Clinical relevance of total choline (tCho) quantification in suspicious lesions on multiparametric breast MRI
AbstractPurposeTo assess the additional value of quantitative tCho evaluation to diagnose malignancy and lymph node metastases in suspicious lesions on multiparametric breast MRI (mpMRI, BI-RADS 4, and BI-RADS 5).MethodsOne hundred twenty-one patients that demonstrated suspicious multiparametric breast MRI lesions using DCE, T2w, and diffusion-weighted (DW) images were prospectively enrolled in this IRB-approved study. All underwent single-voxel proton MR spectroscopy (1H-MRS, point-resolved spectroscopy sequence, TR 2000 ms, TE 272 ms) with and without water suppression. The total choline (tCho) amplitude was measured and normalized to millimoles/liter according to established methodology by two independent readers (R1, R2). ROC-analysis was employed to predict malignancy and lymph node status by tCho results.ResultsOne hundred three patients with 74 malignant and 29 benign lesions had full1H-MRS data. The area under the ROC curve (AUC) for prediction of malignancy was 0.816 (R1) and 0.809 (R2). A cutoff of 0.8 mmol/l tCho could diagnose malignancy with a sensitivity of> 95%. For prediction of lymph node metastases, tCho measurements achieved an AUC of 0.760 (R1) and 0.788 (R2). At tCho levels
Authors: Zhang P, Tao H, Yu L, Zhou L, Zhu C Abstract Injectable implants with the ability to form in situ are one of the most promising carriers for the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to tumor sites. We have reported a novel injectable in situ-forming implant system composed of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA), ethyl oleate, along with the sol-gel phase transition. The chemotherapeutic drug-loaded injectable NBCA ethyl oleate implant (INEI) exhibited excellent therapeutic efficacy for local chemotherapy. Herein, we utilize this INEI to carry N, N'-(Sulfonyldi-4,1-phenylene)bis(2-chloroacetamide) (TE-C-5003), whi...
Conclusions: In this study, the SUV of 99mTc-MDP was successfully determined using SPECT/CT. This research provides an approach that could potentially aid in the clinical quantification of radionuclide uptake in normal vertebrae for the management of breast cancer patients. PMID: 32213791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ichele Orditura Triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are characterized by worse prognosis, higher propensity to earlier metastases, and shorter survival after recurrence compared with other breast cancer subtypes. Anthracycline- and taxane-based chemotherapy is still the mainstay of treatment in early stages, although several escalation approaches have been evaluated to improve survival outcomes. The addition of platinum salts to standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) remains controversial due to the lack of clear survival advantage, and the use of adjuvant capecitabine represents a valid treatment option in TNBC p...
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ConclusionsDespite similar long-term efficacy and safety profile, the higher breast conservation rate in the TC6 group suggests that preoperative chemotherapy without an anthracycline may benefit patients with HR-positive HER2-negative BC.Trial registrationUMIN000003283https://upload.umin.ac.jp/cgi-open-bin/ctr_e/ctr_view.cgi?recptno=R000003873.
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