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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629213/la-sopravvivenza-dei-pazienti-oncologici-in-italia
#1
Vincenzo Coviello, Carlotta Buzzoni, Mario Fusco, Alessandro Barchielli, Francesco Cuccaro, Roberta De Angelis, Adriano Giacomin, Stefano Luminari, Giorgia Randi, Lucia Mangone
OBJECTIVES: Population-based survival statistics are fundamental to assess the efficacy of services offered to improve cancer patients' prognosis. This study aims to update cancer survival estimates for the Italian population, as well as provide new measures, such as the crude probability of death, which takes into account the possibility of dying from causes other than cancer, and the change in life expectancy after a cancer diagnosis, to properly address various questions. RESULTS: The study includes 1,932,450 cancer cases detected by the Network of Italian Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) from 1994 to 2011 and provides estimates for 38 cancer sites and for allsites cancer...
March 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614543/cytopathologic-evaluation-of-patients-submitted-to-radiotherapy-for-uterine-cervix-cancer
#2
Cátia Martins Leite Padilha, Mário Lúcio Cordeiro Araújo, Sergio Augusto Lopes de Souza
Cervical cancer is an important public health problem. Pap smear is the leading strategy of screening programs for cervical cancer worldwide. However, delayed diagnosis leads to more aggressive and less effective treatments. Patients with uterine cervix malignancies who are referred for radiotherapy have advanced-stage disease, which results in high rates of locoregional recurrence. The use of radiotherapy as a treatment for cervical cancer causes morphological changes in neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelial cells, as well as in stromal cells, which make it difficult to diagnose the residual lesion, resulting in a dilemma in cytopathological routine...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599153/effects-of-repeated-biaxial-loads-on-the-creep-properties-of-cardinal-ligaments
#3
Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh, Raffaella De Vita
The cardinal ligament (CL) is one of the major pelvic ligaments providing structural support to the vagina/cervix/uterus complex. This ligament has been studied mainly with regards to its important function in the treatment of different diseases such as surgical repair for pelvic organ prolapse and radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. However, the mechanical properties of the CL have not been fully determined, despite the important in vivo supportive role of this ligament within the pelvic floor. To advance our limited knowledge about the elastic and viscoelastic properties of the CL, we conducted three consecutive planar equi-biaxial tests on CL specimens isolated from swine...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576184/radiation-oncology-management-of-stage-i-iii-cervix-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Lana de Souza Lawrence
Radiotherapy plays a critical role in the management of cervix carcinoma, in the adjuvant setting for patients with high-risk pathologic features and in the definitive setting for locoregionally advanced disease. External beam radiotherapy fields encompass potential areas of microscopic disease spread in addition to known areas of gross disease. In the presence of gross disease, however, escalation of dose is required that is best accomplished using a brachytherapy boost to spare surrounding normal organs from toxicity...
July 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574604/boosting-the-snr-by-adding-a-receive-only-endorectal-monopole-to-an-external-antenna-array-for-high-resolution-t2-weighted-imaging-of-early-stage-cervical-cancer-with-7-t-mri
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I M L van Kalleveen, J P Hoogendam, A J E Raaijmakers, F Visser, C S Arteaga de Castro, R H M Verheijen, P R Luijten, R P Zweemer, W B Veldhuis, D W J Klomp
The aim of this study was to investigate the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) gain in early-stage cervical cancer at ultrahigh-field MRI (e.g. 7 T) using a combination of multiple external antennas and a single endorectal antenna. In particular, we used an endorectal monopole antenna to increase the SNR in cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This should allow high-resolution, T2 -weighted imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) for metabolic staging, which could facilitate the local tumor status assessment...
June 2, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560854/pharmacogenetic-analysis-of-irreversible-severe-cisplatin-induced-nephropathy-a-case-report-of-a-27-year-old-woman
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Corine de Jong, Stefan Sanders, Geert-Jan Creemers, Artur M Burylo, Margot Taks, Jan H M Schellens, Maarten J Deenen
In this report we describe a young patient diagnosed with bulky FIGO stage IIIb squamous cell cervix carcinoma with severe and irreversible nephropathy after three weekly low-doses of cisplatin. Besides several known risk factors such as hypomagnesemia and hypoalbuminemia, the patient also proved to be homozygously polymorphic for two polymorphisms within the COMT gene (c.615 + 310C>T and c.616-367C>T). As COMT polymorphism has been associated with cisplatin-induced ototoxicity, its effect on nephrotoxicity of cisplatin should be the subject of further investigation...
May 31, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448799/isolation-of-antioxidant-phenolics-from-schinopsis-brasiliensis-based-on-a-preliminary-lc-ms-profiling
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Clisiane Carla de Souza Santos, Milena Masullo, Antonietta Cerulli, Angela Mari, Charles Dos Santos Estevam, Cosimo Pizza, Sonia Piacente
The phenolic content of the ethanol extract of the stem bark of the Brazilian plant Schinopsis brasiliensis Engl. (Anacardiaceae) has been evaluated together with the antioxidant activity. The good antioxidant activity exhibited in the Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assay (TEAC value = 3.04 mg/mL) encouraged us to investigate its constituents. An analytical approach based on LC-ESIMS(n) was applied to rapidly obtain a metabolite profile of the ethanol extract of the stem bark of S. brasiliensis...
April 24, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447562/dosimetric-advantages-of-a-clinical-daily-adaptive-plan-selection-strategy-compared-with-a-non-adaptive-strategy-in-cervical-cancer-radiation-therapy
#8
Agustinus J A J van de Schoot, Peter de Boer, Jorrit Visser, Lukas J A Stalpers, Coen R N Rasch, Arjan Bel
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) using a daily plan selection adaptive strategy can be applied to account for interfraction organ motion while limiting organ at risk dose. The aim of this study was to quantify the dosimetric consequences of daily plan selection compared with non-adaptive RT in cervical cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten consecutive patients who received pelvic irradiation, planning CTs (full and empty bladder), weekly post-fraction CTs and pre-fraction CBCTs were included...
May 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421163/phase-i-trial-of-triapine-cisplatin-paclitaxel-chemotherapy-for-advanced-stage-or-metastatic-solid-tumor-cancers
#9
Charles A Kunos, Edward Chu, Della Makower, Andreas Kaubisch, Mario Sznol, Susan Percy Ivy
Ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) is an enzyme involved in the de novo synthesis of deoxyribonucleotides, which are critical for DNA replication and DNA repair. Triapine is a small-molecule RNR inhibitor. A phase I trial studied the safety of triapine in combination with cisplatin-paclitaxel in patients with advanced stage or metastatic solid tumor cancers in an effort to capitalize on disrupted DNA damage repair. A total of 13 patients with various previously treated cancers were given a 96-h continuous intravenous (i...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404551/endocervical-gastric-type-adenocarcinoma-an-unrelated-hpv-tumour-difficulties-in-screening-and-diagnosis
#10
Priscila Carneiro Lima, Julio Teixeira, Guilherme Nogueira Aires, Liliana De Angelo Andrade
Gastric-type adenocarcinoma of the cervix (GAS) is an uncommon and aggressive tumour unrelated to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with distinctive histological and immunohistochemical characteristics. GAS may be associated with lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH), another unusual lesion. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with screening cytology 'AGC-Neo' and cervical conisation exhibiting cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1, extensive LEGH and canal sampling with abundant mucinous cells...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400857/estimation-of-the-overall-burden-of-cancers-precancerous-lesions-and-genital-warts-attributable-to-9-valent-hpv-vaccine-types-in-women-and-men-in-europe
#11
