Abstract | May 4, 2021

A Rare Complication of Breast Cancer Treatment: Radiation Induced Sarcoma

Sarcomas are a rare type of tumor that account for about one percent of all cancer, arises from mesenchymal cells, and are often asymptomatic until they become very large. Post-radiation sarcomas, or radiation induced sarcomas (RIS), are rare complications of radiotherapy that occur within a previously irradiated field over a latency period of 10 to 15 years.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17 Breast Cancer2

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Beyond The Barriers: A Case Series On Advanced Stage Breast and Gynecologic Cancer In New Orleans

Breast and gynecologic cancer screenings are available to a wide population of female patients through insurance providers and various support programs, however these cancers remain prevalent in our population today. In the context of screening availability, barriers leading to late/end-stage breast and gynecologic cancers must be explored. This report aims to highlight unique barriers that contribute to presentation with late-stage breast and gynecologic cancer in women of low socioeconomic status.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17 Women’s & Children’s Health27 Breast Cancer2 Gynecologic Cancer1

SMJ Article | Original Article

Less Toxic Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Objectives: Preoperative chemotherapy produces tumor shrinkage in most patients with locally advanced breast cancer, including some pathological complete responses (pCRs). We attempted this using a much less toxic sequential regimen, given with concurrent bevacizumab. Methods: Patients with locally advanced breast cancer received 3 intravenous doses each of preoperative sequential liposome...

Posted in: Medical Oncology19 Breast Cancer1
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