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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740454/genetic-counselling-brca1-2-status-and-clinico-pathologic-characteristics-of-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-before-50-years-of-age
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Mirjam Cvelbar, Marko Hocevar, Srdjan Novakovic, Vida Stegel, Andraz Perhavec, Mateja Krajc
BACKGROUND: In Slovenia like in other countries, till recently, personal history of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has not been included among indications for genetic counselling. Recent studies reported up to 17% rate of germinal BRCA1/2 mutation (gBRCA1/2m) within the age group under 50 years at diagnosis. The original aim of this study was to invite to the genetic counselling still living patients with EOC under 45 years, to offer gBRCA1/2m testing and to perform analysis of gBRCA1/2m rate and of clinico-pathologic characteristics...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
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/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
#3
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/28706762/metastatic-breast-cancer-with-brca-mutation-discovered-by-next-generation-sequencing-responding-to-olaparib
#4
Wajeeha Rizvi, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong
Breast cancer susceptibility genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2) mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (HBOC). However, certain individuals with breast cancer do not meet high-risk factors for hereditary breast cancer screening based on age, family history, and biology of malignancy. We present a patient with relapsed breast cancer who developed progressive disease with significant tumor burden causing a recurrent pleural effusion. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) done on a tumor biopsy was positive for the BRCA2 mutation...
June 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699130/cost-effectiveness-of-risk-reducing-mastectomy-versus-surveillance-in-brca-mutation-carriers-with-a-history-of-ovarian-cancer
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Charlotte Gamble, Laura J Havrilesky, Evan R Myers, Junzo P Chino, Scott Hollenbeck, Jennifer K Plichta, P Kelly Marcom, E Shelley Hwang, Noah D Kauff, Rachel A Greenup
BACKGROUND: The appropriate management of breast cancer risk in BRCA mutation carriers following ovarian cancer diagnosis remains unclear. We sought to determine the survival benefit and cost effectiveness of risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) among women with BRCA1/2 mutations following stage II-IV ovarian cancer. DESIGN: We constructed a decision model from a third-party payer perspective to compare annual screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography to annual screening followed by RRM with reconstruction following ovarian cancer diagnosis...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692916/discovery-mechanism-and-metabolism-studies-of-2-3-difluorophenyl-linker-containing-parp1-inhibitors-with-enhanced-in%C3%A2-vivo-efficacy-for-cancer-therapy
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Wenhua Chen, Ne Guo, Minghui Qi, Haiying Dai, Minghuang Hong, Longfei Guan, Xiajuan Huan, Shanshan Song, Jinxue He, Yingqing Wang, Yong Xi, Xinying Yang, Yanyan Shen, Yi Su, Yiming Sun, Yinglei Gao, Yi Chen, Jian Ding, Yun Tang, Guobin Ren, Zehong Miao, Jian Li
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) is overexpressed in a variety of cancers, especially breast and ovarian cancers, and tumor cell lines deficient in breast cancer gene 1/2 (BRCA1/2) are highly sensitive to PARP1 inhibition. In this study, with the help of molecular docking, we identified a novel series of 2,3-difluorophenyl-linker analogues (15-54) derived from olaparib (1) as PARP1 inhibitors. Lead optimization led to the identification of 47, which showed high selectivity and high potency against PARP1 enzyme (IC50 = 1...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692638/the-first-nationwide-multicenter-prevalence-study-of-germline-brca1-and-brca2-mutations-in-chinese-ovarian-cancer-patients
#7
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/28684355/studies-of-protein-protein-interactions-in-fanconi-anemia-pathway-to-unravel-the-dna-interstrand-crosslink-repair-mechanism
#8
Mohd Quadir Siddiqui, Yogendra S Rajpurohit, Pankaj S Thapa, Ganesh Kumar Maurya, Kuheli Banerjee, Mudassar Ali Khan, Pragnya Panda, Syed K Hasan, Nikhil Gadewal, Hari S Misra, Ashok K Varma
Fanconi anemia (FA), a cancer predisposition syndrome exhibits hallmark feature of radial chromosome formation, and hypersensitivity to DNA crosslinking agents. A set of FA pathway proteins mainly FANCI, FANCD2 and BRCA2 are expressed to repair the covalent crosslink between the dsDNA. However, FA, BRCA pathways play an important role in DNA ICL repair as well as in homologous recombination repair, but the presumptive role of FA-BRCA proteins has not clearly explored particularly in context to function associated protein-protein interactions (PPIs)...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683895/patient-experience-with-breast-reconstruction-process-following-bilateral-mastectomy-in-brca-mutation-carriers
#9
Suliat Nurudeen, Hao Guo, Yoon Chun, Suzanne Coopey, William Barry, Judy Garber, Laura S Dominici
BACKGROUND: Many patients with BRCA mutations consider bilateral mastectomy for risk reduction (RRM) or when diagnosed with cancer (TM). Limited data exist to help inform patients about the reconstruction (recon) process. We sought to identify factors associated with unforeseen procedures following RRM or TM in BRCA positive patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated records from 178 BRCA positive patients who had RRM or TM with recon from 1997 to 2013 in a single healthcare system...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678739/brca1-and-brca2-founder-mutations-account-for-78-of-germline-carriers-among-hereditary-breast-cancer-families-in-chile
#10
Carolina Alvarez, Teresa Tapia, Elisa Perez-Moreno, Patricia Gajardo-Meneses, Catalina Ruiz, Mabel Rios, Claudio Missarelli, Mariela Silva, Adolfo Cruz, Luis Matamala, Luis Carvajal-Carmona, Mauricio Camus, Pilar Carvallo
Identifying founder mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in specific populations constitute a valuable opportunity for genetic screening. Several studies from different populations have reported recurrent and/or founder mutations representing a relevant proportion of BRCA mutation carriers. In Latin America, only few founder mutations have been described. We screened 453 Chilean patients with hereditary breast cancer for mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. For recurrent mutations, we genotyped 11 microsatellite markers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in order to determine a founder effect through haplotype analysis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669566/recent-patterns-in-genetic-testing-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-risk-in-the-u-s
