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Genitourinary malignancies

Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Chia-Jen Liu, Yuh-Min Chen, Teh-Ying Chou, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Sang-Hue Yen, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Yu-Wen Hu
BACKGROUND: Currently, no large study addressing the relationship between lung cancer patients with different therapies and second primary malignancies (SPMs) is available. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we conducted a population-based cohort study. Patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer between 1997 and 2005 were enrolled and followed up until Dec. 31, 2011. The endpoint of the study was SPM occurrence. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of cancers were calculated to compare the cancer incidence of the study cohort to that of the general population...
October 20, 2016: Targeted Oncology
Mohamed Alsharedi, Nadim Bou Zgheib, Yousef Khelfa, Ali Raufi, Nabiha Elmsherghi, Yehuda Lebowicz
Malignant melanoma, as the name implies, is a malignant tumor of melanocytes, found in the skin, eyes, meningeal lining and the mucosal epithelium of the aero-digestive and genitourinary tracts. Malignant melanoma is typically skin malignancy, which rarely presents at extracutaneous site. Here we present a rare case of primary retroperitoneal melanoma and review the findings in comparison with other cases described in literature.
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
Eleftheria Chaini, Nikolaos D Chainis, Anastasios Ioannidis, Maria Magana, Chryssoula Nikolaou, Joseph Papaparaskevas, Melina-Vassiliki Liakata, Panagiotis Katopodis, Leonidas Papastavrou, George P Tegos, Stylianos Chatzipanagiotou
Lactobacilli are human commensals found in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Although generally conceived as non-pathogenic microorganisms, the existence of several reports implicating them in certain severe pathological entities renders this species as opportunistic pathogens. The case of a 58-year-old woman with mixed Lactobacillus infection is described. The patient was admitted in an outpatient clinic with community acquired pneumonia, and on the third day of hospitalization she presented rapid pneumonia deterioration...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
Jason A Jarzembowski
Dr. Louis "Pepper" Dehner is an internationally renowned surgical pathologist, especially in the subspecialty of pediatric pathology. Although his clinical and academic expertise are broad, with over 400 published articles, some of his most intriguing contributions have been in the area of pediatric renal and genitourinary pathology. This review focuses on the entities in these following organ systems where he has focused his efforts: malignant rhabdoid tumor, renal medullary carcinoma, Ewing sarcoma/peripheral neuroectodermal tumor, and the DICER1-related lesions cystic nephroma, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterine cervix, and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor...
August 31, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
James Benjamin Gleason, Basheer Tashtoush, Jinesh Mehta, Edward Savage, Felipe Martinez, Atul C Mehta
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis refers to Mycobacterium tuberculosis involving organs other than the lungs (eg, pleura, lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, abdomen, skin, joints and bones, or meninges). In non-HIV-endemic areas, where reactivation is the predominant mechanism of tuberculosis, pleural involvement occurs in 4% of cases. We present an extremely rare case of a 62-year-old immunocompetent patient with pleural tuberculosis confirmed by surgical pleural biopsies, who presented with a large mediastinal mass and evidence of pulmonary artery invasion on CT scanning and endobronchial ultrasonography imaging, highlighting a unique and malignant-like character of the disease...
October 2016: Chest
S Horenblas, S Minhas
Penile cancer is a rare genitourinary malignancy. Lymph node involvement is the single most important factor determining survival in these patients, and those patients with occult disease are difficult to identify on conventional cross-sectional imaging. Until recently, lymph node sampling (eg, lymphadenectomy) has been the diagnostic modality of choice in the detection of micrometastasis. More recently, several novel molecular and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques have been developed, which have been demonstrated to decrease the false-negative and -positive results of conventional imaging and lymphadenectomy...
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Maria Frantzi, Zoi Klimou, Manousos Makridakis, Jerome Zoidakis, Agnieszka Latosinska, Daniel M Borràs, Bart Janssen, Ioanna Giannopoulou, Vasiliki Lygirou, Andreas C Lazaris, Nicholas P Anagnou, Harald Mischak, Maria G Roubelakis, Antonia Vlahou
Bladder cancer (BC) is the second most common malignancy of the genitourinary system, characterized by the highest recurrence rate of all cancers. Treatment options are limited; thus a thorough understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms is needed to guide the discovery of novel therapeutic targets. Profilins are actin binding proteins with attributed pleiotropic functions to cytoskeletal remodeling, cell adhesion, motility, even transcriptional regulation, not fully characterized yet. Earlier studies from our laboratory revealed that decreased tissue levels of Profilin-1 (PFN1) are correlated with BC progression to muscle invasive disease...
September 23, 2016: Oncotarget
Maria Grazia Rodriquenz, Sabrina Rossi, Riccardo Ricci, Maurizio Martini, Mario Larocca, Angelo Dipasquale, Michela Quirino, Giovanni Schinzari, Michele Basso, Ettore D'Argento, Antonia Strippoli, Carlo Barone, Alessandra Cassano
Several evidences showed that patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) develop additional malignancies. However, thorough incidence of second tumors remains uncertain as the possibility of a common molecular pathogenesis.A retrospective series of 128 patients with histologically proven GIST treated at our institution was evaluated. Molecular analysis of KIT and PDGFR-α genes was performed in all patients. Following the involvement of KRAS mutation in many tumors' pathogenesis, analysis of KRAS was performed in patients with also second neoplasms...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sara E Wobker, Manju Aron, Jonathan I Epstein
In the upper genitourinary tract of the ureter and renal pelvis, any invasion of urothelial carcinoma (UC) beyond the thin muscularis is considered pT3 disease, which may prompt adjuvant chemotherapy. Ureteroscopy is commonly used in the workup of these lesions to obtain tissue biopsies and cytology specimens, or to place stents for the relief of obstructive symptoms. The current study describes 4 cases in which the presence of small nests of urothelium in periureteral and peripelvic soft tissue was noted after ureteroscopic instrumentation, mimicking high-stage UC...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Joseph Paul Weiner, Andrew Thomas Wong, David Schwartz, Manuel Martinez, Ayse Aytaman, David Schreiber
Pelvic radiation is a commonly utilized treatment for malignancy of the genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tract. Radiation proctitis and the resultant clinical picture varies from asymptomatic to potentially life threatening. Similarly, treatment options also vary greatly, from medical therapy to surgical intervention. Commonly utilized medical therapy includes sucralfate enemas, antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives, probiotics, antioxidants, short-chain fatty acids, formalin instillation and fractionated hyperbaric oxygen...
