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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935854/comparison-of-helical-tomotherapy-and-direct-tomotherapy-in-bilateral-whole-breast-irradiation-in-a-case-of-bilateral-synchronous-grade-1-and-stage-1-breast-cancer
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Valentina Lancellotta, Martina Iacco, Elisabetta Perrucci, Claudio Zucchetti, Anna Concetta Dipilato, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Isabella Palumbo, Cynthia Aristei
BACKGROUND Synchronous bilateral breast cancer is rare. A case is presented where whole breast irradiation (WBI) was planned after breast conserving surgery in a patient with synchronous bilateral breast cancer. A comparison was made between the feasibility of helical tomotherapy and direct tomotherapy. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old woman was found to have bilateral breast nodules on routine mammographic screening, resulting in bilateral lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Histopathology showed a 6 mm diameter invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative) and an 8mm diameter tubular carcinoma in the left breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative)...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934992/breast-cancer-metastases-to-the-thyroid-gland-an-uncommon-sentinel-for-diffuse-metastatic-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Agata M Plonczak, Aimee N DiMarco, Roberto Dina, Dorothy J Gujral, Fausto F Palazzo
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the thyroid are rare. The most common primary cancer to metastasize to the thyroid is renal cell carcinoma, followed by malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and skin, with breast cancer metastases to the thyroid being rare. Overall, the outcomes in malignancies that have metastasized to the thyroid are poor. There are no prospective studies addressing the role of surgery in metastatic disease of the thyroid. Isolated thyroidectomy has been proposed as a local disease control option to palliate and prevent the potential morbidity of tumor extension related to the airway...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932627/addition-of-anti-estrogen-therapy-to-anti-her2-dendritic-cell-vaccination-improves-regional-nodal-immune-response-and-pathologic-complete-response-rate-in-patients-with-er-pos-her2-pos-early-breast-cancer
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Lea Lowenfeld, Salman Zaheer, Crystal Oechsle, Megan Fracol, Jashodeep Datta, Shuwen Xu, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Robert E Roses, Carla S Fisher, Elizabeth S McDonald, Paul J Zhang, Angela DeMichele, Rosemarie Mick, Gary K Koski, Brian J Czerniecki
HER2-directed therapies are less effective in patients with ER(pos) compared to ER(neg) breast cancer, possibly reflecting bidirectional activation between HER2 and estrogen signaling pathways. We investigated dual blockade using anti-HER2 vaccination and anti-estrogen therapy in HER2(pos)/ER(pos) early breast cancer patients. In pre-clinical studies of HER2(pos) breast cancer cell lines, ER(pos) cells were partially resistant to CD4(+) Th1 cytokine-induced metabolic suppression compared with ER(neg) cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930777/endoscopic-delayed-breast-reconstruction-with-expanders-and-implants-via-the-axillary-incision-made-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-or-lymphadenectomy
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José Maria Serra-Mestre, Randolfo Fernandez Peñuela, Francesco DʼAndrea, Joan Maria Viñals, José Maria Serra-Renom
BACKGROUND: Classic techniques of delayed prosthetic breast reconstruction use the mastectomy scar as an access route. As a result, the filling of the expander must be postponed until the wounds have healed. This creates an asymmetry between the breasts with the volume changes caused by the filling of the expander, which may occur over several weeks and cause considerable discomfort. METHODS: Delayed breast reconstruction was performed via the axillary incision made for sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymphadenectomy with endoscopic assistance and detachment of the pectoralis major muscle...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929038/drainage-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-methodological-mini-review
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REVIEW
George S Stoyanov, Dragostina Tsocheva, Katerina Marinova, Emil Dobrev, Rumen Nenkov
Breast cancer is a socially relevant group of malignant conditions of the mammary gland, affecting both males and females. Most commonly the surgical approach of choice is a modified radical mastectomy (MRM), due to it allowing for both the removal of the main tumor mass and adjacent glandular tissue, which are suspected of infiltration and multifocality of the process, and a sentinel axillary lymph node removal. Most common post-surgical complications following MRM are the formation of a hematoma, the infection of the surgical wound and the formation of a seroma...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919032/the-role-of-preoperative-axillary-ultrasound-and-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-in-identifying-patients-with-extensive-axillary-lymph-node-involvement
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Robert Maráz, Tamás Zombori, Éva Ambrózay, Gábor Cserni
INTRODUCTION: In the recent past, both clinically node-positive and node-negative but sentinel node-positive patients underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), although the two groups seem to have substantially different degree of nodal involvement. METHODS: Data on consecutive primary breast cancer patients with documented axillary ultrasound (AXUS) results who underwent ALND between January 2003 and December 2015 either because of AXUS-guided fine needle aspiration (A-FNAC) results or because of a positive sentinel lymph node were retrospectively analysed...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918579/analysis-of-undesirable-sequelae-of-sentinel-node-surgery-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Dominika Kozak, Iwona Głowacka-Mrotek, Tomasz Nowikiewicz, Zygmunt Siedlecki, Wojciech Hagner, Magdalena Sowa, Wojciech Zegarski
Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy limits the frequency and severity of sequelae of surgical treatment. However, the procedure itself may not be completely free of complications. The goal of this work was to analyze prospectively the occurrence of undesirable sequelae in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy as an isolated intervention in the axillary fossa. This prospective observational study was conducted on a group of 104 women. Patients were examined on five occasions: one day before the procedure, one day after the procedure, one month, three months, and six months after the procedure...
