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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213603/women-s-experiences-with-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-colposcopy-referral-clinic-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-qualitative-analysis
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Mariette Momberg, Matthys H Botha, Frederick H Van der Merwe, Jennifer Moodley
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore and understand women's experience with cervical cancer screening and with the referral pathways for abnormal Papanicolau (Pap) smears. DESIGN AND SETTING: Focus group discussions were conducted with first time colposcopy clinic attendees at a tertiary hospital colposcopy clinic in Cape Town, South Africa during November 2014. A thematic analysis was conducted to identify key themes. Initial coding categories were drawn from the interview guide...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209456/the-role-of-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-in-gynaecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
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L C Mendez, E Leung, P Cheung, L Barbera
AIMS: To summarise and evaluate the current literature in gynaecological tumours treated with stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) through a systematic review using the Preferred Reported Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guideline. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search through Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane databases resulted in 22 pertinent manuscripts. Selected studies evaluated the locoregional role of SABR in gynaecological tumours, regardless of SABR clinical indication...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203520/eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-3-subunit-d-overexpression-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-and-development-of-ovarian-cancer
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Yaying Lin, Rongrong Zhang, Ping Zhang
Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of gynaecological cancer-associated death; thus, promising biomarkers and new therapeutic targets for ovarian cancer must be explored. Here, we report that eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 subunit D (EIF3D), a member of the EIF3 family, was overexpressed in ovarian cancer clinical tissues. Furthermore, the expression of EIF3D was correlated with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage and pathological differentiation stage. 3-(4,5-dimethylthylthiazol-2-yl)-2 (MTT) and colony formation assays revealed that the lentivirus-mediated knockdown of EIF3D suppresses cell proliferation in the ovarian tumour cell lines CAOV-3 and SKOV-3...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202500/canwalk-a-feasibility-study-with-embedded-randomised-controlled-trial-pilot-of-a-walking-intervention-for-people-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-cancer
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Vicki Tsianakas, Jenny Harris, Emma Ream, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Arnie Purushotham, Lorelei Mucci, James S A Green, Jacquetta Fewster, Jo Armes
OBJECTIVES: Walking is an adaptable, inexpensive and accessible form of physical activity. However, its impact on quality of life (QoL) and symptom severity in people with advanced cancer is unknown. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a community-based walking intervention to enhance QoL in people with recurrent/metastatic cancer. DESIGN: We used a mixed-methods design comprising a 2-centre RCT and nested qualitative interviews...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202331/genetics-of-gynaecological-cancers
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REVIEW
Panayiotis Constantinou, Marc Tischkowitz
Gynaecological cancers accounted for 16.3% of all cancers and 13.9% of all cancer deaths in women globally in 2012. Cancer of the cervix is the most common gynaecological cancer, followed by cancers of the uterus and the ovary. Although cervical cancer is almost exclusively triggered by human papilloma virus infection, approximately 5% of all uterine cancers and 20% of all ovarian cancers are caused by germline mutations in cancer predisposition genes. A number of genetic syndromes are associated with rarer gynaecological tumours...
