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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282875/a-perspective-on-ovarian-cancer-biomarkers-past-present-and-yet-to-come
#1
Frederick R Ueland
The history of biomarkers and ultrasonography dates back over more than 50 years. The present status of biomarkers used in the context of ovarian cancer is addressed. Attention is given to new interpretations of the etiology of ovarian cancer. Cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and multivariate index assays (Ova1, Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm, Overa) are biomarker-driven considerations that are presented. Integration of biomarkers into ovarian cancer diagnostics and screening are presented in conjunction with ultrasound...
March 8, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260648/impact-of-freeze-thaw-cycles-on-circulating-inflammation-marker-measurements
#2
Wen-Yi Huang, Troy J Kemp, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Ligia A Pinto, Allan Hildesheim, Mark P Purdue
BACKGROUND: Circulating inflammation markers are being increasingly measured in prospective cohorts to investigate cancer etiology. However, it is unclear how the measurements are affected by the freeze-thaw cycles of the specimens prior to marker analysis. METHODS: We compared concentrations of 45 inflammation markers between paired serum vials of 55 participants in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial that have undergone one (T1), two (T2), and three (T3) freeze-thaw cycles at the time of assay...
March 2, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257597/international-patterns-and-trends-in-ovarian-cancer-incidence-overall-and-by-histologic-subtype
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S B Coburn, F Bray, M E Sherman, B Trabert
Internationally, ovarian cancer is the 7(th) leading cancer diagnosis and 8(th) leading cause of cancer mortality among women. Ovarian cancer incidence varies by region, particularly when comparing high versus low income countries. Temporal changes in reproductive factors coupled with shifts in diagnostic criteria may have influenced incidence trends of ovarian cancer and relative rates by histologic subtype. Accordingly, we evaluated trends in ovarian cancer incidence overall (1973-1977 to 2003-2007) and by histologic subtype (1988-1992 to 2003-2007) using volumes IV-IX of the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents database (CI5plus) and CI5X (volume X) database...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251458/lifetime-number-of-ovulatory-cycles-and-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-risk-in-african-american-women
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Lauren C Peres, Patricia G Moorman, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Sarah E Abbott, Fabian Camacho, Frances Wang, Joellen M Schildkraut
PURPOSE: Incessant ovulation has been consistently linked to epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Although reproductive characteristics differ substantially by race, the association between incessant ovulation and EOC has been evaluated only in populations of predominantly white women. In the present study, we examined the association between lifetime number of ovulatory cycles (LOCs) and EOC risk among African American (AA) women. METHODS: We used data from 534 cases and 722 controls enrolled in the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study...
March 2, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246564/false-positive-findings-on-i-131-wbs-and-spect-ct-in-patients-with-history-of-thyroid-cancer-case-series
#5
Zeina C Hannoush, Juan D Palacios, Russ A Kuker, Sabina Casula
Introduction. Although whole body scan (WBS) with I-131 is a highly sensitive tool for detecting normal thyroid tissue and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), it is not specific. Additional information, provided by single photon emission computed tomography combined with X-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and by the serum thyroglobulin level, is extremely useful for the interpretation of findings. Case Presentation. We report four cases of false positive WBS in patients with DTC: ovarian uptake corresponding to an endometrioma, scrotal uptake due to a spermatocele, rib-cage uptake due to an old fracture, and hepatic and renal uptake secondary to a granuloma and simple cyst, respectively...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237618/updates-of-the-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ovarian-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Ghassan M Saed, Michael P Diamond, Nicole M Fletcher
Clinical and epidemiological investigations have provided evidence supporting the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), collectively known as oxidative stress, in the etiology of cancer. Exogenous factors such as chronic inflammation, infection and hypoxia are major sources of cellular oxidative stress. Specifically, oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis, neoangiogenesis, and dissemination of local or distant ovarian cancer, as it is known to induce phenotypic modifications of tumor cells by cross talk between tumor cells and the surrounding stroma...
February 23, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215839/unraveling-the-etiology-of-ovarian-cancer-racial-disparity-in-the-deep-south-is-it-nature-or-nurture
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Jerlinda Ross, Katelyn V Braswell, Luciana Madeira da Silva, Frances Mujica, Sam Stutsman, Michael A Finan, William Nicolson, Mary Danner Harmon, Megan Missanelli, Alex Cohen, Ajay Singh, Jennifer M Scalici, Rodney P Rocconi
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to evaluate racial treatment and survival disparities in black women with ovarian cancer in the Deep South and to determine how environmental factors / socioeconomic status (SES) influence survival. METHODS: A retrospective study of ovarian cancer patients from 2007 to 2014 was performed. Socioeconomic status (SES) was obtained though U.S. Census block data and compared using Yost scores. Comparisons were performed using standard statistical approaches...
