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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144164/correlation-between-obesity-and-fat-infiltrated-axillary-lymph-nodes-visualized-on-mammography
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Roberta Maria M diFlorio Alexander, Steffen J Haider, Todd MacKenzie, Martha E Goodrich, Julie Weiss, Tracy Onega
OBJECTIVE: Using screening mammography, this study investigated the association between obesity and axillary lymph node (LN) size and morphology. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 188 women who underwent screening mammography at an academic medical center. Length and width of the LN and hilum were measured in the largest, mammographically visible axillary node. The hilo-cortical ratio (HCR) was calculated as the hilar width divided by the cortical width...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143255/pcb-exposure-and-potential-future-cancer-incidence-in-slovak-children-an-assessment-from-molecular-finger-printing-by-ingenuity-pathway-analysis-ipa%C3%A2-derived-from-experimental-and-epidemiological-investigations
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Christopher A Loffredo, Partha S Mitra, Tomas Trnovec, Lubica Palkovicova Murinova, Eva Sovcikova, Eric P Hoffman, Kepher H Makambi, Sisir K Dutta
The risk of cancer due to PCB exposure in humans is highly debated. In eastern Slovakia, high exposure of the population to organochlorines (especially PCBs) was associated with various disease and disorder pathways, viz., endocrine disruption, metabolic disorder & diabetes, and cancer, thereby disturbing several cellular processes, including protein synthesis, stress response, and apoptosis. We have evaluated a Slovak cohort (45-month children, at lower and higher levels of PCB exposure from the environment) for disease and disorder development to develop early disease cancer biomarkers that could shed new light on possible mechanisms for the genesis of cancers under such chemical exposures, and identify potential avenues for prevention...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140420/growth-trajectories-breast-size-and-breast-tissue-composition-in-a-british-pre-birth-cohort-of-young-women
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Rachel Denholm, Bianca De Stavola, John H Hipwell, Simon J Doran, Marta C Busana, Martin O Leach, David J Hawkes, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva
Mammographic % density, the proportion of fibroglandular tissue in the breast, is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but its determinants in young women are unknown. We examined associations between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) breast-tissue composition at age 21 years and prospectively-collected measures of body size and composition from birth to early adulthood, and markers of puberty (all standardized), in a sample of 500 nulliparous women from a pre-birth cohort of children born in Avon, England, in 1991-1992 and followed up to 2011-2014...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139618/beyond-sarcopenia-characterization-and-integration-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-radiodensity-in-a-curable-breast-cancer-population
#4
Marc S Weinberg, Shlomit S Shachar, Hyman B Muss, Allison M Deal, Karteek Popuri, Hyeon Yu, Kirsten A Nyrop, Shani M Alston, Grant R Williams
Skeletal muscle loss, commonly known as sarcopenia, is highly prevalent and prognostic of adverse outcomes in oncology. However, there is limited information on adults with early breast cancer and examination of other skeletal muscle indices, despite the potential prognostic importance. This study characterizes and examines age-related changes in body composition of adults with early breast cancer and describes the creation of a novel integrated muscle measure. Female patients diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer with abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scans within 12 weeks from diagnosis were identified from local tumor registry (N = 241)...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139590/breast-density-in-screening-mammography-in-indian-population-is-it-different-from-western-population
#5
Tulika Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal, Veenu Singla, Dileep Kumar, Madhu Gupta, Gurpreet Singh, Amanjit Bal
Mammography is the only method presently considered appropriate for mass screening of breast cancer. However, higher breast density was strongly associated with lower mammographic sensitivity. Breast density is also identified as independent and strongest risk factors for breast cancer. Studies have shown women with high breast density have four to six times increased risk of breast cancer as compare to women with fatty breast. It varies between different age group it generally decreases with increasing age in postmenopausal women and it can be different in different ethnic groups and people from different geographical areas...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138313/t-cell-receptor-sequencing-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-tumors-identifies-altered-clonal-structure-of-the-t-cell-repertoire
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John F Beausang, Amanda J Wheeler, Natalie H Chan, Violet R Hanft, Frederick M Dirbas, Stefanie S Jeffrey, Stephen R Quake
Tumor-infiltrating T cells play an important role in many cancers, and can improve prognosis and yield therapeutic targets. We characterized T cells infiltrating both breast cancer tumors and the surrounding normal breast tissue to identify T cells specific to each, as well as their abundance in peripheral blood. Using immune profiling of the T cell beta-chain repertoire in 16 patients with early-stage breast cancer, we show that the clonal structure of the tumor is significantly different from adjacent breast tissue, with the tumor containing ∼2...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137420/anti-angiogenic-and-anti-tumor-effects-of-metronomic-use-of-novel-liposomal-zoledronic-acid-depletes-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#7
Xin-Jun Cai, Zeng Wang, Jia-Wei Cao, Jian-Jun Ni, Ying-Ying Xu, Jun Yao, Hong Xu, Fang Liu, Gao-Yi Yang
Zoledronic acid (ZOL) has been used as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. It is suggested that ZOL might be associated with inhibition of macrophages, which in turn reduces tumor growth, metastasis and tumor angiogenesis. Moreover, metronomic therapy can inhibit tumor angiogenesis and tumor immune cells. Previously we developed ZOL based cationic liposomes that allowed a higher intratumor delivery of drug compared with free ZOL in vivo. Therefore, in this study, Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) and PEG2000 were used as ligands to modify the surface of liposomes (NGR-PEG-LP-ZOL) in metronomic therapy to clear the tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and inhibit the formation of tumor angiogenesis, achieving the purpose of anti-tumor growth...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135419/the-risk-of-cancer-might-be-lower-than-we-think-alternatives-to-lifetime-risk-estimates
#8
Gilat L Grunau, Shay Gueron, Boris Pornov, Shai Linn
BACKGROUND: Estimates of lifetime cancer risk are commonly used in the clinical setting and in health-care evaluations. These measures are based on lifetime cancer risk estimates and may create an unrealistically frightening perception of cancer risk for an individual. We suggest using two new measures of cancer risk to complement the cancer lifetime risk measure, namely estimates of cancer risk from birth to a specific age or from a specific age to life expectancy. METHODS: We calculated risks using incidence density data from the Israel National Cancer Registry of 2013, applying a well-known formula for calculating risk, for a follow-up time...
