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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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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070225/how-does-genetic-risk-information-for-lynch-syndrome-translate-to-risk-management-behaviours
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Emma Steel, Andrew Robbins, Mark Jenkins, Louisa Flander, Clara Gaff, Louise Keogh
BACKGROUND: There is limited research on why some individuals who have undergone predictive genetic testing for Lynch syndrome do not adhere to screening recommendations. This study aimed to explore qualitatively how Lynch syndrome non-carriers and carriers translate genetic risk information and advice to decisions about risk managment behaviours in the Australian healthcare system. METHODS: Participants of the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry who had undergone predictive genetic testing for Lynch syndrome were interviewed on their risk management behaviours...
2017: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062019/care-delivery-patterns-processes-and-outcomes-for-primary-ovarian-cancer-surgery-a-population-based-review-using-a-national-administrative-database
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Saad Shakeel, Laurie Elit, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Laura Schneider, Christian Finley
OBJECTIVES: In this pan-Canadian study, we sought to elucidate the current state of surgical care for primary ovarian cancers and factors influencing selected short-term outcomes; these were in-hospital mortality (IHM), major complications (MCs), failure-to-rescue (FTR), and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We created a population cohort using inpatient admission records from the Canadian Institute of Health Information data set (2004-2012). Multilevel logistic regression and flexible parametric survival analyses, adjusted for hospital clustering effect, were conducted to determine the effect of patient-specific factors (i...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058558/call-for-surgical-nodal-staging-in-women-with-esmo-esgo-estro-high-intermediate-risk-endometrial-cancer-a-multicentre-cohort-analysis-from-the-francogyn-study-group
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L Ouldamer, S Bendifallah, G Body, G Canlorbe, C Touboul, O Graesslin, E Raimond, P Collinet, C Coutant, V Lavoué, J Lévêque, E Daraï, M Ballester
BACKGROUND: The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)/European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)/European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) classification for endometrial cancer (EC) now includes a high-intermediate risk (HIR) group of recurrence due to the adverse prognostic role of lymphovascular space involvement (LVSI) and grade 3 for women at intermediate risk. However, optimal surgical staging, and especially the place of lymphadenectomy, remains to be elucidated...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054715/tubal-origin-of-ovarian-cancer-the-double-edged-sword-of-haemoglobin
#8
Shiou-Fu Lin, Emily Gerry, Ie-Ming Shih
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most malignant neoplasm of the gynaecologic tract. While the origins of many human malignant neoplasms are clear, the origin of HGSC remains poorly understood. This lack of knowledge limits our understanding of its pathogenesis and compromises efforts devoted to develop better early detection tools and effective preventative intervention. The tubal origin of HGSC has been put forward since the initial report of dysplastic lesions (now known as serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas, or STICs) that morphologically resemble HGSC in the fallopian tube...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052682/prognostic-significance-of-mapk-topo-ii%C3%AE-and-e-cadherin-immunoexpression-in-ovarian-serous-carcinomas
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D Sundov, B Petric Mise, I Mrklic, B Bacic, E Vrdoljak, S Tomis
Ovarian cancer accounts for only 3% of all cancers in women but is the most lethal gynaecologic malignancy. Low-grade and high-grade ovarian serous carcinomas (OSCs) represent two different diseases with different prognosis, approaches to detection and treatment. We assessed correlation between, MAPK, topoIIα, E-cadherin immunoexpression and clinicopathological features with overall survival (OS) in OSCs. The study included 81 patients undergoing surgery between January 1995 and December 2005.Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumour sections were reviewed and examined immunohistochemically using antibodies against MAPK, topoIIα and E-cadherin...
January 5, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047890/su-c-brb-04-delineation-uncertainty-maps-proof-of-concept-study-for-recurrent-gynaecological-cancers
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D Bernstein, C Kamerling, S Nill, A Taylor, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: To create a novel infrastructure which allows clinicians to record their GTV delineation uncertainty; to generate delineation uncertainty maps from this data and compare them to clinical GTVs. METHODS: A contouring concept was developed in which clinicians draw up to two GTV boundaries per CT slice corresponding to the inner and outermost possible boundaries the GTV may have.A new uncertainty contouring tool was implemented in our research treatment planning system (TPS, DynaPlan) to accommodate these contour pairs and the derivation of delineation probability maps...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043088/fulvestrant-for-hormone-sensitive-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Clara I Lee, Annabel Goodwin, Nicholas Wilcken
BACKGROUND: Fulvestrant is a selective oestrogen receptor down-regulator (SERD), which by blocking proliferation of breast cancer cells, is an effective endocrine treatment for women with hormone-sensitive advanced breast cancer. The goal of such systemic therapy in this setting is to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and increase survival time. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of fulvestrant for hormone-sensitive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women, as compared to other standard endocrine agents...
January 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034681/risks-of-second-malignancies-after-breast-cancer-treatment-long-term-results
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L Bazire, Y De Rycke, B Asselain, A Fourquet, Y M Kirova
PURPOSE: To estimate the long-term risk of second malignancies after breast cancer treatment in a large homogeneous cohort from a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients in this study were treated for non-metastatic breast cancer at the Curie institute, Paris, between 1981 and 2000. We calculated the cumulative incidence of second malignancies and the risk of developing each type of second malignancies over a period of 10 to 15 years. The observed crude incidence rates in the entire patient population were then compared to the expected incidence in the general population of French women, as provided by age-standardized data...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026821/the-role-of-survivin-in-the-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-gynaecological-cancers
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Marta Denel-Bobrowska, Agnieszka Marczak
Survivin is a member of the family of apoptosis inhibitors. It regulates several essential cellular processes, i.e. it inhibits apoptosis and promotes cell proliferation, DNA repair and autophagy. Survivin is responsible for development of the cell's resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Overexpression of survivin generally correlates with poor prognosis. Its presence has been detected in most types of human tumours. Currently much attention is paid to the possibilities of using this protein as a diagnostic marker of cancer or a prognostic factor...
