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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819769/disparities-in-breast-cancer-private-patients-have-better-outcomes-than-public-patients
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W C Coetzee, J P Apffelstaedt, T Zeeman, M Du Plessis
INTRODUCTION: Different outcomes in breast cancer have been reported for low and high socio-economic groups. We present data quantifying disparities between South African public and private patients. METHODS: Records of 240 consecutive patients treated in 2008 in a public versus 97 patients in a private health facility were reviewed for demographic and oncologic data. RESULTS: The average of patients was 56.2 versus 51.9 years (p = 0.032)...
August 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819443/predictive-value-of-primary-tumor-site-for-loco-regional-recurrence-in-early-breast-cancer-patients-with-one-to-three-positive-axillary-lymphadenophy
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Shaoqing Niu, Ge Wen, Yufeng Ren, Yiyang Li, Lingling Feng, Chengtao Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Bixiu Wen, Yujing Zhang
Introduction: It remains controversial on high risks for early breast cancer patients with one to three axillary nodes after mastectomy who is predisposition to locoregional recurrence. The present study is to investigate the relationship between primary tumor site and loco-regional recurrence (LRR) and explore the predictive value of clinicopathological characteristics in LRR for early breast cancer patients with one to three positive axillary lymph nodes after mastectomy. Methods: We reviewed the clinical data of 656 consecutively diagnosed patients with pT1-2N1M0 breast cancer who were treated in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center with radical operation without postoperative radiotherapy between March 1998 and December 2010...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819067/health-economics-of-targeted-intraoperative-radiotherapy-targit-iort-for-early-breast-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Anil Vaidya, Param Vaidya, Brigitte Both, Chris Brew-Graves, Max Bulsara, Jayant S Vaidya
OBJECTIVE: The clinical effectiveness of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) has been confirmed in the randomised TARGIT-A (targeted intraoperative radiotherapy-alone) trial to be similar to a several weeks' course of whole-breast external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with early breast cancer. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of TARGIT-IORT to inform policy decisions about its wider implementation. SETTING: TARGIT-A randomised clinical trial (ISRCTN34086741) which compared TARGIT with traditional EBRT and found similar breast cancer control, particularly when TARGIT was given simultaneously with lumpectomy...
August 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818521/current-approach-of-the-axilla-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Eleftherios P Mamounas, Thorsten Kuehn, Emiel J T Rutgers, Gunter von Minckwitz
The surgical approach of the axilla in patients with early-stage breast cancer has witnessed considerable evolution during the past 25 years. The previously undisputed gold standard of axillary-lymph-node dissection for staging has now been replaced by sentinel-lymph-node biopsy for patients with clinically negative axilla. For selected patients with limited sentinel-lymph-node involvement, completion axillary-lymph-node dissection can be omitted or replaced by axillary radiotherapy, reducing morbidity. The clinical interest of axillary staging after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is increasing and this approach might contribute to morbidity reduction, and to the further tailoring of future systemic and locoregional treatment decisions by response assessment...
August 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815913/metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer-optimizing-treatment-options-new-and-emerging-targeted-therapies
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REVIEW
Parham Khosravi-Shahi, Luis Cabezón-Gutiérrez, Sara Custodio-Cabello
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous disease, not only on the molecular level, but also on the pathologic and clinical levels. It also has a distinct epidemiology. TNBCs are frequently of high histologic grade, typically more aggressive and difficult to treat than hormone receptor-positive tumors, and they are associated with a higher risk of early relapse with visceral metastasis after surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The lack of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression precludes the use of targeted therapies in advanced stages, and the only approved systemic treatment option is chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab...
August 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809066/participation-in-water-exercising-long-term-after-breast-cancer-surgery-experiences-of-significant-factors-for-continuing-exercising-as-a-part-of-cancer-rehabilitation
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A Enblom, H Lindquist, K Bergmark
Although physical exercising has great benefits, little is known regarding factors of significance for cancer survivors to continue exercising within their rehabilitation. The objective was to describe factors experienced to be of significance for cancer survivors to continue with water-exercising long-term after breast cancer surgery. Women (n = 29) who had undergone breast cancer surgery (mastectomy 79%, axillary surgery 86%, and radiotherapy 86%) for median (md) 13 (25th-75th percentile 3-21.5) was followed up regarding their rehabilitation, arm function Disabilities of Arm Shoulder and Hand (md 14, IQR 7-32), EQ-5D score (md 0...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807009/adverse-mental-health-outcomes-in-breast-cancer-survivors-compared-to-women-who-did-not-have-cancer-systematic-review-protocol
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Helena Carreira, Rachael Williams, Martin Müller, Rhea Harewood, Krishnan Bhaskaran
BACKGROUND: Recent increasing trends in breast cancer incidence and survival have resulted in unprecedented numbers of cancer survivors in the general population. A cancer diagnosis may have a profound psychological impact, and breast cancer treatments often cause long-term physical sequelae, potentially affecting women's mental health. The aim of this systematic review is to identify and summarise all studies that have compared mental health outcomes in breast cancer survivors, versus women who did not have cancer...