September 16, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918186/health-related-quality-of-life-in-melanoma-patients-impact-of-melanoma-related-limb-lymphoedema
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Caroline A Gjorup, Mogens Groenvold, Helle W Hendel, Karin Dahlstroem, Krzysztof T Drzewiecki, Tobias W Klausen, Lisbet R Hölmich
AIM: To explore health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in recurrence-free melanoma patients, with a focus on the association between melanoma-related limb lymphoedema and HRQoL. METHODS: HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30), the breast cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BR23) subscales body image and future perspective, the Functional Assessment for Cancer Therapy-General subscale social/family well-being and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917551/-impact-of-the-preservation-of-the-branches-of-intercostobrachial-nerve-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-operated-for-a-breast-cancer
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Zenaba Saleh, Julia Salleron, Sandrine Baffert, Alain Paveau, Jean-Marc Classe, Frédéric Marchal
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the preservation of the intercostobrachial nerve on the quality of life of patients operated for breast cancer. METHODS: This study was ancillary to cost comparison study of axillary sentinel lymph node detection and axillary lymphadenectomy in early breast cancer. It was a prospective multicenter, observational, non-randomized study. The quality of life was assessed using two questionnaires: QLQ-C30 and specific module QLQ-BR23 Surveys have been performed before initiation of surgery, one week, and 1 month, 8 months and 12 months after discharge from hospitalization for the first surgical procedure...
September 13, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914693/care-patterns-and-changes-in-treatment-for-nonmetastatic-breast-cancer-in-2013-2014-versus-2005-a-population-based-high-resolution-study
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Marcela Guevara, Rosana Burgui, Jorge Díaz-González, Esteban Salgado, Francisco Vicente, Conchi Moreno-Iribas, María J Urbina, Alicia Córdoba, Concepción de Miguel, Eva Ardanaz
Studies on recent trends in patterns of care for breast cancer patients are scarce. This study aims to examine the patterns and trends in the treatment of women with nonmetastatic breast cancer according to major recommended treatment options. A population-based study was carried out in Navarra, Spain, including all women with a primary invasive nonmetastasized breast cancer, diagnosed in 2005 and in 2013-2014. We compared patients' characteristics and treatment patterns between periods. Factors associated with receipt of recommended treatment were examined by multivariate logistic regression...
September 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912071/sentinel-node-biopsy-after-primary-chemotherapy-in-ct2-n0-1-breast-cancer-patients-long-term-results-of-a-retrospective-study
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G Martelli, R Miceli, S Folli, E Guzzetti, C Chifu, I Maugeri, C Ferranti, G Bianchi, G Capri, M L Carcangiu, B Paolini, R Agresti, C Ferraris, D Piromalli, M Greco
BACKGROUND: It is controversial whether sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is adequate in breast cancer patients who become cN0 after primary chemotherapy. To address this we retrospectively compared outcomes in T2 cases given primary chemotherapy, comparing those given axillary dissection (AD) with those given SNB but no AD if sentinel nodes were clinically negative post-chemotherapy. METHODS: We examined overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and axillary failure in 317 consecutive cT2 cN0/1 patients given primary chemotherapy followed by quadrantectomy/mastectomy, between January 2002 and December 2007...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910822/a-new-molecular-based-lymph-node-staging-classification-determines-the-prognosis-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Tomo Osako, Takuji Iwase, Masaru Ushijima, Rika Yonekura, Shinji Ohno, Futoshi Akiyama
BACKGROUND: The one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay is a novel molecular method that can detect metastasis in a whole lymph node based on cytokeratin 19 mRNA copy number. This cohort study aimed to establish an OSNA-based nodal staging (pN(mol)) classification for breast cancer. METHODS: The cohort consisted of 1039 breast cancer patients who underwent sentinel node (SN) biopsy using the OSNA assay. Cutoff value of the SN tumour burden stratifying distant disease-free survival (DDFS) was determined, and predictive factors for DDFS and breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) were investigated...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910357/the-quality-of-invasive-breast-cancer-care-for-low-reimbursement-rate-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Shaofei Su, Han Bao, Xinyu Wang, Zhiqiang Wang, Xi Li, Meiqi Zhang, Jiaying Wang, Hao Jiang, Wenji Wang, Siyang Qu, Meina Liu
Though evidence-based treatments have been recommended for breast cancer, underuse of the treatments was still observed. To certain extent, patients' access to care, which can be enhanced by increasing the coverage of health insurance, could account for the current underuse in recommended care. This study aimed to examine the association between different proportions of reimbursement and quality of recommended breast cancer care, as well as length of hospital stay. In this retrospective study, 3669 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1 June, 2011 and 30 June, 2013 were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898379/effect-of-axillary-dissection-vs-no-axillary-dissection-on-10-year-overall-survival-among-women-with-invasive-breast-cancer-and-sentinel-node-metastasis-the-acosog-z0011-alliance-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Armando E Giuliano, Karla V Ballman, Linda McCall, Peter D Beitsch, Meghan B Brennan, Pond R Kelemen, David W Ollila, Nora M Hansen, Pat W Whitworth, Peter W Blumencranz, A Marilyn Leitch, Sukamal Saha, Kelly K Hunt, Monica Morrow
Importance: The results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 (ACOSOG Z0011) trial were first reported in 2005 with a median follow-up of 6.3 years. Longer follow-up was necessary because the majority of the patients had estrogen receptor-positive tumors that may recur later in the disease course (the ACOSOG is now part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology). Objective: To determine whether the 10-year overall survival of patients with sentinel lymph node metastases treated with breast-conserving therapy and sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) alone without axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is noninferior to that of women treated with axillary dissection...
