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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737998/examination-of-the-patient-focused-impact-of-cancer-telegenetics-among-a-rural-population-comparison-with-traditional-in-person-services
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Nan M Solomons, Amanda E Lamb, Frances L Lucas, Eileen F McDonald, Susan Miesfeldt
BACKGROUND: Telecommunication models promise to improve access to cancer genetic counseling. Little is known about their impact among the geographically underserved. This work examined knowledge and emotional outcomes and attitudes/beliefs regarding cancer telegenetic services (via live-interactive videoconferencing) in Maine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cancer telegenetic patients seen at two remote sites and control (in-person) patients responded to pre-/postsurveys assessing care impact on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) knowledge and emotional health, ease of access to services, and telegenetics satisfaction/acceptability...
July 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733469/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-breast-cancer-and-bone-metastases-striking-the-right-balance
#2
Catherine Zabkiewicz, Jeyna Resaul, Rachel Hargest, Wen Jiang, Lin Ye
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) belong to the TGF-β super family, and are essential for regulation of foetal development, tissue differentiation and homeostasis, and a multitude of cellular functions. Naturally, this has led to the exploration of aberrance in this highly regulated system as a key factor in tumourigenesis. Originally identified for their role in osteogenesis and bone turnover, attention has been turned to the potential role of BMPs in tumour metastases to, and progression within, the bone niche...
July 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732040/perceptions-of-arab-men-regarding-female-breast-cancer-screening-examinations-findings-from-a-middle-east-study
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Tam Truong Donnelly, Al-Hareth Al-Khater, Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader, Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Mariam Ali Abdul Malik, Nabila Al-Meer, Rajvir Singh
OBJECTIVES: In the Middle East, Qatar in particular, the incidence of breast cancer has substantially increased in recent years, and is expected to double by 2030. This diagnosis also occurs at a later stage in the disease. Early detection along with proper treatment reduces radical mastectomy and mortality rates, yet only one-third of Arab women in Qatar participate in breast cancer screening (BCS) activities of any sort. Many women in the conservative Qatari society rely on male family members for support and protection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730323/the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-tumors-to-the-ovary-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ondřej Kubeček, Jan Laco, Jiří Špaček, Jiří Petera, Jindřich Kopecký, Alena Kubečková, Stanislav Filip
Secondary tumors of the ovary account for 10-25% of all ovarian malignancies. The most common tumors that give rise to ovarian metastases include breast, colorectal, endometrial, stomach, and appendix cancer. The correct diagnosis of secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging as they are not infrequently misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancer, particularly in the case of mucinous adenocarcinomas. The distinction from the latter is essential, as it requires different treatment. Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in distinguishing primary ovarian tumors from extra-ovarian metastases and, furthermore, may suggest the primary tumor site...
July 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726172/combined-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-breast-cancer-patients-with-brain-metastases-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-and-temozolomide-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jingru Tian, Yien Luo, Juanjuan Xiang, Jingqun Tang
Brain metastasis is the leading cause of death among advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and breast cancer patients. The standard treatment for brain metastases is radiotherapy. The combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy has been tested. However, the management of brain metastases has yet to be successful. Here, we aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) alone or in combination with temozolomide (TMZ) in NSCLC and breast cancer patients with brain metastases...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725482/systems-biology-driving-drug-development-from-design-to-the-clinical-testing-of-the-anti-erbb3-antibody-seribantumab-mm-121
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REVIEW
Birgit Schoeberl, Art Kudla, Kristina Masson, Ashish Kalra, Michael Curley, Gregory Finn, Emily Pace, Brian Harms, Jaeyeon Kim, Jeff Kearns, Aaron Fulgham, Olga Burenkova, Viara Grantcharova, Defne Yarar, Violette Paragas, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Marisa Wainszelbaum, Kip West, Sara Mathews, Rachel Nering, Bambang Adiwijaya, Gabriela Garcia, Bill Kubasek, Victor Moyo, Akos Czibere, Ulrik B Nielsen, Gavin MacBeath
The ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases comprises four members: epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB1), human EGFR 2 (HER2/ErbB2), ErbB3/HER3, and ErbB4/HER4. The first two members of this family, EGFR and HER2, have been implicated in tumorigenesis and cancer progression for several decades, and numerous drugs have now been approved that target these two proteins. Less attention, however, has been paid to the role of this family in mediating cancer cell survival and drug tolerance. To better understand the complex signal transduction network triggered by the ErbB receptor family, we built a computational model that quantitatively captures the dynamics of ErbB signaling...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725292/-pre-metastatic-niches-in-breast-cancer-are-they-created-by-or-prior-to-the-tumour-onset-flammer-syndrome-relevance-to-address-the-question
#7
Rostyslav Bubnov, Jiri Polivka, Pavol Zubor, Katarzyna Konieczka, Olga Golubnitschaja
Breast cancer (BC) epidemic in the twenty-first century is characterised by around half a million deaths and 1.7 million new cases registered annually worldwide. Metastatic disease is the major cause of death in BC patient cohorts. Current statistics are much alarming from the viewpoint of the early mortality amongst BC patients with de novo metastatic disease. A new paradigm of so-called "pre-metastatic niches" may sufficiently promote our knowledge regarding potential pathomechanisms, individual predisposition and prognosis in development and progression of the metastatic disease...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724364/tamoxifen-reverses-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-demethylating-mir-200c-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#8
Qian Wang, Yu Cheng, Yan Wang, Yibo Fan, Ce Li, Ye Zhang, Yiding Wang, Qian Dong, Yanju Ma, Yue-E Teng, Xiujuan Qu, Yunpeng Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the efficacy of tamoxifen (TAM) for breast cancer has been attributed to inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by inhibiting estrogen receptor (ER) signaling, recent evidence indicates that TAM also possesses ER-independent antitumor activity through an unclear mechanism. The present study investigated the anti-tumor mechanism of TAM on mesenchymal triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). METHODS: The inhibitory effect of TAM on tumor migration and metastasis was analyzed by transwell chamber in vitro and by murine xenograft model in vivo...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723753/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-238g-a-polymorphism-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-an-update-by-meta-analysis
#9
Qing Zhang, Guang Sheng Zhao, Xiao Lin Yuan, Xiao Huan Li, Zhen Yang, Yi Fen Cui, Qing Lin Guan, Xiu Yan Sun, Wan Shen, Tai An Xu, Qiu Shi Wang
BACKGROUND: The association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene (TNF-a) -238G/A polymorphism and the breast cancer has been analyzed in several studies, but the results have been inconclusive. We then performed a meta-analysis to get a precise estimation of the association. METHODS: Eight case-control studies with a total of 37,257 cases and 39,564 controls were identified by searching the ISI Web of Knowledge database and the PubMed database up to August 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723724/coping-strategies-used-by-breast-prostate-and-colorectal-cancer-survivors-a-literature-review
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Mari P Lashbrook, Patricia C Valery, Vikki Knott, Marilynne N Kirshbaum, Christina M Bernardes
BACKGROUND: Individual coping strategies are a fundamental element underpinning psychosocial distress. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe coping strategies and their measurement used by survivors of breast, prostate, and/or colorectal cancer after treatment. METHODS: A search of electronic databases (PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) was conducted from January 1980 to March 2015. Data were extracted using standardized forms and included studies that explored the coping mechanisms of survivorship of breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723663/a-network-meta-analysis-on-the-efficacy-of-targeted-agents-in-combination-with-chemotherapy-for-treatment-of-advanced-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Long Ge, Yan Tang, Qiu-Ning Zhang, Jin-Hui Tian, Xiao-Hu Wang, Dawid Pieper, Bei Pan, Lun Li, Juan Ling, Zhi-Tong Bing, Ke-Hu Yang
OBJECTIVE: Our network meta-analysis aimed to determine the assistant efficacy of targeted therapy in combined with chemotherapy for advanced/metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). RESULTS: A total of 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), involving 2,410 patients, met our inclusion criteria. Eight targeted agents involving 11 treatment arms were included. The methodological quality of included RCTs was acceptable. The results of direct comparisons showed that progression-free survival (PFS) was significantly longer with bevacizumab+chemotherapy when compared to chemotherapy alone (hazard ratio [HR] = 0...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721554/feasibility-of-a-self-help-web-based-intervention-targeting-young-cancer-patients-with-sexual-problems-and-fertility-distress
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Maria Wiklander, Johanna Strandquist, Claire Micaux Obol, Lars E Eriksson, Jeanette Winterling, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg, Kerstin Sjögren Fugl-Meyer, Johan Ahlgren, Per Ljungman, Claudia Lampic, Lena Wettergren
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of a self-help web-based intervention to alleviate sexual problems and fertility distress in adolescents and young adults with cancer. METHODS: Twenty-three persons with cancer (19 women and 4 men, age 18-43, 1-5 years post-diagnosis of lymphoma, breast, gynecologic, central nervous system, or testicular cancer) were recruited to test a 2-month web-based program targeting sexual problems or fertility distress...
