Chemotherapy and anti-HER2 therapy in metastatic breast cancer in pregnancy followed by surgical treatment.

We present the case of a young, pregnant patient with metastatic BC with a complete clinical response to chemotherapy followed by surgical treatment. PMID: 31281427 [PubMed]
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research

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Authors: Dinas KD Abstract Malignancy may unfortunately present quite early in a woman's life. In the case of breast cancer, rescue of the breast cancer patient's life is the top priority, but after completion of the effective treatment , the question about the ability to accomplish a pregnancy arises. The treatment strategies in breast cancer patients include surgical interventions, chemotherapy , radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and other special types of mainly targeted biologic therapies. Under normal circumstances, surgery for breast cancer does not involve any intervention in the ovaries or the uterus. Thus, ev...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Linhares S, Alrammah T, Alghamdi HA, Möller MG Abstract Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) represents only 1% to 5% of all breast malignancies and is an extremely aggressive subtype. At time of diagnosis, up to 85% of patients will present with regional nodal metastases and up to 30 % will have metastasis to distant organs. There is limited medical literature describing treatment guidelines for IBC during gestation. The best diagnostic tools are core needle and full-thickness skin punch biopsies to assess presence of dermal lymphatic invasion. Breast Ultrasound is preferred to mammogram, but mammography...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Tehrani OS Abstract Available data on systemic treatments in pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is reviewed in this section. These treatments include chemotherapy, endocrine therapy (ET), small molecule inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies against human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (EGFR-2) also known as HER2; and human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (EGFR-3), also known as HER3.In local disease, systemic treatment can be delivered as neoadjuvant (before surgery) or adjuvant (after surgery) treatment. In metastatic disease, systemic therapy is the main modality of treatment.Approach to PABC i...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: When conception occurs inadvertently during assumption of tamoxifen or anti-HER2 agents, their effects on the fetus and on the course of pregnancy are not completely understood. Further studies are needed in this setting, highlighting the importance to share clinical experiences. PMID: 32729389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1669: Breast Cancer during Pregnancy—Current Paradigms, Paths to Explore Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11111669 Authors: Ayelet Alfasi Irit Ben-Aharon Breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy in pregnant women. The prevalence of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is up to 0.04% of pregnancies and is expected to rise in developed countries. PABC represents a unique clinical scenario which requires a delicate balance of risks and benefits for both maternal and fetal well-being. Currently, there is paucity of data regarding the short- and long-term outcomes of in-utero e...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundA high percentage of breast cancer patients in the Asia-Pacific ( ∼42%) and Middle East (∼50%) regions are aged 50 years or younger. Although a high proportion of younger patients with endocrine-responsive metastatic disease are treated initially with cytotoxic chemotherapy (CT) in routine general practice, data from phase III trials have shown higher response rates and longer progression-free survival with endocrine therapy (ET) in combination with CDK4/6 inhibitor versus single agent ET. Due to lack of direct evidence, trials in pre-/perimenopausal advanced breast cancer are thus necessary to as...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Li Liu, Jiajing Lin and Hongying He* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liuzhou Worker’s Hospital, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Liuzhou, China Background and Objective: Endometrial cancer (EC) is a common gynecological malignancy worldwide. Despite advances in the development of strategies for treating EC, prognosis of the disease remains unsatisfactory, especially for advanced EC. The aim of this study was to identify novel genes that can be used as potential biomarkers for identifying the prognosis of EC and to construct a novel risk stratification using these genes. Me...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our model is more reliable and stable to assist doctors predict the SLN metastasis in breast cancer patients before operation. Introduction The incidence of breast cancer is the first in female malignant tumors, in which the highest incidence of breast cancer has been reported in Europe and the United States, however, in recent years, the incidence of breast cancer in China has annually increased (1, 2). Based on surgery as an important step in the treatment of breast cancer, in recent years, different individuals have never stopped exploration of a novel and optimum approach. Besides, NSABP-04, ASCOG-...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify EMT and CSC phenotypes in metastatic and non-metastatic breast cancer in Omani women and their association with conventional clinico-pathological predictors of BC. In a retrospective study of ninety-six Omani women with breast cancer, the association of age, pregnancy/lactation, tumor size, type, grade, ductal carcinoma insitu (DCIS), lymphovascular invasion, hormone/ HER2 receptor expression and Ki67 proliferation index (Ki67 PI) was tested with EMT/ CSC phenotype and metastasis. Young age  ≤ 40 years, lymphovascular invasion and EMT had a strong association with metastasis; ...
Source: Cancer Microenvironment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Background: Pregnancy affects breast cancer risk but it's influence on breast cancer subtype and prognosis remains controversial. We studied the effect of parity and time since last birth on breast cancer subtype and outcome in women aged ≤50 years at diagnosis.Patients and Methods: A retrospective multivariate cohort study including all premenopausal women aged ≤50 years (N=1306) at diagnosis and primarily treated with surgery (N=1176) or neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (N=130) at University Hospitals Leuven (Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2009); local and systemic therapies were consistent with guidelines when treated. Tumor sub...
Source: Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Poster Session Abstracts Source Type: research
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