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ConclusionsLower ADC-mean values may predict the poor differentiation of breast cancer among diverse PET –MRI functional parameters.
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions Our meta-analysis suggested that patients with high primary SUVmax may experience a higher risk for recurrence or a poor progression. Moreover, the SUVmax of 18F-FDG showed a significant prognostic value in IDC patients.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of visual feedback (VF) on radiotherapy with deep inspiration breath-holding (DIBH), and reviewed the dose for organs at risk (OARs). METHODS: Respiratory motions during DIBH for 15 s were monitored during planning computed tomography (CT)-scanning and simulation for 40 patients after breast-conserving surgery from June 2007 to February 2008. For 22 of 40 patients, a goggle-type liquid crystal display monitor was used for VF. The opposing tangential field was planned. The prescribed dose was 50.0 Gy in 25 fractions. RESULTS: The mean differenc...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusion.Higher muscle strength at the start of palliative chemotherapy is associated with significantly better OS in older patients with advanced cancer. None of the investigated muscle parameters were related to treatment toxicity. Future studies are needed to evaluate whether muscle strength can be used for treatment decisions in older patients with advanced cancer.Implications for Practice.This study in older patients with advanced cancer showed that adequate muscle strength is associated with longer overall survival. The results of this study imply that muscle strength might be helpful in estimating survival and the...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care, Geriatric Oncology Source Type: research
We present the case of a 30-year-old woman with triple-negative bilateral breast carcinoma who underwent bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. She developed a left chest wall and liver recurrence after primary therapy. Her recurrent disease was also triple-negative. In view of the known poor prognosis and very limited therapeutic options, we performed 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan to explore the possibility of PSMA-based therapy as a future option after exhausting standard-of-care treatments.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
Authors: Koleva-Kolarova RG, Greuter MJW, Feenstra TL, Vermeulen KM, de Vries EFJ, Parkin D, Buskens E, de Bock GH Abstract Our aim was to evaluate the potential cost-effectiveness of PET/CT with FES and 89Zr-trastuzumab compared to pathology to select first-line targeted treatment in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients with non-rapidly progressive disease. A previously published and validated model was extended and adapted for this analysis. Two alternative scenarios were compared. In the care as usual pathway first-line targeted treatment of MBC patients was assigned on the basis of pathology results, while i...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Abstract Positron emission mammography (PEM) has higher detection sensitivity for breast cancer compared with whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) due to higher spatial resolution. We have developed a new PEM device with high resolution over a wide field of view. This PEM device comprises novel scintillation crystals, praseodymium-doped lutetium aluminum garnet (Pr:LuAG). In the present study, the clinical use of the newly developed PEM for the detection of small breast cancer was compared with that of the conventional PET-computed tomography (PET/CT). Eighty-two patients with breast cancer less than 20 m...
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
In this study, we prepared multifunctional microspheres loading 131I-labeled hollow copper sulfide nanoparticles and paclitaxel (131I-HCuSNPs-MS-PTX) for imaging and therapeutics of W256/B breast tumors in rats. 18F-fluordeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging detected that the expansion of the tumor volume was delayed (P<0.05) following intra-tumoral (i.t.) injection with 131I-HCuSNPs-MS-PTX plus near-infrared (NIR) irradiation. The immunohistochemical analysis further confirmed the anti-tumor effect. The single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/photoacoustic i...
Source: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Enright K, Desai T, Sutradhar R, Gonzalez A, Powis M, Taback N, Booth CM, Trudeau ME, Krzyzanowska MK Abstract Background: Overuse of surveillance imaging in patients after curative treatment for early breast cancer (ebc) was recently identified as one of the Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives to improve the quality of cancer care. We undertook a population-level examination of imaging practices in Ontario as they existed before the launch of that initiative. Methods: Patients diagnosed with ebc between 2006 and 2010 in Ontario were identified from the Ontario Cancer Registry. Records were linked deter...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results from this NMA indicate that the diagnostic value of the BSGI, MG + SMM, MRI and CE-MRI methods for BC were relatively higher in terms of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:2041 –2055
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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