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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920899/diagnosing-clean-margins-through-raman-spectroscopy-in-human-and-animal-mammary-tumour-surgery-a-short-review
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I A Birtoiu, C Rizea, D Togoe, R M Munteanu, C Micsa, M I Rusu, M Tautan, L Braic, L O Scoicaru, A Parau, N D Becherescu-Barbu, M V Udrea, A Tonetto, R Notonier, C E A Grigorescu
Breast cancer frequency in human and other mammal female populations has worryingly increased lately. The acute necessity for taxonomy of the aetiological factors along with seeking for new diagnostic tools and therapy procedures aimed at reducing mortality have yielded in an intense research effort worldwide. Surgery is a regular method to counteract extensive development of breast cancer and prevent metastases provided that negative surgical margins are achieved. This highly technical challenge requires fast, extremely sensitive and selective discrimination between malignant and benign tissues even down to molecular level...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917036/challenging-perceptions-about-oncology-product-pricing-in-breast-and-colorectal-cancer
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Anthony Barron, Tim Wilsdon
Although significant progress has been made in the past decade in the treatment of both common and rare cancers, there has been significant concerns about the cost, and especially the value, of certain new oncology drugs. These concerns touch upon a number of issues regarding the price of these medicines, the value they deliver and the ability of healthcare systems to fund them. This paper looks at these perceptions and the extent to which they apply across different oncology products. Whilst it is acknowledged there is evidence that the launch price of pharmaceutical treatments for some forms of cancer has been rising in recent years, this is not uniformly the case; we find evidence to the contrary for some forms of cancer...
2016: Pharmaceutical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916314/intraoperative-ultrasound-guidance-in-breast-conserving-surgery-shows-superiority-in-oncological-outcome-long-term-cosmetic-and-patient-reported-outcomes-final-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-cobalt
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J H Volders, M H Haloua, N M A Krekel, V L Negenborn, R H E Kolk, A M F Lopes Cardozo, A M Bosch, L M de Widt-Levert, H van der Veen, H Rijna, A H M Taets van Amerongen, K Jóźwiak, S Meijer, M P van den Tol
BACKGROUND: The multicenter randomized controlled COBALT trial demonstrated that ultrasound-guided breast-conserving surgery (USS) results in a significant reduction of margin involvement (3.1% vs. 13%) and excision volumes compared to palpation-guided surgery (PGS). The aim of the present study was to determine long term oncological and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life (QoL), together with their progress over time. METHODS: 134 patients with T1-T2 breast cancer were randomized to USS (N = 65) or PGS (N = 69)...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908980/phase-2-study-of-eribulin-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-or-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Akira Kawai, Nobuhito Araki, Yoichi Naito, Toshifumi Ozaki, Hideshi Sugiura, Yasuo Yazawa, Hideo Morioka, Akihiko Matsumine, Kenichi Saito, Shun Asami, Kazuo Isu
OBJECTIVE: Eribulin, a microtubule dynamics inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of patients with breast cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. We investigated the efficacy and safety of eribulin in Japanese patients with soft tissue sarcoma. METHODS: This open-label, multicenter, nonrandomized, Phase 2 study enrolled Japanese patients with measurable, advanced/metastatic soft tissue sarcoma of high/intermediate grade and ≥1 prior chemotherapy for advanced disease...
December 1, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908206/the-role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-oncology-and-regenerative-medicine
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Maliha Khan, Syeda Ezze Rukhshan Adil, Amanda L Olson
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have long been used as therapeutic agents in disease affecting various organ systems. However, MSCs are fast emerging as promising anticancer agents which have the potential to treat a number of different cancer types, including glioblastoma and metastatic breast, ovarian and hepatic carcinoma. The ability of MSC to migrate directly into the tumor microenvironment and to produce IFN-α and -β makes this possible. However, the possibility of MSC undergoing either malignant transformation or transformation into protumorigenic fibroblasts currently limits their role in clinical use...
December 2, 2016: Future Oncology
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/27900757/unsuspected-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-and-cervical-cancer-on-18fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report
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Sungmin Kang
Axillary lymph node metastasis (ALNM) from cancer except breast cancer is rare. Whole body 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) that simultaneously offers anatomic and metabolic information is widely used and has become an effective modality in many clinical fields, especially oncology, and also may detect an unexpected metastasis. We report two cases of ALMN of nasopharyngeal and cervical cancer that was detected on whole body PET/CT.
