Retsky MW, Demicheli R, Swartzendruber DE, Bame PD, Wardwell RH, Bonadonna G, Speer J, and Valagussa P. Computer simulation
of a breast cancer metastasis model. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 45:193-202, 1997
Demicheli R, Retsky M, Swartzendruber D and Bonadonna G. Proposal for a new model of breast cancer metastatic development.
Annals of Oncology, 8:1075-1080, 1997
M Retsky, R Demicheli and W Hrushesky. Premenopausal status accelerates relapse in node positive breast cancer: hypothesis
links angiogenesis, screening controversy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 65:217-24, Feb 2001
M Retsky, R Demicheli and W Hrushesky. Wounding from biopsy and breast-cancer progression, The Lancet, 357:1048, March 31,
M Retsky, R Demicheli and W Hrushesky. Breast cancer screening for women aged 40-49 years: Screening may not be the benign
process usually thought, Correspondence JNCI 93:1572, Oct. 17, 2001.
M Retsky, R Demicheli and W Hrushesky. Breast cancer screening: controversies and future directions. Current Opinion in Obstetrics
and Gynecology. 15:1-8, 2003.
R Demicheli, G Bonadonna, WJM Hrushesky, MW Retsky, P Valagussa. Menopausal status dependence of the early mortality reduction
due to diagnosing smaller breast cancers (T1 versus T2-T3): relevance to screening. J Clin Oncol. 22(1): 102-7, Jan. 1, 2004
R. Demicheli and M. Retsky, Comment on "The process of metastasisation for breast cancer" by J. Engel, R. Eckel, J. Kerr et
al. Eur J Cancer 40:619-620, 2004.
M Retsky, G Bonadonna, R Demicheli, J Folkman, W Hrushesky, P Valagussa. Hypothesis: Induced angiogenesis after surgery in
premenopausal node-positive breast cancer patients is a major underlying reason why adjuvant chemotherapy works particularly
well for those patients. Breast-Cancer-Research, 2004, 6:R372-R374 (14 May 2004).
Retsky M. Universal law of tumor growth, J Theor Biol. 2004 Aug 7;229(3):289.
R Demicheli, G Bonadonna, WJM Hrushesky, MW Retsky. P Valagussa. Menopausal status dependence of the timing of breast cancer
recurrence following primary tumour surgical removal. Breast Cancer Research 2004, 6:R689-R696.
M Retsky, R Demicheli, W Hrushesky, J Speer, D Swartzendruber and R Wardwell. Recent translational research in computational
studies of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research. 2004;7(1):37-40. Epub 2004 Dec 17.
Michael Baum, Romano Demicheli, William Hrushesky and Michael Retsky. Does surgery unfavorably perturb the natural history
of early breast cancer by accelerating the appearance of distant metastases? European Journal of Cancer 2005 Mar;41(4):508-15.
Epub 2005 Jan 18.
R Demicheli, A Moliterni, M Zambetti, WJM Hrushesky, MW Retsky, P Valagussa, G Bonadonna, Breast cancer recurrence dynamics
following adjuvant CMF is consistent with tumour dormancy and mastectomy-driven acceleration of the metastatic process. Annals
of Oncology. 16:1449-1457, 2005.
M Retsky comment regarding El Saghir et al Biomed-Central Cancer September 2005 "What would explain the sudden growth of lung
cancer after minor trauma reported by El Saghir et al?"
Some of the following
articles are linked
Retsky M, Demicheli R and Hrushesky WJM. Does surgery induce angiogenesis in breast cancer? Indirect evidence
from relapse pattern and mammography paradox. International Journal of Surgery 2005;3(3):179-187
M. Baum, J. Cuzick, A. Howell, A. Buzdar on behalf of the ATAC Trialists’ Group and R. Demicheli, M. Greco, M.
Retsky, B. Hrushesky on behalf of the Milan Institute; An exploration of relapse data by hazard rate as a means of developing
biological insights into the natural history and treatment of breast cancer: Data from the 'Arimidex', Tamoxifen, Alone or
in Combination (ATAC) trial and the Milan Institute database. ASCO poster - May 2005.
Demicheli R, Bonadonna G, Valagussa P, Retsky MW, Hrushesky WJ, Baum
M. Comment to Jatoi et al. report. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2005 Sep;93(1):1-2.
Demicheli R, Retsky MW, Hrushesky WJ. Comment to Anderson WF, Jatoi I,
Devesa SS: Distinct breast cancer incidence and prognostic patterns in the NCI's SEER program: suggesting a possible link
between etiology and outcome. Breast Cancer Res Treat 90:127-137, 2005. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2005 Sept; 93(1):1-2.
Retsky M, Hrushesky W, Baum M. Sociodemographic determinants of cancer
treatment health literacy, Cancer 2006 Feb 1;106(3):726-727.
Retsky M, Demicheli
R, Hrushesky W. Editorial: Authors respond to controversy surrounding breast cancer study. International Journal of Surgery.
3(4): 235-239, 2005.
R Demicheli, E Biganzoli,
P Boracchi, M Greco, WJM Hrushesky, M Retsky, An allometric scaling law questions the traditional mechanical model for axillary
lymph node involvement in breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2006.
Retsky M, Demicheli R, Hrushesky
W, Baum M. Letter to Editor
of Medicine Re: Berry DA, Cronin KA, Plevritis SK, Fryback DG, Clarke L, Zelen M, Mandelblatt JS, Yakovlev AY, Habbema JD,
Feuer EJ; Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) Collaborators.
M Retsky, R Demicheli, I Gukas
and W Hrushesky. Enhanced surgery-induced angiogenesis among premenopausal women may partially explain the breast cancer excess
mortality of blacks compared to whites. International Journal of Surgery. (2007) 5,300-04
Demicheli R, Retsky MW, Hrushesky
WJ, Baum M, Tumor dormancy and surgery interruption of dormancy in breast cancer: learning from failures, Nature – Clinical
Practice of Oncology, 4:699-7l0 (2007).
R Demicheli, WJM Hrushesky, MW Retsky, G Bonadonna and P Valagussa, Comment
to the paper: Babiera GV, Rao R, Feng L, Meric-Bernstam F, Kuerer HM, Singletary SE, Hunt KK, Ross MI, Gwyn KM, Feig BW, Ames
FC, Horthobagyi GN: Effect of primary tumor extirpation in breast cancer patients who present with Stage IV disease and intact
primary tumor. Ann Surg Oncol 2006;13:776-782.
Demicheli R, Retsky MW, Hrushesky WJ, Baum M, Gukas ID, Jatoi I. Racial
disparities in breast cancer outcome: insights into host-tumor interactions. Cancer. 2007 Sep 17.
M Retsky. Circuitous path to breast cancer research via experimental
physics: perspectives and lessons, Mammology, in press June 2008
Hrushesky WJ, Retsky M, Baum M, Demicheli R. Re: Prognostic value of
Ki67 expression after short-term presurgical endocrine therapy for primary breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Jul 4;99(13):1053;
author reply 1053-4.
M Retsky, R Demicheli, WH Hrushesky, M Baum, I Gukas, Dormancy and surgery-driven
escape from dormancy help explain some clinical features of breast cancer. APMIS 116: 730-41, 2008
R. Demicheli; M. W. Retsky; W. J. M. Hrushesky; M. Baum;
I. D. Gukas, The effects of surgery on tumor growth: a century of investigations, Annals of Oncology 2008; doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdn386.