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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/27919996/prognostic-influence-of-internal-mammary-node-drainage-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Lucie Lukesova, David Vrana, Ivan Svach, Nora Zlamalova, Jiri Gatek, Zuzana Vlachová, Marcel Matzenauer, Pavel Koranda, Klara Hruzova, Tomas Tichy, Bohuslav Melichar
BACKGROUND: The management of internal mammary nodes (IMNs) during multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer has been debated for the last four decades without unequivocal conclusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with breast cancer who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy at our center from 2008 until 2012. IMN drainage was assessed as a potential risk factor for local and distant disease recurrence. RESULTS: We identified 712 patients, with incidence of drainage to IMNs of 18...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918753/axillary-nodal-management-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-review
#3
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/27915433/does-the-tnm-classification-of-solitary-internal-mammary-lymph-node-metastases-in-breast-cancer-still-apply
#4
V Habraken, T J A van Nijnatten, L de Munck, M Moossdorff, E M Heuts, M B I Lobbes, M L Smidt
PURPOSE: TNM classification of solitary internal mammary lymph node metastases (IMLNMs) in breast cancer varies depending on their method of detection: sentinel lymph node biopsy (pN1b) or clinical examination including radiological and/or physical examination (pN2b). This study aimed to evaluate whether there is a difference in prognosis between both groups. METHODS: Data of all patients diagnosed with primary invasive epithelial breast cancer between 2005 and 2008 were obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
December 3, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905950/use-of-indocyanine-green-and-the-hypereye-system-for-detecting-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-within-a-population-of-european-patients-a-pilot-study
#5
Oldřich Coufal, Vuk Fait
BACKGROUND: Certain studies suggest that using indocyanine green (ICG) could be comparable with using radioisotopes (RI) in detecting sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in breast cancer. A number of these studies were performed in Asia. The objective of our pilot study was to evaluate within a European population of breast cancer patients the detection rate of SLNs using ICG and the HyperEye system and the concordance in SLNs detected using this method and the standard method involving RI and a gamma probe...
December 1, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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/27900755/incidental-18f-fdg-pet-ct-bilateral-breast-uptake-due-to-carcinoma
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Domenico Albano, Mattia Bertoli, Maria Laura Morassi, Giovanni Bosio, Emanuela Orlando, Francesco Bertagna
We report a case of 71-year-old female patient, previously treated with chemotherapy and surgical resection of sigmoid tract of the large bowel for adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M0), who underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT for a suspicious hepatic lesion detected at CT scan during follow-up. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed no abnormal uptake in the liver both at 60 minutes and 120 minutes after injection but revealed a pathological uptake in two breast nodules, (one localized in upper-internal-quadrant of the right breast and the other in the upper-external-quadrant of the left breast)...
2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
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/27889596/using-ultrasound-and-palpation-for-predicting-axillary-lymph-node-status-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-results-from-the-multi-center-sentina-trial
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Lukas Schwentner, Gisela Helms, Valentina Nekljudova, Beyhan Ataseven, Ingo Bauerfeind, Nina Ditsch, Tanja Fehm, Barbara Fleige, Maik Hauschild, J Heil, Sherko Kümmel, Anette Lebeau, Sabine Schmatloch, Peter Schrenk, Anette Staebler, Sibylle Loibl, Michael Untch, Gunter Von Minckwitz, Cornelia Liedtke, Thorsten Kühn
BACKGROUND: With the growing importance of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) the assessment of post neoadjuvant axillary status is of increasing importance especially in patients who presented initially with suspicious nodes (cN1). This study aims to investigate the predictive value of palpation and axillary ultrasound of formerly cN1 patients following NST. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The SENTINA trial (SENTinel NeoAdjuvant) is a 4-arm prospective multicenter study designed to evaluate the role of sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) in the context of neoadjuvant systemic treatment (NST) of breast cancer patients...
November 24, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885426/prospective-cohort-study-assessing-chronic-pain-in-patients-following-minor-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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Régis Fuzier, Floriane Puel, Philippe Izard, Agnès Sommet, Sébastien Pierre
PURPOSE: Pain after tumorectomy and sentinel lymph node dissection is poorly reported in the literature. We carried out a prospective survey aimed at assessing pain three months after such minor surgery for breast cancer. METHODS: The study was approved by the local ethics committee. Most surgeries followed a standard protocol involving general anesthesia with no regional analgesia technique, laryngeal mask, sufentanil and propofol for induction, and multimodal analgesia during the postoperative period...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882235/intraoperative-molecular-analysis-of-sentinel-lymph-nodes-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-clinical-node-negative-breast-cancer-an-institutional-study
#12
David Parada, Karla B Peña, F Francesc Riu, A Esther Aguilar, Sebastian Cohan
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is an accurate, safe method for determining the axillary lymph node status. However, insufficient evidence exists to support the recommendation of SLNB in patients who have had neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to downsize tumours and allow for breast conservation surgery. The present study aimed to use molecular approaches to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of SLNB in patients treated with NAC prior to SLN mapping and surgery. A total of 50 consecutive patients with operable invasive breast carcinomas who had received prior NAC were assessed using the one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) method...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872527/role-of-axillary-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-and-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-clinically-n0-breast-cancer
#13
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/27866291/japanese-contribution-to-the-field-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-breast-cancer-patients-introduction-to-invited-articles
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REVIEW
Shinzaburo Noguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864624/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-using-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Tomoharu Sugie, Takafumi Ikeda, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Akira Shimizu, Masakazu Toi
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy using indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence is safe and has a high detection rate for SLNs. However, the results of this novel technique are heterogeneous. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the ICG fluorescence method compared with the standard radioisotope (RI) method. All eligible studies were identified from 2005 through 2015. A proportion meta-analysis was performed using a fixed effects and/or random effects model based on the study heterogeneity...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856352/internal-mammary-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-clinical-practice
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EDITORIAL
Mehdi Asadi, David Krag
Almost all recent studies confirmed internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy (IM-SLNB) as an accurate and valuable technique to determine stage, prognosis, and best treatment option in breast cancer patients. Decision about local treatment of internal mammary lymph nodes (IMLN) is still being made based on Axillary lymph node (ALN) status. According to study results, there will be patients in positive ALN subgroup who just face complications of an unnecessary radiation to IMLNs and there will be patients in negative ALN subgroup who do not receive adjuvant radiation therapy they really need, if we insist to continue planning IMLN treatment based on ALN status...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856201/daily-practice-management-of-pt1a-b-pn0-breast-carcinoma-a-prospective-french-odissee-cohort-study
#17
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
#18
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/27848050/sentinel-lymph-node-based-management-or-routine-axillary-clearance-five-year-outcomes-of-the-racs-sentinel-node-biopsy-versus-axillary-clearance-snac-1-trial-assessment-and-incidence-of-true-lymphedema
#19
Neil Wetzig, Peter Grantley Gill, David Espinoza, Rebecca Mister, Martin R Stockler, Val J Gebski, Owen A Ung, Ian Campbell, John Simes
PURPOSE: To determine whether the benefits of sentinel-node-based management (SNBM) over routine axillary clearance (RAC) persisted to 5 years. METHODS: A total of 1088 women with breast cancer less than 3 cm in diameter and clinically negative axillary nodes were randomized to SNBM with axillary clearance if the sentinel node was positive or RAC preceded by sentinel-node biopsy. The outcomes were: (1) objectively measured change in the volume of the operated and contralateral nonoperated arms; (2) the proportion with an increase in arm volume <15%; and (3) subjectively assessed arm morbidity for the domains swelling, symptoms, dysfunction, and disability...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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
#20
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
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