Navigation Links
A diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer doesn't always mean cancer spread
Date:4/11/2008

Triple-negative breast cancers are a heterogeneous group and may not always be associated with lymph node spread, a new study shows.

The study of 145 triple negative breast cancers (i.e, cancer which is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative) in 128 women found that about 23% were moderate or low-grade lesions, said Cecilia Mercado, MD, of New York University School of Medicine, and an author of the study.

Triple negative breast cancer is found in about 15% of breast cancer patients and the patients are usually younger.

The study found that 11 of the 145 cancers had a low histologic grade. Only one of these patients had evidence that their cancer had spread into their lymph nodes. Twenty-three cancers were moderate grade lesions; only five of these 23 had spread into the lymph nodes. That compares to 37 of 111 cancers with a high histologic grade which had lymph node metastases, Dr. Mercado said.

Our preliminary results show that triple negative breast cancers are a heterogeneous group. Although many are high grade lesions, some are moderate or low grade demonstrating a lower rate of lymph node metastasis, Dr. Mercado said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Necoya Tyson
necoya@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New pan-European collaboration launched into the diagnosis and control of coeliac disease
2. Study supports theory that rise in autism is related to changes in diagnosis
3. Schizophrenia: Diagnosis Is Not Destiny - Conference
4. Hospital Clinic awarded by CEREBRA Foundation for its excellence in early diagnosis of brain damage
5. CMS Approves Home Sleep Testing for Diagnosis of OSA; AASM Experts Available for Comment
6. IOF recognizes ESCEO European guidance for osteoporosis diagnosis and management
7. New techniques improve imaging quality, not diagnosis of Barretts esophagus
8. New TB test means quicker and easier diagnosis for patients
9. Patrick Swayzes Diagnosis With Pancreatic Cancer: a Statement From the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
10. PETs targeted imaging may lead to earlier diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimers disease
11. Comprehensive diagnosis of heart disease with a single CT scan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission ... Scientology and renowned professor of psychiatry Thomas Szasz, is continuing its protest against the ... of Death” exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening of the exhibit follows CCHR’s recent ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Boyd Industries, a leading supplier of ... a groundbreaking new product for pediatric dentistry , at AAPD 2016, the annual ... TX May 26-29. The Concealed Delivery Unit keeps dental hand pieces and other anxiety-provoking ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit ... recognizing five medical residents and students for their outstanding contributions to research in ... will be presented at the 2016 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting taking place June 16-18, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As reported by MassGeneral.org, on May 8 – 9, 2016, ... States . The 64-year-old patient who received the transplant had undergone a partial penectomy ... a natural appearance, but also urinary and sexual function for the patient who has ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Harvard ... a licensing relationship that will deliver a new series of Q&A videos to ... the medical knowledge and expertise of Harvard Medical School faculty into brief videos ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... KONG , May 24, 2016 ... stent de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres ... arteriovenosa. OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada ... las vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos ... balón JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Open Access ... Clinical Neurophysiology  Elsevier , a world-leading ... services, today announced the launch of Clinical ... journal that focuses on clinical practice issues in clinical ... clinical series, normal values and didactic reviews. It is ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... elkaar verbindt, zodat zij collectief patiënten kunnen behandelen, hun ... is het idee achter de nieuwe en revolutionaire MDLinking ... van de Nederlandse vaatchirurg dr. Hans Flu en oncologisch ... app, die inmiddels beschikbaar is, wordt op dinsdag 24 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: