New Insights into Breast Cancer: Current Controversies and Future Perspectives

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 116

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Multidisciplinary Breast Center, Dipartimento Scienze della Salute della Donna e del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: breast cancer; breast pathology; breast reconstruction; breast surgery; contralateral prophylactic mastectomy; mastectomy; oncoplastic surgery; surgical oncology
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Multidisciplinary Breast Center—Dipartimento Scienze della Salute della donna e del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A, Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italia
Interests: breast surgery; surgery; surgical oncology; breast cancer management; breast cancer screening; senology; breast imaging; mammography; breast cancer; breast cancer stem cells

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Multidisciplinary Breast Center—Dipartimento Scienze della Salute della donna e del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A, Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italia
Interests: breast surgery; surgery; surgical oncology; breast cancer management; breast cancer screening; senology; breast imaging; mammography; breast cancer; breast cancer stem cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the commonest cause of cancer death among women, despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the last few decades.

Thanks to advances in breast imaging, prevention campaigns, and public awareness, breast cancer is mostly diagnosed at an early stage. This translates into the possibility of applying “breast conserving therapies”, resulting in very high 5-year overall survival rates.

Nevertheless, approximately 8.5% of American and 4% of European patients still present with locally advanced breast cancer, whereas 6–7% have distant metastasis at diagnosis.

In such a variable scenario, the multidisciplinary calibration of therapeutic protocols, based on recent advances in breast imaging, breast conserving and reconstructive surgical techniques, multipanel gene essays, and systemic treatments (e.g., hormone therapy, poly-chemotherapy, and molecular-targeted therapy), can lead to more efficient local and systemic control of the disease.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a wide range of the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in breast cancer to provide the reader with updated information regarding every aspect of recent advances and future challenges.

Dr. Alejandro Martin Sanchez
Dr. Angela Bucaro
Dr. Flavia de Lauretis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • breast cancer treatment
  • oncoplastic surgery
  • conservative mastectomy
  • breast reconstruction
  • sentinel node biopsy
  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy
  • integrated therapies

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