ductal carcinoma

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Related to ductal carcinoma: Ductal carcinoma in situ

duct car·ci·no·ma

, ductal carcinoma
a carcinoma derived from epithelium of ducts, for example, in the breast or pancreas.

ductal carcinoma

Infiltrating duct carcinoma, infiltrating carcinoma–not otherwise specified Oncology The major pathologic form of breast CA, which accounts for 50-75% of all invasive breast CAs Pathology To be defined as DC, 90% of tissue examined must have a ductal pattern; grossly, DC is indurated with a stellate pattern of extension; DC imparts an unripe pear sensation when cut with a fresh scalpel. See Axillary dissection, Estrogen receptors. Cf Lobular carcinoma, Medullary carcinoma.

Ductal carcinoma

A type of cancer that accounts for as much as 80% of breast cancers. These tumors feel bigger than they look on ultrasound or mammogram.
Mentioned in: Breast Ultrasound
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Most common tumour type was invasive ductal carcinoma, NOS (Grade II) with a pT2 stage at presentation.
Special types of ductal carcinoma other than classical invasive duct carcinoma NOS were also included in this study.
The secondary endpoint of the trial was invasive disease free survival including ductal carcinoma in situ (iDFS-DCIS).
Methods: 50 cases of invasive ductal carcinoma of breast diagnosed on trucut, core biopsy/ incision/ excision was collected from Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.
The primary aim of the study was to determine the clinical presentation of patients diagnosed with isolated ductal carcinoma in situ at a single tertiary center in Cape Town.
Healthcare company Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ:ATOS) revealed on Wednesday the opening of the Phase 2 study (007 trial) in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive breast cancer slated for mastectomy.
Ductal carcinoma in situ is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer, several medical websites explain.
A recent study reported in JAMA Oncology evaluated 10-year and 20-year breast cancer-specific mortality following diagnosis and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries.
Ductal carcinoma is the most frequent of the rare histologic subtypes of prostate carcinoma, accounting for 5% of total prostate carcinoma cases and occurring most often in elderly men.
Kuo, thyroid biopsy program director in the division of GI/endocrine surgery at Columbia University, New York, said that compared with patients with breast cancer alone, women who had breast cancer followed by thyroid cancer were more likely to have had invasive ductal carcinoma.