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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725630/curcumin-an-age-old-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-neoplastic-agent
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REVIEW
Matthew C Fadus, Cecilia Lau, Jai Bikhchandani, Henry T Lynch
Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that has been used for treating medical conditions for many years. Several experimental and pharmacologic trials have demonstrated its efficacy in the role as an anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin has been shown to be effective in treating chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's and common malignancies like colon, stomach, lung, breast, and skin cancers. As treatments in medicine become more and more complex, the answer may be something simpler...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716116/catching-and-monitoring-clinical-innovation-through-performance-indicators-the-case-of-the-breast-conserving-surgery-indicator
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Anna Maria Murante, Silvio Candelori, Paola Rucci, Sabina Nuti, Manuela Roncella, Matteo Ghilli, Andrea Mercatelli, Maria Pia Fantini
BACKGROUND: The evolution in the surgical and diagnostic procedures, the attention to women's preferences, the case mix, and differences in professional practices may lead to a variability in the quality of breast cancer clinical pathway. To catch and manage this variability it is important to use valid measures. The aim of this paper is to examine the concurrent validity of the breast-conserving surgery (BCS) indicator and to provide evidence to guide the quality improvement process...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710301/pituitary-apoplexy-a-rare-complication-of-leuprolide-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-treatment
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Georges Tanios, Nicolas Andrews Mungo, Aaysha Kapila, Kailash Bajaj
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, used widely in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, are associated with a rare but potentially fatal outcome of pituitary apoplexy (PA). An 85-year-old man presented with sudden onset of headache, left eye pain, sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms started 4 hours after initiation of leuprolide therapy for treatment of recently diagnosed metastatic prostate carcinoma. Radiological imaging of the brain demonstrated a heterogeneously enlarged pituitary gland measuring 19×16×13 mm and T1-hyperintense signal compatible with pituitary haemorrhage...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707206/patients-perception-of-app-based-educational-and-behavioural-interventions-for-enhancing-oral-anticancer-medication-adherence
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Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Jo Lene Leow, Lita Chew, Kevin Yi-Lwern Yap
Well-designed smartphone apps can potentially help in enhancing adherence to oral anticancer medications (OAMs). The objective of this study was to evaluate patients' perception on inclusion of various adherence-enhancing strategies as features of an app and their interest in using such app. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from patients taking OAMs. Final analysis was based on 409 surveys and most of the respondents were female (291, 71...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699130/cost-effectiveness-of-risk-reducing-mastectomy-versus-surveillance-in-brca-mutation-carriers-with-a-history-of-ovarian-cancer
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Charlotte Gamble, Laura J Havrilesky, Evan R Myers, Junzo P Chino, Scott Hollenbeck, Jennifer K Plichta, P Kelly Marcom, E Shelley Hwang, Noah D Kauff, Rachel A Greenup
BACKGROUND: The appropriate management of breast cancer risk in BRCA mutation carriers following ovarian cancer diagnosis remains unclear. We sought to determine the survival benefit and cost effectiveness of risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) among women with BRCA1/2 mutations following stage II-IV ovarian cancer. DESIGN: We constructed a decision model from a third-party payer perspective to compare annual screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography to annual screening followed by RRM with reconstruction following ovarian cancer diagnosis...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
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EDITORIAL
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673354/the-footprint-of-the-ageing-stroma-in-older-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Barbara Brouwers, Debora Fumagalli, Sylvain Brohee, Sigrid Hatse, Olivier Govaere, Giuseppe Floris, Kathleen Van den Eynde, Yacine Bareche, Patrick Schöffski, Ann Smeets, Patrick Neven, Diether Lambrechts, Christos Sotiriou, Hans Wildiers
BACKGROUND: Tumours are not only composed of malignant cells but also consist of a stromal micro-environment, which has been shown to influence cancer cell behaviour. Because the ageing process induces accumulation of senescent cells in the body, this micro-environment is thought to be different in cancers occurring in old patients compared with younger patients. More specifically, senescence-related fibroblastic features, such as the senescence-associated secretory profile (SASP) and the induction of autophagy, are suspected to stimulate tumour growth and progression...
