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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087892/editorial-comment-to-clinical-characteristics-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-in-patients-aged-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-large-scale-study-from-the-cancer-registration-committee-of-the-japanese-urological-association
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Takeshi Kishida
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January 13, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079767/primary-gastric-choriocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
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Alyssa Larish, Amanika Kumar, Sarah Kerr, Carrie Langstraat
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy of unknown location presents a diagnostic challenge, in rare occasions leading to the diagnosis of malignancy. We describe a case of β-hCG-secreting nongestational primary gastric choriocarcinoma presenting as a pregnancy of unknown location. CASE: A 37-year-old woman, gravida 4 para 3013, presented with several days of vaginal bleeding and rising β-hCG level without ultrasound localization of pregnancy. The diagnosis of pregnancy of unknown location was made and methotrexate administered at a β-hCG level of 7,779 milli-international units/mL...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079292/germ-cell-tumors-insights-from-the-drosophila-ovary-and-the-mouse-testis
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REVIEW
Helen K Salz, Emily P Dawson, Jason D Heaney
Ovarian and testicular germ cell tumors of young adults are thought to arise from defects in germ cell development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying malignant transformation are poorly understood. In this review, we focus on the biology of germ cell tumor formation in the Drosophila ovary and the mouse testis, for which the evidence supports common underlying mechanisms such as blocking initiation into the differentiation pathway, impaired lineage progression, and sexual identity instability. We then discuss how these concepts inform our understanding of the disease in humans...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078450/genome-wide-methylation-profiles-in-primary-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors-indicate-a-primordial-germ-cell-origin-for-germinomas
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Shintaro Fukushima, Satoshi Yamashita, Hisato Kobayashi, Hirokazu Takami, Kohei Fukuoka, Taishi Nakamura, Kai Yamasaki, Yuko Matsushita, Hiromi Nakamura, Yasushi Totoki, Mamoru Kato, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Takaaki Yanagisawa, Akitake Mukasa, Nobuhito Saito, Masayuki Kanamori, Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Motoo Nagane, Toshihiko Iuchi, Koji Yoshimoto, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Kaoru Tamura, Keiichi Sakai, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Kiyotaka Yokogami, Hideo Takeshima, Yonehiro Kanemura, Masahide Matsuda, Akira Matsumura, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Keisuke Ueki, Masahiro Nonaka, Akio Asai, Nobutaka Kawahara, Yuichi Hirose, Tatusya Takayama, Yoichi Nakazato, Yoshitaka Narita, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Masao Matsutani, Toshikazu Ushijima, Ryo Nishikawa, Koichi Ichimura
Intracranial germ cell tumors (iGCTs) are the second most common brain tumors among children under 14 in Japan. The World Health Organization classification recognizes several subtypes of iGCTs, which are conventionally subclassified into pure germinoma or non-germinomatous GCTs. Recent exhaustive genomic studies showed that mutations of the genes involved in the MAPK and/or PI3K pathways are common in iGCTs; however, the mechanisms of how different subtypes develop, often as a mixed-GCT, are unknown. To elucidate the pathogenesis of iGCTs, we investigated 61 GCTs of various subtypes by genome-wide DNA methylation profiling...
January 11, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071636/epidemiology-of-male-seminomatous-and-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-and-response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-india
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A Joshi, S Zanwar, N Shetty, V Patil, V Noronha, G Bakshi, G Prakash, S Menon, K Prabhash
INTRODUCTION: Unlike the developed countries, there is a lack of good epidemiologic data for testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) in India with majority presenting in advanced stage. This study aims to elaborate on the epidemiology of testicular GCTs and response to standard first-line chemotherapy (CT). METHODS: GCTs treated at our center from January 2013 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients underwent orchidectomy either outside or at our hospital...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071630/ovarian-tumors-in-children-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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B Rajeswari, M Nair, A Ninan, K Parukuttyamma
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumors are uncommon in childhood and constitute around 1% of childhood malignancies. Two thirds of pediatric ovarian tumors are germ cell tumors. Epithelial ovarian tumors and stromal tumors are less frequent. We share our experience in childhood ovarian cancers, analyzing a series of cases with respect to the clinical profile, treatment and survival. METHODS: All newly diagnosed ovarian tumors in children up to 14 years of age, registered in our Pediatric Oncology Division between January 2000 and December 2009 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066838/neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-ovotestis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literatures
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Tahereh Ashrafganjoei, Ainaz Sourati, Mahdiss Mohamadianamiri
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocine carcinoma of the gynecologic tract is rare and poses a significant clinical challenge because of tumor heterogeneity and lack of standardized guidelines for treatment. Ovotestis refers to the histology of a gonad that contains both ovarian follicles and testicular tubular elements. Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development occurs in fewer than 10% of all disorders of sexual development. Gonadal tumors with malignant potential occur in 2.6% of all cases of ovotesticular disorder of sexual development...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064312/-polymorphisms-of-kitlg-spry4-and-bak1-genes-in-patients-with-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-and-individuals-with-infertility-associated-with-azfc-deletion-of-the-y-chromosome
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M V Nemtsova, E V Ivkin, O A Simonova, V V Rudenko, V B Chernykh, D S Mikhaylenko, O B Loran
Testicular cancer is the most common form of solid cancer in young men. Testicular cancer is represented by testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) derived from embryonic stem cells with different degrees of differentiation in about 95% of cases. The development of these tumors is related to the formation of a pool of male germ cells and gametogenesis. Clinical factors that are predisposed to the development of germ-cell tumors include cryptorchidism and testicular microlithiasis, as well as infertility associated with the gr/gr deletion within the AZFс locus...
