Maira Caleffi

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA has been detected in breast carcinoma by different laboratorial techniques, suggesting the virus could play a role in the pathogenesis of this tumor. The aim of the present study is to investigate the presence of HPV in patients with breast carcinoma and the correlation of the viral infection with prognostic factors for the(More)
Although incidence, mortality, and survival rates vary fourfold in the world's regions, in the world as a whole, the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, and in regions without early detection programs, mortality is also increasing. The growing burden of breast cancer in low-resource countries demands adaptive strategies that can improve on the too(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to breast cancer screening is a key element to ensure effectiveness of programs aiming at downstaging of breast cancer. In this study, we evaluated adherence to a screening program and its predictors in underserved women in southern Brazil. METHODS Attendance to the program, which is based on yearly mammogram and clinical examination,(More)
About 5-10% of breast and ovarian carcinomas are hereditary and most of these result from germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In women of Ashkenazi Jewish ascendance, up to 30% of breast and ovarian carcinomas may be attributable to mutations in these genes, where 3 founder mutations, c.68_69del (185delAG) and c.5266dup (5382insC) in BRCA1 and(More)
Germline TP53 mutations predispose individuals to multiple cancers and are associated with Li-Fraumeni/Li-Fraumeni-Like Syndromes (LFS/LFL). The founder mutation TP53 p.R337H is detected in 0.3% of the general population in southern Brazil. This mutation is associated with an increased risk of childhood adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) but is also common in(More)
In middle resource countries (MRCs), cancer control programs are becoming a priority as the pattern of disease shifts from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases such as breast cancer, the most common cancer among women in MRCs. The Middle Resource Scenarios Working Group of the BHGI 2010 Global Summit met to identify common issues and obstacles(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy is standard neoadjuvant treatment of LA BC. Patients with HER2-positive BC require targeted therapy. Trastuzumab and pertuzumab, which target HER2, with chemotherapy are approved as neoadjuvant therapy, however, treatments with different mechanisms of action might provide a broader range of activity. In this study we evaluated the(More)
Ingrid Ewald ( Patricia Izetti ( Fernando R Vargas ( Miguel A M Moreira ( Aline S Moreira ( Carlos A Moreira-Filho ( Danielle R da Cunha ( Sara Hamaguchi ( Suzi A Camey(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and consistency of self-reported family history of cancer among first-degree relatives (FDR) in a population-based study. Women at primary care units (PCU) were submitted to a questionnaire about cancer family history. Consistency of the report was determined by comparing self-reported history at the PCU to(More)
In 2004, a population-based cohort (the Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre - NMPOA Cohort) was started in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil and within that cohort, a hereditary breast cancer study was initiated, aiming to determine the prevalence of hereditary breast cancer phenotypes and evaluate acceptance of a genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) program. Women from(More)