Nilton Leite Xavier

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BACKGROUND This cross-sectional, nested cohort study assessed Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) scores in postmenopausal women with breast cancer receiving primary chemotherapy. METHODS The FSFI questionnaire was administered to 24 postmenopausal women one month after diagnosis of breast cancer (post-diagnosis group) and one month after completion of(More)
The status of the homolateral axillary lymph nodes is still the most important prognostic factor in early stage breast cancer. The information obtained from the pathological examination of the lymph nodes guides is of critical importance in the decision process regarding the use of postoperative adjuvant therapy. However, lymph node axillary dissection can(More)
This phase II trial was conducted to evaluate the percentage of objective responses and the toxicity profile of combination doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and paclitaxel (Taxol) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor as first-line therapy for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) not previously exposed to anthracycline-containing regimens. Patients(More)
Our objective was to determine the presence of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 and specific tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP-1 and TIMP-2) in tumor samples obtained from patients with primary breast cancer. We attempted to correlate these findings with the status of the sentinel(More)
PURPOSE to analyze the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and of vascular endothelial growth factor (EVGF) in a group of patients with primary breast cancer, and correlate them to one another and with other prognostic indicators. METHODS transversal study that has analyzed the expression of MMP-9 and of VEGF in 88 consecutive cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer surgery has evolved towards minimizing morbidity, maximizing cure rates and stratifying treatments according to disease stage. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is becoming standard practice in most centres. However, no standard radiopharmaceutical exists. OBJECTIVES To blindly compare 99mTc dextran 500 and 99mTc phytate in the(More)
PURPOSE to determine the efficacy of intraoperative injection of Dextran-500-99m-technetium (Tc) for the identification of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in breast cancer and analyze time to label the SLN in the axillary region. METHODS a prospective study between April 2008 and June 2009, which included 74 sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB) in patients(More)
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