Susanne Hartwig, Jean Lacau St Guily, Géraldine Dominiak-Felden, Laia Alemany, Silvia de Sanjosé
BACKGROUND: In addition to cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for a significant proportion of cancers and precancerous lesions of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, head and neck, as well as genital warts. We estimated the annual number of new cases of these diseases attributable to 9-valent HPV vaccine types in women and men in Europe. METHODS: The annual number of new cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and selected head and neck sites in the population of the European Medicines Agency territory was estimated based on age-specific incidence rates extracted from Cancer Incidence in 5 Continents, Volume X and Eurostat population data for 2015...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369882/worldwide-burden-of-cancer-attributable-to-hpv-by-site-country-and-hpv-type
#12
Catherine de Martel, Martyn Plummer, Jerome Vignat, Silvia Franceschi
HPV is the cause of almost all cervical cancer and is responsible for a substantial fraction of other anogenital cancers and oropharyngeal cancers. Understanding the HPV-attributable cancer burden can boost programs of HPV vaccination and HPV-based cervical screening. Attributable fractions (AFs) and the relative contributions of different HPV types were derived from published studies reporting on the prevalence of transforming HPV infection in cancer tissue. Maps of age-standardized incidence rates of HPV-attributable cancers by country from GLOBOCAN 2012 data are shown separately for the cervix, other anogenital tract and head and neck cancers...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365229/the-role-of-interleukin-10-in-human-papilloma-virus-infection-and-progression-to-cervical-carcinoma
#13
REVIEW
Fernanda Costa Brandão Berti, Ana Paula Lombardi Pereira, Guilherme Cesar Martelossi Cebinelli, Kleber Paiva Trugilo, Karen Brajão de Oliveira
Although Human Papillomavirus (HPV) exerts a vital influence on cervical carcinogenesis, other factors influence the development of a squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) that may or not progress to cervical cancer. Among several cytokines, Interleukin 10 (IL-10) stands out as an important anti-inflammatory factor, leading to immune system evasion through an immunosuppressive state. In the cervical microenvironment, during different stages of HPV infection, IL-10 production can be induced and maintained by different cell sources, including infected keratinocytes, some subsets of dendritic cells (DC), tumor associated macrophages (TAM), T regulatory cells (Treg) and tumor cells...
March 23, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362190/hpv-epigenetic-mechanisms-related-to-oropharyngeal-and-cervix-cancers
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Marina Di Domenico, Giancarlo Giovane, Soumaya Kouidhi, Rosamaria Iorio, Maurizio Romano, Francesco De Francesco, Antonia Feola, Camilla Siciliano, Luigi Califano, Antonio Giordano
Human Papilloma Virus infection is very frequent in humans and is mainly transmitted sexually. The majority of infections are transient and asymptomatic, however, if the infection persists, it can occur with a variety of injuries to skin and mucous membranes, depending on the type of HPV involved. Some types of HPV are classified as high oncogenic risk as associated with the onset of cancer. The tumors most commonly associated with HPV are cervical and oropharyngeal cancer, epigenetic mechanisms related to HPV infection include methylation changes to host and viral DNA and chromatin modification in host species...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102052/increasing-incidence-of-invasive-and-in-situ-cervical-adenocarcinoma-in-the-netherlands-during-2004-2013
#15
Judith van der Horst, Albert G Siebers, Johan Bulten, Leon F Massuger, Inge McM de Kok
In the developed world, the incidence of cervical squamous cell carcinoma has decreased, however, the incidence of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and invasive adenocarcinoma increased, predominantly in young females. The goal of this study was to evaluate the most recent incidence rates of AIS, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix in the Netherlands in 2004-2013. By using Dutch national pathology and cancer registries, we calculated European standardized incidence rates (ESR) and estimated annual percentage changes (EAPC) for AIS during 2004-2013 and for invasive cervical carcinomas during 1989-2013...
