Zora Nešković-Konstantinović

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PURPOSE Recent data showed improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) when adding everolimus to exemestane in patients with advanced breast cancer experiencing recurrence/progression after nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Here, we report clinical outcomes of combining the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor temsirolimus with(More)
BACKGROUND The role of circulating TGF-beta(1) in prognosis of breast cancer (BC) was investigated with an intention to define TGF-beta(1)-dependent high risk and low risk subsets of patients. METHODS Fifty three BC patients of all clinical stages and 37 healthy donors (HD) were analyzed for plasma TGF-beta(1) by the TbetaRII receptor-based Quantikine(More)
We examined the association between an elevated plasma TGF-beta 1 level and the disease progression of advanced breast cancer (BC) patients (n = 44). TGF-beta 1 levels were detected by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Platelet carryover and in vitro platelet activation in our plasma samples was assessed and found to be insignificant. Plasma(More)
PURPOSE In addition to Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERalpha) and Progesterone Receptor (PR), the Second Estrogen Receptor (ERbeta) appears to play an important role not only in estrogen signaling, but also in the pathogenesis of cancer in estrogen dependent tissues. The existence of various isoforms and splice variants of both ERs additionally complicates(More)
Purpose: The usefulness of steroid receptor content in breast cancer metastases for metastatic disease therapy planning was examined in this study. Methods: Steroid receptors in primary tumors and corresponding metastases in the same breast cancer patients (n=23) were determined by five-point DCC assay. We carried out an analysis of the therapeutic response(More)
OBJECTIVE Infertility due to anticancer treatments is a major source of distress for young patients with cancer. A survey was performed among breast cancer patients younger than 35 years, to evaluate the acceptance of chemotherapy in the context of infertility risk. METHODS After obtaining written informed consent, we asked 400 premenopausal, early stage(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the basis for anti-tumor immune reactivity observed in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) (3+) breast carcinoma using an in vitro model in which the role of the HER-2-specific monoclonal antibody Herceptin was also investigated. Patients with metastatic breast cancer who had their primary(More)
After so many years of research, clinical value of HER2 (Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) is unclear. Perhaps the main reason is variability of testing methods that produce controversial results. There is a lack of studies regarding prognostic value of CISH especially in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) when risk evaluation is based on different(More)
The aim of this open, nonrandomized, monocentric study was to evaluate the efficacy of a single daily dose of 8 mg oral ondansetron in the prophylaxis of acute nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy-naive breast cancer patients receiving their first cycle of chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (FAC). Forty-five female patients(More)
The biological significance of estrogen receptor-negative but progesterone receptor-positive breast carcinomas is not clear. In the present study the aggressiveness of breast carcinomas in relation to ER and PgR status has been investigated. The probability of disease-free survival in 297 node-negative breast carcinoma patients was monitored during a(More)