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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219911/triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-brain-metastasis-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Francisco Trinca, Mariana Inácio, Teresa Timóteo, Rui Dinis
A woman aged 35 years was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2012. During the investigation, it was discovered that she was pregnant, the patient decided to have an abortion. She was submitted to a radical modified mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant breast radiotherapy of the left breast. 2 months after the adjuvant treatment, she began to have headaches and dizziness. The cranial MRI (head MRI) showed brain metastasis. She was then treated with whole brain radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and concomitant temozolomide which resulted in complete response...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193310/depressive-symptoms-and-inflammation-are-independent-risk-factors-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#2
C Xiao, A H Miller, J Felger, D Mister, T Liu, M A Torres
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and inflammatory factors have been associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Nevertheless, the relative contribution and/or interaction of these factors with cancer-related fatigue have not been well documented. METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 111 stage 0-III breast cancer patients treated with breast surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy. Fatigue was measured by the total score of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179347/dose-sparing-potential-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-for-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-organs-at-risk
#3
Gavin Lawler, Michelle Leech
BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess if deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique achieved dose sparing for organs-at-risk in left breast radiotherapy patients in order to reduce long-term complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: DIBH and Free-breathing (FB) as a control, CT planning scans obtained for 28 left breast/chest wall (+/- supraclavicular field) patients treated January 2008-December 2013 were retrospectively re-contoured and re-planned. Organs-at-risk examined: lungs, left lung, heart and left anterior descending coronary artery (LADCA)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160158/hypofractionated-whole-breast-radiotherapy-in-breast-conservation-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#4
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Luca F Valle, Surbhi Agarwal, Kathleen E Bickel, Haley A Herchek, David C Nalepinski, Nirav S Kapadia
PURPOSE: Breast conservation therapy (BCT) for early-stage breast cancer involves lumpectomy followed by whole breast radiotherapy, which can involve either standard fractionation (SRT) or accelerated fractionation (ART). This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine whether any benefit exists for ART or SRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1966-2014), all seven databases of the Cochrane Library (1968-2014), EMBASE (1974-2014), clinicaltrials...
February 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155607/targeted-intraoperative-radiotherapy-tumour-bed-boost-during-breast-conserving-surgery-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-her2-positive-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#5
Hans-Christian Kolberg, Gyoergy Loevey, Leyla Akpolat-Basci, Miltiades Stephanou, Peter A Fasching, Michael Untch, Max Bulsara, Jayant S Vaidya, Cornelia Liedtke
INTRODUCTION: Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT - IORT) as a tumour bed boost after breast conserving surgery is well established for women with early breast cancer. A previous study from our group shows a beneficial effect of TARGIT-IORT on overall survival (OS) but not disease-free survival (DFS) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy compared to an external boost suggesting a potential non-inferiority of TARGIT-IORT. In this study we present results regarding the high-risk subset of patients (i...
February 1, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144592/calculation-of-thyroid-dose-with-planner-system-and-evaluation-of-thyroid-function-after-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-breast-cancer
#6
M Dorri Giv, M H Bahreini Toosi, S M R Aghamiri, F Akbari, S Taeb
BACKGROUND: Much research has widely been conducted into thyroid hormones levels following radiotherapy for breast cancer. Consequently, in this study, we evaluated to relate the rate of thyroid hormones levels with the dose distribution among breast cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty patients were treated with 4-field breast cancer radiotherapy. The dose volume histograms, the volume percentage of the thyroid absorbing respectively 20, 30, 40 and 50 Gy were then estimated (V20, V30, V40 and V50) together with the individual average thyroid dose over the whole gland derived from their computed tomography-based treatment plans...
December 2016: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144591/calculation-of-thyroid-dose-with-planner-system-and-evaluation-of-thyroid-function-after-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-breast-cancer
#7
M Dorri Giv, M H Bahreini Toosi, S M R Aghamiri, F Akbari, S Taeb
BACKGROUND: Much research has widely been conducted into thyroid hormones levels following radiotherapy for breast cancer. Consequently, in this study, we evaluated to relate the rate of thyroid hormones levels with the dose distribution among breast cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty patients were treated with 4-field breast cancer radiotherapy. The dose volume histograms, the volume percentage of the thyroid absorbing respectively 20, 30, 40 and 50 Gy were then estimated (V20, V30, V40 and V50) together with the individual average thyroid dose over the whole gland derived from their computed tomography-based treatment plans...
