Cosmetic effect in patients with early breast cancer treated with breast conserving therapy (BCT) and with HDR brachytherapy (HDR-BT) "boost".
CONCLUSIONS: HDR-BT tolerance was good in most of the cases. Excellent and very good cosmetic effect was observed in 79 patients (85%). Statistically important correlations between following examined prognostic factors and cosmetics outcome were observed: clinical and mammographic tumor estimation, method of breast conserving surgery, type of skin incision, number of interstitial applicators, irradiated reference volume (PTV) and type of optimization method. No correlations with cosmetics effect were found in factors such as: age of patients, location of tumor or additional therapy. PMID: 27795716 [PubMed - in process]
This article summarizes the rationale for, and development of CDK inhibitors in melanoma, with their evolution from pan-CDK inhibitors to highly specific agents, throughout clinical trials and finally their potential future use. EXPERT OPINION: Whilst CDK inhibitors have been practice changing in breast cancer management, their efficacy is yet to be proven in melanoma. Combination with BRAF/MEK inhibitors has been hindered by dose-limiting toxicities, but their role may yet to be found within the spectrum of biomarker-derived personalized melanoma management. The effect that CDK inhibitors can have as an adjunct to imm...
Authors: Minami T, Kawano H, Sueyoshi E, Maemura K PMID: 33028777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Mauro Vismara, Marta Zarà, Sharon Negri, Jessica Canino, Ilaria Canobbio, Silvia Stella Barbieri, Francesco Moccia, Mauro Torti, Gianni Francesco Guidetti
"She really, really reminded me a lot of my grandmother," Julia Arnaz says of her daughter, Desiree S. Anzalone
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Biomedical InformaticsAuthor(s): Ziba Khandezamin, Marjan Naderan, Mohammad Javad Rashti
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ConclusionWhile the presentation of CNS involvement was similar between the different age groups, younger patients had significantly longer CNS-free interval and longer overall survival, and for the subgroups of triple-negative patients, younger age at breast cancer diagnosis was associated with longer survival after diagnosis of CNS disease.
Authors: Yu L, Li P, Yang S, Guo P, Zhang X, Liu N, Wang J, Zhang W Abstract Aim: Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer among women. Because guidelines on screening for breast cancer for certain ages are controversial, many experts advocate the use of shared decision making (SDM) using validated decision aids (DAs). Recent studies have concluded that DAs are beneficial; however, the results have great heterogeneity. Therefore, further studies are needed to improve understanding of these tools. Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate the impact of using web-based DAs in women ag...
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: International Journal of PharmaceuticsAuthor(s): Xiangshang Xu, Li Li, Xiaolan Li, Deding Tao, Peng Zhang, Jianping Gong
Conclusions Extended resection of the chest wall is associated in most cases with advanced disease, especially advanced breast cancer. Despite poor prognosis associated to locally advanced disease, it is imperative to perform chest wall reconstruction and allow the patient to continue adjuvant therapy (radiotherapy or chemotherapy) and improve quality of life.