October 16, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130138/automated-3d-method-for-the-construction-of-flexible-and-reconfigurable-numerical-breast-models-from-mri-scans
#9
Muhammad Omer, Elise C Fear
Anatomically realistic numerical breast models are essential tools for microwave breast imaging, supporting feasibility analysis, performance verification, and design improvements. Patient-specific models also assist in interpreting the results of the patient studies conducted on microwave imaging prototype systems. The proposed method employs automated and robust 3D processing techniques to construct flexible and reconfigurable breast models. These techniques include noise and artifact suppression with a principal component analysis (PCA) approach, and oversampling of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to enhance the intensity continuity...
November 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127760/preoperative-breast-mri-examination-for-all-patients-with-histologically-proven-breast-cancer-a-concept-for-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
#10
Christina Kaiser, Christina Kehrer, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Thomas Hecking, Tiyasha Hosne Ayub, Claudia Leutner, Hans Schild, Walther Kuhn
Background A published retrospective data of our study group demonstrated that premenopausal women, patients with lobular invasive breast cancer or patients with high breast density [American College of Radiology (ACR) classification 3+4] significantly benefit from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) leading to additional detection of malignant foci of 20.2% in the index and 2.5% in the contralateral breast, which would otherwise not be detected by routine imaging. Critics of preoperative MRI focus on higher false-positive rates leading to unnecessary surgical procedures and mastectomies...
November 11, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126758/maspin-expression-and-subcellular-localization-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast-prognostic-significance-and-relation-to-microvessel-density
#11
Duaa S Helal, Dina M El-Guindy
Maspin (Mammary serine protease inhibitor) is a tumor suppressor serine. Its clinical significance and role in breast carcinoma are contradictory and inconclusive. Researches demonstrated that the function of maspin differs according to its subcellular localization. This study was conducted to investigate the expression of maspin in invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast with special emphasis on its subcellular localization and to evaluate its prognostic role in relation to clinicopathological parameters and microvessel density (MVD) of the tumor...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123382/in-vivo-study-of-doxorubicin-loaded-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-ph-sensitive-liposomes-biocompatibility-bio-distribution-and-pharmacodynamics-in-balb-c-nude-mice-bearing-human-breast-tumors
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Yuan Ding, Wei Cui, Dan Sun, Gui-Ling Wang, Yu Hei, Shuai Meng, Jian-Hua Chen, Ying Xie, Zhi-Qiang Wang
In vivo evaluation of drug delivery vectors is essential for clinical translation. In BALB/c nude mice bearing human breast cancer tumors, we investigated the biocompatibility, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded novel cell-penetrating peptide (CPP)-modified pH-sensitive liposomes (CPPL) (referred to as CPPL(DOX)) with an optimal CPP density of 4%. In CPPL, a polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative formed by conjugating PEG with stearate via acid-degradable hydrazone bond (PEG2000-Hz-stearate) was inserted into the surface of liposomes, and CPP was directly attached to liposome surfaces via coupling with stearate to simultaneously achieve long circulation time in blood and improve the selectivity and efficacy of CPP for tumor targeting...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119856/radiological-properties-of-healthy-carcinoma-and-equivalent-breast-tissues-for-photon-and-charged-particle-interactions
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M Büyükyıldız, M Kurudirek
PURPOSE: In this paper, the effective atomic numbers (Zeff), electron densities (Neff), exposure buildup factor (EBF) and energy absorption buildup factor (EABF) of healthy (H), carcinoma (C) and equivalent (E) breast tissues were investigated to quantify differences in radiological parameters between the tissues in the continuous energy region. For these purposes, Zeffs and Neffs, of healthy, carcinoma and equivalent (H-C-E) breast tissues were calculated for interaction of gamma rays and charged particles with selected tissues...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116414/effect-of-denosumab-administration-on-low-bone-mineral-density-t-score-1-0-to-2-5-in-postmenopausal-japanese-women-receiving-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitors-for-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshimi Ouchi, Kouichi Sakaguchi, Yoshifumi Fujita, Takayuki Matsuda, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Konishi, Tetsuya Taguchi
