Brachial plexus schwannoma mimicking advanced breast carcinoma.

CONCLUSION: The best of our knowledge it is the third description of brachial plexus schwannoma associated with breast cancer and the first with a synchronous association. The knowledge of this pathology and its potential to alter treatment justify the reporting of the present case. PMID: 32083563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Disease - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Dis Source Type: research

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ConclusionsSarcomas are the most common radiotherapy-induced tumors after breast cancer treatment. These are rare, aggressive tumors and represent between 0.5% and 5.5% of all sarcomas. Basal cell carcinoma has also been associated with breast cancer treatment. The management is individualized and multimodal, including surgical resection and chemotherapy. Different studies have shown that radiation therapy is a risk factor for the development of soft tissue tumors.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: RPL37A is a potential biomarker for response to NCT and for prognosis. Additional studies evaluating HTRA1 and MTSS1 prognostic value are needed. PMID: 32951185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Condition:   Metaplastic Breast Carcinoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Vimentin/pan CK stain Sponsor:   Seoul National University Hospital Not yet recruiting
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CONCLUSION: Our study provides novel insight into clinicopathological characteristics and treatment status among patients with IBC in China, and might provide a direction and basis for further studies. TRIAL REGISTRATION:, No. ChiCTR1900027179; PMID: 32925286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: To use pathologic indicators to determine which patients benefit from postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) for breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) and total mastectomy (TM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 4236 patients with breast invasive ductal carcinoma who received NACT followed by TM. Cox regression analysis was used to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) and confidence intervals; independent predictors were controlled for or stratified in the analysis. RESULTS: After multivariate Cox regression analyses, the adjusted HRs derived for PMRT for all-cause mortality wer...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Abstract Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has emerged as an alternative to axillary lymph node dissection during breast cancer surgery during the last 2 decades. However, there are several controversies regarding the indication of the sentinel node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy which can convert positive lymph nodes to negative. The false negative rate after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is unacceptably high. This high false negative rate can be decreased by marking of the positive lymph nodes and removal during sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure in addition to the sentinel lymph nodes. The aim of this study...
Source: Neoplasma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Neoplasma Source Type: research
Basel, 13 July 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMagyn050 study showed that the addition of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) to Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin did not meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) for the front-line treatment of women with newly diagnosed advanced stage ovarian cancer. Topline safety data indicate that safety for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin, paclitaxel and carboplatin was consistent with the known safety profile of the combination.“Ovarian cancer remains one of the most aggressive cancers a...
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
AbstractPurposeFunctional studies have demonstrated that gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) regulates cell proliferation, apoptosis, and tissue remodeling. GnRH is metabolized by the proteolytic regulatory enzyme pyrrolidone carboxypeptidase (Pcp) (E.C., which is an omega peptidase widely distributed in fluids and tissues. We previously reported a decrease in both rat and human Pcp activity in breast cancer, suggesting that GnRH may be an important local hormonal factor in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. Recently, we have described that postmenopausal women with breast cancer show lower levels of serum Pcp ...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Basel, 18 June 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpassion031 study, evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (Abraxane®, albumin-bound paclitaxel; nab-paclitaxel; followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide) in comparison to placebo plus chem otherapy (including Abraxane), met its primary endpoint by demonstrating a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in pathological complete response (pCR) for the treatment of people with early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), regardless of PD-L1 expression.“Tripl...
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Removal of sonographically abnormal metastatic clipped nodes using SMART, without sentinel lymph node biopsy, could accurately predict axillary status. This finding needs validation in larger studies. PMID: 32537791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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