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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092637/non-invasive-classification-of-breast-microcalcifications-using-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
#1
Bahaa Ghammraoui, Lucretiu M Popescu
We investigate the use of energy dispersive x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (ED-CSCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic method to differentiate between type I and type II breast calcifications. This approach is sensitive to the differences of composition and internal crystal structure of different types of microcalcifications. The study is carried out by simulating a CSCT system with a scanning pencil beam, considering a polychromatic x-ray source and an energy-resolving photon counting detector. In a first step, the multidimensional angle and energy distributed CSCT data is reduced to the projection-space distributions of only a few components, corresponding to the expected target composition: adipose, glandular tissue, weddellite (calcium oxalate) for type I calcifications, and hydroxyapatite for type II calcifications...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089784/axillary-management-of-stage-ii-iii-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy-results-of-calgb-40601-her2-positive-and-calgb-40603-triple-negative
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David W Ollila, Constance T Cirrincione, Donald A Berry, Lisa A Carey, William M Sikov, Clifford A Hudis, Eric P Winer, Mehra Golshan
OBJECTIVES: Management of the axilla in stage II/III breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) is controversial. To understand current patterns of care, we collected axillary data from two NST trials: HER2-positive (CALGB40601) and triple-negative (CALGB40603). METHODS: Axillary evaluation pre-/post-NST was per the treating surgeon and could include sentinel node biopsy (SNB). Post-NST, node-positive patients were recommended to undergo axillary lymph node dissection (ALND)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089230/metastatic-fractures-of-long-limb-bones
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REVIEW
P Anract, D Biau, P Boudou-Rouquette
The diagnosis of pathological fracture should be considered routinely in patients with long limb-bone fractures. Investigations must be performed to establish the diagnosis of pathological fracture then to determine that the bone lesion is a metastasis. In over 85% of cases, the clinical evaluation combined with a detailed analysis of the radiographs is sufficient to determine that the fracture occurred at a tumour site. Aetiological investigations establish that the tumour is a metastasis. In some patients, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer antedates the fracture...
January 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087643/tumor-brca1-reversion-mutation-arising-during-neoadjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-therapy-resistance
#4
Anosheh Afghahi, Kirsten M Timms, Shaveta Vinayak, Kristin C Jensen, Allison W Kurian, Robert W Carlson, Pei-Jen Chang, Elizabeth A Schackmann, Anne-Renee Hartman, James M Ford, Melinda L Telli
BACKGROUND: In germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutation carriers, restoration of tumor BRCA1/2 function by a secondary mutation is recognized as a mechanism of resistance to platinum and PARP inhibitors, primarily in ovarian cancer. We evaluated this mechanism of resistance in newly diagnosed BRCA1/2-mutant breast cancer patients with poor response to neoadjuvant platinum-based therapy. METHODS: PrECOG 0105 was a phase II neoadjuvant study of gemcitabine, carboplatin and iniparib in patients with stage I-IIIA triple-negative or BRCA1/2 mutation-associated breast cancer (n=80)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087402/accuracy-is-in-the-eyes-of-the-pathologist-the-visual-interpretive-process-and-diagnostic-accuracy-with-digital-whole-slide-images
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Tad T Brunyé, Ezgi Mercan, Donald L Weaver, Joann G Elmore
Digital whole slide imaging is an increasingly common medium in pathology, with application to education, telemedicine, and rendering second opinions. It has also made it possible to use eye tracking devices to explore the dynamic visual inspection and interpretation of histopathological features of tissue while pathologists review cases. Using whole slide images, the present study examined how a pathologist's diagnosis is influenced by fixed case-level factors, their prior clinical experience, and their patterns of visual inspection...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079289/apocrine-metaplasia-found-at-mr-biopsy-is-there-something-to-be-learned
#6
Yiming Gao, Vandana Dialani, Carolynn DeBenedectis, Nicole Johnson, Elena Brachtel, Priscilla Slanetz
The purpose of this study was to determine (a) the frequency of apocrine metaplasia (ApoM) found on MR core biopsy of suspicious findings, and (b) to determine if there are specific MR imaging features that might obviate the need for biopsy. This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was performed under IRB exemption for quality assurance studies. Patient demographics, MR imaging features, and pathology were reviewed. Breast lesions which underwent MR-guided biopsy, yielding ApoM on pathology analysis were included...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075608/sonographic-appearance-of-lesions-diagnosed-as-lobular-neoplasia-at-sonographically-guided-biopsies
#7
Romuald Ferré, Atilla Omeroglu, Benoît Mesurolle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to review the sonographic features of breast lesions yielding lobular neoplasia (LN) at sonographically guided biopsy, evaluate the surgical pathology outcome of these lesions, and determine if imaging findings or clinical features can be used to predict an upgrade to malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 8205 sonographically guided breast biopsies (14-gauge cores) performed from 2007 through 2014, 22 yielded a diagnosis of LN, which means that LN was the most severe pathologic lesion...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075351/circulating-nucleosomes-and-nucleosome-modifications-as-biomarkers-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Peter McAnena, James A L Brown, Michael J Kerin
Traditionally the stratification of many cancers involves combining tumour and clinicopathological features (e.g., patient age; tumour size, grade, receptor status and location) to inform treatment options and predict recurrence risk and survival. However, current biomarkers often require invasive excision of the tumour for profiling, do not allow monitoring of the response to treatment and stratify patients into broad heterogeneous groups leading to inconsistent treatment responses. Here we explore and describe the benefits of using circulating biomarkers (nucleosomes and/or modifications to nucleosomes) as a non-invasive method for detecting cancer and monitoring response to treatment...