November 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052648/neurocognitive-and-psychological-functioning-of-children-with-an-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor
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Younghee Park, Eun-Seung Yu, Boram Ha, Hyeon-Jin Park, Jong-Heun Kim, Joo-Young Kim
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the neurocognitive functioning of children with intracranial germ cell tumor (IGCT) prior to receiving proton beam therapy (PBT), and to identify differential characteristics of their neurocognitive functioning depending on tumor location. As a secondary object of this study, neurocognitive functions were followed up at 1-2 years after PBT to examine early post-treatment changes. Material and Methods: Between 2008 and 2014, 34 children with IGCT treated who received PBT at National Cancer Center, Korea were enrolled in this study...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052023/spermatogonial-stem-cells-and-progenitors-are-refractory-to-reprogramming-to-pluripotency-by-the-transcription-factors-oct3-4-c-myc-sox2-and-klf4
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Sébastien Corbineau, Bruno Lassalle, Maelle Givelet, Inès Souissi-Sarahoui, Virginie Firlej, Paul Henri Romeo, Isabelle Allemand, Lydia Riou, Pierre Fouchet
The male germinal lineage, which is defined as unipotent, produces sperm through spermatogenesis. However, embryonic primordial germ cells and postnatal spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can change their fate and convert to pluripotency in culture when they are not controlled by the testicular microenvironment. The mechanisms underlying these reprogramming processes are poorly understood. Testicular germ cell tumors, including teratoma, share some molecular characteristics with pluripotent cells, suggesting that cancer could result from an abnormal differentiation of primordial germ cells or from an abnormal conversion of SCCs to pluripotency in the testis...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050596/an-ovarian-mature-cystic-teratoma-evolving-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
C Goudeli, A Varytimiadi, N Koufopoulos, J Syrios, E Terzakis
Mature cystic teratomas (MCT), also known as dermoid cysts, are the most common ovarian germ cell tumors and the most common ovarian neoplasms in patients younger than 20 years. Malignant transformation (MT) is a rare complication of MCTs which may occur in 1-2% of the cases. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent histology arising from MCTs and its appearance depends on diverse risk factors such as patient's age, the size of the tumor and levels of serum tumor markers. Diagnosis and treatment constitute a big challenge due to the rarity and the aggressive course of this entity...
February 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042790/testicular-and-paratesticular-tumors-in-children
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Francisco Javier Murcia-Pascual, Raquel Gracia-Rodríguez, Fernando Vázquez-Rueda, Pedro López Pereira, Rosa María Paredes Esteban
OBJECTIVES: Testicular (TT) and paratesticular (PT) tumors account for 1-2%of all infant solid tumors. Due to the increased frequency of benign tumors, conservative management is recommended. Our experience and the therapeutic approach adopted considering testis-sparing surgery, was reviewed. METHODS: A retrospective observational study concerning testicular and paratesticular tumors in our hospital between 1998 and 2016, was performed. Age, side, symptoms, imaging, treatment methods, histological findings and evolution were reviewed...
December 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027619/is-there-any-difference-between-seminomas-and-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-on-shear-wave-elastography-a-preliminary-study
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Atilla Suleyman Dikici, Mehmet Emin Er, Deniz Alis, Cesur Samanci, Fethi Emre Ustabasioglu, Cetin Demirdag, Haydar Durak, Fatih Kantarci, Ismail Mihmanli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of shear wave elastography (SWE) to differentiate seminomas from nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. METHODS: Approval for this retrospective study was obtained from the local Ethics Committee of Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School. Fifteen patients with malignant testicular lesions were examined by grayscale sonography, color or power Doppler sonography, and SWE between February 2011 and October 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013088/risk-of-malignant-childhood-germ-cell-tumors-in-relation-to-demographic-gestational-and-perinatal-characteristics
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Clinton Hall, Beate Ritz, Myles Cockburn, Tom B Davidson, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: Childhood germ cell tumors (GCTs) are a rare assortment of neoplasms, with mostly unknown etiology, that are believed to originate very early in life. Few studies have examined risk factors by histologic subtype, despite evidence of different risk profiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this population-based case-control study, 451 childhood malignant GCT cases ages 0-5 years were identified from the California Cancer Registry. Differentiating between common histologic subtypes, we identified 181 yolk sac tumors, 216 teratomas, and 54 rarer subtypes...
