Articles

Practical guidelines in axillary management after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

BJMO - volume 15, issue 2, march 2021

K. Van Baelen MD, N. Van den Rul MD, S. Marquette MD, L. Vansteelant MD, J. Mebis MD, C. Thywissen MD, A.-S. Vliegen MD, L. Noé MD, M. Drijkoningen MD, PhD, G. Orye MD

SUMMARY

In clinical practice, the diversity in the surgical management of the axilla after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for node positive patients is huge. Given the morbidity of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), a trend to perform a less invasive technique is seen in both literature and clinical practice. There are three major techniques: 1) sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), 2) guided removal of lymph nodes that were positive prior to NACT, and 3) Targeted Axillary Dissection (TAD) which is a combination of the previous two techniques. Criteria for patients eligible for these techniques vary widely and oncological safety cannot always be guaranteed. With this report, we aim to introduce TAD in a safe way into the clinical practice.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2021;15(2):69-74)

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O.06 PHOTOBIOMODULATION THERAPY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACUTE RADIATION DERMATITIS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

BJMO - 12, issue 3, february 2018

J. Robijns PhD, S. Censabella , S. Claes , Luc Pannekoeke , Lore Bussé , D. Colson , Iris Kaminski , A. Maes MD, P. Bulens MD, M. Brosens , L. Noé MD, Ivo Lambrichts , A. Timmermans , V. Somers , J. Mebis MD

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O.07 EFFECT OF MINDFULNESS TRAINING ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND DISTRESS IN CANCER PATIENTS

BJMO - 12, issue 3, february 2018

J. Mebis MD, S. Censabella , S. Engels , Guy Orye , S. Marquette MD, C. Van Narsenille , L. Vansteelant MD, L. Noé MD, A. Maes MD, P. Bulens MD, D. Luyten MD, E. Joosens MD

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P.18 QUALITY OF LIFE, FATIGUE, AND SUBJECTIVE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IMMEDIATELY AND 6 MONTHS AFTER ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

BJMO - 12, issue 3, february 2018

J. Mebis MD, S. Censabella , S. Engels , C. Van Narsenille , Guy Orye , S. Marquette MD, L. Vansteelant MD, L. Noé MD, A. Maes MD, P. Bulens MD, D. Luyten MD, E. Joosens MD

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The role of photobiomodulation therapy in the care of cancer patients: review of the literature

BJMO - volume 11, issue 8, december 2017

J. Robijns PhD, S. Censabella , P. Bulens MD, A. Maes MD, L. Noé MD, M. Brosens , L. Van den Bergh MD, PhD, S. Claes , J. Mebis MD

SUMMARY

Photobiomodulation therapy is based on the application of visible and/or (near-)infrared light on the target tissue. We performed a review of 34 articles on the use of photobiomodulation therapy in the management of cancer related lymphoedema, oral mucositis, radiodermatitis, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and xerostomia/hyposalivation. The findings suggest that photobiomodulation therapy is a promising option for the management of these cancer therapy-related side effects.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2017;11(8):364–374)

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