January 8, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074330/comparison-of-core-needle-biopsy-and-excision-specimens-for-the-accurate-evaluation-of-breast-cancer-molecular-markers-a-report-of-1003-cases
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Jie Chen, Zu Wang, Qing Lv, Zhenggui Du, Qiuwen Tan, Di Zhang, Bingjun Xiong, Helin Zeng, Juxiang Gou
In this study, we compared the accuracy of marker evaluation in core needle biopsy (CNB) specimens versus excision specimens (ESs) from breast cancer patients. This retrospective study used data collected from the breast cancer database at the West China Hospital, China. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) results from CNB specimens and ESs were compared, using estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and Ki-67 as markers. Molecular subtyping and endocrine therapy usage correlations based on CNB samples and ESs were evaluated...
January 10, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073996/estimate-of-false-positive-breast-cancer-diagnoses-from-accuracy-studies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nereo Segnan, Silvia Minozzi, Antonio Ponti, Cristina Bellisario, Sara Balduzzi, Marien González-Lorenzo, Silvia Gianola, Paola Armaroli
BACKGROUND: False-positive histological diagnoses have the same consequences of overdiagnosis in terms of unnecessary treatment. The aim of this systematic review is to assess their frequency at needle core biopsy (CB) and/or surgical excision of the breast. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library were systematically searched up to 30 October 2015. Eligibility criteria: cross-sectional studies assessing diagnostic accuracy of CB compared with surgical excision; studies assessing reproducibility of pathologists reading the same slides...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070998/successful-treatment-of-accessory-breast-cancer-with-endocrine-therapy
#11
Chun-Xi Wang, Shu-Li Guo, Li-Na Han
Accessory breast cancers in males are extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. In this paper, an 87-year-old male patient was diagnosed with an accessory breast cancer by means of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), and immunohistochemistry based on needle biopsy, and has undergone successful resection and postoperative adjuvant endocrine therapy. He was the oldest male patient with an accessory breast cancer reported in the Chinese Hospital Knowledge Database and PubMed literature from 1975 to 2015...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070832/objection-to-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-breast-cancer-with-one-to-three-lymph-nodes-involvements
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Takashi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Takashi Chishima, Kazutaka Narui, Akimitsu Yamada, Sadatoshi Sugae, Yasushi Ichikawa, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Miyako Nozaki, Ryuji Mikami, Koichi Tokuuye
My arguments regarding postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for this case are based on the following 4 reasons: (1) high rate of local recurrence in the no PMRT group in the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group meta-analysis on which the present guideline is based, (2) stage migration by sentinel node biopsy, (3) possible adverse events of radiotherapy, and (4) problems on extrapolation of data from western countries.
