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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791633/c-elegans-vulva-induction-an-in-vivo-model-to-study-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-signaling-and-trafficking
#1
Kimberley Gauthier, Christian E Rocheleau
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mediated activation of the canonical Ras/MAPK signaling cascade is responsible for cell proliferation and cell growth. This signaling pathway is frequently overactivated in epithelial cancers; therefore, studying regulation of this pathway is crucial not only for our fundamental understanding of cell biology but also for our ability to treat EGFR-related disease. Genetic model organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans, a hermaphroditic nematode, played a vital role in identifying components of the EGFR/Ras/MAPK pathway and delineating their order of function, and continues to play a role in identifying novel regulators of the pathway...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750150/are-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-valuable-option-for-metastatic-or-unresectable-vulvar-and-vaginal-melanomas
#2
G Quéreux, S Wylomanski, R Bouquin, M Saint-Jean, L Peuvrel, A C Knol, M Hanf, B Dréno
Immune checkpoint inhibitors might be therapeutic options for unresectable or metastatic melanomas of the vulva and vagina but data available in the literature in these melanomas are very limited (1)(2)(3)(4) . The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients treated in our Skin Cancer Department for unresectable or metastatic vulvar or vaginal melanoma since 2013. This article is protected by copyright...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748454/recurrence-with-pagetoid-spread-arising-17%C3%A2-years-after-surgery-for-intramucosal-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Taichi Matsubara, Yuta Kasagi, Kippei Ogaki, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Perianal Paget's disease (pPD) is uncommon, with only about 180 cases documented in the literature. Anorectal carcinoma with pagetoid spread is even rarer. CASE PRESENTATION: An 81-year-old woman underwent rectal cancer extirpation with a transanal approach 17 years prior. She has since undergone two reoperations for local rectal cancer recurrence. Then, warts frequently appeared on the vulva on several occasions. Warts appeared on the vulva 1 year ago, which were diagnosed as pPD by biopsy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740926/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-treatment-technique-and-outcomes
#4
Yuan James Rao, Anupama Chundury, Julie K Schwarz, Comron Hassanzadeh, Todd DeWees, Daniel Mullen, Matthew A Powell, David G Mutch, Perry W Grigsby
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to present the treatment technique and evaluate clinical outcomes after intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for vulvar cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included 39 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated with IMRT from 2005 to 2015. There were 21 patients treated with postoperative IMRT, 13 with definitive IMRT, and 5 with preoperative IMRT. Tumor staging was Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage I in 6, stage II in 7, stage III in 19, and stage IV in 7 patients...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732551/novel-additions-to-the-ajcc-s-new-staging-systems-for-skin-cancer
#5
J Cañueto, C Román-Curto
The eighth edition of the staging manual of the American Joint Committee on Cancer incorporates important changes in the classification of skin cancers. Coming 40 years after the first edition, the latest manual preserves its specific system for Merkel cell carcinoma and takes into account recent publications on the prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma by defining a completely new T category for this neoplasm. Staging for squamous cell carcinoma considers head and neck tumors (excluding the eyelid) and does not offer solutions for other sites except the vulva, penis, and perianal region...
July 18, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700423/sox2-gene-amplification-and-overexpression-is-linked-to-hpv-positive-vulvar-carcinomas
#6
André Gut, Holger Moch, Matthias Choschzick
SOX2 (SRY-related HMG-box 2) belongs to the SOX gene family of high-mobility transcription factors indispensably involved in gene regulation in pluripotent stem cells and neural differentiation. SOX2 copy number increases have been frequently reported in various types of squamous cell cancer. To better understand the effect of SOX2 aberrations on vulvar cancer phenotype and patient prognosis, we analyzed SOX2 copy number changes using fluorescence in situ hybridization and SOX2 expression by immunohistochemistry in 55 squamous cell carcinomas of the vulva...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662775/improved-survival-with-definitive-chemoradiation-compared-to-definitive-radiation-alone-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
#7
Yuan James Rao, Re-I Chin, Caressa Hui, David G Mutch, Matthew A Powell, Julie K Schwarz, Perry W Grigsby, Stephanie Markovina
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether definitive chemoradiation (CRT) results in improved overall survival compared to radiation therapy (RT) alone in patients with vulvar cancer who are not candidates for surgery. We compared these treatment strategies in the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We identified 1352 patients with pathologically-confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated with definitive RT (n=353) or definitive CRT (n=999) between 2003 and 2014 in the NCDB...