#11
Xuesong Han, Ahmedin Jemal
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in BRCA genes are strongly associated with increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and it is recommended that women at high risk for these mutations be referred for genetic counseling and testing. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision implemented in 2010 eliminated cost sharing for BRCA genetic testing for privately insured women with family history of BRCA-related cancers. METHODS: Using a nationally representative sample from the National Health Interview Survey, this study examined trends in genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk from 2005 to 2015 among women by family history and insurance status...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667565/is-low-fmr1-cgg-repeat-length-in-males-correlated-with-family-history-of-brca-associated-cancers-an-exploratory-analysis-of-medical-records
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Hallee C Adamsheck, Elizabeth M Petty, Jinkuk Hong, Mei W Baker, Murray H Brilliant, Marsha R Mailick
The FMR1 gene has been studied extensively with regard to expansions and premutations, but much less research has focused on potential effects of low CGG repeat length. Previous studies have demonstrated that BRCA1/2 positive women are more likely to have an FMR1 genotype with one low CGG allele, and that women with both FMR1 alleles in the low CGG repeat range are more likely to have had breast cancer compared to women with normal numbers of CGG repeats. However, there has been no research as to whether low CGG repeat length impacts cancer risks in men...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665051/a-phase-1-dose-escalation-study-of-single-agent-veliparib-in-japanese-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Tadaaki Nishikawa, Koji Matsumoto, Kenji Tamura, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Yuichi Imai, Aki Miyasaka, Takuma Onoe, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Chikako Shimizu, Kan Yonemori, Tatsunori Shimoi, Mayu Yunokawa, Hao Xiong, Silpa Nuthalapati, Hideyuki Hashiba, Tsukasa Kiriyama, Terri Leahy, Philip Komarnitsky, Keiichi Fujiwara
Veliparib (ABT-888) is a potent, orally bioavailable poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 and -2 inhibitor. This phase 1 study evaluated the tolerability, pharmacokinetic profile, safety, and preliminary antitumor activity of single-agent veliparib in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. Eligible patients were assigned to treatment with veliparib at 200 mg or 400 mg dose; veliparib was self-administered orally twice daily on days 1-28 of 28-day cycles. Dose escalation, following a 3+3 design, defined dose-limiting toxicities, the maximum tolerated dose, and the recommended phase 2 dose...
June 30, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645792/vaginal-salpingectomy-techniques-in-the-presence-of-ovarian-conservation
#14
Jeffrey L Cornella
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate vaginal salpingectomy techniques in the presence of ovarian conservation. DESIGN: Technical video demonstrating two methods of Fallopian tube removal with illustrations. Two vaginal operations with bilateral salpingectomy are shown to increase clarity and understanding of the method. SETTING: The prevalence of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy has increased significantly since 1998.(1) One of the reasons for the increased rate of salpingectomy is the relationship of serous ovarian carcinomas to Fimbrial serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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
#16
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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/28631775/-innovations-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer-analysis-of-the-therapeutic-development-from-platinum-to-immunotherapy
#17
Gesuino Angius, Pierangela Sepe, Anselmo Papa, Silverio Tomao, Federica Tomao
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women. The therapeutic approach provides for an appropriate integration between surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery is an important step for diagnosis, staging and therapy, aiming at the complete cytoreduction of all macroscopic visible disease. At the moment, adjuvant and first-line chemotherapy has as a standard the carboplatin-paclitaxel combination. Further, the addition of bevacizumab in the advanced stage (IIIB-IV) is strongly recommended. Despite the initial effectiveness, however, 70-80% of patients develop relapsed disease within the first two years and require subsequent treatment lines that have palliative, rather than curative purposes and that seek to reach a chronic state for the disease...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628421/high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-associations-between-brca-mutation-status-ct-imaging-phenotypes-and-clinical-outcomes
#18
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/28627138/predictors-of-brca1-2-genetic-testing-among-black-women-with-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
#19
Tarsha Jones, Anne Marie McCarthy, Younji Kim, Katrina Armstrong
Evidence shows that Black women diagnosed with breast cancer are substantially less likely to undergo BRCA testing and other multipanel genetic testing compared to White women, despite having a higher incidence of early-age onset breast cancer and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Our study identifies predictors of BRCA testing among Black women treated for breast cancer and examines differences between BRCA testers and nontesters. We conducted an analysis of 945 Black women ages 18-64 diagnosed with localized or regional-stage invasive breast cancer in Pennsylvania and Florida between 2007 and 2009...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611537/therapeutic-advances-and-new-directions-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Eleni Andreopoulou, Catherine M Kelly, Hayley M McDaid
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a molecularly diverse grouping with poor prognosis for which chemotherapy remains the foundation of treatment. The molecular heterogeneity of the disease rationalizes its diverse biological behavior and differential response to treatment. Estimates of up to 20% of patients diagnosed have germline mutations in DNA-damage repair-pathway genes, namely BRCA1 and 2, and this can be used to select patients likely to respond to platinums and/or inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)...
March 2017: Breast Care
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