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069398/objective-decision-making-between-conventional-and-oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery-or-mastectomy-an-aesthetic-and-functional-prospective-cohort-study
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D Pukancsik, P Kelemen, M Újhelyi, E Kovács, N Udvarhelyi, N Mészáros, I Kenessey, T Kovács, M Kásler, Z Mátrai
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is considered the standard treatment for early-stage breast cancer. However, fair to poor cosmetic outcomes following conventional BCS have been observed in as many as one-third of cases. The aim of this study was to determine the critical tumor-to-breast volume ratio for each quadrant of the breast beyond which conventional BCS would no longer offer acceptable cosmetic and functional results or satisfactory quality of life for the patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed between December 2011 and December 2013 involving 350 patients younger than 70 years with early-stage unifocal (T ≤ 30 mm) breast cancer who underwent wide excision and axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by whole-breast irradiation...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069161/the-value-of-routine-screening-mammography-in-women-aged-35-39-years-in-a-symptomatic-breast-unit
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A Buckley, N Healy, A Quinn, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To determine the breast cancer detection rate at routine bilateral screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years attending a symptomatic breast clinic, in women of population-risk profile with a normal clinical examination. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of all mammograms performed on patients aged 35-39 years at St James's Hospital from 2011-2015 was carried out. Patients with moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history or chest radiation, males, general practitioner (GP) and internal hospital referrals, and those with abnormal clinical examinations were excluded...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069070/successful-management-of-synchronous-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-a-case-report
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Choukri Elm'hadi, Mohamed Reda Khmamouche, Rachid Tanz, Mehdi Toreis, ElMehdi Mahtat, Mohammed Allaoui, Mohammed Oukabli, Nezha Messaoudi, Hassan Errihani, Mohammed Ichou
BACKGROUND: Survival is increasing after early breast cancer revealing frequent relapses and possibility of developing secondary malignancies. The concomitant occurrence of these two events is exceptionally disastrous and lethal. We report a case of a Moroccan woman who was successfully managed for synchronous recurrent breast carcinoma and chronic myelogenous leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old Moroccan woman was diagnosed with localized breast carcinoma in 2008...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068382/the-impact-of-pre-operative-breast-mri-on-surgical-waiting-time
#16
Michelle Zhang, Simon Sun, Benoît Mesurolle
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of pre-operative breast MRI on surgical waiting time, and to identify factors contributing to the delay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study involving 1274 patients was conducted after obtaining institutional ethics review. Surgical candidates for newly diagnosed breast cancer from 2007 to 2013 at a tertiary center were divided into 2 groups: those who had pre-operative MRI and those who did not. Linear regression using matched populations was used to compare the surgical waiting times, defined as time from the date of the first positive biopsy to the date of surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066593/diagnostic-performance-of-core-needle-biopsy-in-identifying-breast-phyllodes-tumors
#17
Zhi-Rui Zhou, Chen-Chen Wang, Xiang-Jie Sun, Zhao-Zhi Yang, Xiao-Li Yu, Xiao-Mao Guo
BACKGROUND: A retrospective analysis of diagnoses was performed in patients with phyllodes tumors of the breast (PTB) who received preoperative core needle biopsy (CNB) and had breast surgery at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center from January 1, 2002 to April 1, 2013. The resulting data allowed us to compare the accordance between CNB and excision diagnoses of PTB patients and evaluate the accuracy of CNB in preoperative diagnosis. METHODS: Data from 128 patients with PTB who had undergone preoperative CNB and breast surgery were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065639/imaging-features-and-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-of%C3%A2-the-breast
#18
C F Longman, T Campion, B Butler, T D Suaris, A Khanam, H Kunst, S Tiberi, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To outline the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, imaging features, and relevant investigations of the different subtypes of breast tuberculosis (TB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review was undertaken of all cases (33 in total) of breast TB presenting to Barts Health NHS Trust within a 10-year period, including patient demographics, imaging features, and route of diagnosis. RESULTS: Thirty-three cases of proven granulomatous TB of the breast were identified (11 mastitis obliterans, 10 nodular caseous form, five sclerosing form, four disseminated disease, and three abnormal axillary lymph nodes)...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065370/a-new-qualitative-pattern-classification-of-shear-wave-elastograghy-for-solid-breast-mass-evaluation
#19
Rui Cong, Jing Li, Song Guo
OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of qualitative shear wave elastography (SWE) in the classification and evaluation of solid breast masses, and to compare this method with conventional ultrasonograghy (US), quantitative SWE parameters and qualitative SWE classification proposed before. METHODS: From April 2015 to March 2016, 314 consecutive females with 325 breast masses who decided to undergo core needle biopsy and/or surgical biopsy were enrolled. Conventional US and SWE were previously performed in all enrolled subjects...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064295/skill-validation-study-on-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-breast-cancer-and-the-challenges-of-false-negative-in-transit-and-micrometastatic-nodes
#20
C S Ng, S Arulanantham, J J Khoo, S Sabaratnam, Y F Lee, C F Ngim
No abstract available.
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
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