July 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719979/prevalence-of-protective-shielding-utilization-for-radiation-dose-reduction-in-adult-patients-undergoing-body-scanning-using-computed-tomography
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Shoaib Safiullah, Roshan M Patel, Brittany Uribe, Kyle Spradling, Chandana Lall, Lishi Zhang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Ralph Clayman, Jaime Landman
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation is implicated in nearly 2% of malignancies in the United States; radiation shields prevent unnecessary radiation exposure during medical imaging. Contemporary radiation shield utilization for adult patients in the United States is poorly defined. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of protective shielding utilization in adult patients undergoing computed tomography scans in United States' hospitals. METHODS: An online survey was sent to established radiology departments randomly selected from the 2015 American Hospital Association Guide...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719836/long-term-management-of-patients-with-hormone-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-concepts-for-sequential-and-combination-endocrine-based-therapies
#14
REVIEW
Adam M Brufsky
Treatment options for hormone receptor-positive (HR-positive) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) continue to increase in parallel with expanding knowledge about the complex biology of breast cancer subtypes and resistance mechanisms to endocrine therapy. For patients with HR-positive MBC, there are now an unprecedented number of endocrine-based treatment options that can improve long-term outcomes, while preserving or optimizing quality of life, and that can be used before selecting more cytotoxic chemotherapeutic regimens...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714957/il-11-contribution-to-tumorigenesis-in-an-nrf2-addiction-cancer-model
#15
H Kitamura, Y Onodera, S Murakami, T Suzuki, H Motohashi
The interaction between cancer cells and their microenvironment is an important determinant of the pathological nature of cancers, particularly their tumorigenic abilities. The KEAP1-NRF2 system, originally identified as a critical defense mechanism against oxidative stress, is often dysregulated in various human cancers forming solid tumors, resulting in the aberrant activation of NRF2. Increased accumulation of NRF2 in cancers is strongly associated with the poor prognoses of cancer patients, including those with lung and breast cancers...
July 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707989/breast-density-scales-the-metric-matters
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Mohamed Abdolell, Kaitlyn M Tsuruda, Peter Brown, Judy Caines, Sian Iles
OBJECTIVE: Measures of percent mammographic density (PMD) are often categorized using various density scales. The purpose of this study was to examine information loss associated with the use of categorical density scales. METHODS: Baseline PMD was assessed at 1% precision for 2,374 women. The data were used to create 21-category, 4-category and 2-category density scales. R-squared and root mean square error (RMSE) were used to evaluate the effect of categorizing PMD...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707988/first-clinical-report-of-helical-tomotherapy-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer
#17
Tabassum Wadasadawala, Shanu Jain, Siji Paul, Reena Phurailatpam, Kishore Joshi, Palak Popat, Sandip Tandon, Aruna Alahari, Rajiv Sarin
OBJECTIVE: Radiotherapy for synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) is technically very challenging. This study reports the clinical feasibility, dosimetry and safety of helical tomotherapy (HT) with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy for SBBC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty one women with SBBC treated with HT from January 2013 to June 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Radiation lung toxicity was assessed using pulmonary function test (PFT) and high resolution computerized tomography scan (HRCT) scan at baseline and 1 year post RT in 18 patients...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707529/interpretation-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-preliminary-study-on-comparison-with-picture-archiving-and-communication-system-pacs-and-dedicated-workstation
#18
Young Seon Kim, Jung Min Chang, Ann Yi, Sung Ui Shin, Myung Eun Lee, Won Hwa Kim, Nariya Cho, Woo Kyung Moon
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency in the interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images using picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and a dedicated workstation. METHODS: A total of 97 DBT images performed for screening or diagnostic purposes were stored in both a workstation and PACS, and evaluated in combination with digital mammography by three independent radiologists retrospectively. Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System final assessments and likelihood of malignancy (%) were assigned and the interpretation time when using the workstation and PACS was recorded...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706409/determinants-of-awareness-and-practice-of-breast-self-examination-among-rural-women-in-trichy-tamil-nadu
#19
Hemalatha Kumarasamy, A M Veerakumar, S Subhathra, Y Suga, R Murugaraj
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and it can be detected at an early stage through self-examination which increases the chance of survival. This study aimed to assess knowledge and practice of breast self-examination (BSE) among females in a rural area of Trichy district. METHODOLOGY: This community-based, cross-sectional study was carried out among a total sample of 200 women in rural area of Trichy. The participants were interviewed using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire to obtain information on their sociodemographic characteristics, awareness on breast cancer, and knowledge, attitude, practice of BSE...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705211/streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subspecies-equisimilis-in-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-case-report
#20
Makoto Sumazaki, Fumi Saito, Hideaki Ogata, Miho Yoshida, Yorichika Kubota, Syunsuke Magoshi, Hironori Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer-related lymphedema often causes cellulitis and is one of the most common complications after breast cancer surgery. Streptococci are the major pathogens underlying such cellulitis. Among the streptococci, the importance of the Lancefield groups C and G is underappreciated; most cases involve Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis. Despite having a relatively weak toxicity compared with group A streptococci, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis is associated with a mortality rate that is as high as that of group A streptococci in cases of invasive infection because Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis mainly affects elderly individuals who already have various comorbidities...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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