' MAJOR FINDING' in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer'MAJOR FINDING' in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer is difficult to treat. A new study indicates that a common chemotherapy drug improves overall survival in this tumor type -- big news in cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News
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Conclusions Extended resection of the chest wall is associated in most cases with advanced disease, especially advanced breast cancer. Despite poor prognosis associated to locally advanced disease, it is imperative to perform chest wall reconstruction and allow the patient to continue adjuvant therapy (radiotherapy or chemotherapy) and improve quality of life.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionPEGylated G-CSF was as effective and safe as G-CSF to reduce CIN in breast cancer but did not show an obvious superiority. However, in clinical practice, PEGylated G-CSF has an obvious advantage in terms of convenience, which could improve patient ’s quality of life.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionPrediction models are useful to guide decision making. Our goal was to compare three published nomograms predicting axillary response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), clinically node-positive breast cancer.MethodsPatients with cT1 –T4, cN1–N3 breast cancer treated with NAC and surgery from 2008 to 2019 were reviewed. The predicted probability of pathologic node-negative (ypN0) status was estimated for each nomogram. Area under the curve (AUC) was compared across models, overall and by biologic subtype.ResultsOf 581 patients, 253 (43.5%) were ypN0. ypN0 status varied by subtype: 23.9% for e...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines recommend early referral to reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) specialists for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Current practice patterns demonstrate an increased utilization of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). We evaluated premenopausal women with breast cancer after consultation with a Fertility Nurse Specialist (FNS) and determine factors associated with referral to REI specialists.MethodsThis retrospective review included all premenopausal women diagnosed at our institution with stage 0 –III unilateral breast cancers betw...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We reported nodal and breast downstaging rates with NET, and compared axillary response rates following NET and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC).MethodsConsecutive stage I –III breast cancer patients treated with NET and surgery from January 2009 to December 2019 were identified from a prospectively maintained database. Nodal pCR rates were compared between biopsy-proven node-positive patients treated with NET, and HR+/HER2- patients treated with NAC from November 2 013 to July 2019.Results127 cancers treated with NET and 338 with NAC were included. NET recipients were older, more likely to have lobular and lower-grade...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionGanglioside monosialic acid potentially decreases severe utidelone plus capecitabine-induced peripheral neuropathy in metastatic breast cancer, and further investigation is needed to validate the manageable efficacy of GM1 in CIPN.Clinical Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT02253459.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The probability of nodal positivity after neoadjuvant chemotherapy was less than 3 per cent in patients with TNBC or HER2-positive disease who achieved a breast rCR on MRI. These patients could be included in trials investigating the omission of sentinel node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PMID: 33031572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest cognitive impairments in the domain of executive functioning among patients with BC who received chemotherapy. Providing relevant suggestions or strategies of managements for these negative consequences may help increase the long-term quality of life of patients with BC. PMID: 33030667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Authors: Xu J, Li D, Du K, Wang J Abstract Background: Cinobufacin is a Chinese patent medicine widely used for breast cancer in China. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis have been published to validate its effects in breast cancer treatment. We, therefore, summarize the efficacy and safety of Cinobufacin combined with chemotherapy in order to provide rigid evidence for its clinical application. Methods: By searching multiple databases incepted to December 2019, the RCTs of breast cancer patients treated with Cinobufacin were screened according to the inclusion criteria, and the meta-analysis and s...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: DDIR positivity does not predict improved response following oxaliplatin treatment in CRC. However, data presented here suggests the potential of the DDIR assay in identifying immune-rich tumours that may benefit from immune checkpoint blockade, beyond current use of MSI status. PMID: 33028592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
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