December 22, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008190/central-diabetes-insipidus
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Arima, Yoshinori Azuma, Yoshiaki Morishita, Daisuke Hagiwara
Central diabetes insipidus (CDI), characterized by polyuria and polydipsia, is caused by deficiency of arginine vasopressin (AVP), an antidiuretic hormone which acts on V2 receptors in kidney to promote reabsorption of free water. CDI is classified into three subtypes; idiopathic, secondary and familial. A previous study suggests that infundibulo-neurohypophysitis might be an underlying cause of idiopathic CDI. Among secondary CDI, the tumors in the central nervous system such as craniopharyngioma and germ cell tumors are the most frequent causes...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003760/comparison-of-the-clinical-features-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-outcomes-of-mediastinal-malignant-germ-cell-tumors-with-nonmediastinal-extragonadal-placements
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Nesrin Ocal, Birol Yildiz, Nuri Karadurmus, Deniz Dogan, Sukru Ozaydin, Ramazan Ocal, Mustafa Ozturk, Fikret Arpaci, Hayati Bilgic
OBJECTIVE: Even though the primary mediastinal extragonadal germ cell tumors (EGCTs) are rare, they are noteworthy in the differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses. In this study, we aimed to identify the clinical features of mediastinal malignant GCTs and compare the results of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation between mediastinal and nonmediastinal malignant EGCTs. METHOD: Data of the patients with EGCT who were treated and underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at our hospital between 1988 and 2015 were retrieved retrospectively...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002522/primary-retroperitoneal-seminoma-embryology-histopathology-and-treatment-particularities
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Constantin Virgil Gîngu, Mihaela Mihai, Cătălin Baston, Mugurel Alexandru Crăsneanu, Alexandru Vladimir Dick, Vlad Olaru, Ioanel Sinescu
INTRODUCTION: Retroperitoneal seminoma is a very rare form of cancer, with embryological origin represented by primordial germ cells from the urogenital ridges left behind during the fetal development. Extragenital germ cell tumors can also occur in the mediastinum or the pineal gland. The aim of this paper is to outline the particularities and draw embryological, histopatological and treatment conclusions regarding extragonadal germ cell tumors. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 43-year-old patient without any additional pathology was admitted for anemia of unknown etiology...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000905/teratomas-produced-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-xenografted-into-immunodeficient-mice-a-histopathology-atlas
#18
Ivan Damjanov, Peter W Andrews
This atlas illustrates the microscopic features of tumors produced from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) xenografted into immunosuppressed mice, according to the generally accepted protocols for performing this teratoma assay of stem cell pluripotency. Microphotographs depict various hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained tissues derived from all three embryonic germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm). The appearance of persistent hPSC in teratomas is also described with special emphasis on the morphogenesis of embryoid bodies and yolk sac components surrounding them...
2016: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000896/mir%C3%A2-223%C3%A2-3p-regulates-cell-growth-and-apoptosis-via-fbxw7-suggesting-an-oncogenic-role-in-human-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#19
Jikai Liu, Hao Shi, Xidan Li, Gang Chen, Catharina Larsson, Weng-Onn Lui
miR‑223‑3p is deregulated in several tumor types and plays an important role in tumorigenesis and progression. However, its role in the pathogenesis of testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) remains uncharacterized. We previously demonstrated that miR‑223‑3p expression was increased in TGCTs compared with normal testes (NT), suggesting that miR‑223‑3p may have an oncogenic role in TGCT. Using published dataset and The Cancer Genome Atlas database, we validated higher miR‑223‑3p expression in TGCTs than NT, and found a negative correlation between miR-223-3p and FBXW7 mRNA expression levels...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999814/sperm-dna-fragmentation-index-and-hyaluronan-binding-ability-in-men-from-infertile-couples-and-men-with-testicular-germ-cell-tumor
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Katarzyna Marchlewska, Eliza Filipiak, Renata Walczak-Jedrzejowska, Elzbieta Oszukowska, Slawomir Sobkiewicz, Malgorzata Wojt, Jacek Chmiel, Krzysztof Kula, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer
Objective. To investigate sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm functional maturity in men from infertile couples (IC) and men with testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT). Materials and Methods. Semen samples were collected from 312 IC men and 23 men with TGCT before unilateral orchiectomy and oncological treatment. The sperm chromatin dispersion test was performed to determine DNA fragmentation index (DFI) and the ability of sperm to bind with hyaluronan (HA) was assessed. Results. In comparison with the IC men, the men with TGCT had a higher percentage of sperm with fragmented DNA (median 28% versus 21%; p < 0...
2016: BioMed Research International
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