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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821472/surgical-findings-and-outcomes-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-oophorectomy-a-multicenter-review-from-the-fellows-pelvic-research-network
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Lara F B Harvey, Vandana G Abramson, Jimena Alvarez, Christopher Destephano, Hye-Chun Hur, Katherine Lee, Patricia Mattingly, Beau Park, Carolyn Piszczek, Farinaz Seifi, Mallory Stuparich, Amanda Yunker
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Since publication of the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) data, some women with premenopausal breast cancer have been recommended to undergo bilateral oophorectomy to facilitate breast cancer treatment with aromatase inhibitors. These women may be at higher risk of occult abdominal pathology than the general population. Our objective is to describe the procedures performed, intra-abdominal findings, and surgical pathology of this population. DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective chart review...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800469/immunotherapy-in-ovarian-endometrial-and-cervical-cancer-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jole Ventriglia, Immacolata Paciolla, Carmela Pisano, Sabrina Chiara Cecere, Marilena Di Napoli, Rosa Tambaro, Daniela Califano, Simona Losito, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Laura Arenare, Sandro Pignata, Chiara Della Pepa
The tumors of the female genital tract represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Substantial progresses have been made in ovarian cancer, with the increasing knowledge about BRCA mutated tumors and the recent development of PARP inhibitors, and in cervical cancer, thanks to extensive screening and widespread of vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus. Nevertheless many needs remain unmet, advanced stage diseases are still incurable and cervical and endometrial carcinoma, as well as platinum-resistant ovarian carcinoma, can certainly be classifiable among the cancers with poor sensitivity to conventional chemotherapy...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796549/association-of-brca-mutation-types-imaging-features-and-pathologic-findings-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-with-brca1-and-brca2-mutations
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Su Min Ha, Eun Young Chae, Joo Hee Cha, Hak Hee Kim, Hee Jung Shin, Woo Jung Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the relationships between the BRCA mutation types, imaging features, and pathologic findings of breast cancers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients with breast cancer with BRCA gene mutations from January 2000 to December 2014. After excluding patients who underwent lesion excision before MRI, 99 BRCA1 and 103 BRCA2 lesions in 187 women (mean age, 39...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794804/brca-mutation-in-ovarian-cancer-testing-implications-and-treatment-considerations
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REVIEW
Robert T Neff, Leigha Senter, Ritu Salani
Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease that encompasses a number of different cellular subtypes, the most common of which is high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). Still today, ovarian cancer is primarily treated with chemotherapy and surgery. Recent advances in the hereditary understanding of this disease have shown a significant role for the BRCA gene. While only a minority of patients with HGSOC will have a germline BRCA mutation, many others may have tumor genetic aberrations within BRCA or other homologous recombination proteins...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790837/rucaparib-the-past-present-and-future-of-a-newly-approved-parp-inhibitor-for-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
L E Dockery, C C Gunderson, K N Moore
Rucaparib camsylate (CO-338, AG-014699, PF-01367338) is a potent PARP-1, PARP-2, and PARP-3 inhibitor. Phase I and II studies demonstrated clinical efficacy in both BRCA-mutated (inclusive of germline and somatic) ovarian tumors and ovarian tumors with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Rucaparib has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for patients with deleterious BRCA mutation (germline and/or somatic)-associated advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766224/clinical-decision-making-in-patients-with-variant-of-uncertain-significance-in-brca1-or-brca2-genes
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Jessemae L Welsh, Tanya L Hoskin, Courtney N Day, Abigail S Thomas, Jodie A Cogswell, Fergus J Couch, Judy C Boughey
BACKGROUND: How diagnosis with a variant of uncertain significance (VUS) in a BRCA gene impacts clinical decision-making is not well known. METHODS: We queried for all patients attending Mayo Clinic Rochester from 2004 to 2016 who tested positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 VUS and reviewed patient management choices. Groups were compared by using Wilcoxon rank-sum and Chi-square tests. RESULTS: We identified 97 patients (95 females, 2 males) with BRCA VUS...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766202/preoperative-panel-testing-for-hereditary-cancer-syndromes-does-not-significantly-impact-time-to-surgery-for-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-compared-with-brca1-2-testing
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Amy E Murphy, Lala Hussain, Ching Ho, Erik Dunki-Jacobs, David Lee, Ashley Tameron, Karen Huelsman, Courtney Rice, Barbara A Wexelman
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to determine whether there is a delay in time to surgery in breast cancer patients with panel tests compared with traditional BRCA testing. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of women diagnosed with breast cancer who underwent genetic evaluation from our institution's Genetic Counselor Database from January 2013 to August 2015. Patients were excluded if they were male, clinical information was unavailable, the patient underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy, had a diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer during time of study, or had postoperative genetics evaluation...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751443/fda-approval-summary-rucaparib-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-deleterious-brca-mutation-associated-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Sanjeeve Balasubramaniam, Julia A Beaver, Sara Horton, Laura L Fernandes, Shenghui Tang, Hisani N Horne, Jinzhong Liu, Chao Liu, Sarah J Schrieber, Jingyu Yu, Pengfei Song, William Pierce, Kim J Robertson, Todd R Palmby, Haw-Jyh Chiu, Eunice Y Lee, Reena Philip, Robert Schuck, Rosane Charlab, Anamitro Banerjee, Xiao Hong Chen, Xing Wang, Kirsten B Goldberg, Rajeshwari Sridhara, Geoffrey Kim, Richard Pazdur
On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to rucaparib (RUBRACA, Clovis Oncology, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with deleterious BRCA mutation (germline and/or somatic) associated advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies. FDA also approved the FoundationFocus™ CDx BRCA test (Foundation Medicine Inc.), the first next-generation sequencing-based companion diagnostic, for identifying patients with advanced ovarian cancer eligible for treatment with rucaparib based on detection of deleterious BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations in tumor tissue...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745064/therapeutic-potential-of-investigational-chk-1-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors
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Hani M Babiker, Ali McBride, Laurence S Cooke, Daruka Mahadevan
For several decades' cancer treatment targeting DNA repair pathways incorporated both chemo- and radiotherapy only. However, over the last decade improved knowledge of DNA repair processes has paved the way for the development of novel targeted drugs abrogating DNA repair signaling. Checkpoint kinase inhibitors are exciting molecules and hold promise in the treatment of both solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein, we discuss preclinical and clinical studies with this class of molecules. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss the role of check point kinase 1 (CHK-1) in DNA repair and provide a comprehensive summary of pre-clinical and early phase clinical trials with CHK-1 inhibitors...
July 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736628/predictive-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-personalized-gastrointestinal-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Helena Verdaguer, Tamara Saurí, Teresa Macarulla
Biomarkers play an important role in the detection and management of cancer patients. In gastrointestinal cancer, there is increasing interest in their development and validation according to specific tumor type. Prognostic biomarkers enable identification of patients with a more aggressive tumor evolution, while predictive biomarkers permit the identification of patients with a higher probability of responding or not to a specific treatment. Several biomarkers are currently widely employed in gastrointestinal cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723660/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-as-radiosensitizers-a-systematic-review-of-pre-clinical-and-clinical-human-studies
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REVIEW
Paul Lesueur, François Chevalier, Jean-Baptiste Austry, Waisse Waissi, Hélène Burckel, Georges Noël, Jean-Louis Habrand, Yannick Saintigny, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: Poly-(ADP-Ribose)-Polymerase (PARP) inhibitors are becoming important actors of anti-neoplasic agents landscape, with recent but narrow FDA's approvals for ovarian BRCA mutated cancers and prostatic cancer. Nevertheless, PARP inhibitors are also promising drugs for combined treatments particularly with radiotherapy. More than seven PARP inhibitors have been currently developed. Central Role of PARP in DNA repair, makes consider PARP inhibitor as potential radiosensitizers, especially for tumors with DNA repair defects, such as BRCA mutation, because of synthetic lethality...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709830/pathologic-findings-in-breast-fallopian-tube-and-ovary-specimens-in-non-brca-hereditary-breast-and-or-ovarian-cancer-syndromes-a-study-of-18-patients-with-deleterious-germline-mutations-in-rad51c-bard1-brip1-palb2-mutyh-or-chek2
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J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Ann M Moyer, McKinsey L Goodenberger, Gary L Keeney, Jodi M Carter, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez
Germline BRCA mutations account for a significant proportion of genetic/familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer (GBOC) susceptibility, but a broader spectrum of GBOC susceptibility genes has emerged in recent years. Genotype to phenotype correlations are known for some established forms of GBOC, however whether such correlations exist for less common GBOC variants is unclear. We reviewed our institution's experience with non-BRCA GBOC, looking specifically for trends in pathologic and clinical features. Eighteen women with deleterious germline mutations in RAD51C (5 patients), BARD1 (1 patient), BRIP1 (2 patients), PALB2 (3 patients), MUTYH (2 patients) or CHEK2 (5 patients) were identified between January 2011 and December 2016...