July 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670139/younger-age-is-an-independent-predictor-of-worse-prognosis-among-lebanese-nonmetastatic-breast-cancer-patients-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
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Alissar El Chediak, Raafat S Alameddine, Ayman Hakim, Lara Hilal, Sarah Abdel Massih, Lana Hamieh, Deborah Mukherji, Sally Temraz, Maya Charafeddine, Ali Shamseddine
BACKGROUND: Several retrospective studies have reported that younger age at presentation is associated with a worse prognosis for nonmetastatic breast cancer patients. In this study, we prospectively assessed the association between different baseline characteristics (age, tumor characteristics, mode of treatment, etc) and outcomes among newly diagnosed nonmetastatic Lebanese breast cancer patients. METHODS: We recruited a sample of 123 women newly diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer presenting to American University of Beirut Medical Center...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666435/prevalence-patterns-and-perceived-value-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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Mandreker Bahall
BACKGROUND: Sophisticated conventional medicine (CM) has brought significant advances to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. However, many cancer patients still turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. This study explored the prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of CAM among cancer patients. METHODS: This quantitative descriptive study was conducted between March 1, 2015, and July 31, 2015, among a cross-sectional, convenience sample of patients from the Oncology Department of San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago...
June 30, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655118/giant-juvenile-fibroadenoma-in-a-9-year-old-a-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-current-literature
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Michalina Kupsik, Brian Yep, Suela Sulo, Heidi Memmel
Juvenile fibroadenoma is the most common breast mass in adolescents accounting for 0.5-4% of all cases of fibroadenomas. Giant fibroadenomas are well-circumscribed, firm breast masses characterized by proliferation of epithelial and connective tissue. They are defined as being larger than 5 cm or weighing more than 500 g. The peak age has been reported between the ages of 17 and 20, with less than 5% of these in patients less than 18-years-old.We present a 9-year-old, pre-menstrual, Nigerian female with no known family history of breast masses or cancers who developed spontaneous giant fibroadenoma measuring approximately 13  cm × 13 cm...
June 23, 2017: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653250/cognitive-function-and-discontinuation-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-369901-alliance
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Shirley M Bluethmann, Catherine M Alfano, Jonathan D Clapp, George Luta, Brent J Small, Arti Hurria, Harvey J Cohen, Steven Sugarman, Hyman B Muss, Claudine Isaacs, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of cognitive function on discontinuation of hormonal therapy in breast cancer survivors ages 65+ ("older"). METHODS: Older breast cancer survivors with invasive, non-metastatic disease, and no reported cognitive difficulties were recruited from 78 Alliance sites between 2004 and 2011. Eligible survivors (n = 1280) completed baseline interviews; follow-up was conducted annually for up to 7 years. Survivors with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) cancers who initiated hormonal therapy (n = 990) were included...
June 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652099/influence-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-women-below-35-years-treated-for-early-breast-cancer
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Anne Perdrix, Mathilde Saint-Ghislain, Marie Degremont, Marion David, Zena Khaznadar, Agnès Loeb, Marianne Leheurteur, Frédéric Di Fiore, Florian Clatot
The impact of chemotherapy on fertility appears to be of essential importance for the youngest cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to assess plasma anti-Mullërian hormone (AMH) evolution, using an automated sensitive AMH immunoassay in women younger than 35 years old before and after treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. We selected 54 women aged less than 35 years old, at the time of breast cancer diagnosis, who received chemotherapy between 2008 and 2014, and with plasma samples collected from the diagnosis, to 1 year, 3 years and 5 years post-diagnosis...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646722/radiation-therapy-utilization-and-outcomes-for-older-women-with-breast-cancer-impact-of-molecular-subtype-and-tumor-grade
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Waqar Haque, Denley Ming Kee Yuan, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh, Lee Wiederhold, Sandra Hatch
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) utilization for elderly women with respect to human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor status has not been evaluated. Our purpose was to determine differences in RT utilization and breast cancer specific survival (BCSS) for elderly breast cancer patients with distinct molecular biomarkers. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was queried for women ≥70 years of age diagnosed with T1N0M0 breast cancer between 2010 and 2013 receiving breast conservation...