2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900500/new-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-snps-in-homologous-recombination-repair-genes-detected-by-microarray-analysis-in-polish-breast-cancer-patients
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Hanna Romanowicz, Dominik Strapagiel, Marcin Słomka, Marta Sobalska-Kwapis, Ewa Kępka, Anna Siewierska-Górska, Marek Zadrożny, Jan Bieńkiewicz, Beata Smolarz
Breast cancer is the most common cause of malignancy and mortality in women worldwide. This study aimed at localising homologous recombination repair (HR) genes and their chromosomal loci and correlating their nucleotide variants with susceptibility to breast cancer. In this study, authors analysed the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in homologous recombination repair genes and the incidence of breast cancer in the population of Polish women. Blood samples from 94 breast cancer patients were analysed as test group...
November 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900490/discordance-between-original-and-central-laboratories-in-er-and-her2-results-in-a-diverse-population-based-sample
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Jennifer J Griggs, Ann S Hamilton, Kendra L Schwartz, Weiqiang Zhao, Paul H Abrahamse, Dafydd G Thomas, Julie M Jorns, Rachel Jewell, Maria E Sibug Saber, Reina Haque, Steven J Katz
PURPOSE: To investigate the discordance between original and central laboratories in estrogen receptor (ER) status, in tumors originally deemed to be ER-negative, and in HER2 status in a diverse population-based sample. METHODS: In a follow-up study of 1785 women with Stage I-III breast cancer diagnosed between 2005 and 2007 in the Detroit and Los Angeles County SEER registry catchment areas, participants were asked to consent to reassessment of ER (in tumors originally deemed to be ER-negative) and HER2 status on archival tumor samples approximately four years after diagnosis...
November 29, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899956/innovations-that-reach-the-patient-early-health-technology-assessment-and-improving-the-chances-of-coverage-and-implementation
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W H van Harten, V P Retèl
With growing concerns for the sustainability of the financial burden that health care-and especially cancer services-poses on the national budgets, the role of health economic analyses in coverage decisions is likely to grow. One of the strategies for the biomedical research field-also in oncology research-to foster coverage and health system implementation, is to anticipate this new role and to involve health technology assessment techniques earlier in various stages of translational research. In this article, we elaborate on the early involvement of health technology assessment in translational research and the concept of Coverage with Evidence Development in The Netherlands Cancer Institute and give two case examples that are currently ongoing: (1) tumour infiltrating lymphocytes therapy for metastatic melanoma; and (2) high-dose chemotherapy for BRCA1-like subgroup in triple-negative breast cancer...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896952/muscle-strength-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-different-treatment-regimes
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Oliver Klassen, Martina E Schmidt, Cornelia M Ulrich, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karin Potthoff, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia have been associated with poor performance status, an increased mortality risk, and greater side effects in oncologic patients. However, little is known about how performance is affected by cancer therapy. We investigated muscle strength in breast cancer patients in different adjuvant treatment settings and also compared it with data from healthy individuals. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 255) from two randomized controlled exercise trials, staged 0-III and aged 54...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894703/over-surgery-in-breast-cancer
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Fiona MacNeill, Andreas Karakatsanis
Breast surgery remains the original and most effective 'targeted' therapy: excision of early cancer is curative and for more advanced disease surgery improves local disease control. However in well intentioned pursuit of cure and local disease control, some cancers are over-treated resulting in major physical and emotional morbidity. Less breast surgery is safe, as evidenced by steady reductions in mortality and local recurrence; earlier diagnosis and widespread use of systemic therapies and radiotherapy have allowed more conservative surgery...
November 25, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894335/everolimus-and-exemestane-in-long-survival-hormone-receptor-positive-male-breast-cancer-case-report
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Z Ballatore, M Pistelli, N Battelli, A Pagliacci, M De Lisa, R Berardi, S Cascinu
BACKGROUND: Male breast cancer is a rare event, accounting for approximately 1% of all breast carcinomas. Although men with breast cancer had poorer survival when compared with women, data on prognosis principally derive from retrospective studies and from extrapolation of female breast cancer series. We reported the case of a very long survival patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A caucasian 42-year-old man underwent radical mastectomy with axillary dissection for breast cancer in 1993...
