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21.07.2018 | Epidemiology Open Access

Determinants of non-adherence to adjuvant endocrine treatment in women with breast cancer: the role of comorbidity

Adjuvant endocrine treatment (ET) is part of the standard therapy for oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers [ 1 ]. Survival benefit following an extended use of ET has been documented,[ 2 ] prompting recommendation for 5–10 years use of …

20.07.2018 | Review

Occult breast cancer may originate from ectopic breast tissue present in axillary lymph nodes

Occult breast cancer (OBC) is defined as the clinical findings of carcinoma in ALNs without detectable breast tumor despite clinical and radiological assessments. OBC is a rare disease and reported to comprise 0.3–1.0% of all breast cancers, with …

19.07.2018 | Epidemiology

Sexual health in long-term breast cancer survivors

Over the last decades, the number of breast cancer survivors (BCS) has increased [ 1 ]. Improved outcomes in this population are in part attributed to more effective adjuvant therapies [ 2 ]. While increasing cure, treatments inflict substantial …

18.07.2018 | Brief Report

Onco-metabolism: defining the prognostic significance of obesity and diabetes in women with brain metastases from breast cancer

Among women, breast cancer is the most common malignancy as well as the most common cause of brain metastases [ 1 ]. As many as 30% of women with breast cancer develop brain metastases, and the incidence of brain metastases from breast cancer …

18.07.2018 | Brief Report

Population-based validation of the National Cancer Comprehensive Network recommendations for breast cancer staging

Proper staging of breast cancer is of fundamental importance to treatment planning and to therapeutic decision making [ 1 ]. Determination—at an early phase of management—of whether breast cancer patients have distant metastatic disease would …

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