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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787612/psychosocial-needs-of-young-breast-cancer-survivors-in-mexico-city-mexico
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Harper G Hubbeling, Shoshana M Rosenberg, Maria Cecilia González-Robledo, Julia G Cohn, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Ann H Partridge, Felicia M Knaul
OBJECTIVE: Young breast cancer survivors in Mexico face distinct psychosocial challenges that have not been characterized. This study aims to describe the psychosocial needs of young breast cancer survivors in Mexico at 5 or more years of survivorship, identifying areas of focus for early interventions. METHODS: Breast cancer patients diagnosed at age 40 or prior with 5 or more years since diagnosis were invited to participate in one-on-one 30-60 minute semi-structured audio-recorded interviews at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Mexico City...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784618/ovarian-reserve-and-response-to-stimulation-in-women-undergoing-fertility-preservation-according-to-malignancy-type
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Tiphaine Lefebvre, Sophie Mirallié, Florence Leperlier, Arnaud Reignier, Paul Barrière, Thomas Fréour
RESEARCH QUESTION: Does ovarian reserve and ovarian response to ovarian stimulation in women with cancer undergoing oocyte vitrification for fertility preservation vary according to the type of malignancy? DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including 105 women aged between 18 and 40 years, who were referred for fertility preservation (oocyte vitrification) between 2013 and 2016. The women were divided into three groups: breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancer. All of them had been recently diagnosed with cancer, with gonadotoxic treatment scheduled, and had oocyte vitrification after ovarian stimulation with antagonist protocol...
May 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721475/practical-consensus-recommendations-on-fertility-preservation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Jyoti Bajpai, A Majumdar, R Satwik, N Rohatgi, V Jain, D Gupta, R Agarwal, S Mittal, S K Verma, P M Parikh, S Aggarwal
Young women diagnosed with cancer today have a greater chance of long-term survival than ever before. Successful survivorship for this group of patients includes maintaining a high quality of life after a cancer diagnosis and treatment; however, lifesaving treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery can impact survivors by impairing reproductive and endocrine health. Expert oncologists along with reproductive medicine specialists discuss fertility preservation options in this chapter since fertility preservation is becoming a priority for young women with breast cancer...
April 2018: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721213/anabolic-androgenic-steroids-and-carcinogenicity-focusing-on-leydig-cell-a-literature-review
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Monica Salerno, Orazio Cascio, Giuseppe Bertozzi, Francesco Sessa, Antonietta Messina, Vincenzo Monda, Luigi Cipolloni, Antonio Biondi, Aurora Daniele, Cristoforo Pomara
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are some of the most common drugs used among athletes, frequently in combination with resistance training, to improve physical performance or for aesthetic purpose. A great number of scientific reports showed the detrimental effects of anabolic androgenic steroids on different organs and tissues. In this literature review, we analyzed the AAS-mediated carcinogenicity, focusing on Leydig cell tumor. AAS-induced carcinogenicity can affect DNA transcription through two pathways...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718793/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-during-chemotherapy-for-preservation-of-ovarian-function-and-fertility-in-premenopausal-patients-with-early-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-level-data
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Matteo Lambertini, Halle C F Moore, Robert C F Leonard, Sibylle Loibl, Pamela Munster, Marco Bruzzone, Luca Boni, Joseph M Unger, Richard A Anderson, Keyur Mehta, Susan Minton, Francesca Poggio, Kathy S Albain, Douglas J A Adamson, Bernd Gerber, Amy Cripps, Gianfilippo Bertelli, Sabine Seiler, Marcello Ceppi, Ann H Partridge, Lucia Del Mastro
Purpose The role of temporary ovarian suppression with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) during chemotherapy as a strategy to preserve ovarian function and fertility in premenopausal women remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis using individual patient-level data was conducted to better assess the efficacy and safety of this strategy in patients with early breast cancer. Methods The trials in which premenopausal women with early breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy alone or with concurrent GnRHa were eligible for inclusion...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714443/risk-factor-assessment-for-breast-cancer-in-north-cyprus-a-comprehensive-case-control-study-of-turkish-cypriot-women
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Ruqiya Pervaiz, Özgür Tosun, Hasan Besim, Nedime Serakinci
Background/aim: This case-control study aims to assess the strength of associations between reproductive, lifestyle, sociodemographic, and dietary factors as well as other potential breast cancer risks and breast cancer (BC) in a North Cyprus population. Materials and methods: The study includes 408 BC patients and 412 age-matched controls recruited from Near East Hospital and Dr. Burhan Nalbantoglu State Hospital in North Cyprus. Information regarding clinical and epidemiological characteristics was collected through a standardized interview...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707467/staged-prosthetic-reconstruction-with-fat-grafting-for-severe-depressive-breast-deformation-after-breast-conserving-therapy
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Takashi Fujiwara, Kenji Yano, Yoshio Tanji, Masaya Nomura
Breast-conserving therapy, where radiotherapy is performed after partial mastectomy, is a widely used surgical method that can preserve most of the breast tissue without increasing the recurrence rate of breast cancer. However, without reconstruction, asymmetry of the breast occurs due to the tissue defect and radiation fibrosis, producing in poor cosmetic results. In this case study, we performed staged prosthetic breast reconstruction combined with fat grafting for severe depressive deformation of the breast after breast-conserving therapy...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704433/retrievable-hydrogels-for-ovarian-follicle-transplantation-and-oocyte-collection
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Peter D Rios, Ekaterina Kniazeva, Hoi Chang Lee, Shuo Xiao, Robert S Oakes, Eiji Saito, Jacqueline S Jeruss, Ariella Shikanov, Teresa K Woodruff, Lonnie D Shea
Cancer survivorship rates have drastically increased due to improved efficacy of oncologic treatments. Consequently, clinical concerns have shifted from solely focusing on survival to quality of life, with fertility preservation as an important consideration. Among fertility preservation strategies for female patients, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and subsequent re-implantation has been the only clinical option available to cancer survivors with cryopreserved tissue. However, follicle atresia post-transplantation and risk of re-introducing malignant cells have prevented this procedure from becoming widely adopted in clinics...