February 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047139/we-de-201-02-a-statistical-analysis-tool-for-plan-quality-verification-in-hdr-brachytherapy-forward-planning-for-cervix-cancer
#16
R Ma, X Zhu, S Li, D Zheng, Y Lei, S Wang, V Verma, N Bennion, A Wahl, S Zhou
PURPOSE: High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy forward planning is principally an iterative process; hence, plan quality is affected by planners' experiences and limited planning time. Thus, this may lead to sporadic errors and inconsistencies in planning. A statistical tool based on previous approved clinical treatment plans would help to maintain the consistency of planning quality and improve the efficiency of second checking. METHODS: An independent dose calculation tool was developed from commercial software...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044941/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-phenyl-butyric-acid-derivative-n-4-chlorophenyl-4-phenylbutanamide-a-hdac6-inhibitor-with-anti-proliferative-activity-on-cervix-cancer-and-leukemia-cells
#17
Rodríguez-Fonseca Rolando Alberto, Sixto-López Yudibeth, Fragoso-Vázquez M Jonathan, Flores-Mejía Raúl, Cabrera-Pérez Laura Cristina, Vázquez-Moctezuma Ismael, Rosales-Hernández Martha Cecilia, Bello Martiniano, M Martínez-Archundia, Trujillo-Ferrara José Guadalupe, Becerra-Martínez Elvia, Correa-Basurto José
The epigenetic regulation of genes in cancer could be targeted by inhibiting Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6), an enzyme involved in several types of cancer such as lymphoma, leukemia, ovarian cancer, etc. Through in silico methods, a set of Phenyl butyric acid derivatives with possible HDAC6 inhibitory activity were designed, rendering monophenylamides and biphenylamides using tubacin (HDAC6 selective inhibitor) as reference. The target compounds were submitted to theoretical ADMET analyses and their binding properties on different HDAC6 conformers were evaluated through docking calculations...
January 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984378/analysis-of-conservative-surgical-treatment-and-prognosis-of-microinvasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-stage-ia1-results-of-follow-up-to-20-years
#18
Caio Augusto Hartman, Julio Cesar Teixeira, Sergio Bruno Barbosa, Stephanye Mariano Figueiredo, Liliana Aparecida Lucci De Angelo Andrade, Joana Froes Bragança Bastos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognosis and recurrence of microinvasive squamous cervical (MIC) cancer stage IA1 in women treated conservatively or by hysterectomy, and followed-up to 20 years. METHODS: It was studied in a cohort of 139 women with MIC, 41 definitively managed by conization and 98 by hysterectomy from January 1994 to December 2003 and followed-up until 2013. The definitive treatment, age, conization technique (loop electrosurgical excision procedure or cold knife conization), cone margin, residual disease in hysterectomy specimen, and the association with recurrence (intraepithelial cervical neoplasia grade 3/intraepithelial vaginal neoplasia grade 3 or worse, and microinvasive or worse) were analyzed...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976366/proteomic-signatures-reveal-a-dualistic-and-clinically-relevant-classification-of-anal-canal-carcinoma
#19
Michael Herfs, Rémi Longuespée, Charles M Quick, Patrick Roncarati, Meggy Suarez-Carmona, Pascale Hubert, Alizée Lebeau, Diane Bruyere, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Nicolas Smargiasso, Dominique Baiwir, Keith Lai, Andrew Dunn, Fabiola Obregon, Eric J Yang, Edwin De Pauw, Christopher P Crum, Philippe Delvenne
Aetiologically linked to HPV infection, malignancies of the anal canal have substantially increased in incidence over the last 20 years. Although most anal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) respond well to chemoradiotherapy, about 30% of patients experience a poor outcome, for undetermined reasons. Despite cumulative efforts for discovering independent predictors of overall survival, both nodal status and tumour size are still the only reliable factors predicting patient outcome. Recent efforts have revealed that the biology of HPV-related lesions in the cervix is strongly linked to the originally infected cell population...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939984/risk-of-cervical-intra-epithelial-neoplasia-and-invasive-cancer-of-the-cervix-in-des-daughters
#20
J Verloop, F E van Leeuwen, Th J M Helmerhorst, I M C M de Kok, E J M van Erp, H H van Boven, M A Rookus
OBJECTIVE: Women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero (DES) have an increased risk of clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) of the vagina and cervix, while their risk of non-CCA invasive cervical cancer is still unclear. METHODS: We studied the risk of pre-cancerous (CIN) lesions and non-CCA invasive cervical cancer in a prospective cohort of 12,182 women with self-reported DES exposure followed from 2000 till 2008. We took screening behavior carefully into account...
February 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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