Intra‑arterial interventional therapy for inoperable local advanced breast cancer: A retrospective study

  • Authors:
    • Jing Ma
    • Jin Song
    • Hai Chen
    • Cibo Fan
    • Jiaqi Xie
    • Xiaodong Qi
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  • Published online on: November 30, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7507
  • Pages:1955-1962
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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intra‑arterial interventional therapy (IAIT) in the treatment of inoperable local advanced breast cancer (LABC). A total of 7 patients with pathologically proven inoperable LABC were included in the present study. Patients received 1‑4 cycles of IAIT prior to mastectomy and postoperative adjuvant therapy. The safety and clinical outcomes of IAIT were retrospectively analyzed. Between February 2009 to September 2016, 7 patients received IAIT. The youngest patient was 34 years old and the eldest was 90 years old. The tumor size ranged between 6 and 20 cm in diameter. A total of 5 patients presented with palpable lymph nodes, while none of the patients exhibited distant metastatic disease. A total of 6 patients received ≥1 cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to IAIT and no severe side effects were observed. Overall, 6 patients exhibited a partial response and 1 presented with stable disease following treatment. The range of progression‑free survival was 6‑88 months. In total, 1 patient succumbed as a result of another disease 8 months after IAIT, another succumbed from carcinoma of the right fallopian tube and multiple organ metastases 9 months after IAIT, and another survived for 11 months and died of heart disease after IAIT. The other 4 patients remain alive. IAIT is safe and effective for patients with inoperable LABC, and thus, may be an appropriate alternative for patients who are not responsive to or are unable to tolerate neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

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Ma, J., Song, J., Chen, H., Fan, C., Xie, J., & Qi, X. (2018). Intra‑arterial interventional therapy for inoperable local advanced breast cancer: A retrospective study. Oncology Letters, 15, 1955-1962. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7507
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Ma, J., Song, J., Chen, H., Fan, C., Xie, J., Qi, X."Intra‑arterial interventional therapy for inoperable local advanced breast cancer: A retrospective study". Oncology Letters 15.2 (2018): 1955-1962.
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Ma, J., Song, J., Chen, H., Fan, C., Xie, J., Qi, X."Intra‑arterial interventional therapy for inoperable local advanced breast cancer: A retrospective study". Oncology Letters 15, no. 2 (2018): 1955-1962. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7507