April 28, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684697/new-arene-ruthenium-ii-complexes-of-4%C3%A2-aryl%C3%A2-4h%C3%A2-naphthopyrans-with-anticancer-and-anti-vascular-activities
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Florian Schmitt, Jana Kasparkova, Viktor Brabec, Gerrit Begemann, Rainer Schobert, Bernhard Biersack
A series of four 2‑amino‑3‑cyano‑4‑(3/4‑pyridyl)‑4H‑benzo[h]chromenes 2a-d and their dichlorido(p‑cymene)ruthenium(II) complexes 3a-d were tested for antiproliferative, vascular-disruptive, anti-angiogenic and DNA-binding activity. The coordination of the 4‑pyridyl‑4H‑naphthopyrans 2 to ruthenium led to complexes with pleiotropic effects. Unlike the free ligands 2a-d, their ruthenium complexes 3a-d showed a significant affinity for DNA as demonstrated by electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) and ethidium bromide assays...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682988/impact-of-symptom-and-social-support-on-fertility-intention-in-reproductive-age-women-with-breast-cancer
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Sheng-Miauh Huang, Ling-Ming Tseng, Jerry Cheng-Yen Lai, Yi-Fang Tsai, Pei-Ju Lien, Ping-Ho Chen
This study describes the fertility intention and explores factors related to fertility intention in reproductive-age women with breast cancer in Taiwan. In this cross-sectional study, women of childbearing age who had been diagnosed with breast cancer completed a face-to-face survey that included demographic, disease, and symptom-related data, and social support and fertility intention information. The mean fertility intention score among the 223 participants was "medium" ( M ± SD = 41.18 ± 12.62)...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674762/current-multidisciplinary-approach-to-fertility-preservation-for-breast-cancer-patients
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Yuko Takahashi, Tadahiko Shien, Ai Sakamoto, Yuko Tsuyumu, Ryo Yoshioka, Maya Uno, Minami Hatono, Mariko Kochi, Kengo Kawada, Takahiro Tsukioki, Takayuki Iwamoto, Hirokuni Ikeda, Naruto Taira, Junji Matsuoka, Mikiya Nakatsuka, Hiroyoshi Doihara
Adverse effects on fertility are a significant problem for premenopausal breast cancer patients. Since April 2009, we have been referring young patients for fertility counseling provided by a multidisciplinary team. Here we evaluated the efficacy and safety of our current fertility preservation approach. We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 277 patients < 45 years old at diagnosis, which was made between 2009 and 2016. Seventy-two (26%) patients received fertility counseling. Seventeen (6%) of the 277 patients decided to preserve their fertility before starting adjuvant systemic therapy...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674220/childbearing-across-borders-fertility-and-parenthood-attitudes-and-decisions-among-breast-cancer-survivors-in-usa-and-portugal
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Vânia Gonçalves, Janella Hudson, Maria Cristina Canavarro, Julie Morris, M Catherine Lee, Kristine A Donovan, Steven K Sutton, Susan T Vadaparampil, Gwendolyn P Quinn
OBJECTIVE: To compare fertility and childbearing attitudes and decisions of Portuguese and American female reproductive aged breast cancer survivors. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 102 young breast cancer survivors (59 from Portugal and 43 from USA). Demographic, clinical and reproductive information were collected. Fertility and parenthood attitudes and decisions were assessed through a self-report questionnaire devised specifically for the study...