December 2016: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139381/assessment-of-upfront-selection-criteria-to-prioritise-patients-for-breath-hold-left-sided-breast-radiotherapy
#8
N Tanna, R McLauchlan, S Karis, C Welgemoed, D M Gujral, S J Cleator
AIMS: Deep inspiratory breath-hold (DIBH) techniques for left breast and chest wall radiotherapy can reduce cardiac dose. We investigated the use of 'upfront selection' criteria for DIBH based on tumour bed position and whether cardiac shielding was used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four methods of selecting patients for DIBH were assessed retrospectively in a cohort of left breast and chest wall treatments. These were: (1) free breathing scan on all patients, selecting DIBH treatment for those with a predicted mean heart dose ≥3 Gy; (2) selective DIBH for those with maximum heart depth (MHD) on free breathing scan ≥1 cm; (3) use of an 'upfront selection process' using tumour bed position as initial selection and measurement of MHD on those not selected upfront; (4) DIBH on all...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129971/dosimetric-aspects-of-breast-radiotherapy-with-three-dimensional-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-helical-tomotherapy-planning-modules
#9
Poonam Yadav, Yue Yan, Tasha Ignatowski, Anna Olson
In this work, we investigated the dosimetric differences between the intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans and the three-dimensional (3D) helical plans based on the TomoTherapy system. A total of 15 patients with supine setup were randomly selected from the data base. For patients with lumpectomy planning target volume (PTV), regional lymph nodes were also included as part of the target. For dose sparing, the significant differences between the helical IMRT and helical 3D were only found in the heart and contralateral breast...
January 24, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129897/quantifying-radiation-dose-delivered-to-individual-shoulder-muscles-during-breast-radiotherapy
#10
David B Lipps, Sean Sachdev, Jonathan B Strauss
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for managing breast cancer, but patients may experience shoulder morbidity after completing radiotherapy. There is a knowledge gap regarding how the inclusion of the regional lymphatics in radiation treatment regimens influence the radiation dose delivered to the underlying shoulder musculature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five standardized radiation treatment regimens were developed from the computed tomography (CT) scans of 11 patients: tangent fields only (T), high tangent fields (HT), T+supraclavicular fossa and axillary apex with an anterior oblique beam (SCV), T+SCV+axillary nodes with an anterior oblique beam (SCV+AX), and T+SCV+AX with the nodal regions treated with a directly opposed beam configuration (DO)...
January 24, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122895/21-gene-recurrence-score-and-locoregional-recurrence-in-node-positive-er-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-chemo-endocrine-therapy
#11
Eleftherios P Mamounas, Qing Liu, Soonmyung Paik, Frederick L Baehner, Gong Tang, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, S Rim Kim, Steven M Butler, Farid Jamshidian, Diana B Cherbavaz, Amy P Sing, Steven Shak, Thomas B Julian, Barry C Lembersky, D Lawrence Wickerham, Joseph P Costantino, Norman Wolmark
BACKGROUND: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) predicts risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. We evaluated the association between RS and LRR in node-positive, ER-positive patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy plus tamoxifen in National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-28. METHODS: B-28 compared doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC X 4) with AC X 4 followed by paclitaxel X 4. Tamoxifen was given to patients age 50 years or older and those younger than age 50 years with ER-positive and/or progesterone receptor-positive tumors...
January 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117520/is-sentinel-node-biopsy-of-the-internal-mammary-lymph-nodes-relevant-in-the-management-of-breast-cancer
#12
Chuan Tan, Rebecca Caragata, Ian Bennett
The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of a series of breast cancer patients who underwent sentinel node biopsy inclusive of lymphoscintigraphy, and to assess the incidence of internal mammary node (IMN) metastatic positivity at exploration and whether these findings influenced treatment. Between April 2001 and December 2012, 581 breast cancer patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital underwent preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in the course of the performance of sentinel node biopsy. Analysis was performed of those patients who demonstrated radio-isotope uptake to the IMN chain, and who had sentinel node biopsy of the IMN's and were found to have metastatic involvement...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100239/elective-breast-radiotherapy-including-level-i-and-ii-lymph-nodes-a-planning-study-with-the-humeral-head-as-planning-risk-volume
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Kathrin Surmann, Jorien van der Leer, Tammy Branje, Maurice van der Sangen, Maarten van Lieshout, Coen W Hurkmans
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the dose to the humeral head planning risk volume with the currently used high tangential fields (HTF) and compare different planning techniques for breast radiotherapy including axillary level I and II lymph nodes (PTVn) while sparing the humeral head. METHODS: Ten patients with left-sided breast cancer were enrolled in a planning study with 16 fractions of 2.66 Gy. Four planning techniques were compared: HTF, HTF with sparing of the humeral head, 6-field IMRT with sparing of the humeral head and VMAT with sparing of the humeral head...