September 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890124/-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-neoadjuvant-treatment-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Martha Duraes, Eugénie Guillot, Julien Seror, Nicolas Pouget, Roman Rouzier
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has replaced axillary lymph node dissection in those patients with clinically node-negative axilla without compromising their oncologic outcomes. Indication of neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been extended to patients to evaluate the pathologic response and to offer more conservative breast surgery. Sentinel lymph node dissection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is feasible and accurate in patients with clinically node-negative patients. The timing of the sentinel lymph node biopsy, before or after medical treatment has been studied with benefits for each procedure...
September 7, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888579/reliability-of-self-reported-treatment-data-by-patients-with-breast-cancer-compared-with-medical-record-data
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Melissa Kool, Esther Bastiaannet, Cornelis J H Van de Velde, Perla J Marang-van de Mheen
OBJECTIVES: Medical records are considered the gold standard for accurate treatment information. However, treatment data are increasingly obtained from questionnaires. It can be questioned whether self-reported treatment data are reliable, particularly because patients have to process a lot of information during their diagnosis and treatment process. The present study assesses the reliability of self-reported treatment data compared with medical records. METHODS: All patients with stage I, II, and III breast cancer (n = 606) in 5 hospitals in the west of the Netherlands were invited to complete a questionnaire 9 to 18 months after surgery...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884392/socioeconomic-status-and-breast-cancer-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Marie S Dreyer, Ann B Nattinger, Emily L McGinley, Liliana E Pezzin
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests substantial disparities in breast cancer survival by socioeconomic status (SES). We examine the extent to which receipt of newer, less invasive, or more effective treatments-a plausible source of disparities in survival-varies by SES among elderly women with early-stage breast cancer. METHODS: Multivariate regression analyses applied to 11,368 women (age 66-90 years) identified from SEER-Medicare as having invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2006-2009...
September 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879416/patient-age-and-tumor-subtype-predict-the-extent-of-axillary-surgery-among-breast-cancer-patients-eligible-for-the-american-college-of-surgeons-oncology-group-trial-z0011
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Cecilia T Ong, Samantha M Thomas, Rachel C Blitzblau, Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Tristen S Park, Jennifer K Plichta, Laura H Rosenberger, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, Rachel A Greenup
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial established the safety of omitting axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for early-stage breast cancer patients with limited nodal disease undergoing lumpectomy. We examined the extent of axillary surgery among women eligible for Z0011 based on patient age and tumor subtype. METHODS: Patients with cT1-2, cN0 breast cancers and one or two positive nodes diagnosed from 2009 to 2014 and treated with lumpectomy were identified in the National Cancer Data Base...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877348/superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-the-sole-method-for-sentinel-node-biopsy-detection-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#19
A Karakatsanis, K Daskalakis, P Stålberg, H Olofsson, Y Andersson, S Eriksson, L Bergkvist, F Wärnberg
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is a novel method in breast cancer. Several studies have verified the non-inferiority of SPIO compared with the standard use of radioisotope (99m) Tc with or without blue dye. The aim of the MONOS study presented here was to evaluate the use of SPIO as a sole tracer and the efficacy of tracer injection in the preoperative setting. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was carried out in two hospitals, one using (99m) Tc and the other SPIO...
September 6, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877063/sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-classic-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast-cytokeratin-immunostain-ensures-detection-and-precise-determination-of-extent-of-involvement
#20
Ami Patel, Timothy D'Alfonso, Esther Cheng, Syed A Hoda
The assessment of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections in cases of classic type of invasive lobular carcinoma (cILC) is considered unreliable, particularly in cases with minimal involvement, that is by either isolated tumor cells (pN0i+) or micrometastases (pN1mi). Although the impact of minimal SLN involvement has been shown to be insignificant in most clinical trials (even though cILC was either under-represented or not separated in the respective cohorts), the results of MIRROR trial did emphasize the need for additional therapy in cases with minimally involved SLN to ensure improved disease-free survival...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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