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Clinical and outcome characteristics of inflammatory breast cancers in Brazzaville.
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PMID:  23392567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
T4 breast cancers are a heterogeneous group. We conducted this study to analyze the differences between inflammatory and non-inflammatory T4 breast cancers. In a cross-sectional descriptive study over a period ranging from 2007 to 2010, we collected patients with T4 breast cancer. These patients were divided into two groups: a group of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) and a group of breast cancer T4 non inflammatory (NIBC). We compared the epidemiological, clinical and outcome characteristics of the two groups. We identified 129 patients with T4 stage out of 343 patients with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Fifty-two IBC and 77 NIBC patients were observed. We did not found any epidemiological difference between the two groups. The two entities differed in tumor size (greater in the IBC group) and skin ulceration (less frequently found in the NIBC group). The only independent prognostic factor for failure of first line chemotherapy was, for both groups, non-compliance treatment intervals. The median overall survival in our study was 9 months in the IBC versus 13 months in the NIBC (p = 0.01, Log-rank test) patients. By multivariate analysis, IBC was the only independent prognostic factor negatively influencing the survival. IBC is a frequent entity in Brazzaville, Congo and displays a poor-prognosis.
Jean-Bernard N'koua-M'bon; Augustin Tozoula Bambara; Donatien Moukassa; Charles Gombé-Mbalawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin du cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1769-6917     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Cancer     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0072416     Medline TA:  Bull Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Service de carcinologie et radiothérapie, 13, boulevard Maréchal-Lyautey, Brazzaville, Congo.
Vernacular Title:
Caractéristiques cliniques et évolutives des cancers du sein inflammatoires à Brazzaville.
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