January 24, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187738/naturally-occurring-anti-glycan-antibodies-binding-to-globo-h-expressing-cells-identify-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Tatiana Pochechueva, Shahidul Alam, Andreas Schötzau, Alexander Chinarev, Nicolai V Bovin, Neville F Hacker, Francis Jacob, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Glycosphingolipids are important compounds of the plasma membrane of mammalian cells and a number of them have been associated with malignant transformation and progression, reinforcing tumour aggressiveness and metastasis. Here we investigated the levels of naturally occurring anti-glycan antibodies to Globo H in blood plasma obtained from high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients (SOC) and women without gynaecological malignancies (control) using suspension glycan array technology employing chemically synthesized glycans as antibody targets...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184053/gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-oro-dental-manifestations-part-4-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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S E Korsse, M E van Leerdam, E Dekker
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, autosomal dominant inherited disorder, caused by germline mutations in the LKB1 tumour suppressor gene. It is clinically characterised by distinct perioral mucocutaneous pigmentations, gastrointestinal polyposis and an increased cancer risk in adult life. Hamartomatous polyps can develop already in the first decade of life and may cause various complications, including abdominal pain, bleeding, anaemia, and acute intestinal obstruction. Furthermore, patients have an increased risk for developing cancer, both in the gastrointestinal tract as in other organs...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179702/knowledge-and-practices-of-nurses-on-cervical-cancer-hpv-and-hpv-vaccine-in-cankiri-state-hospital-turkey
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Ilknur Gol, OzUm Erkin
OBJECTIVE: To determine knowledge and practices of nurses on cervical cancer, human papillomavirus and its vaccine. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at Cankiri Karatekin University, Cankiri, Turkey, from December 2015 to January 2016, and included nurses. . A survey was used to collect data about socio-demographic features and knowledge and practices on cervical cancer and screening, signs and symptoms of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus vaccine...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179691/impact-of-brachytherapy-applicators-geometry-on-dose-distribution-in-gynaecological-cancer
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Ateeque Ur Rehman, Saeed Ahmad Buzdar, Muhammad Hassan, Asghar Gadi, Muhammad Afzal Khan, Muhammad Naeem Anjum
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of suitable applicators for intracavitary brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Bahawalpur Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, in February 2014. Dose distributions for Fletcher and ring applicators were analysed at target points according to recommended protocols using Abacus software. The doses to the organs at risk, i.e. bladder and rectum, were also focused...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159005/the-women-s-wellness-after-cancer-program-a-multisite-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Debra Anderson, Charrlotte Seib, Dian Tjondronegoro, Jane Turner, Leanne Monterosso, Amanda McGuire, Janine Porter-Steele, Wei Song, Patsy Yates, Neil King, Leonie Young, Kate White, Kathryn Lee, Sonj Hall, Mei Krishnasamy, Kathy Wells, Sarah Balaam, Alexandra L McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved survival rates, patients post-treatment-related health needs are often not adequately addressed by current health services. The aim of the Women's Wellness after Cancer Program (WWACP), which is a digitised multimodal lifestyle intervention, is to enhance health-related quality of life in women previously treated for blood, breast and gynaecological cancers. METHODS: A single-blinded, multi-centre randomized controlled trial recruited a total of 330 women within 24 months of completion of chemotherapy (primary or adjuvant) and/or radiotherapy...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157644/the-future-for-follow-up-of-gynaecological-cancer-in-europe-summary-of-available-data-and-overview-of-ongoing-trials
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REVIEW
S C Leeson, K Beaver, N P M Ezendam, R Mačuks, P L Martin-Hirsch, T Miles, M M Jeppesen, P T Jensen, P Zola
After completing treatment, most patients follow a pre-determined schedule of regular hospital outpatient appointments, which includes clinical examinations, consultations and routine tests. After several years of surveillance, patients are transferred back to primary care. However, there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness and efficiency of this approach. This paper examines the current rationale and evidence base for hospital-based follow-up after treatment for gynaecological cancer. We investigate what alternative models of care have been formally evaluated and what research is currently in progress in Europe, in order to make tentative recommendations for a model of follow-up...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150044/an-exploratory-study-of-the-worst-case-scenario-exercise-as-an-exposure-treatment-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
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Chelsea Moran, Christina Tomei, Monique Lefebvre, Cheryl Harris, Christine Maheu, Sophie Lebel
PURPOSE: The worst-case scenario (WCS) exercise is part of a manualized cognitive-existential group intervention for fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). It requires cancer survivors to describe the scenario they most fear when they think about the possibility of their cancer returning and to re-read the scenario daily for 1 week as homework. The purpose of this study was to present this novel clinical treatment for FCR and to examine whether at-home repeated exposure to the WCS was related to pre- and post-therapy FCR levels...
February 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149845/gastric-metastases-from-gynaecologic-tumors-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Angelo Zullo, Giuseppina Balsamo, Roberto Lorenzetti, Adriana Romiti, Vincenzo De Francesco, Cesare Hassan, Raffaele Manta
The stomach is an infrequent localization of tumor metastases, and metastases originating from primary gynaecological cancers are particularly rare. We described the case of three females with ovarian, uterine, and breast metastases in the stomach, and we performed a systematic review of the literature of cases diagnosed at endoscopy. Overall, data of 18 patients with gastric metastases originating from the ovary, 11 from the uterus, and 159 from breast cancer were analyzed. Therefore, gastric metastasis mainly occurs from breast cancer, whilst both ovarian and uterine metastases are distinctly less frequent, but not impossible...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144965/women-s-experiences-of-nurse-case-management-on-a-gynaecological-oncology-unit-in-a-swiss-tertiary-hospital-a-thematic-analysis
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REVIEW
Silvia Grob, Cornelia Bläuer, Irena Anna Frei
RATIONALE: Women with gynaecological cancer face various physical, social and emotional challenges concerning their health. Existing research shows that case management can improve patient satisfaction and reduce readmission rates. Although nurse case management was introduced on a gynaecological oncology unit in a Swiss university hospital in 2013, little is known about the experiences of female patients on a unit that uses this model of care. AIMS: The aims were to explore women's experiences and to gain deeper understanding about hospital-based nurse case management on a gynaecological oncology unit and to qualitatively evaluate the concept of nurse case management...
