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F. Cardoso1*, A. Costa2,3, L. Norton4, E. Senkus5, M. Aapro6, F. André7, C. H. Barrios8, J. Bergh9, L. Biganzoli10, K. L. Blackwell11, M. J. Cardoso12, T. Cufer13, N. El Saghir14, L. Fallowfield15, D. Fenech16, P. Francis17, K. Gelmon18, S. H. Giordano19, J. Gligorov20, A. Goldhirsch21, N. Harbeck22, N. Houssami23, C. Hudis24, B. Kaufman25, I. Krop26, S.(More)
We examined bone marrow aspirates from 100 metastasis-free primary breast cancer patients. In 38/100 patients (38%), tumour cells were detected in the marrow using an immunocytochemical technique with a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies: anti-EMA and anti-cytokeratin. Median follow-up was 34 months: 15/38 (39%) tumour cell-positive patients have since(More)
MIB1 proliferation rate (MIB1-PR) and total S-phase fraction (SPF) were retrospectively determined in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of 90 primary node-negative breast carcinomas. None of the patients had received adjuvant systemic therapy. Median follow-up in patients still alive at the time of analysis was 37.5 months (16-72 months).(More)
In breast cancer, several investigations have demonstrated that the tumour biological factors uPA urokinase-type plasminogen activator) and its inhibitor PAI-1 are statistically independent, strong prognostic factors for disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS). However, statistical analyses performed for varying follow-up periods suggested a time(More)
Hemodynamic regulation of the endothelial gap junction protein connexin43 (Cx43) was studied in a model of controlled disturbed flows in vitro. Cx43 mRNA, protein expression, and intercellular communication were mapped to spatial variations in fluid forces. Hemodynamic features of atherosclerotic lesion-prone regions of the vasculature (flow separation and(More)
BACKGROUND Biosimilars of filgrastim are in widespread clinical use in Europe. This phase III study compares biosimilar filgrastim (EP2006), with the US-licensed reference product, Neupogen(®), in breast cancer patients receiving (neo)adjuvant myelosuppressive chemotherapy (TAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 218 patients receiving 5 µg/kg/day(More)
The presence of isolated tumor cells in the bone marrow (ITC-BM) of breast cancer patients is an independent prognostic parameter, indicating hematogenous tumor cell dissemination. While the HER2 status of breast cancer tissue has predictive value for the efficacy of different therapies, its prognostic relevance is controversial. To investigate the(More)
F. Cardoso*, A. Costa, E. Senkus, M. Aapro, F. André, C. H. Barrios, J. Bergh, G. Bhattacharyya, L. Biganzoli, M. J. Cardoso, L. Carey, D. Corneliussen-James, G. Curigliano, V. Dieras, N. El Saghir, A. Eniu, L. Fallowfield, D. Fenech, P. Francis, K. Gelmon, A. Gennari, N. Harbeck, C. Hudis, B. Kaufman, I. Krop, M. Mayer, H. Meijer, S. Mertz, S. Ohno, O.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of guideline-based prospective use of uPA/PAI-1 on clinical outcome in an intermediate-risk cohort of breast cancer patients. We analyzed 381 consecutive primary breast cancer patients (2003–2011) at the breast center Ostbayern meeting the following criteria: M0/N0/estrogen receptor (ER)+/G2.(More)
Therapy decisions in advanced breast cancer (ABC) increasingly require assessment not only of treatment efficacy but also of cost-effectiveness. To this end, we performed a cost-utility analysis by comparing treatment sequences including/omitting fulvestrant in a hypothetical population of hormone receptor-positive (HR+) postmenopausal women with ABC. The(More)