Sheldon Feldman

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BACKGROUND Pilot studies indicate that probe-guided resection of radioactive sentinel nodes (the first nodes that receive drainage from tumors) can identify regional metastases in patients with breast cancer. To confirm this finding, we conducted a multicenter study of the method as used by 11 surgeons in a variety of practice settings. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Oncotype DX is a 21-gene assay that calculates a risk of distant recurrence in women with estrogen-receptor-positive, lymph node-negative breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the results of Oncotype DX influence the decision to administer chemotherapy. METHODS A retrospective study was performed on 85 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The authors prospectively evaluated the performance of a proprietary molecular testing platform using one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) for the detection of metastatic carcinoma in sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in a large multicenter trial and compared the OSNA results with the results from a detailed postoperative histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND The management of papillary lesions identified on image-guided breast biopsy remains controversial. In the literature, data regarding papillary lesions are limited because of small sample sizes. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of atypical ductal hyperplasia and malignancy associated with papillary lesions identified on(More)
BACKGROUND Radiolocalization and selective biopsy of the sentinel node to correctly predict the status of remaining lymph nodes may provide an alternative to axillary dissection in selected breast cancer patients with clinically negative lymph nodes. STUDY DESIGN In a nonrandomized, multicenter clinical trial, gamma probe localization for lymphatic(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted a presurgical trial to assess the tissue-related effects of metformin in overweight/obese breast cancer (BC) patients. METHODS Metformin 1,500 mg daily was administered to 35 nondiabetics with stage 0-III BC, body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m(2). The primary endpoint was tumor proliferation change (i.e., ki-67). Tumor proliferation(More)
BACKGROUND Most women diagnosed with breast cancer undergo breast-conservation surgery. Re-excision rates for positive margins have been reported to be greater than 50%. The purpose of our study was to determine if removing additional shaved margins from the lumpectomy cavity at the time of lumpectomy reduces re-excisions. METHODS A retrospective study(More)
Glucose utilization was measured in 5 regions of rat striatum within four anterior-posterior levels. Areas of minimal and maximal glucose utilization were identified. Density-window image analysis was used to quantify areas of minimal and maximal glucose utilization, which were also apparent upon close visual inspection. In a normal control group, there(More)
PURPOSE To report early outcomes of accelerated whole-breast radiation therapy with concomitant boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS This is a prospective, institutional review board-approved study. Eligibility included stage TisN0, T1N0, and T2N0 breast cancer. Patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy were ineligible. The whole breast received 40.5 Gy in 2.7-Gy(More)