August 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806663/management-of-breast-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-in-catalonia-spain-results-from-the-grup-oncologic-calal%C3%A3-occit%C3%A3-catalonia-survey-with-9-year-follow-up
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M J Cambra, B Farrús, F Moreno, Ll Anglada, M Arenas, R Ballester, J Casals, M Cusidó, V García, C Gutiérrez, M Mollà, A Pedro, V Reyes, X Sanz
INTRODUCTION: Reliable data on DCIS incidence and management are not available in many countries. The present study describes the management of DCIS in Catalonia, Spain in the year 2005 and compares these findings to data obtained in France. Local recurrence and late toxicity rates from 2005 through the end of 2014 are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational survey of patients with pure DCIS (n = 270) diagnosed during 2005. A written questionnaire, the same as used in the French survey, was completed by 14 doctors at 12 cancer centres in Catalonia, Spain...
August 11, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802187/radiotherapy-access-in-belgium-how-far-are-we-from-evidence-based-utilisation
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Y Lievens, H De Schutter, K Stellamans, M Rosskamp, L Van Eycken
INTRODUCTION: Underutilisation of radiotherapy has been observed worldwide. To evaluate the current situation in Belgium, optimal utilisation proportions (OUPs) adopted from the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology - Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (ESTRO-HERO) project were compared to actual utilisation proportions (AUPs) and with radiotherapy advised during the multidisciplinary cancer team (MDT) meetings. In addition, the impact of independent variables was analysed...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799263/characterization-of-a-novel-scale-maille-contralateral-breast-shield-smart-armor
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Macinley Butson, Susan Carroll, Martin Butson, Robin Hill
During breast radiotherapy treatment, the contralateral breast receives radiation doses to the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused mainly from incident electron contamination and low energy photon scatter radiation. Measurements have shown that for a typical hybrid tangential treatment, these dose levels can be up to 17% of maximum applied prescription dose if no shielding is used during the treatment process. This work examined the use of different shielding metals, aluminum, copper, and lead to reduce peripheral radiation dose to evaluate the optimal metal to form the basis of a contralateral breast radiation shield...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799073/immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer-the-emerging-role-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1
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REVIEW
François Bertucci, Anthony Gonçalves
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to summarize the data regarding PD-L1 expression in breast cancer and the results of first clinical trials with PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors in patients with metastatic breast cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: PD-L1 expression is heterogeneous across primary breast cancers, and is generally associated with the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and the presence of poor-prognosis features such as high grade, and aggressive molecular subtypes (triple-negative (TN), basal, HER2-enriched)...
August 10, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799015/risk-factors-of-pain-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Laurence Leysen, David Beckwée, Jo Nijs, Roselien Pas, Thomas Bilterys, Sofie Vermeir, Nele Adriaenssens
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer remains the number 1 lethal malignancy in women. With rising incidence and decreased mortality, the number of breast cancer survivors has increased. Consequently, sequelae, such as pain, are becoming more important. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science were systematically screened for studies encompassing risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors...
