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Contemporary multidisciplinary treatment of pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, July 2013
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Contemporary multidisciplinary treatment of pregnancy-associated breast cancer
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SpringerPlus, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-2-297
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Jane L Meisel, Katherine E Economy, Katherina Zabicki Calvillo, Lydia Schapira, Nadine M Tung, Shari Gelber, Sandra Kereakoglow, Ann H Partridge, Erica L Mayer


Breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy poses unique challenges. Application of standard treatment algorithms is limited by lack of level I evidence from randomized trials. This study describes contemporary multidisciplinary treatment of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) in an academic setting and explores early maternal and fetal outcomes. A search of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center clinical databases was performed to identify PABC cases. Sociodemographic, disease, pregnancy, and treatment information, as well as data on short-term maternal and fetal outcomes, were collected through retrospective chart review. 74 patients were identified, the majority with early-stage breast cancer. Most (73.5%) underwent surgical resection during pregnancy, including 40% with sentinel lymph node biopsy and 32% with immediate reconstruction. A total of 36 patients received anthracycline-based chemotherapy during pregnancy; of those, almost 20% were on a dose-dense schedule and 8.3% also received paclitaxel. 68 patients delivered liveborn infants; over half were delivered preterm (< 37 weeks), most scheduled to allow further maternal cancer therapy. For the infants with available data, all had normal Apgar scores and over 90% had birth weight >10(th) percentile. The rate of fetal malformations (4.4%) was not different than expected population rate. Within a multidisciplinary academic setting, PABC treatment followed contemporary algorithms without apparent increase in maternal or fetal adverse outcomes. A considerable number of preterm deliveries were observed, the majority planned to facilitate cancer therapy. Continued attention to maternal and fetal outcomes after PABC is required to determine the benefit of this delivery strategy.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 32%
Student > Master 7 18%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 6 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Psychology 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 4 11%

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