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Shuangshuang Lu, Jiayi Wu, Yan Fang, Wei Wang, Yu Zong, Xiaosong Chen, Ou Huang, Jian-Rong He, Weiguo Chen, Yafen Li, Kunwei Shen, Li Zhu
Introduction: Approximately 5% of primary breast cancer patients present de novo stage IV breast cancer, for whom systematic therapy is the mainstream treatment. The role of surgical excision of the primary tumor has been controversial due to inconsistent results of relevant studies. Recently, with the reports of some relevant preclinical data, retrospective studies and randomized clinical trials, we've got more evidence to reexamine the issue. Based on those above, a literature review and meta-analysis was performed to determine whether surgery of the primary tumor could improve overall survival in the setting of stage IV breast cancer...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Audrey Monneur, Anthony Gonçalves, François Bertucci
The development of immune checkpoints inhibitors represents one of the major recent advances in oncology. Monoclonal antibodies directed against the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1) provides durable disease control, particularly in melanoma, lung, kidney, bladder and head and neck cancers. The purpose of this review is to synthesize current data on the expression of PD-L1 in breast cancer and on the preliminary clinical results of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in breast cancer patients. In breast cancer, PD-L1 expression is heterogeneous and is generally associated with the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes as well as the presence of poor-prognosis factors, such as young age, high grade, ER-negativity, PR-negativity, and HER-2 overexpression, high proliferative index, and aggressive molecular subtypes (triple negative, basal-like, HER-2-overexpressing)...
February 15, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
Min Fang, Li Zhu, Hengyu Li, Xizhou Li, Yanmei Wu, Kainan Wu, Jian Lin, Yuan Sheng, Yue Yu
The database of BRCA1/2 mutations in Chinese population remains incomplete at present. Therefore, the present study aimed to report specific harmful BRCA1/2 mutations in the Chinese population and discuss the clinicopathological features in mutation carriers. BRCA1/2 germline mutation tests for 71 patients with breast cancer from a hereditarily high-risk Chinese population were performed using next-generation sequencing for identification of deleterious mutations. Furthermore, the clinicopathological features between BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and non-carriers were compared...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Sandi Shen, Gaofang Xiao, Richang Du, Ningdong Hu, Xu Xia, Haibo Zhou
This study aimed to evaluate correlations between lymphovascular invasion (LVI) and the expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2), Ki-67, CK5/6, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), E-cadherin, BCL11A and P53 in invasive breast cancer and to identify predictors of LVI based on these pathological factors. In all, 392 paraffin-embedded tissues from consecutive patients with primary operable invasive breast cancer were included...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Ruixin Xu, Jianbin Li, Yingjie Zhang, Hongbiao Jing, Youzhe Zhu
RATIONALE: Occult breast cancer (OBC) is extremely rare in males with neither symptoms in the breast nor abnormalities upon imaging examination. PATIENT CONCERNS: This current case report presents a young male patient who was diagnosed with male OBC first manifesting as axillary lymph node metastasis. The physical and imaging examination showed no primary lesions in either breasts or in other organs. DIAGNOSES: The pathological results revealed infiltrating ductal carcinoma in the axillary lymph nodes...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hossein Bakhtou, Asiie Olfatbakhsh, Abdolkhaegh Deezagi, Ghasem Ahangari
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the common causes of mortality for women in Iran and other parts of the world. The substantial increasing rate of breast cancer in both developed and developing countries warns the scientists to provide more preventive steps and therapeutic measures. This study is conducted to investigate the impact of neurotransmitters (e.g., Dopamine) through their receptors and the importance of cancers via damaging immune system. It also evaluates dopamine receptors gene expression in the women with breast cancer at stages II or III and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) related agonist and antagonist drug effects on human breast cancer cells, including MCF-7 and SKBR-3...
January 29, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
J J Zhang, X T Yang, X S Du, J X Zhang, L N Hou, J L Niu
Objective: To investigate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinicopathological features of primary lesions in patients with occult breast cancer (OBC). Methods: The imaging reports from the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System in 2013 were retrospectively analyzed to investigate the morphology and the time signal intensity curve (TIC) of breast lesions in patients with OBC. The clinical and pathological characteristics of these patients were also included. Results: A total of 34 patients were enrolled...