January 31, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129884/incidence-and-survival-of-glandular-vulvar-malignancies-in-the-netherlands
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Michelle van der Linden, Melinda Schuurman, Johan Bulten, Maaike van der Aa, Leon Massuger, Joanne de Hullu
AIM: There is limited knowledge in the field of glandular vulvar malignancies. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence and survival of women with glandular vulvar malignancies. METHODS: We searched PALGA, a nation-wide database registering all histo- and cytopathology in the Netherlands, for all cases of glandular vulvar malignancies between 2000 and 2015. Additional data were retrieved via the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Incidence rates were calculated per 1,000,000 women per year...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111228/targeted-therapies-for-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Tami Grunewald, Jonathan A Ledermann
Epithelial ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynaecological malignancies. Most women present with advanced disease and develop a recurrence after radical surgery and chemotherapy. Improving the results of first- or subsequent-line chemotherapy has been slow, and novel approaches to systemic treatment are needed. Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease with complex molecular and genetic changes. Understanding these better will provide information on the mechanisms of resistance and opportunities to target therapy more rationally, exploiting specific changes in the tumour...
December 8, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100242/intraoperative-radiotherapy-in-gynaecological-and-genito-urinary-malignancies-focus-on-endometrial-cervical-renal-bladder-and-prostate-cancers
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REVIEW
Marco Krengli, Carla Pisani, Letizia Deantonio, Daniela Surico, Alessandro Volpe, Nicola Surico, Carlo Terrone
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) refers to the delivery of a single radiation dose to a limited volume of tissue during a surgical procedure. A literature review was performed to analyze the role of IORT in gynaecological and genito-urinary cancer including endometrial, cervical, renal, bladder and prostate cancers.Literature search was performed by Pubmed and Scopus, using the words "intraoperative radiotherapy/IORT", "gynaecological cancer", "uterine/endometrial cancer", "cervical/cervix cancer", "renal/kidney cancer", "bladder cancer" and "prostate cancer"...
January 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093732/long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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REVIEW
Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby, Jasmine Lee
BACKGROUND: Hormone therapy (HT) is widely provided for control of menopausal symptoms and has been used for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia in older women. This is an updated version of a Cochrane review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of long-term HT (at least 1 year's duration) on mortality, cardiovascular outcomes, cancer, gallbladder disease, fracture and cognition in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women during and after cessation of treatment...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092975/characterisation-of-the-antiproliferative-constituents-and-activity-of-ficus-exasperata-vahl-on-ovarian-cancer-cells-a-preliminary-investigation
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Enitome E Bafor, Jennifer McKenna, Edward G Rowan, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common gynaecological cancers today. This study therefore investigates the anticancer effects of Ficus exasperata extracts and fractions on ovarian cancer cells. The antiproliferative activity of the crude extracts (1 mg/mL) was assessed using the MTT assay on A2780 (ovarian cancer) cell line. Bio-activity guided fractionation was performed and preliminary identification was further achieved using high resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
January 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090178/median-survival-time-of-endometrial-cancer-patients-with-lymphovascular-invasion-at-the-hospital-universiti-sains-malaysia
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Wan Adnan Wan Nor Asyikeen, Ab Hamid Siti-Azrin, Nur Asyilla Che Jalil, Anani Aila Mat Zin, Nor Hayati Othman
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecologic malignancy among females worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine the median survival time of endometrial cancer patients at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). METHODS: A list of 121 endometrial cancer cases registered at Hospital USM between 2000 until 2011 was retrospectively reviewed. The survival time of the endometrial cancer patients was estimated by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
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