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Is it time to bring circulating tumor cell assays to the forefront of breast cancer surveillance?Journal of the National Cancer Institute
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Conclusions: The surgical procedure for axillary lymph node dissection should be considered to avoid prolonged fluid discharge, and the lymph vessels should be ligated in axillary lymph node dissection. An ultrasonic dissector was not effective in reducing the total fluid discharge volume. An optimal axillary lymph node dissection technique should be developed. For the patients without drainage, careful postoperative treatment should be given to avoid infectious seroma formation, even for patients who underwent total mastectomy with sentinel lymph node retrieval. PMID: 31114633 [PubMed]
Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Prognosis in advanced stage CCA is still very poor. However, multimodal treatment in palliative patients significantly prolong survival.Digestion
Source: Digestion - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Background The role of perioperative systemic therapy (PST) in the management of localized pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNEN) is unclear. Objectives We aimed to evaluate the benefit of PST compared to surgical alone (SA) in patients with localized PanNEN. Method We selected patients with stage I-III PanNEN who underwent curative-intent surgical resection in National Cancer Database from 2006 to 2014. Patients who had both PST and surgical resection were matched with patients who received SA by propensity score at 1-to-1 ratio with nearest neighbor method. Results 4,892 patients were included in this study ...
Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 14 lots of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.
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ConclusionsAlthough non-adherence was relatively infrequent in this population-based study, its impact on the risk of recurrence and mortality was considerable. Clinicians should make efforts to ensure therapeutic adherence during clinical follow-up of women with breast cancer.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsNo evidence of an association between the use of metformin or statins and the incidence of breast cancer in women with T2D was found. Among insulin users, a slightly higher incidence of breast cancer was observed.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study retrospectively examined whether mutation status influenced the rate of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after BCS   in Chinese women.MethodsPatients who underwent BCS were enrolled in carriers group and non-carriers group according to theirBRCA1/2 mutation status in the study. The correlations were analyzed between IBTR incidence andBRCA1/2 mutation. The IBTR cases were further separated into new primary tumor (NP) and true local recurrences (TR). The risk factors of NP were studied in multivariate analysis.Results1947 consecutive Chinese women with primary invasive breast cancer were selected. 1...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study evaluated development of edema in patients receiving PI3K/mTOR/CDK4/6 targeted therapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC).MethodsWe reviewed medical records of 160 patients receiving targeted therapy with PI3K/mTOR/CDK4/6 inhibitors to treat MBC (n =  160; 185 treatment occurrences). Clinicopathologic data, treatment details, and edema incidence were recorded.ResultsEdema incidence was 43.1% (69/160) overall and 25.6% (41/160) in the upper extremity ipsilateral to the treated breast. In 185 therapy regimens administered, 6.8% of patients on a PI3K inhibitor, 8.8% of patients on an mTOR inhibitor, and 9.2%...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionAt 2 years, the exercise groups were generally experiencing positive differences in cancer-related fatigue (RT-HIIT), symptoms (AT-HIIT), and muscle strength (RT-HIIT) to UC. The findings provide novel evidence that being involved in an exercise program during chemotherapy can have long-term benefits for women with breast cancer, but that strategies are needed to create better pathways to support patients to maintain physical activity levels.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov registration number: NCT02522260. Trial registered on 9 June 2015.https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02522260. Retrospectively registered.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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