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BACKGROUND Existing evidence suggests that proinflammatory cytokines play an intermediary role in postchemotherapy cognitive impairment. This is one of the largest multicentered, cohort studies conducted in Singapore to evaluate the prevalence and proinflammatory biomarkers associated with cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
The current need for high-throughput genotyping platforms for targeted validation of disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) motivated us to evaluate a novel nanofluidics platform for genotyping DNA extracted from peripheral blood and buccal wash samples. SNP genotyping was performed using a Fluidigm 48.48 Dynamic Array biochip on the(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified various genetic susceptibility loci for breast cancer based mainly on European-ancestry populations. Differing linkage disequilibrium patterns exist between European and Asian populations, and thus GWAS-identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in one population may not be of significance in(More)
Breast fibroepithelial tumors comprise a heterogeneous spectrum of pathological entities, from benign fibroadenomas to malignant phyllodes tumors. Although MED12 mutations have been frequently found in fibroadenomas and phyllodes tumors, the landscapes of genetic alterations across the fibroepithelial tumor spectrum remain unclear. Here, by performing exome(More)
According to the basic process and principle of grey wave forecasting this paper put forward a concrete method and steps of how to choose effective contour lines. Secondly, the author have made improvement on the forecasting formula of grey wave forecasting model, so that the forecasting formula would be more closer to original intention of the grey wave(More)
OBJECTIVES This is the first reported study to determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function (FACT-Cog), a validated subjective neuropsychological instrument designed to evaluate cancer patients' perceived cognitive deterioration. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Breast cancer patients(More)
PURPOSE Current histopathologic systems for classifying breast tumors require evaluation of multiple variables and are often associated with significant interobserver variability. Recent studies suggest that gene expression profiles may represent a promising alternative for clinical cancer classification. Here, we investigated the use of a customized(More)
BACKGROUND Phyllodes tumours (PT) of the breast are fibro-epithelial neoplasms that are known to recur locally in up to 19% of patients. The failure to achieve adequate surgical margins is an important risk factor for local recurrence. This, however, is a common problem as PT are clinically similar to the more common fibro-adenoma and are therefore often(More)
AIM To identify important clinicopathological parameters that are most helpful in predicting additional non-sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis among patients with a positive SLN biopsy in the Singapore breast cancer population. METHODS A total of 1409 patients who underwent SLN biopsy were reviewed over a 5 year period from July 2004 to October 2009. A(More)