Automatic quantification of calcifications in the coronary arteries and thoracic aorta on radiotherapy planning CT scans of Western and Asian breast cancer patients.

CONCLUSIONS: CAC and TAC prevalence was considerable and increased with age. Deep learning software is a reliable method to automatically measure CAC and TAC on radiotherapy breast CT scans. PMID: 29703498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research

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Authors: Bang S, Kim Y, Chung MS, Park JS, Choi YY, Shin SJ Abstract Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare hematologic malignancy, with very few cases of primary histiocytic sarcoma of the breast described in English scientific literature. Herein, we describe a case of primary histiocytic sarcoma of the breast in a 75-year-old woman, with no clinical history of malignant tumors, who presented with a palpable solitary breast mass. Microscopically, the resected breast mass showed large pleomorphic cells, some multinucleated giant cells, and admixed inflammatory components. The pleomorphic tumor cells further showed a diffuse...
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionIt is important to maintain a suspicion for GI tract metastasis in breast cancer patients who present with abdominal mass or GI symptoms, as this aids in prompt institution of accurate and appropriate management.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The pre-treatment tumor SUVmax could be utilized as an independent imaging biomarker of the tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis. Risk stratification based on this index could play a pivotal role in alteration of treatment planning, such as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (precision oncology). PMID: 31587025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 11Author(s): Shaukat Mahmood Mirza, Raiz Masood, Daniel NG, Kathryn Barclay
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Through R-L lateral measurement taken from the midaxillary line at the level of the xiphisternal joint, we showed that liver would be present in simCT with a sensitivity of 81% at L1 level in those 31.55 cm and above.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Guldane Magat, Sevgi Ozcan Sener, Hayriye CetmiliJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2019 15(5):1177-1180 Metastatic carcinomas to the jaw bones are uncommon and comprise to about 1% of all malignant oral neoplasms. The purpose of this report is to present a rare case of metastatic breast carcinoma to bilateral mandibular ramus regions. The present case report is about a 40-year-old female patient with the complaints of a paresthesia in the right mandibular area of the last month duration. She was referred to our department by her oncologist with the differential diagnosis of osteonecrosis or metastasis. She h...
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most impor...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news
ConclusionsMTV, a volumetric parameter of FDG PET/CT, is an important independent prognostic factor for PFS to the first line palliative treatment, irrespective of tumor subtype, in patients with MBC.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureY.H. Park: Advisory / Consultancy, Research grant / Funding (self): AstraZeneca; Advisory / Consultancy, Research grant / Funding (self): Pfizer; Advisory / Consultancy, Research grant / Funding (self): Eisai; Advisory / Consultancy, Research grant / Funding (self): Novartis; Research grant / Funding (self): Roche. All other authors...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe density of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is a predictive factor for response to neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) in breast cancer. High TIL density correlates with higher complete pathologic remission (pCR) in triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancer. Additionally, not only TIL density but also subsets of immune cells in tumor stroma seem to play an important role in cancer and immune cell interaction and response to chemotherapy. Our aim is to determine TIL density and expression of CD 20, CD3, CD8, PD-L1, FOXP3 and PGM1 on core biopsy specimen and find a correlation with pCR.Trial d...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionConventional BC-imaging modalities have both advantages and limitations. When utilized in combination, they are often complementary. For example, a limitation of mammography is low sensitivity in dense breasts. The addition of DBT lessens this limitation by providing three-dimensional (3D) images of the breast that minimizes the effect of overlying breast tissue. Additionally, US added to mammography in dense breasts increases screening sensitivity and has the advantages of accessibility and lack of ionizing radiation. MRI is currently the most sensitive method used for detecting BC. When MRI is not suitable for ...
Source: Clinical and Translational Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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