René Aloísio da Costa Vieira

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Diagnosing breast cancer early and efficiently is a critical component of any strategy aimed at decreasing breast cancer mortality in developing countries. In this chapter, I evaluate the evidence behind screening strategies and its controversies. The effect of breast-cancer screening has never been formally evaluated in developing countries, and data from(More)
Invasive breast cancer (BC) is infrequent among women aged ≤40 years, however, the disease outlook in these younger patients is generally worse than among older women. The present study aimed to compare socio-demographic, clinical and pathological characteristics, and their association with long-term survival, between two random cohorts of young (≤40 years)(More)
Cervical cancer is a serious public health problem in women in developing countries because of absence or ineffectiveness of screening programs. Several biases to access medical care and inequity of public health system in a continental country like Brazil limit the implementation of adequate programs to appropriately prevent the cervical cancer. Therefore,(More)
BACKGROUND Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is one of the most common neoplasms in the world. Despite the low mortality rates, NMSC can still cause severe sequelae when diagnosed at advanced stages. Malignant melanoma, the third most common type of skin cancer, has more aggressive behavior and a worse prognosis. Teledermatology provides a new tool for(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to better understand the main aspects related to colorectal carcinoma diagnosed in the first 10 years of life, through a systematic review. METHODS We carried out a bibliographic search in PubMed and LILACS, focusing on identifying publications or case reports about colorectal carcinoma in the first 10 years of life. The(More)
AIM To verify the impact of breast cancer screening in women aged 40-49 years in one region of Brazil. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study, targeted to asymptomatic women aged 40-69 years who had breast cancer screening mammography performed between January 2003 and December 2007. Logistic regression was used to estimate the risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence after breast-conserving surgery for locally advanced breast cancer. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was performed in patients with locally advanced breast cancer submitted to breast-conserving surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy based on an(More)
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