Although adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy is widely used in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, it is known to be associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand, has been shown to protect against AI-induced bone loss. However, the efficacy of denosumab in the treatment of AI-associated bone loss has not been prospectively evaluated in Japan. We prospectively monitored bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and bilateral femoral necks in 100 postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive postoperative breast cancer of clinical stage I-IIIA in whom treatment with AI as adjuvant endocrine therapy was planned or had been ongoing...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113274/simvastatin-potentiates-doxorubicin-activity-against-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#15
Benjaporn Buranrat, Wanwisa Suwannaloet, Jarinyaporn Naowaboot
Simvastatin is a low density lipoprotein-lowering drug that is widely used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease by inhibiting the mevalonate pathway. Simvastatin also exhibits inhibitory effects on a number of types of cancer. In the present study, the effects of simvastatin on the activity of doxorubicin in the breast cancer MCF-7 cell line, and the mechanisms by which this interaction occurs were investigated. The effect of simvastatin and doxorubicin treatment, alone and in combination, on the growth of MCF-7 cells was evaluated by a sulforhodamine B and colony formation assay...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113216/microrna-10b-expression-in-node-negative-breast-cancer-correlation-with-metastasis-and-angiogenesis
#16
Xia Liu, Yong Guan, Li Wang, Yun Niu
Metastasis accounts for the majority of cases of mortality in patients with axillary lymph node-negative (ANN) breast cancer. Angiogenesis is an essential component of the metastatic pathway. Studies regarding microRNA (miR)-10b expression in patients with ANN breast cancer and the function of angiogenesis in breast cancer remain scarce. The present study was performed in order to determine the biological significance of miR-10b, and investigate the association between miR-10b and microvessel density (MVD) measured in ANN breast cancer...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112227/trends-and-variations-in-postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-in-patients-with-1-to-3-positive-lymph-nodes-a-national-cancer-data-base-analysis
#17
Nisha Ohri, Mark P Sittig, Chiaojung Jillian Tsai, Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, Elizabeth Ann Mittendorf, Weiji Shi, Zhigang Zhang, Alice Y Ho
BACKGROUND: High-level evidence is lacking to guide treatment decisions about postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) in patients who have breast cancer with 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes who receive contemporary systemic therapies, leading to potential variations in PMRT delivery. The objective of this study was to examine nationwide trends in PMRT use in this group. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was used to identify 93,372 women who had T1-T2N1 breast cancer diagnosed between 2003 and 2012...
November 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108988/urban-rural-differences-in-breast-and-cervical-cancer-incidence-the-mediating-roles-of-socioeconomic-status-and-provider-density
#18
Jennifer L Moss, Benmei Liu, Eric J Feuer
BACKGROUND: Breast and cervical cancer incidence vary by urbanicity, and several ecological factors could contribute to these patterns. In particular, cancer screening or other sociodemographic and health care system variables could explain geographic disparities in cancer incidence. METHODS: Governmental and research sources provided data on 612 counties in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program for rural-urban continuum code, socioeconomic status (SES) quintile, percent non-Hispanic White residents, density of primary care physicians, cancer screening, and breast and cervical cancer incidence rates (2009-2013)...
November 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105963/does-the-use-of-pretreatment-mri-change-the-management-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
#19
James Hlubocky, Sharukh Bhavnagri, Ann Swinford, Carol Mitri, Murray Rebner, Vidya Pai
Breast MRI plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the management of a large cohort of breast cancer patients at our institution. This study is a retrospective chart review of all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who underwent preoperative breast MRI at our institution between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2009. 1352 patients comprised the study population. 241 (17.8%) patients underwent a change in surgical management as a result of preoperative MRI...
November 5, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105900/performance-characteristics-of-digital-vs-film-screen-mammography-in-community-practice
#20
Firas Dabbous, Therese A Dolecek, Sarah M Friedewald, Katherine Y Tossas-Milligan, Tere Macarol, Wm Thomas Summerfelt, Garth H Rauscher
We compared the performance characteristics of 297 629 full field digital (FFDM) and 416 791 screen film mammograms (SFM). Sensitivity increased with age, decreased with breast density, and was lower for more aggressive and lobular tumors. While sensitivity did not differ significantly by modality, specificity was generally 1%-2% points higher for FFDM than for SFM across age and breast density categories. The lower recall rate for FFDM vs SFM in our study may partially explain performance differences by modality...
November 5, 2017: Breast Journal
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