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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094039/cisplatin-can-be-safely-administered-to-ovarian-cancer-patients-with-hypersensitivity-to-carboplatin
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A Bergamini, C Pisano, M Di Napoli, L Arenare, C Della Pepa, R Tambaro, G Facchini, P Gargiulo, S Rossetti, G Mangili, S Pignata, S C Cecere
OBJECTIVE: Hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) are frequently reported in patients rechallenged with carboplatin for recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC) and represent a critical issue, since discontinuation of the platinum-based therapy could affect prognosis. Several strategies to allow platinum rechallenge have been described, with controversial outcomes. The aim of this study is to illustrate a 10-year experience with cisplatin in patients with a previous HSR to carboplatin or at risk for allergy...
January 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078645/parp-inhibitors-in-reproductive-system-cancers-current-use-and-developments
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REVIEW
Geraldine O'Sullivan Coyne, Alice P Chen, Robert Meehan, James H Doroshow
The repair of DNA damage is a critical cellular process governed by multiple biochemical pathways that are often found to be defective in cancer cells. The poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) family of proteins controls response to single-strand DNA breaks by detecting these damaged sites and recruiting the proper factors for repair. Blocking this pathway forces cells to utilize complementary mechanisms to repair DNA damage. While PARP inhibition may not, in itself, be sufficient to cause tumor cell death, inhibition of DNA repair with PARP inhibitors is an effective cytotoxic strategy when it is used in patients who carry other defective DNA-repair mechanisms, such as mutations in the genes BRCA 1 and 2...
January 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055979/-back-to-a-false-normality-new-intriguing-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-parp-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Lorena Incorvaia, Francesc Passiglia, Sergio Rizzo, Antonio Galvano, Angela Listì, Nadia Barraco, Rossella Maragliano, Valentina Calò, Clara Natoli, Marcello Ciaccio, Viviana Bazan, Antonio Russo
Several evidences have shown that BRCA mutations increased tumor-cells sensitivity to PARP inhibitors by synthetic lethality leading to an accelerated development of several compounds targeting the PARP enzymes system as anticancer agents for clinical setting. Most of such compounds have been investigated in ovarian and breast cancer, showing promising efficacy in BRCA-mutated patients. Recently clinical studies of PARP-inhibitors have been extended across different tumor types harboring BRCA-mutations, including also "BRCA-like" sporadic tumors with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD)...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049253/prostate-cancer-in-a-patient-with-a-family-history-of-brca-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Won Hoon Song, Sung Han Kim, Jae Young Joung, Weon Seo Park, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
One of the most significant risk factors for prostate cancer (PC) is a family history of the disease, with germ-line mutations in the breast cancer predisposition gene (BRCA) 2 conferring the highest risk. We here report a 56-year-old man presented with painful gait disturbance and diagnosed PC with multiple disseminated bone metastases. The patient had a strong family history of breast cancer with his 2 nieces affected. Furthermore, his aunts and uncles from both sides were diagnosed with stomach, ovarian, and colorectal cancers...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012689/oncofertility-for-women-with-gynecologic-malignancies
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Jessica L Chan, Erica T Wang
The emerging field of oncofertility addresses fertility and the reproductive health needs for cancer patients, a key topic in cancer survivorship. Given that the standard treatment for gynecologic malignancies involves removal of reproductive organs, pelvic radiation, or chemotherapy, the effect of such treatment on fertility and options for fertility preservation are even more relevant than for other malignancies. In young women with new diagnoses of cervical, endometrial, or ovarian cancers, viable strategies for fertility preservation without compromising oncological outcome exist and should be considered...
December 21, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981507/emerging-diagnostic-prognostic-and-therapeutic-biomarkers-for-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Khalid El Bairi, Abdul Hafeez Kandhro, Adel Gouri, Wafaa Mahfoud, Noureddine Louanjli, Brahim Saadani, Said Afqir, Mariam Amrani
BACKGROUND: In spite of various treatment options currently available, ovarian cancer (OC) still remains a leading cause of death in women world-wide. Diagnosis at an early stage is one of the most important factors that determines survival. Current clinical diagnostic tools have, however, a limited efficacy in early OC detection. Therefore, there is a critical need for new (early) diagnostic biomarkers and tools. Through advances in genomic, proteomic and metabolomic techniques, several novel molecular OC biomarkers have recently been identified...
