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Breast Cancer

Edited by: Dr Marc Lippman

The Breast Cancer Collection is an invitation-only sister title of the Springer subscription journal, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (BREA).

Invited submissions should choose the Breast Cancer Collection during submission, and include the invitation letter from Dr Lippman in their SpringerPlus cover letter.

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Collection Articles:

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  1. Content type: Research

    We describe impairments after breast cancer and its treatment for African American (AA), non-Hispanic white and low-income breast cancer survivors (BCS) and whether physical therapy (PT) was utilized to addres...

    Authors: Ann Marie Flores, Jason Nelson, Lee Sowles, Karen Bienenstock and William J. Blot

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1227

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  2. Content type: Research

    New treatments with novel mechanisms of action and non-overlapping toxicities are needed for patients with metastatic breast cancer. Etirinotecan pegol (EP) is a long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor with a un...

    Authors: Javier Cortés, Hope S. Rugo, Chris Twelves, Ahmad Awada, Edith A. Perez, Seock-Ah Im, Carol Zhao, Ute Hoch, Denise Tomkinson, James Buchanan, Mary Tagliaferri, Alison Hannah and Joyce O’Shaughnessy

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1033

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  3. Content type: Research

    To determine frequency of routine radiological staging of breast cancer patients diagnosed in a German Breast Cancer Screening Center from 2007 to 2014, the incidence and consequences of distant metastases det...

    Authors: Peter Rusch, Oliver Hoffmann, Anna-L. Stickelmann, Stephan Böhmer, Regine Gätje, Karl G. Krüger, Stefan Niesert, Andrea Schmidt and Rainer Kimmig

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1010

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  4. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of the newest bipolar vessel sealing system (BVSS; LigaSure™ Small Jaw) to that of conventional technique in axillary dissection.

    Authors: Tomoko Seki, Tetsu Hayashida, Maiko Takahashi, Hiromitsu Jinno and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1004

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  5. Content type: Research

    Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is an integral part of breast cancer treatment that positively impacts quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Although breast reconstruction rates have increased ove...

    Authors: Shahnjayla K. Connors, Melody S. Goodman, Terence Myckatyn, Julie Margenthaler and Sarah Gehlert

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:955

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  6. Content type: Research

    Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) overexpression is associated with poor prognosis ER-negative breast cancer. GR antagonism with mifepristone increases chemotherapy-induced breast cancer cell death, therefore we co...

    Authors: Rita Nanda, Erica M. Stringer-Reasor, Poornima Saha, Masha Kocherginsky, Jean Gibson, Bernadette Libao, Philip C. Hoffman, Elias Obeid, Douglas E. Merkel, Galina Khramtsova, Maxwell Skor, Thomas Krausz, Ronald N. Cohen, Mark J. Ratain, Gini F. Fleming and Suzanne D. Conzen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:947

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  7. Content type: Research

    P38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) level is an important prognostic factor in breast cancer. This study was performed to detect the expressions of P-p38 MAPK expression in breast cancer and explore t...

    Authors: Bin Wang, Huayong Jiang, Ning Ma and Yajie Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:934

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  8. Content type: Research

    We have evaluated thoracic conformation of patients in order to derive a numeric value predictive of an increased dose to left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), critical structure for the development ...

    Authors: R. Di Franco, V. Ravo, V. Nieddu, A. Crispo, S. Falivene, F. M. Giugliano, A. Argenone, V. Borzillo, F. Cammarota and P. Muto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:841

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  9. Content type: Research

    To evaluate breast findings incidentally detected on body MRI.

    Authors: Bianca Bignotti, Giulia Succio, Francesca Nosenzo, Michela Perinetti, Licia Gristina, Stella Barbagallo, Lucia Secondini, Massimo Calabrese and Alberto Tagliafico

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:781

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  10. Content type: Research

    Our study examines the impact of breast cancer-related lymphedema on women’s work and career. Our research addresses a significant knowledge gap regarding the additional impact of lymphedema on breast cancer s...

    Authors: John Boyages, Senia Kalfa, Ying Xu, Louise Koelmeyer, Helen Mackie, Hector Viveros, Lucy Taksa and Paul Gollan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:657

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  11. Content type: Research

    Luminal B breast tumors have aggressive clinical and biological features, and constitute the most heterogeneous molecular subtype, both clinically and molecularly. Unfortunately, the immunohistochemistry corre...

    Authors: Naiara G. Bediaga, Elena Beristain, Borja Calvo, María A. Viguri, Borja Gutierrez-Corres, Ricardo Rezola, Irune Ruiz-Diaz, Isabel Guerra and Marian M. de Pancorbo

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:623

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  12. Content type: Research

    The aims of this study were to comprehensively describe the psychosocial and medical characteristics of women who initiated tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer and to compare levels of emotiona...

    Authors: Ozturk Ates, Cem Soylu, Taner Babacan, Furkan Sarici, Neyran Kertmen, Deborah Allen, Ali Riza Sever and Kadri Altundag

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:486

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  13. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this exploratory candidate gene association study was to examine relationships between polymorphisms in oxidative stress and DNA repair genes and pre-adjuvant therapy cognitive function (CF) in ...

    Authors: Theresa A. Koleck, Catherine M. Bender, Susan M. Sereika, Adam M. Brufsky, Barry C. Lembersky, Priscilla F. McAuliffe, Shannon L. Puhalla, Priya Rastogi and Yvette P. Conley

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:422

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  14. Content type: Research

    Radial scar and radial sclerosis (RS) are considered benign breast lesions with proliferative features. There is sparse literature on frequency of cancer upgrade in these patients without atypical features fou...

    Authors: Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, Andrea Hankins, Jamie Cassity, Dennis McDonald, Barbara White, Ron Rowberry, Sharon Dutton and Claire Snyder

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:398

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  15. Content type: Research

    The NSABP Trial B-31 and NCCTG Trial N9831 (B-31/N9831 trials, Romond et al. in N Engl J Med 353:1673–84, 2005. doi:10.​1056/​NEJMoa052122; Perez et al. ...

    Authors: Christopher M. Gallagher, Kenneth More, Anthony Masaquel, Tripthi Kamath, Annie Guerin, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu, Roy Nitulescu, Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, Nicholas Sicignano, Elizabeth Butts, Eric Q. Wu and Brian Barnett

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:395

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  16. Content type: Research

    Epidemiologic studies have associated obesity with increased risk of the aggressive basal-like breast cancer (BBC) subtype. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) signaling through its receptor, cMET, is elevated in o...

    Authors: Alyssa J. Cozzo, Sneha Sundaram, Ottavia Zattra, Yuanyuan Qin, Alex J. Freemerman, Luma Essaid, David B. Darr, Stephanie A. Montgomery, Kirk K. McNaughton, J. Ashley Ezzell, Joseph A. Galanko, Melissa A. Troester and Liza Makowski

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:348

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  17. Content type: Research

    The treatment goals for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are prolonging survival and improving the quality of life. Eribulin, a non-taxane tubulin inhibitor, demonstrated improved survival in previous studies an...

    Authors: Tsutomu Takashima, Shinya Tokunaga, Seika Tei, Shigehiko Nishimura, Hidemi Kawajiri, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Shigehito Yamagata, Satoru Noda, Takeo Nishimori, Yoko Mizuyama, Takeshi Sunami, Kenji Tezuka, Katsumi Ikeda, Yoshinari Ogawa, Naoyoshi Onoda, Tetsuro Ishikawa…

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:164

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  18. Content type: Research

    To determine the chest wall movement of each patient during deep inspiratory breath hold (DIBH) and expiratory breath hold (EBH) in postoperative breast cancer patients. Postoperative breast cancer patients wh...

    Authors: C. Lowanichkiattikul, M. Dhanachai, C. Sitathanee, S. Khachonkham and P. Khaothong

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:144

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  19. Content type: Research

    Predicting the risk of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis is important for clinical decision-making in the setting of early breast cancer (EBC). This study is aimed to identify tumor and patient characterist...

    Authors: Nicla La Verde, Elena Biagioli, Chiara Gerardi, Andrea Cordovana, Chiara Casiraghi, Irene Floriani, Elena Bernardin, Gabriella Farina, Serena Di Cosimo, Maria Chiara Dazzani and Giorgio Gherardi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:114

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  20. Content type: Research

    We undertake an analysis of ongoing BC targeted therapy trials registered to to describe patterns of ongoing clinical research, highlight gaps in current research programs and identify ways of optimizin...

    Authors: Sofia Torres, Christine Simmons, Jean-François Boileau, Deanna McLeod, Ilidio Martins and Maureen Trudeau

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:109

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  21. Content type: Review

    Traditionally, women with node-positive operable breast cancer have received complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), which is associated with significant morbidity, but recently less invasive alternat...

    Authors: Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Nathan Bromham, Elise Hasler and Malcolm W. Reed

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:85

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  22. Content type: Research

    Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women in the United States (U.S.) are a heterogeneous group reported to have better prognosis after breast cancer (BC) compared to their Non-Hispanic White (NHW) counterparts. ...

    Authors: Pooja A. Solanki, Naomi Y. Ko, Dima M. Qato and Gregory S. Calip

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:82

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  23. Content type: Research

    This retrospective multicenter analysis was aimed to evaluate clinical activity and tolerability of eribulin in pretreated metastatic breast cancer patients in clinical practice. Patients treated with eribulin...

    Authors: Ornella Garrone, Filippo Montemurro, Chiara Saggia, Nicla La Verde, Anna Maria Vandone, Mario Airoldi, Enrico De Conciliis, Michela Donadio, Francesco Lucio, Maria Antonia Polimeni, Maria Vittoria Oletti, Alice Giacobino and Marco Carlo Merlano

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:59

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  24. Content type: Database

    Women with breast cancer are at increased risk of second malignancy (SM). However, the impact of race and the hormone receptor (HR) status of the primary breast tumor on risk of SM are not known. The purpose o...

    Authors: Nicholas Diab, Gary Clark, Lucy Langer, Yunfei Wang, Barbara Hamlington, Laura Brzeskiewicz, Joyce O’Shaughnessy, Sami Diab and Salma K. Jabbour

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to compare the current state of lesion identification, the BI-RADS classification and the contrast-enhancement behavior at 7T and 3T breast MRI in the same patient group. Twenty-seven ...

    Authors: Gisela L. G. Menezes, Bertine L. Stehouwer, Dennis W. J. Klomp, Tijl A. van der Velden, Maurice A. A. J. van den Bosch, Floortje M. Knuttel, Vincent O. Boer, Wybe J. M. van der Kemp, Peter R. Luijten and Wouter B. Veldhuis

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:13

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1012

  26. Content type: Research

    Recent investigations have highlighted that therapeutic artificial microRNAs could be promising candidates for cancer therapy through the modulation of tumor promoter or suppressor. MEK kinase 1 (MEKK1) is exp...

    Authors: Chun Liu, Shengjie Wang, Shunxing Zhu, Haifeng Wang, Jiayi Gu, Zeping Gui, Jin Jing, Xiaofan Hou and Yixiang Shao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:11

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  27. Content type: Research

    Several reproductive factors are known to be associated with risk of breast cancer; however, relationships between these factors with risk of second primary asynchronous contralateral breast cancer (CBC) have ...

    Authors: Julia S. Sisti, Jonine L. Bernstein, Charles F. Lynch, Anne S. Reiner, Lene Mellemkjaer, Jennifer D. Brooks, Julia A. Knight, Leslie Bernstein, Kathleen E. Malone, Meghan Woods, Xiaolin Liang and Esther M. John

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:825

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  28. Content type: Research

    A Breast Cancer Outcomes model was developed at the ONCOTYROL research center to evaluate personalized test-treatment strategies in Austria. The goal was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a new 21-gene ass...

    Authors: B. Jahn, U. Rochau, C. Kurzthaler, M. Hubalek, R. Miksad, G. Sroczynski, M. Paulden, M. Kluibenschädl, M. Krahn and U. Siebert

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:752

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  29. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer risk increases transiently in the period following pregnancy; pregnancy-associated breast cancers (PABC) are more aggressive than cases diagnosed in nulliparous women. We have previously reported...

    Authors: Szilard Asztalos, Thao N. Pham, Peter H. Gann, Meghan K. Hayes, Ryan Deaton, Elizabeth L. Wiley, Rajyasree Emmadi, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, Nilanjana Banerji, William McDonald, Seema A. Khan and Debra A. Tonetti

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:710

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  30. Content type: Research

    Acquired or de novo resistance to the selective estrogen receptor modulators tamoxifen and fulvestrant (ICI) is a major barrier to successful treatment of breast cancer. Gene expression patterns in tamoxifen r...

    Authors: William Walter, Jennifer Thomalla, Josh Bruhn, Dedra H. Fagan, Cheryl Zehowski, Douglas Yee and Andrew Skildum

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:689

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  31. Content type: Research

    Peritoneal metastasis from breast cancer is a serious and deadly condition only limited considered in the literature. Our aim was to study prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of breast cancer peritoneal m...

    Authors: Serena Bertozzi, Ambrogio P. Londero, Carla Cedolini, Alessandro Uzzau, Luca Seriau, Sergio Bernardi, Stefano Bacchetti, Enrico Maria Pasqual and Andrea Risaliti

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:688

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  32. Content type: Research

    Recent reports have suggested that women undergoing mastectomy, instead of wide local excision (WLE) for Stage I and II breast cancers have poorer overall survival. This is particularly important in our settin...

    Authors: Patrick M. Y. Chan, Bok Ai Choo, Tianjiao Zhang, Melanie D. W. Seah, Juliana J. C. Chen, Sarah Q. H. Lu and Ern Yu Tan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:685

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  33. Content type: Research

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is the current standard of care for breast cancers with no clinically palpable axillary lymph nodes. Almost 50 % of sentinel lymph node positive patients have negative non-sen...

    Authors: Ramazan Yıldız, Murat Urkan, Oğuz Hancerliogulları, Zafer Kılbaş, Erkan Ozturk, Mustafa Oner Mentes and Semih Gorgulu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:651

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  34. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the promoter methylation status of TRIM9 in breast cancer and to determine the presence of TRIM9-methylated circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in plasma. Bisulfite sequ...

    Authors: Chieko Mishima, Naofumi Kagara, Saki Matsui, Tomonori Tanei, Yasuto Naoi, Masafumi Shimoda, Atsushi Shimomura, Kenzo Shimazu, Seung Jin Kim and Shinzaburo Noguchi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:635

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  35. Content type: Research

    Despite being routinely prescribed worldwide for several years, data regarding the safety, efficacy, and survival benefit of eribulin in clinical settings for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) ar...

    Authors: Junichiro Watanabe

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:625

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  36. Content type: Review

    Less developed countries (LDCs) are struggling with an increasing burden of breast cancer. It is important to identify what interventions might be most effective and feasible in reducing overall breast cancer ...

    Authors: JunJie Li and ZhiMin Shao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:615

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  37. Content type: Research

    Eribulin mesylate has efficacy in patients who have received ≥2 prior chemotherapies for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) including an anthracycline and taxane. Phase 2 trials showed clinical activity and accept...

    Authors: Joyce O’Shaughnessy, Kristi McIntyre, Lee Schwartzberg, Sharon Wilks, Shannon Puhalla, Erhan Berrak, James Song and Linda Vahdat

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:532

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  38. Content type: Research

    Angiogenesis is a key factor of tumor progression. Considering, that the tumor vessels are heterogeneous and differ in morphology and clinical significance, the purpose of this research was to study of the mor...

    Authors: Marina A. Senchukova, Natalia V. Nikitenko, Olesia N. Tomchuk, Nikon V. Zaitsev and Alexander A. Stadnikov

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:512

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  39. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. The 5-year survival rate in patients with breast cancer ranges from 74 to 82 %. Sentinel lymph node biopsy has become an alternative to axillary lymph ...

    Authors: Fumihiko Matsuzawa, Kiyoka Omoto, Takahiro Einama, Hironori Abe, Takashi Suzuki, Jun Hamaguchi, Terumi Kaga, Mami Sato, Masako Oomura, Yumiko Takata, Ayako Fujibe, Chie Takeda, Etsuya Tamura, Akinobu Taketomi and Kenichi Kyuno

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:509

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  40. Content type: Research

    Sentinel lymph nodes are mapped using 99mTechnetium, injected on day of surgery (1-day protocol) or day before (2-day protocol). This retrospective cohort study compares efficacy between the two protocols. Histop...

    Authors: Nazera Dodia, Deena El-Sharief and Cliona C. Kirwan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:495

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  41. Content type: Research

    The accumulation of wound fluid known as seroma in the chest cavity following breast surgery is a common occurrence that can persist for many weeks. While the pro-inflammatory composition of seroma is well est...

    Authors: Amanda Valeta-Magara, Raheleh Hatami, Deborah Axelrod, Daniel F. Roses, Amber Guth, Silvia C. Formenti and Robert J. Schneider

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:483

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