July 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692638/the-first-nationwide-multicenter-prevalence-study-of-germline-brca1-and-brca2-mutations-in-chinese-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Xiaohua Wu, Lingying Wu, Beihua Kong, Jihong Liu, Rutie Yin, Hao Wen, Ning Li, Hualei Bu, Yanling Feng, Qingli Li, Xuesong Lu, Jia Wei, Xuehua Zhu, John Mills, Gillian Ellison, Thorsten Gutjahr, Yuzhen Liu
OBJECTIVE: Subjects with germline BRCA1/2 mutations (gBRCAm) have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer and enhanced sensitivity to platinum-containing agents and PARP (poly[ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitors. BRCA mutations in Asian patients are poorly understood compared with other populations. We aimed to investigate gBRCAm prevalence and characteristics in Chinese ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted the first nationwide multicenter gBRCAm prevalence study in China...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690658/influence-of-the-angelina-jolie-announcement-and-insurance-reimbursement-on-practice-patterns-for-hereditary-breast-cancer
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Jihyoun Lee, Sungwon Kim, Eunyoung Kang, Suyeon Park, Zisun Kim, Min Hyuk Lee
Lack of awareness, the stigma of carrying a genetic mutation, and economic factors are barriers to acceptance of BRCA genetic testing or appropriate risk management. We aimed to investigate the influence of Angelina Jolie's announcement of her medical experience and also health insurance reimbursement for BRCA gene testing on practice patterns for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). A survey regarding changes in practice patterns for HBOC before and after the announcement was conducted online. The rate of BRCA gene testing was obtained from the National Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644335/practice-bulletin-number-179-breast-cancer-risk-assessment-and-screening-in-average-risk-women
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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women (1). Regular screening mammography starting at age 40 years reduces breast cancer mortality in average-risk women (2). Screening, however, also exposes women to harm through false-positive test results and overdiagnosis of biologically indolent lesions. Differences in balancing benefits and harms have led to differences among major guidelines about what age to start, what age to stop, and how frequently to recommend mammography screening in average-risk women (2-4)...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644328/practice-bulletin-no-179-summary-breast-cancer-risk-assessment-and-screening-in-average-risk-women
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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women (1). Regular screening mammography starting at age 40 years reduces breast cancer mortality in average-risk women (2). Screening, however, also exposes women to harm through false-positive test results and overdiagnosis of biologically indolent lesions. Differences in balancing benefits and harms have led to differences among major guidelines about what age to start, what age to stop, and how frequently to recommend mammography screening in average-risk women (2-4)...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637614/classical-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes-with-high-risk-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-acute-myelogenous-leukemia
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REVIEW
Sharon A Savage, Carlo Dufour
The inherited marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by failure in the production of one or more blood lineage. The clinical manifestations of the IBMFS vary according to the type and number of blood cell lines involved, including different combinations of anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. In some IBMFS, systemic non-hematologic manifestations, including congenital malformations, mucocutaneous abnormalities, developmental delay, and other medical complications, may be present...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631178/recent-insights-into-the-molecular-basis-of-fanconi-anemia-genes-modifiers-and-drivers
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REVIEW
Ronald S Cheung, Toshiyasu Taniguchi
Fanconi anemia (FA), the most common form of inherited bone marrow failure, predisposes to leukemia and solid tumors. FA is caused by the genetic disruption of a cellular pathway that repairs DNA interstrand crosslinks. The impaired function of this pathway, and the genetic instability that results, is considered the main pathogenic mechanism behind this disease. The identification of breast cancer susceptibility genes (for example, BRCA1/FANCS and BRCA2/FANCD1) as being major players in the FA pathway has led to a surge in molecular studies, resulting in the concept of the FA-BRCA pathway...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628421/high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-associations-between-brca-mutation-status-ct-imaging-phenotypes-and-clinical-outcomes
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Stephanie Nougaret, Yulia Lakhman, Mithat Gönen, Debra A Goldman, Maura Miccò, Melvin D'Anastasi, Sarah A Johnson, Krishna Juluru, Angela G Arnold, Ramon E Sosa, Robert A Soslow, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Hedvig Hricak, Noah D Kauff, Evis Sala
Purpose To investigate the associations between BRCA mutation status and computed tomography (CT) phenotypes of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) and to evaluate CT indicators of cytoreductive outcome and survival in patients with BRCA-mutant HGSOC and those with BRCA wild-type HGSOC. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved retrospective study included 108 patients (33 with BRCA mutant and 75 with BRCA wild-type HGSOC) who underwent CT before primary debulking...
June 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614062/brca-mutations-in-the-manifestation-and-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Zimin Pan, Xing Xie
BRCA genes are important for the integrity and stability of genetic material and play key roles in repairing DNA breaks via high fidelity homologous recombination. BRCA mutations are known to predispose carriers to gynecological malignancies, accounting for a majority of hereditary OC cases. Known to be lethal, OC is difficult to detect and control. Testing for BRCA mutations is a key step in the risk assessment, prognosis, treatment and prevention of OC and current clinical guidelines recommend BRCA mutation testing for all OCs of epithelial origin...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
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