January 23, 2018: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Zheng-Jun Yang, Yue Yu, Jiang-Rui Chi, Meng Guan, Ying Zhao, Xu-Chen Cao
BACKGROUND: pN stage and breast cancer subtypes (BCS) are both well-recognized prognostic indicators. Our previous work has highlighted that patients even with the same pN stage exhibited a significant survival difference in different BCS. Given this achievement, we hypothesized that a statistical interaction might exist between pN stage and BCS. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the prognostic value of the combined pN stage and BCS (pNnew stage) with either pN stage or BCS alone, and to determine if this combined new stage could serve as an alternative discriminator of outcome...
January 20, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Cherry Bansal, Aarti Sharma, Mukta Pujani, Meenu Pujani, Kiran Lata Sharma, A N Srivastava, U S Singh
Background: A significant development in the breast carcinoma management is the correlation between the presence of hormone receptors in the tumor and response to hormonal therapy and chemotherapy. Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2/neu (Her-2/neu) overexpression also serves as a very useful parameter to predict response to herceptin. Aim of Study: The study was conducted to correlate immunohistochemical expression of markers such as estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and Her-2/neu with various clinicopathologic parameters...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Yu-Hong Li, Hai-Ting Liu, Jing Xu, Ai-Yan Xing, Jie Zhang, Ya-Wen Wang, Gang Yin, Peng Gao
Chemotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of breast cancer. However, chemoresistance remains the main obstacle for effective treatment, leading to poor prognosis. This study aims to investigate the value of detection of S100A8 and ASAH1 in predicting the chemotherapy response. Miller and Payne grades were used to assess the chemotherapy response in breast cancers. The expression of S100A8 and ASAH1, as well as ER, PR, HER-2 and Ki-67 were assessed by immunohistochemical staining in 120 cases of non-special type invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC-NOS)...
January 7, 2018: Human Pathology
Faruk Erdem Kombak, Hülya Şahin, Hande Mollamemişoğlu, İdris Önem, Handan Kaya, Onur Buğdaycı, Erkin Arıbal
Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concordance of immunohistochemical (IHC) parameters of breast lesions between the core needle biopsy (CNB) and the surgical resection specimen. Materials and methods: CNB and resection specimens of female patients were retrospectively analyzed. ER, PR, HER-2, and Ki-67 parameters were compared for each patient. A total of 284 cases were assessed. Forty-one and 48 cases were excluded from the HER-2 and Ki-67 examinations, respectively, because the CNBs did not allow for IHC...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Jalal B Jalaly, Souzan Sanati, Rebecca D Chernock, Dikson G Dibe, Samir K El-Mofty
Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a high-grade salivary gland malignancy with great morphological resemblance to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast. Rarely, female patients may have a past history of both SDC and IDC. When these patients present with distant metastasis, accurate identification of the primary tumor is particularly difficult. Additionally, rare metastasis of SDC to the breast and IDC to the salivary (parotid) gland can also present a diagnostic challenge. Our aim was to develop an immunohistochemical panel that reliably distinguishes SDC from IDC...
January 4, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Woo Young Sun, Junjeong Choi, Yoon Jin Cha, Ja Seung Koo
We aimed to evaluate the expression of amine oxidase proteins in breast cancer and their clinical implications. We performed immunohistochemical staining of amine oxidase proteins (LOX, lysyl oxidase, AOC3, amine oxidase, MAOA, monoamine oxidase A, MAOB, monoamine oxidase B). Based on their hormone receptors, such as estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), and Ki-67 immunohistochemical staining, breast cancer was divided into four molecular subtypes: luminal A, luminal B, HER-2 type, and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)...
