Breast cancer and neoadjuvant chemotherapy: indications for and limits of breast-conserving surgery.

CONCLUSION: BCS after NACT is feasible and safe in terms of LRR, DFS and OS, if patients are properly studied and selected. Indication to BCS after NACT needs of a multidisciplinary assessment considering clinical staging, biological characteristics, the radiological response pattern and the expected concordance between imaging and histology. KEY WORDS: Breast Cancer, Breast-conserving surgery, Neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PMID: 30569900 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research

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ConclusionNIS protein expression is detectable in breast cancer cells to varying degrees. HER2+ is the most likely to express NIS in the cell membrane followed by TN subtypes. This indicates that radioiodine could be used as a novel adjuvant treatment in breast cancer.
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is an oncological situation where conventional therapies have limited activity. In HER2+ advanced breast cancer patients, intrathecal therapy with anti-HER2 therapy (trastuzumab) is feasible and may reach long-term disease control, especially in cases of low-tumor burden.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: Banys-Paluchowski M, Fehm T, Janni W, Solomayer EF, Hartkopf A Abstract Hematogenous dissemination of single tumor cells from the primary tumor is a common phenomenon in most solid malignancies. In breast cancer, presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the peripheral blood and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in bone marrow predicts poor clinical outcome, both in early and metastatic setting. Beyond that, persistence of CTCs/DTCs is associated with shorter relapse-free interval as well. Numerous studies have shown that these cells differ from tumor cells in the primary tumor with regard to hormone and...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Conclusions18F-FDG uptake on PET/MRI correlated with TIL levels in patients with TNBC and HER2-positive breast cancer. This finding suggests that preoperative PET/MRI may be useful as a non-invasive tool for guiding the treatment plan.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionRadiomics methods based on the fat-suppressed T2 sequence and the nomogram are helpful for preoperative accurate predicting ALN metastasis.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Targeting mTORC1 can inhibit DCIS progression to IDC via MMP9 and may be a potential strategy for DCIS or Early-Stage IDC therapy. PMID: 31871301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) are frequently overexpressed in several cancer types. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of TAAs in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 250 selected invasive breast cancers including 50 estrogen receptor (ER)-positive (Luminal B like), 50 triple-negative (TN), 50 ER-positive lobular type, 50 ER- and progesterone receptor (PgR)-positive (Luminal A like) and 50 cerbB2-positive breast cancers, were assessed for New York esophageal squamous cell carcinoma-1 (NY-ESO-1), Wilms tumor antigen (WT-1) and PReferentially exp...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
ConclusionsLuminal A tumor was the most prevalent subtype, while HER2-positive was the least prevalent. Luminal A tumors were mostly associated with lobular carcinomas. HER2-positive and triple negative tumors showed higher histological grade and larger tumor size at the time of diagnosis. These tumors were commonly found in women below the age of 50 years. Carcinoma-in-situ was less prevalent in HER2-positive tumors. Furthermore, a strong association was observed between axillary lymph node status and molecular subtypes.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anatomic Stage 0 Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IA Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IB Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIIA Breast Cancer AJCC&n...
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Abstract NOTCH1, NOTCH2, NOTCH3 and NOTCH4 are transmembrane receptors that transduce juxtacrine signals of the delta‑like canonical Notch ligand (DLL)1, DLL3, DLL4, jagged canonical Notch ligand (JAG)1 and JAG2. Canonical Notch signaling activates the transcription of BMI1 proto‑oncogene polycomb ring finger, cyclin D1, CD44, cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 1A, hes family bHLH transcription factor 1, hes related family bHLH transcription factor with YRPW motif 1, MYC, NOTCH3, RE1 silencing transcription factor and transcription factor 7 in a cellular context‑dependent manner, while non‑canonical Notch s...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
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