Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?
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Conclusions CAC was commonly detected on chest CT studies in this observational study of breast cancer patients at high risk of cardiac oncology events. The presence of CAC was often not reported clinically but reporting rates have increased over time. Recent SCCT/STR guidelines recommend reporting the presence of CAC on routine chest CT scans in recognition of the importance of CAC as a predictor of cardiovascular events. Reporting of CAC on chest CTs may help to further risk stratify breast cancer patients and improve cardiovascular outcomes in this vulnerable population.
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Abstract The deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) and prone (P) position are two common heart-sparing techniques for external-beam radiation treatment of left-sided breast cancer patients. Clinicians select the position that is deemed to be better for tissue sparing based on their experience. This approach, however, is not always optimum and consistent. In response to this, we develop a quantitative tool that predicts the optimal positioning for the sake of organs at risk (OAR) sparing. Sixteen left-sided breast cancer patients were considered in the study, each received CT scans in the supine free breathing, supin...
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ConclusionsOur data suggest that18F-FDG uptake may be impacted by physiological hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycle in luminal A-like cancers, and that E2 could be partly responsible for these events.
ConclusionsThe study of radiomics in BC patients is a new and emerging translational research topic. Radiomics in BC is frequently done to potentially improve diagnosis and characterization, mostly using MRI. Substantial quality limitations were found; high-quality prospective and reproducible studies are needed to further potential application.
CONCLUSIONS: Electron boost treatment planning (an en face electron field) following tumour bed localization using ultrasonography does not provide an optimized coverage of tumour bed volume. PMID: 29398305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: This phase II study with ER+ breast cancer patients showed that 18F-4FMFES PET achieves a lower nonspecific signal and better tumor contrast than 18F-FES PET, resulting in improved diagnostic confidence and lower false-negative diagnoses.
ConclusionsThis is the first case in literature about activity of dasatinib in combination with a chemotherapy schedule of oral vinorelbine and capecitabine in advanced breast cancer. This treatment showed both good tolerability and great activity with a long progression free survival of 54 months.