Navigation Links
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction
Date:5/25/2011

WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure commonly used in breast reconstruction but lacking evidence as to its safety does, in fact, appear to be safe and unlikely to increase the chances of breast cancer returning, a new study has found.

Called lipofilling, the procedure involves taking fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen, and using it to correct small defects or asymmetry during breast reconstruction.

The procedure has been used for 30 years, but cancer experts say that women have not been assured that it would not trigger a cancer recurrence. Laboratory testing has shown that fatty tissue can spur cancer cells to multiply, prompting questions as to whether that would be the case in people as well.

For the study, researchers examined data on 321 women who had breast cancer surgery and then reconstruction that included lipofilling, comparing it with data on 642 women who had breast cancer surgery but no lipofilling.

A little more than two years after the lipofilling, and nearly five years after their original cancer surgery, no significant difference in breast cancer recurrence was found between the women who had lipofilling and those who did not. The findings were published online May 24 in Annals of Oncology.

"To date, only a few studies have focused on cancer recurrences after lipofilling, and this is the first case-control study to investigate the question and the first publication to show the safety of the procedure," Dr. Jean Yves Petit, a professor in plastic surgery at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, said in a news release from the journal. "Our overall results do not find any difference in recurrences between the women in the lipofilling and control groups."

However, Petit also urged caution.

"It is still too early in the follow-up to be able to draw any definitive conclusions," he said. "We urge other teams working in the same field to gather their own results concerning local recurrences after lipofilling in breast conservation treatment."

More information

The American Cancer Society offers detailed information on breast reconstruction.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Annals of Oncology, news release, May 24, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. ORNL earns project of year award from tech transfer group
2. Jigsaw Systems to Deliver Group Logic's MassTransit Solution for Managed File Transfer
3. Demonstrated in vivo the transfer of maternal thyroid hormones to the fetus
4. Study Demonstrates a Safe and Cost Effective Source of Recombinant Human Transferrin
5. Even with helicopter EMS, hospital transfer can delay treatment for heart attacks
6. Most Trauma Patients Not Transferred Within Mandated Time Frame in Illinois
7. Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study
8. Faster, scalable method for producing AAV-based gene transfer vectors
9. Minnesota Department of Health Report: Nearly 6,000 Hospitalizations for COPD in 2007
10. Moms Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Babys Size
11. Early life stress may predict cardiovascular disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Mystic Buddha ... expressed in Blue SKies Buddha, the biography of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. ... love story, the love of a Buddhist teacher for teaching and helping others. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) ... and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach ... community at its 10th anniversary Fashion Luncheon on Monday, February 8, 2016. The ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Middletown, PA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... year’s event will be held in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Almost ... they can see new therapy products in action, learn more about their chosen field ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... announced that nominations have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and ... announced at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Every winter, someone is ... winter the West Penn Burn Center, part of the Allegheny Health Network, ... to bring you the “Space Heaters Need Space” campaign. , “Space Heaters ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016  This month,s issue of the ... takes an in-depth look at various causes and ... prescription drug spending, which has generated significant public outrage ... Editor-in-Chief Laura E. Happe , PharmD, MPH. ... , PharmD, MPH. --> In 2014 prescription ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Mich. , Feb. 12, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) is pleased ... Pharmaceutical Account Management and Payor Strategies effective Jan. 23, 2016. ... ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Ambulances announces its first delivery in the state of ... Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consisting of four vehicles: three ... Emergency Vehicles in Lecanto, FL , USA, ... the latest in Demers, ongoing expansion of sales.  ... --> Benoit LaFortune , Executive Vice President at Demers. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: