Eliyatkin N.,Adnan Menderes University |
Zengel B.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
Yagci A.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
Comut E.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
And 3 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer type among women with increasing incidence rates, improved prognosis and survival. According to the localization of the tumor, breast cancer is designated as unilateral (UBC) or bilateral (BBC). BBC can be classified as synchronous (SBBC) or metachronous (MBBC) based on the time interval between the diagnosis of the first and the secondary tumors. According to the guideline of WHO 2012, BBC is generally defined as SBBC when contralateral breast carcinoma is diagnosed within 3 months. The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics and patterns of metastasis of BBC patients with UBC. Materials and Methods: A cohort of 768 patients with breast cancer treated at the Turkish Ministry of Health-Izmir Bozyaka Research and Training Hospital between 1976 and 2012 were studied. Survival analysis was performed comparing UBC and BBC patients. In addition, evaluations were performed in patients with SBBC and MBBC sub-groups. We used a 3-months interval to distinguish metachronous from synchronous. Results: When clinical and histopathological parameters were statistically evaluated, ER status, event-free and overall survival were found to be significant between UBC and BBC patients. In comparison of SBBC and MBBC patients, age, histological type of tumor, event-free and overall survival were found to be significant. Conclusions: BBC cases were found to show worse prognosis than UBC cases. Among BBC, SBBC had the worst prognosis based on overall survival rates. Source
Uslu A.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
Bati H.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
Postaci H.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research and Training Hospital |
Nart A.,Turkish Ministry of Health Izmir Bozyaka Research |
And 5 more authors.
Aims: The primary objective of this study was to clarify the influence of histotype on the outcome of D1/D2 gastrectomized patients with pathologically proven R0 resection. The secondary objective was to demonstrate overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and locoregional recurrence rates following standard curative surgery. Patients and Methods: All patients had either pure signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC)/poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (PDC) or moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (MDC) of the stomach, preoperative radiologic evidence of locoregional disease, and no history of neoadjuvant therapy. Standards of surgical treatment were essentially based on the guidelines of the Japanese Research Society for the Study of Gastric Cancer. Results: Between October 2003 and August 2010, seventy-eight patients were enrolled. Twenty-three patients underwent D1 dissection and 55 underwent D2 dissection. The OS and DFS rates were 33.2 ± 5.9 months versus 31.5 ± 4.3 months (p = 0.81) and 28.9 ± 5.6 months vs. 29.3 ± 4.4 months (p = 0.96) in the MDC and SRCC/PDC groups, respectively. Neither the extent of the operation (D1 vs. D2, p = 0.79) nor the histopathologic subtype of the primary tumor (MDC vs. SRCC/PDC, p = 0.91) influenced the OS and DFS. Multivariate logistic regression analysis disclosed pathologic stage (pTNM) as the only significant prognostic determinant of OS (p = 0.007) and DFS (p = 0.0003). Conclusion: Properly performed D1 and D2 dissection in our series resulted in a notable (6.4%) locoregional failure rate. In spite of the satisfactory locoregional control achieved by D1 and D2, there was no improvement in the survival figures of stage IIIA-B and IV gastric cancer patients. The histopathologic subtype of the primary tumor disclosed merely a statistical trend on the outcome measures of gastric cancer after curative surgery. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel. Source