSE: Although abdominal-based flaps remain the first choice for autologous breast reconstruction, alternative donor sites are necessary when the abdomen is unavailable. Abdominal donor site suitability is determined, at times, according to deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP)-protocol computed tomographic angiography (CTA) results. CTA provides information about the pelvis/upper thigh that can be used to evaluate the suitability of other donor sites. This study aimed to examine the utility of DIEP-protocol CTA in the assessment of a lateral thigh perforator (LTP) flap...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301933/ferritin-decorated-plga-paclitaxel-loaded-nanoparticles-endowed-with-an-enhanced-toxicity-towards-mcf-7-breast-tumour-cells
#16
Ludmila N Turino, Maria Ruggiero, Rachele Stefania, Juan Carlos Cutrin, Silvio Aime, Simonetta Geninatti Crich
PolyLactic and Glycolic Acid nanoparticles (PLGA-NPs), coated with L-Ferritin, are exploited for the simultaneous delivery of paclitaxel and an amphiphilic Gd based MRI contrast agent into breast cancer cells (MCF7). L-Ferritin has been covalently conjugated to the external surface of PLGA-NPs exploiting NHS activated carboxylic groups. The results confirmed that nanoparticles decorated with L-Ferritin have many advantages with respect both albumin-decorated and non-decorated particles. Ferritin moieties endow PLGA-NPs with targeting capability, exploiting SCARA5 receptors overexpressed by these tumour cells, that results in an increased paclitaxel cytotoxicity...
March 16, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301680/variation-in-the-use-of-advanced-imaging-at-the-time-of-breast-cancer-diagnosis-in-a-statewide-registry
#17
N Lynn Henry, Thomas M Braun, Tara M Breslin, David H Gorski, Samuel M Silver, Jennifer J Griggs
BACKGROUND: Although national guidelines do not recommend extent of disease imaging for patients with newly diagnosed early stage breast cancer given that the harm outweighs the benefits, high rates of testing have been documented. The 2012 Choosing Wisely guidelines specifically addressed this issue. We examined the change over time in imaging use across a statewide collaborative, as well as the reasons for performing imaging and the impact on cost of care. METHODS: Clinicopathologic data and use of advanced imaging tests (positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and bone scan) were abstracted from the medical records of patients treated at 25 participating sites in the Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative (MiBOQI)...
March 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301662/brain-metastases-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
#18
Allison M Martin, Daniel N Cagney, Paul J Catalano, Laura E Warren, Jennifer R Bellon, Rinaa S Punglia, Elizabeth B Claus, Eudocia Q Lee, Patrick Y Wen, Daphne A Haas-Kogan, Brian M Alexander, Nancy U Lin, Ayal A Aizer
Importance: Population-based estimates of the incidence and prognosis of brain metastases at diagnosis of breast cancer are lacking. Objective: To characterize the incidence proportions and median survivals of patients with breast cancer and brain metastases at the time of cancer diagnosis. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients with breast cancer and brain metastases at the time of diagnosis were identified using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database of the National Cancer Institute...
March 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301456/prediction-of-breast-cancer-risk-based-on-flow-variant-analysis-of-circulating-peripheral-blood-b-cells
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Mahrukh M Syeda, Kinnari Upadhyay, Johnny Loke, Alexander Pearlman, Susan Klugman, Yongzhao Shao, Harry Ostrer
PURPOSE: Identifying women at high risk for breast cancer can trigger a personal program of annual mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging scans for early detection, prophylactic surgery, or chemoprevention to reduce the risk of cancer. Yet, current strategies to identify high-risk mutations based on sequencing panels of genes have significant false-positive and false-negative results, suggesting the need for alternative approaches. METHODS: Flow-variant assays (FVAs) that assess the effects of mutations in the double-strand break (DSB) repair genetic pathway in lymphoblastoid cells in response to treatment with radiomimetic agents were assessed for sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy both alone and as part of a logistic regression classification score...
March 16, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301261/a-radiolabeled-fully-human-antibody-to-human-aspartyl-asparaginyl-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-is-a-promising-agent-for-imaging-and-therapy-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
#20
Ekaterina Revskaya, Zewei Jiang, Alfred Morgenstern, Frank Bruchertseifer, Muctarr Sesay, Susan Walker, Steven Fuller, Michael S Lebowitz, Claudia Gravekamp, Hossein A Ghanbari, Ekaterina Dadachova
There is a need for novel effective and safe therapies for metastatic breast cancer based on targeting tumor-specific molecular markers of cancer. Human aspartyl (asparaginyl) β-hydroxylase (HAAH) is a highly conserved enzyme that hydroxylates epidermal growth factor-like domains in transformation-associated proteins and is overexpressed in a variety of cancers, including breast cancer. A fully human monoclonal antibody (mAb) PAN-622 has been developed to HAAH. In this study, they describe the development of PAN-622 mAb as an agent for imaging and radioimmunotherapy of metastatic breast cancer...
March 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
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