February 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207528/idiopathic-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-causing-unilateral-ureteral-and-sigmoid-colon-obstruction-a-case-report
#8
Ting Yan, Yujuan Wang, Zhijun Liu, Xiaolei Zhang, Qian Wu, Mingrong Xi
OBJECTIVE: The present report aimed to present a unique case of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) presenting features of unilateral ureteral and sigmoid colon obstruction. RPF is a rare disorder with unclear etiology. CASE REPORT: A 43-year-old female had a 10-day history of lower right abdominal and lumbar pain. Gynecological examination, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) were all suggestive of right ovarian tumor. An enhanced CT showed right-sided hydronephrosis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205047/pre-diagnosis-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-risk-of-epithelial-invasive-ovarian-cancer-by-histological-subtypes-a-collaborative-re-analysis-from-the-ovarian-cancer-cohort-consortium
#9
Jennifer Ose, Helena Schock, Elizabeth M Poole, Matti Lehtinen, Kala Visvanathan, Kathy Helzlsouer, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Anne Tjønneland, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Antonia Trichopoulou, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Elisabete Weiderpass, María-José Sánchez, Annika Idahl, Ruth C Travis, Sabina Rinaldi, Melissa A Merritt, Nicolas Wentzensen, Shelley S Tworoger, Rudolf Kaaks, Renée T Fortner
PURPOSE: Biologic evidence suggests that the Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-family may be involved in the etiology of epithelial invasive ovarian cancer (EOC). However, prospective studies investigating the role of IGF-I in ovarian carcinogenesis have yielded conflicting results. METHODS: We pooled and harmonized data from 6 case-control studies nested within the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium to investigate the association between pre-diagnosis IGF-I concentrations and subsequent risk of EOC...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166758/stromal-alterations-in-ovarian-cancers-via-wavelength-dependent-second-harmonic-generation-microscopy-and-optical-scattering
#10
Karissa B Tilbury, Kirby R Campbell, Kevin W Eliceiri, Sana M Salih, Manish Patankar, Paul J Campagnola
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer remains the most deadly gynecological cancer with a poor aggregate survival rate; however, the specific rates are highly dependent on the stage of the disease upon diagnosis. Current screening and imaging tools are insufficient to detect early lesions and are not capable of differentiating the subtypes of ovarian cancer that may benefit from specific treatments. METHOD: As an alternative to current screening and imaging tools, we utilized wavelength dependent collagen-specific Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging microscopy and optical scattering measurements to probe the structural differences in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of normal stroma, benign tumors, endometrioid tumors, and low and high-grade serous tumors...
February 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137366/somatic-mutations-in-cancer-stochastic-versus-predictable
#11
Barry Gold
The origins of human cancers remain unclear except for a limited number of potent environmental mutagens, such as tobacco and UV light, and in rare cases, familial germ line mutations that affect tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. A significant component of cancer etiology has been deemed stochastic and correlated with the number of stem cells in a tissue, the number of times the stem cells divide and a low incidence of random DNA polymerase errors that occur during each cell division. While somatic mutations occur during each round of DNA replication, mutations in cancer driver genes are not stochastic...
February 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133347/-ovarian-cancer-rupture-causing-acute-abdomen-that-required-emergency-surgery-a-case-report
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Yoshihito Yamakoshi, Naoki Aomatsu, Noriyuki Yamasaki, Chihoko Nobori, Shigeaki Kurihara, En Wang, Daisuke Nagashima, Toshiki Hirakawa, Takehiko Iwauchi, Junya Morimoto, Seika Tei, Kazunori Nakazawa, Yasutake Uchima, Kazuhiro Takeuchi
A 50-year-old post-menopausal woman with sudden lower abdominal pain was transported to hospital by ambulance. Abdominal symptoms and computed tomography(CT)suggested a diagnosis of acute pan-peritonitis due to gastrointestinal perforation, and emergency surgery was performed. The intraoperative findings led to a diagnosis of a ruptured cyst in the left ovary, a portion of which was observed to be partially solid, and therefore, ovarian cancer was suspected. Accordingly, a unilateral(left)salpingo-oophorectomy and intraperitoneal drainage were performed with assistance from a gynecologist...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132390/impact-of-self-reported-data-on-the-acquisition-of-multi-generational-family-history-and-lifestyle-factors-among-women-seen-in-a-high-risk-breast-screening-program-a-focus-on-modifiable-risk-factors-and-genetic-referral
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Laura H Rosenberger, Ryan Weber, Daniel Sjoberg, Andrew J Vickers, Debra A Mangino, Monica Morrow, Melissa L Pilewskie
BACKGROUND: The phrase "high-risk for breast cancer" is used to identify various groups at elevated cancer risk, and the appropriate surveillance and risk-reducing strategies differ based on the etiology of risk. Here, we review the utility of patient-reported data to capture women with modifiable lifestyle risk factors and those suitable for genetic counseling referral. METHODS: Patient-reported data from a web-based survey were used to capture personal history, multi-generational family history, and lifestyle factors (body mass index, alcohol consumption, physical activity)...