August 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798006/breast-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lamiae El Amarti, Hanan Raiss, Mohamed Layachi, Salif Baldé, Hamza Ettahri, Ibrahim Elghissassi, Hind Mrabti, Hassan Errihani
BACKGROUND: Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare subtype of invasive breast cancer. It has a particular interest because of its excellent prognosis conversely to other triple-negative breast cancers that are associated with poor prognosis. The place of chemotherapy and radiotherapy remains controversial and there is no consensus on optimal management of the ACC of the breast. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old woman, presented with a palpable right breast lump...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797765/patterns-of-fractionation-and-boost-usage-in-adjuvant-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-in-the-united-states
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William A Stokes, Arya Amini, Matthew W Jackson, S Reed Plimpton, Nicole Kounalakis, Peter Kabos, Rachel A Rabinovitch, Chad G Rusthoven, Christine M Fisher
BACKGROUND: While the roles of hypofractionated (HFxn) radiotherapy and lumpectomy boost in the adjuvant management of invasive breast cancer are supported by the results of clinical trials, randomized data supporting their use for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are forthcoming. We sought to evaluate current national trends and identify factors associated with HFxn and boost usage using the National Cancer Database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for women diagnosed with DCIS from 2004 to 2014 undergoing external beam radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797265/risk-and-predictors-of-psoriasis-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-swedish-population-based-cohort-study
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Haomin Yang, Judith S Brand, Jingmei Li, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Emilio Ugalde-Morales, Flaminia Chiesa, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
BACKGROUND: The risk of psoriasis in patients with breast cancer is largely unknown, as available evidence is limited to case findings. We systematically examined the incidence and risk factors of psoriasis in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: A Swedish nationwide cohort of 56,235 breast cancer patients (2001-2012) was compared to 280,854 matched reference individuals from the general population to estimate the incidence and hazard ratio (HR) of new-onset psoriasis...
August 11, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797032/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-326-older-women-with-early-breast-cancer
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D O Okonji, R Sinha, I Phillips, D Fatz, A Ring
BACKGROUND: One-third of new early breast cancer diagnoses occur in women over 70 years old. However, older women are less likely to receive radical curative treatments. This study prospectively evaluated a cohort of older women using a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) to determine whether fitness explained the apparent under-treatment in this patient group. METHODS: In this multi-centre prospective study, patients aged ⩾70 years with Stages I-III breast cancer underwent a pretreatment baseline CGA consisting of eight assessment tools...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796645/on-the-use-of-particle-filters-for-electromagnetic-tracking-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Theresa Ida Götz, Godehard Lahmer, Tobias Brandt, Karoline Kallis, Vratislav Strnad, Christoph Bert, Bernhard Hensel, Ana Maria Tome, Elmar W Lang
Modern radiotherapy of female breat cancers often employ high dose rate Brachytherapy, where a radioactive source is moved inside catheters, implanted in the female breast, according to a prescribed treatment plan. Source localization relative to the patient's anatomy is determined with solenoid sensors whose spatial positions are measured with an electromagnetic tracking system. Precise sensor dwell position determination is of utmost importance to assure irradiation of the cancerous tissue according to the treatment plan...
August 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795052/microrna-454-may-function-as-an-oncogene-via-targeting-akt-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
Qun Li, Jia Liu, Xianying Meng, Renzhu Pang, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Altered microRNAs expression mediates tumor development and progression in many type cancers including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Here we detected the effect of miR-454 on cell proliferation, migration and invasion of triple negative breast cancer cells. RESULTS: miR-454 promoted the proliferation of TNBC, and enhanced migration and invasion in TNBC cells. Meanwhile, miR-454 improved the survival of TNBC cells after ironizing radiation. miR-454 inhibited radiation-induced apoptosis in TNBC cells by regulation of caspase 3/7 and Bcl-2 expression...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794852/radiation-induced-angiosarcoma-of-the-breast-outcomes-from-a-retrospective-case-series
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R B Cohen-Hallaleh, H G Smith, R C Smith, G F Stamp, O Al-Muderis, K Thway, A Miah, K Khabra, I Judson, R Jones, C Benson, A J Hayes
BACKGROUND: Radiation induced angiosarcoma (RIAS) of the breast is a rare and aggressive complication of radiotherapy. Due to the rarity of this disease, much of the evidence for its management is based on case reports or small retrospective series. We sought to describe the management and outcomes of RIAS in a large single-institution series. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with RIAS between January 2000 and January 2014 were identified from an institutional database...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794640/volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-treatment-of-solid-tumors-current-insights
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REVIEW
Gabriella Macchia, Francesco Deodato, Savino Cilla, Silvia Cammelli, Alessandra Guido, Martina Ferioli, Giambattista Siepe, Vincenzo Valentini, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Gabriella Ferrandina
AIM: This article discusses the current use of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) techniques in clinical practice and reviews the available data from clinical outcome studies in different clinical settings. An overview of available literature about clinical outcomes with VMAT stereotactic/radiosurgical treatment is also reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All published manuscripts reporting the use of VMAT in a clinical setting from 2009 to November 2016 were identified...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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