John Misitzis

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this multicenter, phase III, prospective open label clinical trial was to investigate the effect of risedronate (R) on bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal, early breast cancer (BC) patients scheduled to receive anastrozole (A). METHODS Pre-treatment BMD of 213 patients with hormone receptor-positive BC was evaluated at(More)
INTRODUCTION Extended adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors may potentially alter the lipid profile of postmenopausal patients and thus increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In this study, a subprotocol of the ATENA (Adjuvant post-Tamoxifen Exemestane versus Nothing Applied) trial, we compared the effect of(More)
Long-term endocrine therapy for breast cancer may have clinical implications as drugs that potentially alter the lipid profile may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In this study, a companion subprotocol to the ATENA (Adjuvant post-Tamoxifen Exemestane versus Nothing Applied) trial, we compared the effect of the steroidal aromatase(More)
PURPOSE We investigated whether age at anastrozole (A) initiation influences the effect of treatment on bone mineral density (BMD). We conducted a post hoc analysis of the dataset of Arimidex Bone Mass Index Oral Bisphosphonates prospective trial, studying the effect of risedronate (R) on BMD of postmenopausal, early breast cancer patients receiving A. (More)
Objective. This study investigated whether thyroid hormone (TH) levels are correlated to cell proliferation (Ki67), in euthyroid breast cancer patients. Design and Methods. 86 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with estrogen receptor (ER) positive tumors, who referred for surgery, were included in the study. Results. FT3, FT4, and TSH were within normal(More)
Mucinous carcinoma of the breast (MCB) is histologically classified into 2 groups: (1) pure MCB and (2) mixed MCB. Pure MCB carries a better diagnosis than mixed MCB. This research relates to the cell surface topography and ultrastructure of the cells in the above cases and aims to find the differences between them, by means of two methods: scanning(More)
The tubular carcinoma of the breast is an uncommon histological subtype of invasive breast cancer, which is generally associated with an excellent prognosis. Previous studies have demonstrated that this well differentiated variant is linked with a low incidence of lymph node involvement, a low rate of local recurrence and a high overall survival rate when(More)
In this study, cell surface projections of primary culture cells from tissues of infiltrating ductal carcinoma Non Special Type with vascular invasion are examined by use of the Scanning Electron Microscopy method. In these cases the projections of cell membrane appeared extremely long and bridge-like covering very long distances between the breast cancer(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this observational study was to assess the combined impact of chemotherapy (CT) and aromatase inhibitors (AI) therapy on bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive early breast cancer. METHODS Patients were treated with a third generation AI, either as adjuvant therapy (HT cohort, n =(More)