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Researchers identify risk factors for contralateral breast cancer

HOUSTON - A preventive procedure to remove the unaffected breast in breast cancer patients with disease in one breast may only be necessary in patients who have high-risk features as assessed by examining the patient's medical history and pathology of the breast cancer, according to researchers at...

Breast MRI detects additional 'unsuspected' cancers not seen on mammography or ultrasound

...ional, unsuspected cancers in the ipsilateral breast (the one that had already been diagnosed with cancer) in 16% of patients; we found cancers in the contralateral breast (the one that had not been diagnosed with cancer) in 4% of patients," said Petra J. Lewis, MD, lead author of the study. "These patients had al...

More women with early stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

...east cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ductal carcinom...h DCIS is 98 to 99 percent," Tuttle said. "Therefore, removal of the normal contralateral breast will not improve the excellent survival rates for this group of wome...

More women with early-stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

...east cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ductal carcinom...h DCIS is 98 to 99 percent," Tuttle said. "Therefore, removal of the normal contralateral breast will not improve the excellent survival rates for this group of wome...

When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key

...ptomatic women (23 percent). Fewer women with asymptomatic than symptomatic contralateral cancer had node metastases, an indication the cancer may have spread. Th...dition, we have estimated this for early detection of either ipsilateral or contralateral breast cancer, while other studies have focused on one or the other," Houss...

Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death

... 455 women had ipsilateral breast cancers (IBC) diagnosed and 589 women had contralateral breast cancers (CBC) diagnosed. Of these second cancers, 699 (67%) were asy...dition, we have estimated this for early detection of either ipsilateral or contralateral breast cancer, while other studies have focused on one or the other. So our...

LCA-Vision New Excimer Laser Strategy to Reduce Operating Expenses in Excess of $3 Million Annually

... outcomes," said Steven C. Straus, Chief Executive Officer of LCA-Vision. "Importantly, we made this decision following a first-of-its-kind, rigorous contralateral prospective randomized study, comparable to an FDA clinical study. The study was performed in multiple Lasik Plus (R) vision centers by members of...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Uncovers Additional Breast Cancer in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

... Findings converted seven patients to mastectomy, one patient to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and seven patients were found to have previously undetected contralateral cancer. The positive predictive value for BSGI was 92.9%. The full study can be found in The American Journal of Surgery, Vol 197, No 2, Februar...

Why Cancer in One Breast May Affect the Other

... risk a woman with cancer in one breast has of developing tumors in the other breast. The chances of developing cancer in a second breast, known as contralateral breast cancer, increases once a tumor has been found in one breast. And certain factors, such as a family history of breast cancer, further increase t...

Study examines risk factors for cancer in unaffected breast of breast cancer patients

...ld not experience any survival benefit from such a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, it is difficult to determ...ich patients are at the highest risk of developing contralateral breast cancer and which are not, many patients cou...f desired. To identify the factors that predict contralateral breast cancer, Dr. Kelly K. Hunt and colleagues at...
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Video: Zometa(R) Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence in Premenopausal Women, Study in The New England Journal of Medicine Reports

... of time after randomization during which patients had no local recurrence, contralateral breast cancer, distant metastasis, secondary carcinoma and/or death from an... of time after randomization during which patients had no local recurrence, contralateral breast cancer, distant metastasis and/or secondary carcinoma. Exploratory e...

Video: Femara(R) First Aromatase Inhibitor to Indicate Survival Benefit Versus Tamoxifen When Taken for Five Years After Breast Cancer Surgery

...al, or distant sites; a new invasive cancer in the contralateral breast; any second, non-breast cancer; or death wi...me to breast cancer recurrence [including invasive contralateral breast cancer, ignoring second (non-breast) malign...cancer recurrence but ignoring local, regional and contralateral breast events), and overall survival. In ...

Video: Major Independent Trial Demonstrates Significant Anticancer Benefit of Zometa(R) in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

...or death from any cause. Recurrence-free survival was defined as the length of time after randomization during which patients had no local recurrence, contralateral breast cancer, distant metastasis, and/or secondary carcinoma.) Exploratory endpoints included bone-metastases-free survival(1). At the median follo...

Video: New Results From One of the World's Largest Breast Cancer Trials Herald Hope for Thousands of Women

...- reduces the risk of distant metastases (recurrence elsewhere in the body) by 16% (HR 0.84 [0.72-0.97]; p=0.022) -- reduces the incidence of contralateral breast cancer (cancer in the opposite breast) by 40% (OR 0.60 [0.42-0.85]; p=0.004) -- Prescribing anastrozole from the start means fewer patie...