April 16, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673111/comparison-of-epidemiological-features-clinicopathological-features-and-treatments-between-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-female-breast-cancer-patients-in-western-china-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-of-15-389-female-patients
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REVIEW
Fan Feng, Yuxian Wei, Ke Zheng, Yujing Li, Lu Zhang, Tielin Wang, Yanli Zhang, Hongyuan Li, Guosheng Ren, Fan Li
Premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers are considered different types. Thus, this study aimed to explore differences in risk factors, epidemiological features, clinicopathological features, and treatment modes of premenopausal breast cancer compared to postmenopausal patients in western China. This was a hospital-based, retrospective, multicenter epidemiological study of patients with breast cancer. Using the Western China Clinical Cooperation Group database, we obtained the records of 15,389 female breast cancers between January 2010 and April 2017...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628340/breast-cancer-and-ovulation-induction-treatments
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Robabeh Taheripanah, Firoozeh Balash, Robab Anbiaee, Mohammedreza Mahmoodi, Azadeh Akbari Sene
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine whether the use of ovulation induction drugs in treatment of infertility have a significant effect on the risk of breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This case control study (928 cases, 928 controls), was performed in the gynecology and oncology clinics of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences between 2011 and 2013. Data were collected via in-person interviews using a questionnaire, which included demographic and gynecologic information...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620997/fertility-preservation-in-patients-with-cancer-asco-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Kutluk Oktay, Brittany E Harvey, Ann H Partridge, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Joyce Reinecke, Hugh S Taylor, W Hamish Wallace, Erica T Wang, Alison W Loren
Purpose To provide current recommendations about fertility preservation for adults and children with cancer. Methods A systematic review of the literature published from January 2013 to March 2017 was completed using PubMed and the Cochrane Library. An Update Panel reviewed the identified publications. Results There were 61 publications identified and reviewed. None of these publications prompted a significant change in the 2013 recommendations. Recommendations Health care providers should initiate the discussion on the possibility of infertility with patients with cancer treated during their reproductive years or with parents/guardians of children as early as possible...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573619/estrogen-the-necessary-evil-for-human-health-and-ways-to-tame-it
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REVIEW
Seema Patel, Ahmad Homaei, Akondi Butchi Raju, Biswa Ranjan Meher
Estrogen is a pivotal enzyme for survival and health in both genders, though their quantum, tropism, tissue-specific distribution, and receptor affinity varies with different phases of life. Converted from androgen via aromatase enzyme, this hormone is indispensable to glucose homeostasis, immune robustness, bone health, cardiovascular health, fertility, and neural functions. However, estrogen is at the center of almost all human pathologies as well-infectious, autoimmune, metabolic to degenerative. Both hypo and hyper level of estrogen has been linked to chronic and acute diseases...
June 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564315/the-serum-estradiol-oocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-with-letrozole-and-gonadotropins
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Yoo Jin Shim, Aeran Seol, Dayong Lee, Seul Ki Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Byung Chul Jee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
Objective: To investigate the patterns of estradiol-oocyte ratio (EOR) and estradiol-mature oocyte ratio (EMOR) in patients with breast cancer undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) using letrozole and gonadotropins for fertility preservation. Methods: This retrospective study included 32 breast cancer patients underwent COS for fertility preservation and no patients had previously undergone gonadotoxic treatments. Basal characteristics and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes were compared according to the age of women (age <35 vs...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563540/tamoxifen-and-er%C3%AE-36-fertilizing-the-seeds-of-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Monika L Burness, Max S Wicha
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March 21, 2018: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562364/testosterone-therapy-in-men-with-hypogonadism-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Shalender Bhasin, Juan P Brito, Glenn R Cunningham, Frances J Hayes, Howard N Hodis, Alvin M Matsumoto, Peter J Snyder, Ronald S Swerdloff, Frederick C Wu, Maria A Yialamas
Objective: To update the "Testosterone Therapy in Men With Androgen Deficiency Syndromes" guideline published in 2010. Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed task force of 10 medical content experts and a clinical practice guideline methodologist. Evidence: This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550974/the-pleiotropic-roles-of-adam9-in-the-biology-of-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Victor O Oria, Paul Lopatta, Oliver Schilling
A disintegrin and a metalloprotease (ADAM) 9 is a metzincin cell-surface protease involved in several biological processes such as myogenesis, fertilization, cell migration, inflammatory response, proliferation, and cell-cell interactions. ADAM9 has been found over-expressed in several solid tumors entities such as glioma, melanoma, prostate cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, gastric, breast, lung, and liver cancers. Immunohistochemical analyses highlight ADAM9 expression by actual cancer cells and associate its abundant presence with clinicopathological features such as shortened overall survival, poor tumor grade, de-differentiation, therapy resistance, and metastasis formation...
March 17, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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