December 8, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024799/assessment-of-older-patients-with-cancer-edmonton-frail-scale-efs-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-older-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Lorna G Keenan, Michelle O'Brien, Tim Ryan, Mary Dunne, Orla McArdle
OBJECTIVE: In this study we evaluate the usefulness of the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) in predicting which older patients are at risk of developing serious toxicities during radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was carried out over an 18month period. Our primary aim was to examine the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) as a predictor of toxicity in patients over 70years undergoing radical radiotherapy for any malignant diagnosis. RESULTS: 63 patients were recruited: 29% experienced grade 3 or greater toxicities, with very few having multiple grade 3 or greater toxicities...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006819/better-resource-utilisation-and-quality-of-care-for-ovarian-cancer-patients-using-internet-based-pathology-review
#15
S Kommoss, F Kommoss, J Diebold, S Lax, D Schmidt, A Staebler, A du Bois, J Pfisterer
BACKGROUND: The current literature indicates that a considerable number of patients in ovarian carcinoma clinical trials have histopathological diagnoses in conflict with inclusion criteria. It has been suggested that specialised pathology review prior to randomisation should become the standard procedure in study protocols. We hypothesised that our new, internet-based high-throughput infrastructure would be capable of providing specialised pathology review within 10 working days (w.d...
December 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005612/trends-in-net-survival-from-corpus-uteri-cancer-in-six-european-latin-countries-results-from-the-sudcan-population-based-study
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Luís Antunes, Laurent Roche, Maria José Bento
Corpus uteri cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in women in Europe, but presents a relatively good prognosis. There were two main objectives in this study: estimate differences between countries in age-standardized net survival (NS) at 1 and 5 years in 2000-2004 and evaluate time trends in NS and excess mortality rates in 1992-2004. Data on corpus uteri malignant tumours (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, third ed.: C54) were extracted from the EUROCARE database for six European Latin countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland...
January 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004450/cross-sectional-study-to-assess-the-need-to-commence-opportunistic-screening-of-women-for-cervical-cancer-presenting-with-sexually-transmitted-disease-in-western-india
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Mihir P Rupani, Ajay B Pawar, Raj Kumar Bansal, Malati Dalal, Ashvin Vachhani, Khushali D Parikh
This study examines the prevalence of suspected cervical cancer (established through the use of visual inspection with Lugol's Iodine - VILI) among outpatients attending Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education & Research Hospital, India. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 356 patients; 178 with an established sexually transmitted disease (STD) and 178 patients without. Patients with positive results were investigated with cervical biopsy; out of 356 patients, 21.91% patients with STD and 12.35% patients without STD tested positive for VILI respectively (p = ...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993794/5th-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-gcig-clinical-trial-design-for-rare-ovarian-tumours
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A F Leary, M Quinn, K Fujiwara, R L Coleman, E Kohn, T Sugiyama, R Glasspool, I Ray-Coquard, N Colombo, M Bacon, A Zeimet, A Westermann, E Gomez-Garcia, D Provencher, S Welch, W Small, D Millan, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
This manuscript reports the consensus statements on designing clinical trials in rare ovarian tumours reached at the 5th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference (OCCC) held in Tokyo, November 2015. Three important questions were identified concerning rare ovarian tumours (rare epithelial ovarian cancers (eOC), sex-cord stromal tumours (SCST) and germ cell tumours (GCT)): (1) What are the research and trial issues that are unique to rare ovarian tumours? There is a lack of randomised phase III data defining standards of care which makes it difficult to define control arms, but identifies unmet needs that merit investigation...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990753/triangle-of-marcille-the-anatomical-gateway-to-lateral-pelvic-exenteration
#19
Peter Lee, Katherine E Francis, Michael J Solomon, George Ramsey-Stewart, Kirk K S Austin, Cherry Koh
BACKGROUND: To perform more radical surgery for complex pelvic malignancies and recurrent colorectal cancer, the surgeon must increasingly operate outside the conventional anatomical planes. Published in 1963 the 'Triangle of Marcille' (lumbosacral triangle) remained primarily of intellectual interest being found lateral to the traditional operating field. However, with the advancement of complex colorectal and gynaecological surgery it now provides a schema to assist surgeons in becoming acquainted with a complex and poorly understood anatomical region...
December 18, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987097/radiation-induced-rectovaginal-fistulas-in-locally-advanced-gynaecological-malignancies-new-patients-old-problem
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Piotr Zelga, Marcin Tchórzewski, Marta Zelga, Janusz Sobotkowski, Adam Dziki
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced rectovaginal fistula (RI-RVF) is a chronic and serious condition with a significant influence on quality of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of rectovaginal fistulas of patients previously undergoing radiotherapy. METHODS: Fifty patients treated in the Gynaecological Radiotherapy Unit for gynaecologic malignancy and in the Department of General and Colorectal Surgery for RI-RVF between 2003 and 2013 were enrolled into a prospectively maintained database and underwent regular follow-up examinations in an outpatient clinic, during which surgical outcomes were assessed...
December 16, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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