December 15, 2016: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978798/combination-platinum-based-and-dna-damage-response-targeting-cancer-therapy-evolution-and-future-directions
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Spyridon P Basourakos, Likun Li, Ana M Aparicio, Paul G Corn, Jeri Kim, Timothy C Thompson
Maintenance of genomic stability is a critical determinant of cell survival and is necessary for growth and progression of malignant cells. Alkylating factors, i.e., interstrand crosslinking (ICL) agents, including platinum-based agents, are first-line chemotherapy treatment for many solid human cancers. In malignant cells, ICL triggers the DNA damage response (DDR) including DNA repair, and mainly involves the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. When the damage burden is high and lesions cannot be repaired, malignant cells are unable to divide and ultimately undergo cell death either through mitotic catastrophe or apoptosis...
December 14, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958297/delivering-widespread-brca-testing-and-parp-inhibition-to-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Angela George, Stan Kaye, Susana Banerjee
The treatment of patients with ovarian cancer is rapidly changing following the success of poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in clinical trials. Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to be approved by the EMA and FDA for BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer. Germ line BRCA mutation status is now established as a predictive biomarker of potential benefit from treatment with a PARP inhibitor; therefore, knowledge of the BRCA status of an individual patient with ovarian cancer is essential, in order to guide treatment decisions...
December 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931006/brca-mutation-genetic-testing-implications-in-the-united-states
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Soley Bayraktar, Banu Arun
BRCA mutation carriers have a very high risk of breast and ovarian cancer by age 70, in the ranges 47%-66% and 40%-57%, respectively. Additionally, women with BRCA mutation-associated breast cancer also have an elevated risk of other or secondary malignancies. Fortunately, the breast and ovarian cancer outcome for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers is at least as good as for non-carriers with chemoprevention, prophylactic surgeries and appropriate use of therapies. Therefore, identification of those who might have a mutation is important so that genetic counseling, testing, screening and prevention strategies can be applied in a timely manner...
February 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922795/breast-cancer-risk-reduction-decisions-of-the-brca-positive-patient-an-observational-study-at-a-single-institution
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Dana Johns, Jay Agarwal, Layla Anderson, Jian Ying, Wendy Kohlmann
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations carry with them a 50%-80% risk of developing breast cancer. The best choice for managing breast cancer risk in patients with a BRCA1/2 mutation is a highly personal decision. Options for risk management include surveillance with multiple modalities or prophylactic surgical intervention. The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of contributing factors affecting the decision for managing breast cancer risk made by patients who are BRCA mutation positive and cancer free...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917619/practical-guidance-on-the-use-of-olaparib-capsules-as-maintenance-therapy-for-women-with-brca-mutations-and-platinum-sensitive-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Michael Friedlander, Susana Banerjee, Linda Mileshkin, Clare Scott, Catherine Shannon, Jeffrey Goh
Olaparib is the first oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor to be approved as maintenance monotherapy for treatment of patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed BRCA-mutated (BRCAm) serous ovarian cancer. This review provides practical guidance on the use of olaparib (capsule formulation) in the maintenance setting. The article focuses on the key toxicities that can arise with olaparib therapy and recommendations for their management. Nausea, vomiting, fatigue and anemia are the most commonly reported adverse events in olaparib clinical trials and are generally mild to moderate and transient in nature in most patients...
December 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906166/which-brca-genetic-testing-programs-are-ready-for-implementation-in-health-care-a-systematic-review-of-economic-evaluations
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Elvira D'Andrea, Carolina Marzuillo, Corrado De Vito, Marco Di Marco, Erica Pitini, Maria Rosaria Vacchio, Paolo Villari
PURPOSE: There is considerable evidence regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of BRCA genetic testing programs, but whether they represent good use of financial resources is not clear. Therefore, we aimed to identify the main health-care programs for BRCA testing and to evaluate their cost-effectiveness. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of full economic evaluations of health-care programs involving BRCA testing. RESULTS: Nine economic evaluations were included, and four main categories of BRCA testing programs were identified: (i) population-based genetic screening of individuals without cancer, either comprehensive or targeted based on ancestry; (ii) family history (FH)-based genetic screening, i...