June 27, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634755/rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-lower-female-genital-tract-an-analysis-of-144-cases
#8
Dimitrios Nasioudis, Michail Alevizakos, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the clinico-pathological characteristics of female patients with lower genital tract rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) stratified by age group and investigate their prognosis, using a multi-institutional database. METHODS: The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was accessed (1973-2013) and a cohort of females diagnosed with RMS of the lower genital tract (vulva, vagina, cervix) was drawn...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607383/isolation-detection-and-quantification-of-cancer-biomarkers-in-hpv-associated-malignancies
#9
Hakan Inan, Shuqi Wang, Fatih Inci, Murat Baday, Richard Zangar, Sailaja Kesiraju, Karen S Anderson, Brian T Cunningham, Utkan Demirci
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been recognized as the main etiologic factor in the development of various cancers including penile, vulva, oropharyngeal and cervical cancers. In the development of cancer, persistent HPV infections induce E6 and E7 oncoproteins, which promote cell proliferation and carcinogenesis resulting elevated levels of host antibodies (e.g., anti-HPV16 E7 antibody). Currently, these cancers are clinically diagnosed using invasive biopsy-based tests, which are performed only in centralized labs by experienced clinical staff using time-consuming and expensive tools and technologies...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577297/prevalence-and-type-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-vulva
#10
Mette T Faber, Freja L Sand, Vanna Albieri, Bodil Norrild, Susanne K Kjaer, Freija Verdoodt
In this updated systematic review and meta-analysis, we estimate the pooled prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and HPV type distribution in squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva (vulvar cancer) and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were used to identify studies published between 1990 and 2015 and using a PCR-based or hybrid capture test to evaluate the presence of HPV DNA in vulvar cancer or VIN. Pooled estimates of the HPV prevalence with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated based on a random effects model...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557749/cancer-risk-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation
#11
Elizabeth L Yanik, Jodi M Smith, Meredith S Shiels, Christina A Clarke, Charles F Lynch, Amy R Kahn, Lori Koch, Karen S Pawlish, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: The effects of pediatric solid organ transplantation on cancer risk may differ from those observed in adult recipients. We described cancers in pediatric recipients and compared incidence to the general population. METHODS: The US transplant registry was linked to 16 cancer registries to identify cancer diagnoses among recipients <18 years old at transplant. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated by dividing observed cancer counts among recipients by expected counts based on the general population rates...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549940/-human-papillomavirus-nonavalent-vaccine-update-2017
#12
F X Bosch, D Moreno, E Redondo, A Torné
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the causative agent of 5% of human cancers. HPV infection is necessary for the development of cervical cancer and is responsible of a variable percentage of cancers of anus, vulva, vagina, penis, and oropharynx. Since 2007, 2 vaccines against HPV have been commercially available in Spain: bivalent (HPV types 16/18), and tetravalent (HPV types 6/11/16/18). In order to extend the protection afforded by HPV vaccines, a clinical program was launched in 2006 for the new nonavalent vaccine, including 9 HPV types (6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58)...
May 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546667/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-vulva-11%C3%A2-years-single-institution-experience
#13
Leena Rose Johnson, Rema Prabhakaran Nair, Suchetha Sambasivan, Rari P Mony, Jayapriya Gangadharan, Aswin Kumar, Iqbal M Ahamed
INTRODUCTION: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of vulva (ACC-vulva) is an extremely rare entity with <100 cases reported in the literature so far. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of ACC-vulva treated at a tertiary cancer care centre in South India. METHODS: This is a retrospective, record-based study of histopathologically confirmed cases of ACC-vulva treated at our centre from January 2005 to March 2016. RESULTS: Only four patients were diagnosed with ACC-vulva during the 11-year period under study...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541790/long-lasting-increased-risk-of-human-papillomavirus-related-carcinomas-and-premalignancies-after-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-3-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Renée M F Ebisch, Dominiek W E Rutten, Joanna IntHout, Willem J G Melchers, Leon F A G Massuger, Johan Bulten, Ruud L M Bekkers, Albert G Siebers
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related carcinomas and premalignancies in women diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3). Knowledge of this risk is important to preventing the development and progression of other HPV-related premalignancies and carcinomas, by considering prophylactic HPV vaccination and/or by paying increased attention to other HPV-related carcinomas and premalignancies when CIN3 is identified. Methods Women diagnosed with a CIN3 between 1990 and 2010 were identified from the Dutch nationwide registry of histopathology and cytopathology (PALGA) and matched with a control group of women without CIN3...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538888/verrucous-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosis-and-treatment
#15
Adriana Bittencourt Campaner, Fernanda de Araujo Cardoso, Gustavo Leme Fernandes, John Verrinder Veasey
Vulvar cancer accounts for less than 1% of malignancies in women. Verrucous carcinoma of the vulva is a rare histological variation, comprising less than 1% of vulvar cancer cases. Although it is characterized as being locally invasive, the condition is not associated with metastatic spreading. Lesions present in the form of a verrucous, ulcerated, and bleeding tumor that can reach large dimensions. This type of tumor can be mistaken for condylomata, both macroscopically and microscopically. We report the case of an 81-year-old patient with a large vulvar tumor presented for eight years, initially considered as a Buschke-Löwenstein tumor...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531205/cost-analysis-of-human-papillomavirus-related-cervical-diseases-and-genital-warts-in-swaziland
#16
Themba G Ginindza, Benn Sartorius, Xolisile Dlamini, Ellinor Östensson
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has proven to be the cause of several severe clinical conditions on the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, oropharynx and penis. Several studies have assessed the costs of cervical lesions, cervical cancer (CC), and genital warts. However, few have been done in Africa and none in Swaziland. Cost analysis is critical in providing useful information for economic evaluations to guide policymakers concerned with the allocation of resources in order to reduce the disease burden...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529603/risk-factors-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-and-cervical-cancer-in-chinese-women-large-study-in-jiexiu-shanxi-province-china
#17
Zhilian Wang, Jintao Wang, Jinrong Fan, Weihong Zhao, Xin Yang, Lingmei Wu, Dongyan Li, Ling Ding, Wei Wang, Junjie Xu, Michelle Stram, Chengquan Zhao, Min Hao
We aimed to investigate the risk factors for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in Jiexiu, Shanxi Province, China. Twenty thousand eligible married women (age: 18-65 years) were administered with a questionnaire on potential risk factors for CIN and underwent liquid based Pap test. All women with abnormal cytological results underwent colposcopy with biopsy. Based on the biopsy pathology results, women were then assigned to either study group (with CIN) or control group (negative for histological results and volunteered to participate in the follow up study)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528690/clinical-relevance-and-implications-of-hpv-induced-neoplasia-in-different-anatomical-locations
#18
REVIEW
Elena Sophie Prigge, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Miriam Reuschenbach
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are widespread DNA viruses that can infect epithelial cells of the skin and mucosa. Most HPV infections remain clinically unapparent and clear spontaneously. In few cases, however, HPV infections persist and can cause benign and malignant neoplasms at different anatomic locations. Malignant HPV-induced neoplasms are caused by distinct types of HPV (oncogenic or high-risk (HR) HPV types) and present in the anogenital (anus, penis, uterine cervix, vagina and vulva) and head and neck (particularly oropharynx) region...
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510222/primary-ectopic-breast-cancer-of-the-vulva-treated-with-local-excision-of-the-vulva-and-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-a-case-report
#19
Takayuki Ishigaki, Yasuo Toriumi, Ryouko Nosaka, Rei Kudou, Yoshimi Imawari, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya, Hiroshi Takeyama
Primary breast cancer fairly infrequently occurs in ectopic breast tissue, and primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva is particularly rare. Only 26 cases have been published in the English-language literature, and there has been no report of primary breast carcinoma of the vulva in Japan. We report a rare case of primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva that was treated with local excision of the vulva and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had noticed a right vulvar tumor 10 years earlier...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509325/an-alternative-approach-to-gynecological-wound-healing
#20
Jakub Rzepka, Katarzyna Mosoń, Romuald Dębski
An 89-year-old woman was reffered to our Clinic with vulvar cancer. She also suffered from obesity [with body mass index (BMI) 35 kg/m2], persistent hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2 treated with oral medications. In 2015 she underwent a surgery due to endometrial carcinoma. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoophorectomy, omentectomy and pelvical node dissection was performed (histopathology revealed adenocarcinoma serosum G2; FIGO stage Ib). In January 2016 after vulvar ulceration biopsy plano-epithelial squamous vulvar cancer was diagnosed...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
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