Read by QxMD icon Read


shared collection
5 papers 100 to 500 followers
Hannah Headon, Umar Wazir, Abdul Kasem, Kefah Mokbel
Traditionally, stage IV metastatic breast cancer has been treated with systemic therapy and/or radiotherapy in order to decrease cancer-associated symptoms, maintain quality of life and control disease burden. Previous research suggests that surgical treatment of the primary tumour may prolong survival, as well achieve local control of disease. Using the PubMed and Ovid SP databases, a literature review and meta-analysis was performed in order to assess whether surgical resection of the primary tumour in metastatic breast cancer prolongs survival...
May 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
M Ahmed, B Anninga, S Goyal, P Young, Q A Pankhurst, M Douek
BACKGROUND: Non-palpable breast cancers require localization-guided surgery and axillary staging using sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). This study investigated the novel technique of magnetic-guided lesion localization and concurrent SLNB, which avoids the need for wire-guided localization and radioisotopes. METHODS: An ultrasound-guided intratumoral injection of magnetic tracer (0·5 ml) was performed in a protocol-driven predefined minimum of ten patients with palpable breast cancer to assess the ability of the magnetic tracer safely to localize the tumour at the site of injection and concurrently drain to the lymphatics...
May 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Rong Tang, Suzanne B Coopey, Michelle C Specht, Lan Lei, Michele A Gadd, Kevin S Hughes, Elena F Brachtel, Barbara L Smith
BACKGROUND: In breast conserving surgery, the concordance between lumpectomy margin (LM) status and the status of the corresponding lumpectomy cavity remains uncertain. METHODS: We analyzed pathology reports of lumpectomies from 2004 to 2006. We included those which contained both ink-directed LM and complete (≥4) separate corresponding shaved cavity margins (SCMs). SCM pathology was used as a surrogate for lumpectomy cavity status, to determine the predictive value of LM for residual disease...
July 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Lisa A Newman, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Monica Morrow, Lisa A Carey, Tari A King
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an operational term that refers to a heterogeneous collection of breast cancers lacking expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor, and HER2. These tumors account for 12-17 % of all breast cancers, preferentially affect young women, are more frequent in women of African and Hispanic descent, and are enriched in the population of patients diagnosed with "interval cancers." TNBCs account for the majority of breast cancers arising in BRCA1 germline mutation carriers (approximately 80%), and approximately 11-16% of all TNBCs harbor BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutations...
March 2015: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Abigail S Caudle, Wei T Yang, Elizabeth A Mittendorf, Daliah M Black, Rosa Hwang, Brian Hobbs, Kelly K Hunt, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Henry M Kuerer
IMPORTANCE: Nodal ultrasonography with needle biopsy of abnormal lymph nodes helps to define the extent of breast cancer before neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A clip can be placed to designate lymph nodes with documented metastases. Targeted axillary dissection or selective removal of lymph nodes known to contain metastases (clip-containing nodes) as well as sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) may provide more accurate assessment of the pathologic response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of image-guided localization and resection of lymph nodes containing known metastases...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"