MRI Detects Cancers in the Opposite Breast of Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

...ast exams for detecting cancer in the opposite, or contralateral breast, adding an MRI scan to the diagnostic evalu... days prior to the MRI. After receiving an MRI, 33 contralateral breast cancers were diagnosed in the study. Thirty..., M.D. "We can now identify the vast majority of contralateral cancers at the time of a woman's initial breast ca...
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FLEXOR Introducers BALKIN Up & Over Contralateral Design with Radiopaque Band

Description: Used for contralateral access to the iliac artery for interventional procedures after initial wire guide positioning has been established. NOTE: Use of a heavy-duty wire guide is recommended....
Company:Cook Incorporated

CHECK-FLO Performer Introducers BALKIN Up & Over Contralateral Design with Radiopaque Band

Description: Used for contralateral access to the iliac artery for interventional procedures after initial wire guide positioning has been established....
Company:Cook Incorporated

Gunslinger™ Shoulder Orthosis

Description:...pital. This orthosis can be quickly adjusted to any combination of abduction, flexion and rotation, each of which is independently adjustable. Unique contralateral suspension is comfortable and secure. It resists displacement while allowing a broad range of independent patient activities. Wide-sculpted shoulder s...
Company:AliMed, Inc.

Xpeedior +120 Catheter

Description:...of flow in minutes, as opposed to hours with lytic therapy. The Xpeedior+120 catheter has a new 120cm length for additional reach and flexibility for contralateral procedures. The braided shaft offers the strength to get you where you want to go. Dual marker bands help position the catheter and direct the mechani...
Company:Possis Medical, Inc.

T.L.I.F. SG Instruments

Description:...of your surgeons, intuitive set layout: ease of use, ergonomic design. Precision, safety, and control. Angled instruments allow for easy access to the contralateral side of the disc space to facilitate a complete discectomy....
Company:Depuy Spine

Zenith AAA Endovascular Graft

Features:...and graft migration. Low Iliac Attachment : extended, low iliac graft bifurcation provides columnar strength and simplifies cannulation of the contralateral limb. Modularity : extensive selection of individual components provide physicians the ability to customize each AAA procedure to each patient...
Company:Cook Vascular, Inc.

XMI Catheter

Features:... 135 cm Working Length Long length for accessing distal anatomy Compatible with transradial procedures and contralateral approaches Advanced 4F Shaft Design Firm proximal segment integrated with flexible distal segment Trackability and pushability like a balloon...
Company:Possis Medical, Inc.
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Oncology

...CEMENT November 14-15, 2009 Providence ... HOUSTON -- Women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer had more than a trebling of risk of contralateral breast ... Specialty > Oncology > Breast Cancer ... Gynecologic Oncology Center. Center for Hematologic Malignancies ... Urologic Onc...
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News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...rowned sparrows, using an osmotic pump mounted in a backpack. HVC volume, soma size, and neuron number were greater in the infused nucleus than in the contralateral nucleus after testosterone withdrawal, and the number of degenerating neurons was lower. Furthermore, neurons in a downstream target nucleus of HVC we...

Two nerve cells in direct contact

...s provided unambiguous proof: if the ipsilateral CH cell was destroyed, no effect was seen on the rotation sensitivity of the H2 cell. However, if the contralateral HSE cell was removed from the circuit, the rotation sensitivity of the H2 cell disappeared. It was blind to the movement stimuli in front of the other...
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Data Presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009 Annual Meeting Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

...e, as well as in their thyroid, stomach, heart and bone marrow. He found that Cotara was concentrated in the brain tumor with minimal exposure to the contralateral healthy brain. The thyroid, which can have active uptake of radioiodine, showed only minimal uptake of Cotara. Similarly, uptake of Cotara was very ...

Superior Gene Silencing Using Adenoviral Vectors

...ection. Middle panels: dsRed detection. Right panels: merged images. (B) Brain sections were divided into ipsilateral (il) and contralateral (cl) portions and analyzed by Western blot using antibodies to GFP and -actin (control). Allele-specific Silencing of Dominan...
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Arterial system

...extremity. ... Beryl R. Benacerraf M.D.<br> Clinical Professor of Radiology and OB GYN, Harvard Medical School.<br> Editor in Chief ... contralateral arterial system is ... A model of blood flow in the mesenteric arterial system ... arterial system , which is the main blood supply to t...
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