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PURPOSE To report complications, failure rate, and esthetic results in patients undergoing immediate breast reconstruction with a tissue expander and implant, with or without adjuvant treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS We reviewed the records of the 77 patients who underwent immediate breast reconstruction with an expander/implant between January 1999 and(More)
PURPOSE Several models have been developed to predict nonsentinel lymph node (non-SN) status in patients with breast cancer with sentinel lymph node (SN) metastasis. The purpose of our investigation was to compare available models in a prospective, multicenter study. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a cohort of 561 positive-SN patients who underwent axillary lymph(More)
Molecular subtypes of breast cancer with relevant biological and clinical features have been defined recently, notably ERBB2-overexpressing, basal-like, and luminal-like subtypes. To investigate the ability of mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to analyze the molecular complexity of human breast cancer, we performed a SELDI-TOF MS-based protein(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo major surgery for cancer are at high risk of postoperative infection. Postoperative immunosuppression may be due to dysregulation of cytokine production. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between changes in serum proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine concentrations and postoperative septic(More)
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease whose evolution is difficult to predict by using classic histoclinical prognostic factors. Prognostic classification can benefit from molecular analyses such as large-scale expression profiling. Using immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays, we have monitored the expression of 26 selected proteins in more than(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to define the factors associated with nonvisualization of a sentinel node (SN) in the axilla area during preoperative lymphoscintigraphy. METHODS We retrospectively studied 332 women with T0, T1, or T2 <3-cm, N0 invasive breast cancer who underwent a sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure. All patients had intradermal(More)
PURPOSE Predictive factors of non-sentinel lymph node (NSN) involvement at axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) have been studied in the case of sentinel node (SN) involvement, with validation of a nomogram. This nomogram is not accurate for SN micrometastasis. The purpose of our study was to determine a nomogram for predicting the likelihood of NSN(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the morbidity and therapeutic value of surgery after concurrent chemoradiotherapy and brachytherapy in a multicentric series of patients with advanced cervical cancer. METHODS Patients with stage IB2 to IVA cervical cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy and pelvic radiotherapy followed by brachytherapy and surgery from(More)
Breast cancers are traditionally divided into hormone-receptor positive and negative cases. This classification helps to guide patient management. However, a subgroup of hormone-receptor positive patients relapse irrespective of hormonal therapy. Gene expression profiling has classified breast tumours into five major subtypes with significant different(More)
PURPOSE To determine the optimal injection path for blue dye and radiocolloid for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in early breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective randomized multicentric study was initiated to compare the peritumoral (PT) injection site to the periareolar (PA) site in 449 patients. RESULTS The detection rate of axillary SLN(More)