January 18, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087071/development-of-delineation-for-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-region-in-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-an-optimized-organ-at-risk
#14
Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064235/outcomes-in-patients-with-pt1-t2-pn0-n1-breast-cancer-after-conservative-surgery-and-whole-breast-radiotherapy
#15
Marianna Trignani, Clelia DI Carlo, Carmen Cefalogli, Marianna Nuzzo, Lucia Anna Ursini, Luciana Caravatta, Francesca Perrotti, Marta DI Nicola, Ambra Pamio, Domenico Genovesi
AIM: To evaluate locoregional recurrence, overall survival, disease-free survival and prognostic influence of the number of positive lymph nodes and other variables in breast cancer treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 377 patients with pT1-T2, pN0-N1 invasive breast carcinoma treated from 2005 to 2013 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients underwent conservative surgery followed by whole-breast radiotherapy. Clavicular region irradiation was not performed...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063695/ipsilateral-axillary-recurrence-after-breast-conservative-surgery-the-protective-effect-of-whole-breast-radiotherapy
#16
Oreste Gentilini, Edoardo Botteri, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Nicole Rotmensz, Jose Vila, Nickolas Peradze, Maria Virginia Thomazini, Barbara Alicja Jereczek, Viviana Galimberti, Alberto Luini, Paolo Veronesi, Roberto Orecchia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT) is one of the possible reasons for the low rate of axillary recurrence after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 4,129 consecutive patients with breast cancer ⩽2cm and negative sentinel lymph node who underwent BCS between 1997 and 2007. We compared the risk of axillary lymph node recurrence between patients treated by WBRT (n=2939) and patients who received partial breast irradiation (PBI; n=1,190) performed by a single dose of electron intraoperative radiotherapy...
January 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053630/displacement-of-surgical-clips-during-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-who-received-breast-conserving-surgery
#17
SooYoon Sung, Joo Hwan Lee, Jong Hoon Lee, Sung Hwan Kim, Yoo-Kang Kwak, Sea-Won Lee, Ye Won Jeon, Young Jin Suh
PURPOSE: Surgical clips are used as a target for postoperative breast radiotherapy, and displacement of surgical clips would result in inaccurate delivery of radiation. We investigated the displacement range of surgical clips in the breast during postoperative radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery. METHODS: A total of 178 patients who received breast-conserving surgery and postoperative radiation of 59.4 Gy in 33 fractions to the involved breast for 6...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048831/su-g-jep4-01-an-assessment-of-a-microsoft-kinect-v2-sensor-for-voluntary-breath-hold-monitoring-in-radiotherapy
#18
D Edmunds, E Donovan
PURPOSE: To determine whether the Microsoft Kinect Version 2 (Kinect v2), a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) depth sensors designed for entertainment purposes, were robust to the radiotherapy treatment environment and could be suitable for monitoring of voluntary breath-hold compliance. This could complement current visual monitoring techniques, and be useful for heart sparing left breast radiotherapy. METHODS: In-house software to control Kinect v2 sensors, and capture output information, was developed using the free Microsoft software development kit, and the Cinder creative coding C++ library...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048808/su-f-j-19-robust-region-of-interest-roi-for-consistent-registration-on-deteriorated-surface-images
#19
H Kang, M Malin, S Chmura, Y Hasan, H Al-Hallaq
PURPOSE: For African-American patients receiving breast radiotherapy with a bolus, skin darkening can affect the surface visualization when using optical imaging for daily positioning and gating at deep-inspiration breath holds (DIBH). Our goal is to identify a region-of-interest (ROI) that is robust against deteriorating surface image quality due to skin darkening. METHODS: We study four patients whose post-mastectomy surfaces are imaged daily with AlignRT (VisionRT, UK) for DIBH radiotherapy and whose surface image quality is degraded toward the end of treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048804/su-g-brb-15-verifications-of-absolute-and-relative-dosimetry-of-a-novel-stereotactic-breast-device-gammapodtm
#20
S Becker, Y Niu, S Mossahebi, B Yi, C Yu, K Prado, Y Mutaf
PURPOSE: A dedicated stereotactic breast radiotherapy device, GammaPod, was developed to treat early stage breast cancer. The first clinical unit was installed and commissioned at University of Maryland. We report our methodology of absolute dosimetry in multiple calibration conditions and dosimetric verifications of treatment plans produced by the system. METHODS: GammaPod unit is comprised of a rotating hemi-spherical source carrier containing 36 Co-60 sources and a concentric tungsten collimator providing beams of 15 and 25 mm...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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