10-Year follow-up of 621 patients treated using high-dose rate brachytherapy as ambulatory boost technique in conservative breast cancer treatment.
This study sought to evaluate local control and cosmetic results of delivering boost doses using a high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (HDRBT) in breast cancer conservative treatment. METHODS: We included 621 T1-T2, N0-N1 breast cancer patients who underwent lumpectomy, external irradiation (44Gy over 5weeks), and a boost dose of two fractions of 5Gy to the tumor bed by means of HDR iridium brachytherapy. Implantation was performed during the lumpectomy or 2-3weeks after external irradiation. Population characteristics were as follows: pTis=11.6%; pT1=63.4%; pT2=25.0%; median tumor size=1.5cm; histology: ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): 72 (11.6%); infiltrative ductal carcinoma (IDC): 471 (75.8%); other: 78 (12.6%). For IDCs, the surgical margins were positive in 38cases (6.2%) and an extensive intraductal component was present in 254 cases. RESULTS: With a median follow-up of 10.3years, 47 local relapses were observed (10-year local relapse rate: 7.4%). Small-volume implantation (V100
Compared to the general population, women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) were more than three times more likely to die from breast cancer; the risk was particularly high for Black women and young women.Medscape Medical News
A new study adds weight to the belief that ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Delayed breast cancer surgery not tied to worse outcomes Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS Years later, DCIS tied to more imaging but not anxiety Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death Does imaging modality influence DCIS recurrence?
Abstract Some patients treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast will experience cancer recurrences, whereas other patients will not. Unfortunately, current techniques cannot identify which pre-invasive lesions will lead to recurrent cancer. Because the mechanism of cancer recurrence is unknown, it is difficult to design a test that detects its activity. We propose that certain pentose phosphate pathway enzymes, glutathione synthesis enzymes, and RhoA cluster at the epithelial cell periphery during cancer recurrences. Enzyme clustering enhances metabolic flux. Using fluorescence microscopy we show ...
Conclusion: Cluster gray image-fractal analysis evaluating the darkness of clusters, cluster unevenness, and complexity of cluster density in breast FNAB HCG is a useful cytology assistance system for breast FNA.Acta Cytologica
Abstract For many individuals, the term 'cancer' equates to a disease that if untreated will progress, spread from the area initially affected and ultimately cause death. 'Breast cancer', however, is a diverse of range of pathological entities, incorporating indolent to fast-growing and aggressive lesions, with varying histological patterns, clinical presentations, treatment responses and outcomes. Screening for malignancy is based on the assumption that cancer has a gradual, orderly progression and that detecting lesions earlier in their natural history, and intervening, will reduce mortality. The natural history...
CONCLUSION: In our cohort, expectant management of FEA alone appears to be a safe option as our upstaging rate to DCIS or invasive cancer for FEA diagnosed on core biopsy was only 4%. Our study suggests that close follow-up is a safe and feasible option for pure FEA without a radiographic discordance found on core biopsy. PMID: 32816560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: RBS rate can be reduced by shaving of cavity margins. Current standards for RBS should not be made more stringent due to the existence of non-actionable risk factors. The value of RBS as a quality indicator should be scrutinzed. PMID: 32841804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Surgical delays do not seem to be life-threatening for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or with early-stage estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical delays have been common for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and early-stage estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, often in favor of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET). To understand possible ramifications of these delays, we examined the association between time to surgery (TTS), pathological staging and overall survival (OS).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical delays have been common for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and early-stage estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, often in favor of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET). To understand possible ramifications of these delays, we examined the association between time to operation and pathologic staging and overall survival (OS).