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The primary aim in the management of DCIS is the prevention of recurrence and contralateral tumor. Risk factors for DCIS recurrence and appropriate treatments are still widely debated. Adjuvant therapies after surgical resection reduce recurrences and contralateral disease, but these treatments have significant financial costs, side effects and there is a(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive disease subtype that has a poor prognosis. Extensive epidemiological evidence demonstrates clear socioeconomic and demographic associations with increased likelihood of TNBC in both poorer and minority populations. Thus, biological aggressiveness with few known therapeutic directions generates(More)
Purpose To determine whether three-dimensional subharmonic aided pressure estimation (SHAPE) and subharmonic imaging can help predict the response of breast cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Materials and Methods In this HIPAA-compliant prospective study, 17 women (age range, 45-70 years) scheduled to undergo neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of bone mineral density (BMD) at the time of diagnosis with clinical-pathologic findings in patients with operable postmenopausal breast cancer. One hundred and fifty-eight postmenopausal women who had a baseline lumbar and hip BMD measurement were included in the analysis. Patients were divided into two(More)
1590 Background: Incidence of breast cancer is lower in African-American women than White women, but African-American women have worse survival and represent a greater proportion of young women. Obesity is a factor in disparities. Leptin and adiponectin, hormones produced by adipose tissue, are active in breast cancer cell lines and correlate with tumor(More)
The use of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) to treat anemia in breast cancer patients who are treated with chemotherapy is a matter of ongoing debate. Several recent randomized trials challenged conventional wisdom, which holds that ESAs are contraindicated for breast cancer patients undergoing curative treatment. We aimed to perform the first large(More)
African American breast cancer survivors (AABCS) have a lower survival rate across all disease stages (79 %) compared with White survivors (92 %) and often have more aggressive forms of breast cancer requiring multimodality treatment, so they could experience a larger burden of post-treatment quality of life (QOL) problems. This paper reports a(More)
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