November 28, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893331/multidisciplinary-approach-to-novel-therapies-in-cardio-oncology-research-manticore-101-breast-a-randomized-trial-for-the-prevention-of-trastuzumab-associated-cardiotoxicity
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Edith Pituskin, John R Mackey, Sheri Koshman, Davinder Jassal, Marshall Pitz, Mark J Haykowsky, Joseph J Pagano, Kelvin Chow, Richard B Thompson, Larissa J Vos, Sunita Ghosh, Gavin Y Oudit, Justin A Ezekowitz, D Ian Paterson
Purpose The primary toxicity of trastuzumab therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing (HER2-positive) breast cancer is dose-independent cardiac dysfunction. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and β-blockers are recommended first-line agents for heart failure. We hypothesized that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and β-blockers could prevent trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity. Patients and Methods In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive treatment with perindopril, bisoprolol, or placebo (1:1:1) for the duration of trastuzumab adjuvant therapy...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893212/effects-of-energy-conservation-strategies-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-health-promotion-lifestyle-in-breast-cancersurvivors-a-randomized-control-trial
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Elham Sadeghi, Nahid Gozali, Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi
Purpose: Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of energy conservation strategies and health promotion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the intervention effect (n=69.0) with controls (n=66.0) based on routine oncology ward care. The intervention was five weekly sessions for groups of 6-8 breast cancer survivors. Data on fatigue and health promotion lifestyle were obtained before and after completion the intervention and then 8 weeks later for analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888945/radiology-as-the-point-of-cancer-patient-and-care%C3%A2-team-engagement-applying-the-4r-model-at%C3%A2-a-patient-s-breast-cancer-care-initiation
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Christine B Weldon, Sarah M Friedewald, Swati A Kulkarni, Melissa A Simon, Ruth C Carlos, Jonathan B Strauss, Mikele M Bunce, Art Small, Julia R Trosman
Radiologists aspire to improve patient experience and engagement, as part of the Triple Aim of health reform. Patient engagement requires active partnerships among health providers and patients, and rigorous teamwork provides a mechanism for this. Patient and care team engagement are crucial at the time of cancer diagnosis and care initiation but are complicated by the necessity to orchestrate many interdependent consultations and care events in a short time. Radiology often serves as the patient entry point into the cancer care system, especially for breast cancer...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886643/cardiac-safety-of-adjuvant-non-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-combined-with-cyclophosphamide-and-followed-by-paclitaxel-in-older-breast-cancer-patients
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Luigi Coltelli, Andrea Fontana, Sara Lucchesi, Laura Ginocchi, Guido Bocci, Mario Filidei, Marco Scalese, Giada Arrighi, Chiara Finale, Lorenzo Marcucci, Orlando Goletti, Barbara Salvadori, Ilaria Ferrarini, Eleonora Bona, Alfredo Falcone, Giacomo Allegrini
PURPOSE: To investigate the cardiac safety of adjuvant Non-Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (NPL-DOX) combined to Cyclophosphamide (CTX) and followed by weekly Paclitaxel, in older patients (≥65 years) with diagnosis of high risk breast cancer. The main end point of this prospective study was the detection of early episodes of symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: The cardiac function was evaluated by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) measurements with repeated echocardiograms, performed 2 weeks before the beginning of chemotherapy and every 6 months, until 30 months after the study entry; then yearly for at least 5 years...
November 22, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884722/the-impact-of-age-on-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-comparative-analysis-from-the-prospective-multicenter-randomized-adebar-trial
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Elena Leinert, Susanne Singer, Wolfgang Janni, Nadia Harbeck, Tobias Weissenbacher, Brigitte Rack, Doris Augustin, Arthur Wischnik, Marion Kiechle, Johannes Ettl, Visnja Fink, Lukas Schwentner, Martin Eichler
BACKGROUND: Elderly breast cancer patients are affected by poorer quality of life (QoL) compared to younger patients. Because QoL has a relevant impact on guideline-adherent treatment, elderly breast cancer patients are often undertreated, especially with regard to adjuvant chemotherapy, and overall survival is decreased. Thus, understanding the impact of chemotherapy on QoL in elderly patients is crucial. This study compared QoL in patients aged < 65 years and 65 to 70 years receiving adjuvant chemotherapy as a secondary outcome in the prospective randomized multicenter ADEBAR trial...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882074/survival-prediction-and-feature-selection-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-support-vector-regression
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Shahrbanoo Goli, Hossein Mahjub, Javad Faradmal, Hoda Mashayekhi, Ali-Reza Soltanian
The Support Vector Regression (SVR) model has been broadly used for response prediction. However, few researchers have used SVR for survival analysis. In this study, a new SVR model is proposed and SVR with different kernels and the traditional Cox model are trained. The models are compared based on different performance measures. We also select the best subset of features using three feature selection methods: combination of SVR and statistical tests, univariate feature selection based on concordance index, and recursive feature elimination...
2016: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872528/evaluation-of-surgical-outcomes-of-oncoplasty-breast-surgery-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-and-comparison-with-conventional-breast-conservation-surgery
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Ashutosh Chauhan, Mala Mathur Sharma, Kishore Kumar
The purpose of this study was to compare early oncologic outcomes of oncoplastic breast surgery and conventional breast conservation surgery in patients of locally advanced breast cancer. A single-center, prospective, non-randomized study enrolled select cases of locally advanced breast cancer (TNM T3/T4, N0/1/2) who after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, were considered for breast conservation surgery with oncoplasty techniques. The specimen volume resected, the mean margins and mean closest margin obtained were noted...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
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