Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2018
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Romanoff, A., et al. (2018) Does nonmetastatic inflammatory breast cancer have a worse prognosis than other nonmetastatic T4 cancers? Cancer, 124(22) 4314-4321. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31757.
Both patients with inflammatory breast cancer (IFLBC) and patients with noninflammatory T4 breast cancer (non-IFLBC) have a heavy disease burden in the breast; whether the unique biology of IFLBC conveys a higher locoregional recurrence (LRR) risk and worse outcomes in comparison with other T4 lesions is uncertain. Here the outcomes of patients with IFLBC and patients with non-IFLBC treated with modern multimodality therapy are compared.
Although IFLBC is often considered a unique biologic subtype, patients with IFLBC and patients with non-IFLBC had similar outcomes with modern multimodality therapy; isolated LRR was uncommon. The TN subtype in patients with IFLBC is associated with poor outcomes, and this indicates the need for new treatment approaches in this group