June 21, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644994/is-the-systematic-circumferential-tumor-cavity-shaving-a-representative-sample-for-the-remaining-mammary-gland-about-75-cases
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H Bouzaiene, A Triki, M Ghalleb, M Chemlali, Z Benzarti, J Ben Hassouna, A Gammoudi, K Rahal
INTRODUCTION: The conservative surgery is more and more indicated for breast cancer. However, we still fear local recurrence which is mostly due to residual tumors?. Several techniques have been used to minimize theses residual tumors; one of them is the systematic circumferential tumor cavity shaving (SCTCS). METHODS: We sampled 75 female patients who had conservative surgery with positive shaved margins in the anatomopathology examination and to whom a complementary treatment with mastectomy have been decided...
June 20, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
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Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641369/markers-of-inflammation-and-incident-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-women-s-health-study
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Deirdre K Tobias, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulette D Chandler, Patrick R Lawler, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Paul M Ridker, Lu Wang, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
Chronic inflammation may be a risk factor for breast cancer development and progression, yet which inflammatory biomarkers and pathways are relevant is unknown. The study included 27,071 Women's Health Study participants (mean, 54.5 years old) free of cancer and cardiovascular disease at enrollment (1992 to 1995) with baseline measures of four inflammatory biomarkers: high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), fibrinogen, N-acetyl side-chains of acute phase proteins (GlycA), and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618843/risk-of-cardiac-death-among-cancer-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-seer-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
 Background: Population-based data on the risk of cardiac death among cancer survivors are needed. This scenario was evaluated in cancer survivors (>5 years) registered within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. METHODS: The SEER database was queried using SEER*Stat to determine the frequency of cardiac death compared to other causes of death; and to determine heart disease-specific and cancer-specific survival rates in survivors of each of the 10 most common cancers in men and women in the SEER database...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616237/higher-serum-concentrations-of-vimentin-and-dakp1-are-associated-with-aggressive-breast-tumour-phenotypes-in-ghanaian-women
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Benjamin Arko-Boham, Justice Tanihu Lomotey, Emmanuel Nomo Tetteh, Emmanuel Ayitey Tagoe, Nii Ayite Aryee, Ewurama Ampadu Owusu, Isaac Okai, Richard Michael Blay, Joe-Nat Clegg-Lamptey
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, exhibits aggressive behavior in indigenous African women evidenced by high histologic grade tumours with low hormone receptor positivity. Aggressive breast cancers grow quickly, easily metastasize and recur and often have unfavourable outcomes. The current study investigated candidate genes that may regulate tumour aggression in Ghanaian women. We hypothesize that increased expression and function of certain genes other than the widely-held view attributing breast cancer aggression in African populations to their younger population age may be responsible for the aggressive nature of tumours...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612598/relationship-between-breast-cancer-and-oral-contraceptive-use-among-thai-premenopausal-women-a-case-control-study
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Wisit Chaveepojnkamjorn, Natchaporn Pichainarong, Rungsinoppadol Thotong, Pratana Sativipawee, Supachai Pitikultang
Background: Breast cancer (BC) is an important issue both in medicine and public health as it is the leading malignancy with high incidence and mortality among women worldwide. The objective of this research was to determine the associations of BC with oral contraceptive (OC) use among Thai premenopausal women (TPW). Materials and Methods: A case-control study was conducted among TPW attending the National Cancer Institute, with 257 cases and 257 controls in 2013-2014. Cases and controls were matched by age (± 5 years), residential area and duration of attendance...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612228/pleomorphic-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-a-single-institution-experience-with-clinical-follow-up-and-centralized-pathology-review
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Marina De Brot, Starr Koslow Mautner, Shirin Muhsen, Victor P Andrade, Anita Mamtani, Melissa Murray, Dilip Giri, Rita A Sakr, Edi Brogi, Tari A King
PURPOSE: The natural history of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (PLCIS) remains largely unknown. METHODS: A pathology database search (1995-2012) was performed to identify patients diagnosed with an LCIS variant. Patients with synchronous breast cancer and/or no evidence of pleomorphism were excluded. Original slides were re-evaluated by three pathologists to identify a consensus cohort of PLCIS. Borderline lesions with focal atypia were classified as LCIS with pleomorphic features (LCIS-PF)...
June 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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