August 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
T B Yuvaraja, Santosh Waigankar, Ganesh Bakshi, Gagan Prakash
Tumors of the genitourinary system are one of the most common tumors encountered in clinical practice. The associated morbidity and mortality and the significant proportion of affected middle-age individuals have a major bearing on the death-adjusted life years compared to other malignancies. Genitourinary system tumors encompass a very broad spectrum with regard to age, location, histology, and clinical outcomes. Advances in diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, radiotherapy equipment, and generation of newer chemotherapeutic and targeted agents over the past few years have helped improving treatment outcome...
July 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Senthil J Rajappa
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July 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Stephanie A Mullane, Joaquim Bellmunt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Immunotherapy in urological cancer has made substantial progress during the last 20 years, but recent advances in immunotherapy have completely transformed the present treatment landscape. In this review, we summarize major clinical achievements of immunotherapy in genitourinary cancers, as well as address potential new directions for these therapies, including new agents, combinations, and biomarkers. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, nivolumab and atezolizumab have joined sipuleucel-T as Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies in urological malignancies...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
Saugata Sinha, Navalgund A Rao, Bhargava K Chinni, Vikram S Dogra
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of differentiating malignant prostate from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and normal prostate tissue by performing frequency domain analysis of photoacoustic images acquired at 2 different wavelengths. METHODS: We performed multiwavelength photoacoustic imaging on freshly excised human prostate specimens taken from a total of 30 patients undergoing prostatectomy for biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer...
October 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Karim Fizazi
The last 2 years (2014 and 2015) have witnessed major advances in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies. Of note and in marked contrast to previous years, all four major cancers (prostate cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer) have benefited from this progress. In prostate cancer, it was clearly demonstrated that a local treatment should be administered for high-risk localised disease. The standard of care was changed for patients with upfront metastatic disease with combined androgen deprivation therapy plus docetaxel becoming the new standard for fit patients with multiple bony metastases...
October 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Marinos Tsiatas, Petros Grivas
Immunotherapy has traditionally been a critical component of the cancer treatment armamentarium in genitourinary (GU) cancers. It has an established role in the management of carefully selected patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) [e.g., high dose interleukin-2 (IL-2)] and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) [e.g., intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)]. In 2010, the sipuleucel-T vaccine was approved by the FDA for the management of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), based on a phase III trial showing overall survival (OS) benefit compared to placebo...
July 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Usha Agrawal, Nitu Kumari, Ashwani K Mishra, Pawan Vasudeva, Anup Kumar, Nayan K Mohanty, Sunita Saxena
BACKGROUND: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is one of most common genitourinary malignancy and the spectrum of disease ranges from in situ lesions to muscle-invasive cancers. The non-muscle-invasive lesions have tendency to recur or progress to muscle-invasive disease. The study of the immune profile may identify immune determinants associated with high-grade, recurrence, and invasion in patients with UC. METHODS: Pathway-focused RT(2) profiler arrays were used to screen patients with UC for dysregulation of candidate genes of Th1-Th2-Th3 and NFκB pathways, which were then validated by real-time polymerase chain reaction on tumor samples and correlated with grade, recurrence, and invasion of tumors to identify their role in predicting behavior of the tumor...
September 2016: Urologic Oncology
Sherly Abraham, Dora Ernestina Izaguirre Anariba, Kirandeep Dua, Mohammad Mir, Arvind Ankireddypalli
Genitourinary tuberculosis represents a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in the kidneys, ureters, seminal vesicles, prostate, testis, vas deferens, and epididymis. Isolated testicular involvement is unusual, and differential diagnosis includes testicular tumor, acute infection, infarction, and granulomatous infection. We report a case of a 36-year-old Ecuadorian man residing in New York, New York, who presented with a painful scrotal mass, weight loss, and purulent discharge from ulcerated lesion in scrotal area 10 years following his immigration to the United States...
June 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
Abhishek Tripathi, Marina D Kaymakcalan, Nicole R LeBoeuf, Lauren C Harshman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as those that target the programmed cell death (PD)-1 pathway harness the host immune system to elicit an antitumor response. Their remarkable clinical benefit has led to regulatory approvals in several malignancies including the genitourinary cancers, renal cell carcinoma, and urothelial carcinoma. This review will focus on the management of the toxicities encountered with these agents. RECENT FINDINGS: Although generally well tolerated, a small proportion of patients (10-20%) treated with PD-1 directed agents as monotherapy can develop severe autoimmune manifestations, also known as, immune-related adverse events...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
Jean Hoffman-Censits, Lindsay Wilde
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Combination immunotherapy has already shown promise in several tumor types, such as melanoma and nonsmall cell lung cancer, and studies are ongoing to evaluate this approach in other malignancies. Trials such as these will only continue to expand as additional immune therapies are shown to have efficacy as single agents in cancer. The purpose of this review is to outline the current landscape of immunotherapy in genitourinary cancer, and to highlight ongoing and pending combination immunotherapy trials in bladder, kidney, and prostate cancers...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
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