April 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115406/genetic-variants-in-epigenetic-pathways-and-risks-of-multiple-cancers-in-the-game-on-consortium
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Reka Toth, Dominique Scherer, Linda E Kelemen, Angela Risch, Aditi Hazra, Yesilda Balavarca, Jean-Pierre J Issa, Victor Moreno, Rosalind A Eeles, Shuji Ogino, Xifeng Wu, Yuanqing Ye, Rayjean J Hung, Ellen L Goode, Cornelia M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic disturbances are crucial in cancer initiation, potentially with pleiotropic effects, and may be influenced by the genetic background. METHODS: In a subsets (ASSET) meta-analytic approach, we investigated associations of genetic variants related to epigenetic mechanisms with risks of breast, lung, colorectal, ovarian and prostate carcinomas using 51,724 cases and 52,001 controls. False-discovery-rate corrected p-values (q-values < 0.05) were considered statistically significant...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111004/single-cell-sequencing-reveals-heterogeneity-within-ovarian-cancer-epithelium-and-cancer-associated-stromal-cells
#15
Boris J Winterhoff, Makayla Maile, Amit Kumar Mitra, Attila Sebe, Martina Bazzaro, Melissa A Geller, Juan E Abrahante, Molly Klein, Raffaele Hellweg, Sally A Mullany, Kenneth Beckman, Jerry Daniel, Timothy K Starr
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of heterogeneity in high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) by analyzing RNA expression in single epithelial and cancer associated stromal cells. In addition, we explored the possibility of identifying subgroups based on pathway activation and pre-defined signatures from cancer stem cells and chemo-resistant cells. METHODS: A fresh, HGSOC tumor specimen derived from ovary was enzymatically digested and depleted of immune infiltrating cells...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102526/hormonal-and-reproductive-factors-and-the-risk-of-ovarian-cancer
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Anita Koushik, Anne Grundy, Michal Abrahamowicz, Jocelyne Arseneau, Lucy Gilbert, Walter H Gotlieb, Julie Lacaille, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Marie-Élise Parent, Diane M Provencher, Lesley Richardson, Jack Siemiatycki
PURPOSE: Hormone-related factors have been associated with ovarian cancer, the strongest being parity and oral contraceptive use. Given reductions in birth rates and increases in oral contraceptive use over time, associations in more recent birth cohorts may differ. Furthermore, consideration of ovarian cancer heterogeneity (i.e., Type I/II invasive cancers) may contribute to a better understanding of etiology. We examined hormone-related factors in relation to ovarian cancer risk overall, for Type I and Type II cancers, as well as borderline tumors...
January 19, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884207/potential-contribution-of-the-uterine-microbiome-in-the-development-of-endometrial-cancer
#17
Marina R S Walther-António, Jun Chen, Francesco Multinu, Alexis Hokenstad, Tammy J Distad, E Heidi Cheek, Gary L Keeney, Douglas J Creedon, Heidi Nelson, Andrea Mariani, Nicholas Chia
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer studies have led to a number of well-defined but mechanistically unconnected genetic and environmental risk factors. One of the emerging modulators between environmental triggers and genetic expression is the microbiome. We set out to inquire about the composition of the uterine microbiome and its putative role in endometrial cancer. METHODS: We undertook a study of the microbiome in samples taken from different locations along the female reproductive tract in patients with endometrial cancer (n = 17), patients with endometrial hyperplasia (endometrial cancer precursor, n = 4), and patients afflicted with benign uterine conditions (n = 10)...
November 25, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869446/-oncopathological-aspects-of-brca1-and-brca2-genes-inactivation-in-tumors-of-ovary-fallopian-tube-and-pelvic-peritoneum
#18
Petr Škapa, Pavel Dundr
Ovarian carcinoma represents a heterogeneous group of malignant epithelial tumors which could be divided into two fundamental groups: Type I (endometrioid carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma, low grade serous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma and more rare seromucinous carcinoma and malignant Brenner tumor) and type II (high grade serous carcinoma - HGSC). HGSC is the most frequent ovarian carcinoma which may be etiologically linked to inactivation of tumor suppressor genes BRCA1/2 and TP53 and differs from type I carcinomas by higher aggressiveness, tendency to peritoneal spread and worse prognosis...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862229/sparse-multivariate-factor-analysis-regression-models-and-its-applications-to-integrative-genomics-analysis
#19
Yan Zhou, Pei Wang, Xianlong Wang, Ji Zhu, Peter X-K Song
The multivariate regression model is a useful tool to explore complex associations between two kinds of molecular markers, which enables the understanding of the biological pathways underlying disease etiology. For a set of correlated response variables, accounting for such dependency can increase statistical power. Motivated by integrative genomic data analyses, we propose a new methodology-sparse multivariate factor analysis regression model (smFARM), in which correlations of response variables are assumed to follow a factor analysis model with latent factors...
January 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846658/late-effects-following-treatment-of-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-childhood-and-adolescence-results-of-the-hodgkin-lymphoma-late-effects-research-project
#20
W Dörffel, M Riepenhausen, H Lüders, J Brämswig
Survival rates have been excellent in patients treated for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) during childhood and adolescence. Unfortunately, severe treatment related late effects have been observed. It was therefore an important aim of the cooperative pediatric HL therapy studies in Germany to reduce the number of late effects without jeopardizing the excellent treatment results. Progress and relapses of HL were analyzed to obtain important information for the future salvage therapy. All late effects were documented and their etiologies analyzed...
November 2016: Klinische Pädiatrie
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