December 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899185/genetic-predisposition-in-gynecologic-cancers
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REVIEW
Molly S Daniels, Karen H Lu
This review article discusses the diagnosis and management of hereditary ovarian cancer and hereditary uterine cancer. The key recommendations highlighted are: All women with high grade non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer should be offered at least BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing. The care of women with BRCA-associated ovarian cancer should be tailored to their mutation status. Risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is recommended for women with BRCA1/2 mutations. Women with endometrial cancer should be assessed for the possibility of Lynch syndrome...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899183/updates-on-breast-cancer-genetics-clinical-implications-of-detecting-syndromes-of-inherited-increased-susceptibility-to-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Erin F Cobain, Kara J Milliron, Sofia D Merajver
Since the initial discovery that pathogenic germline alterations in BRCA 1/2 increase susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer, many additional genes have now been discovered that also increase breast cancer risk. Given that several more genes have now been implicated in hereditary breast cancer syndromes, there is increased clinical use of multigene panel testing to evaluate patients with a suspected genetic predisposition to breast cancer. While this is most certainly a cost-effective approach, broader testing strategies have resulted in a higher likelihood of identifying moderate-penetrance genes, for which management guidelines regarding breast cancer risk reduction have not been firmly established...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896972/data-sharing-and-reproducible-clinical-genetic-testing-successes-and-challenges
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Shan Yang, Melissa Cline, Can Zhang, Benedict Paten, Stephen E Lincoln
Open sharing of clinical genetic data promises to both monitor and eventually improve the reproducibility of variant interpretation among clinical testing laboratories. A significant public data resource has been developed by the NIH ClinVar initiative, which includes submissions from hundreds of laboratories and clinics worldwide. We analyzed a subset of ClinVar data focused on specific clinical areas and we find high reproducibility (>90% concordance) among labs, although challenges for the community are clearly identified in this dataset...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884198/use-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-parp-inhibitors-in-cancer-cells-bearing-ddr-defects-the-rationale-for-their-inclusion-in-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Aniello Cerrato, Francesco Morra, Angela Celetti
BACKGROUND: DNA damage response (DDR) defects imply genomic instability and favor tumor progression but make the cells vulnerable to the pharmacological inhibition of the DNA repairing enzymes. Targeting cellular proteins like PARPs, which cooperate and complement molecular defects of the DDR process, induces a specific lethality in DDR defective cancer cells and represents an anti-cancer strategy. Normal cells can tolerate the DNA damage generated by PARP inhibition because of an efficient homologous recombination mechanism (HR); in contrast, cancer cells with a deficient HR are unable to manage the DSBs and appear especially sensitive to the PARP inhibitors (PARPi) effects...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856924/prevention-of-carboplatin-induced-hypersensitivity-reactions-in-women-with-ovarian-cancer
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Katarzyna J Jerzak, Shaidah Deghan Manshadi, Pamela Ng, Manjula Maganti, Jeanna M McCuaig, Marcus Bulter, Amit Oza, Helen J Mackay
BACKGROUND: Carboplatin-based chemotherapy offers high response rates and improved overall survival for women with epithelial ovarian cancer, but its use is limited by the occurrence of hypersensitivity reactions. To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic diphenhydramine for hypersensitivity reaction prevention, we reviewed the incidence of hypersensitivity reactions and identified patients at high risk of hypersensitivity reactions. METHODS: Women receiving ≥6 cycles of carboplatin-based chemotherapy for epithelial ovarian cancer were identified from our institutional database at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821315/current-perspectives-on-recommendations-for-brca-genetic-testing-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
#18
Ignace Vergote, Susana Banerjee, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Christi van Asperen, Christian Marth, Fatima Vaz, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Antonio Gonzalez-Martin, Jalid Sehouli, Nicoletta Colombo
Traditionally, BRCA genetic testing has been undertaken to identify patients and family members at future risk of developing cancer and patients have been referred for testing based on family history. However, the now recognised risk of ovarian cancer (OC) patients, even those with no known family history, harbouring a mutation in BRCA1/2, together with the first poly adenosine diphosphate ribose polymerase inhibitor (PARPi; olaparib [Lynparza]) being licenced for the treatment of BRCA-mutated OC, has led to reconsideration of referral criteria for OC patients...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803593/association-between-basal-like-phenotype-and-brca1-2-germline-mutations-in-korean-breast-cancer-patients
#19
J Jung, E Kang, J M Gwak, A N Seo, S Y Park, A S Lee, H Baek, S Chae, E K Kim, S W Kim
INTRODUCTION: BRCA mutation testing allows index patients and their families to be provided with appropriate cancer risk-reduction strategies. Because of the low prevalence of BRCA mutations in unselected breast cancer patients and the high cost of genetic testing, it is important to identify the subset of women who are likely to carry BRCA mutations. In the present study, we examined the association between BRCA1/2 germline mutations and the immunohistochemical features of breast cancer...
October 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760710/recent-discoveries-in-the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-the-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndrome-fanconi-anemia
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REVIEW
Nicholas E Mamrak, Akiko Shimamura, Niall G Howlett
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare autosomal and X-linked genetic disease characterized by congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure (BMF), and increased cancer risk during early adulthood. The median lifespan for FA patients is approximately 33years. The proteins encoded by the FA genes function together in the FA-BRCA pathway to repair DNA damage and to maintain genome stability. Within the past two years, five new FA genes have been identified-RAD51/FANCR, BRCA1/FANCS, UBE2T/FANCT, XRCC2/FANCU, and REV7/FANCV-bringing the total number of disease-causing genes to 21...
October 13, 2016: Blood Reviews
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