December 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Meng Wang, Tian Tian, Xiaobin Ma, Wenge Zhu, Yan Guo, Zhao Duan, Jiangbo Fan, Shuai Lin, Kang Liu, Yi Zheng, Qianwen Sheng, Zhi-Jun Dai, Huixia Peng
Caveolin-1( CAV-1 ) was demonstrated to be a tumor suppressor gene and be implicated in the development of breast cancer (BC). Numerous potentially functional polymorphisms in CAV-1 have been identified, but their effects on BC were not clear. This case-control study aims to evaluate the relationship between CAV-1 polymorphisms and BC risk. 560 BC patients and 583 healthy controls were enrolled in the present study, all from Chinese Han population. We detected 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs3807987, rs1997623, and rs7804372) in CAV-1 using the Sequenom MassARRAY method...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
I P Dubey, A Jain, M S Chauhan, R Kumar, S Agarwal, B Kishore, M G Vishnoi, D Paliwal, A R John, N Kumar, A Sharma, A G Pandit
BACKGROUND: In India, carcinoma breast is the most common cancer among urban women population and second most common cancer after carcinoma cervix in rural areas. One in 22 women in India develops carcinoma of the breast in their lifetime. Fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake in breast cancer usually indicates the degree of tumor metabolism and hence can predict its behavior and prognosis. On the other hand, the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) or neu state of breast cancer is a biomarker that provides important prognostic information in addition to predicting response to therapy...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
Asmerom Tesfamariam Sengal, Nada Suliman Haj-Mukhtar, Ahmed Mohammed Elhaj, Shahinaz Bedri, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Ahmed A Mohamedani
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy accounting for 25% of all cancers in females. In Africa, breast cancer prevalence and mortality are steadily increasing. Knowledge of hormone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) expressions are vital for breast cancer management plans and decision making. There is wide regional variation in the proportion of these biomarkers, especially in African countries. Hormone receptors positivity in indigenous African and African American women is considered to be low and triple negative breast cancer is a dominant phenotype...
December 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
Maciej Jóźwik, Marcin Jóźwik, Robert Kozłowski, Stanisław Sulkowski, Andrzej Semczuk, Michał Jóźwik
Previous research has described a woman of reproductive age who presented with a vesicouterine fistula (VUF) of 20 months' duration. The VUF was lined with a metaplastic glandular epithelium containing both estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) in abundance. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the histology of the VUF canal when exposure to urine of the cellular elements within the fistula was of much shorter duration. A 41-year-old woman who developed a VUF during her third cesarean section was treated with transvesical fistula excision, electrocoagulation, and subsequent attempted hormonal treatment...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Bilan Wang, Ting Yu, Yuzhu Hu, Mengmeng Xiang, Haoning Peng, Yunzhu Lin, Lu Han, Lingli Zhang
Glioma-associated oncogene 1 (Gli1) is a critical transcriptional factor of Sonic hedgehog pathway which has been proved to participate in the initiation and progression of tumor in mammalians. However, its clinical value in breast cancer remains unknown. Thus, a meta-analysis was performed to clarify the association of Gli1 over-expression, clinic-pathological characteristics, molecular subtypes and prognosis in breast cancer. According to included criteria, 13 eligible studies containing 2816 patients all around the world were selected in this study...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
Yanjun Xu, Rui Hou, Qijie Lu, Yifan Deng, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma most commonly metastasizes to the lungs, skeleton or liver. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the breast is very rare, especially for clear cell carcinoma, and few cases regarding this condition have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The case we presented was a 68-year-old Chinese female with metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma of the left breast 10 years after a nephrectomy. Identification of the metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma in the breast required multiple breast imaging modalities...
November 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
F Cardoso, J M S Bartlett, L Slaets, C H M van Deurzen, E van Leeuwen-Stok, P Porter, B Linderholm, I Hedenfalk, C Schröder, J Martens, J Bayani, C van Asperen, M Murray, C Hudis, L Middleton, J Vermeij, K Punie, J Fraser, M Nowaczyk, I T Rubio, S Aebi, C Kelly, K J Ruddy, E Winer, C Nilsson, L Dal Lago, L Korde, K Benstead, O Bogler, T Goulioti, A Peric, S Litière, K C Aalders, C Poncet, K Tryfonidis, S H Giordano
Background: Male breast cancer (BC) is rare, managed by extrapolation from female BC. The International Male BC Program aims to better characterize and manage this disease. We report the results of part 1, a retrospective-joint-analysis of cases diagnosed during a 20-year-period. Methods: Patients with follow-up and tumor samples, treated between 1990-2010, in 93 centers/nine countries. Samples were centrally analyzed in three labs (UK, NL, US). Results: Of 1822 patients enrolled, 1483 were analyzed; 63...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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