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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711970/does-a-male-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-equivalent-exist
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REVIEW
R Cannarella, R A Condorelli, L M Mongioì, S La Vignera, A E Calogero
The occurrence of a genetic background in the etiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) represents the rational basis to postulate the existence of a male PCOS equivalent. Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities have been described in male relatives of women with PCOS. These males also have a higher prevalence of early onset (<35 years) androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Hence, this feature has been proposed as a clinical sign of the male PCOS equivalent. Clinical evidence has shown that men with early onset AGA have hormonal and metabolic abnormalities...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692125/steroid-metabolism-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-implications-on-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-prognosis
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E V W Dos Santos, L N R Alves, I D Louro
A role for estrogen in the etiology of breast and ovarian cancers has been suggested; therefore, genetic polymorphisms in steroid metabolism genes could be involved in the carcinogenesis of these tumors. We have aimed to investigate the role of GSTP1 and CYP17 polymorphisms and their correlation with MSI (microsatellite instability) and LOH (loss of heterozygosity) in AR, ERβ and CYP19 genes in women from Espírito Santo State, Brazil. The study population consisted of 107 female breast and 24 ovarian tumors...
July 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681696/mass-spectrometric-profiling-reveals-association-of-n-glycan-patterns-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-progression
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Huanhuan Chen, Zaian Deng, Chuncui Huang, Hongmei Wu, Xia Zhao, Yan Li
Aberrant changes of N-glycan modifications on proteins have been linked to various diseases including different cancers, suggesting possible avenue for exploring their etiologies based on N-glycomic analysis. Changes in N-glycan patterns during epithelial ovarian cancer development have so far been investigated mainly using serum, plasma, ascites, and cell lines. However, changes in patterns of N-glycans in tumor tissues during epithelial ovarian cancer progression have remained largely undefined. To investigate whether changes in N-glycan patterns correlate with oncogenesis and progression of epithelial ovarian cancer, we profiled N-glycans from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue slides using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and quantitatively compared among different pathological grades of epithelial ovarian cancer and healthy controls...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659298/nutritional-metabolomics-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-a-prospective-study
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Mary C Playdon, Regina G Ziegler, Joshua N Sampson, Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Henry J Thompson, Melinda L Irwin, Susan T Mayne, Robert N Hoover, Steven C Moore
Background: The epidemiologic evidence for associations between dietary factors and breast cancer is weak and etiologic mechanisms are often unclear. Exploring the role of dietary biomarkers with metabolomics can potentially facilitate objective dietary characterization, mitigate errors related to self-reported diet, agnostically test metabolic pathways, and identify mechanistic mediators.Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate associations of diet-related metabolites with the risk of breast cancer in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615616/early-stage-mucinous-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-with-extensive-clotting-in-a-previously-healthy-young-female-patient-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-relatively-uncommon-disease
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Suchin R Khanna, Brave Nguyen, Mahmoud Charif
BACKGROUND Mucinous ovarian adenocarcinoma is one of the less common epithelial cancers of the ovaries, and typically does not occur in younger women. Nearly all mucinous ovarian adenocarcinomas present with early-stage disease without significant sequelae of cancer, such as clotting. Anchoring bias is a common problem in medicine that has been shown to significantly affect physician decision-making. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 24-year-old healthy female Chinese immigrant with no significant past medical history, who presented with a subacute history of nonproductive cough and shortness of breath with exertion...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551014/lead-selenium-and-nickel-concentrations-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-borderline-ovarian-tumor-and-healthy-ovarian-tissues
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Emel Canaz, Metin Kilinc, Hamide Sayar, Gurkan Kiran, Eser Ozyurek
OBJECTIVE: Wide variation exists in ovarian cancer incidence rates suggesting the importance of environmental factors. Due to increasing environmental pollution, trace elements and heavy metals have drawn attention in studies defining the etiology of cancer, but scant data is available for ovarian cancer. Our aim was to compare the tissue concentrations of lead, selenium and nickel in epithelial ovarian cancer, borderline tumor and healthy ovarian tissues. METHODS: The levels of lead, selenium and nickel were estimated using atomic absorption spectrophotometry in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529540/the-potential-role-of-infectious-agents-and-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-in-ovarian-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Kasper Ingerslev, Estrid Hogdall, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Wojciech Skovrider-Ruminski, Claus Hogdall, Jan Blaakaer
BACKGROUND: The etiological cause of ovarian cancer is poorly understood. It has been theorized that bacterial or viral infection as well as pelvic inflammatory disease could play a role in ovarian carcinogenesis. AIM: To review the literature on studies examining the association between ovarian cancer and bacterial or viral infection or pelvic inflammatory disease. METHODS: Database search through MEDLINE, applying the medical subject headings: "Ovarian neoplasms", AND "Chlamydia infections", "Neisseria gonorrhoeae", "Mycoplasma genitalium", "Papillomaviridae", or "pelvic inflammatory disease"...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459368/next-generation-sequencing-for-endocrine-cancers-recent-advances-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Padmanaban S Suresh, Thejaswini Venkatesh, Rie Tsutsumi, Abhishek Shetty
Contemporary molecular biology research tools have enriched numerous areas of biomedical research that address challenging diseases, including endocrine cancers (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, testicular, ovarian, and neuroendocrine cancers). These tools have placed several intriguing clues before the scientific community. Endocrine cancers pose a major challenge in health care and research despite considerable attempts by researchers to understand their etiology. Microarray analyses have provided gene signatures from many cells, tissues, and organs that can differentiate healthy states from diseased ones, and even show patterns that correlate with stages of a disease...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443200/epidemiology-of-ovarian-cancer-a-review
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Brett M Reid, Jennifer B Permuth, Thomas A Sellers
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the world and the tenth most common in China. Epithelial OC is the most predominant pathologic subtype, with five major histotypes that differ in origination, pathogenesis, molecular alterations, risk factors, and prognosis. Genetic susceptibility is manifested by rare inherited mutations with high to moderate penetrance. Genome-wide association studies have additionally identified 29 common susceptibility alleles for OC, including 14 subtype-specific alleles...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398407/-reflections-on-treatments-for-infertility-and-the-possible-occurrence-of-ovarian-carcinomas
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Giovanna Ferranti, Romana Prosperi Porta, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà
In the last decade the use of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) significantly increased and, due to the improved quality of the procedures and management of patients, it has led to progressively better outcomes. In parallel, the latest literature data show an increased incidence of ovarian cancer, that to date does not have a protocol with high sensitivity and specificity for early diagnosis. Considering the accumulating evidence about the etiology of ovarian cancer, it has been postulated a correlation between the increasing use of necessary and propaedeutic pharmacological treatments for ART and the increased incidence of this tumor...
March 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388912/environmental-pollutants-a-possible-etiology-for-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-a-narrative-review-of-animal-and-human-data
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REVIEW
Pauline Vabre, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Véronique Gayrard, Nicole Picard-Hagen, Jean Parinaud, Roger D Leandri
BACKGROUND: Because only 25% of cases of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) have a known etiology, the aim of this review was to summarize the associations and mechanisms of the impact of the environment on this pathology. Eligible studies were selected from an electronic literature search from the PUBMED database from January 2000 to February 2016 and associated references in published studies. Search terms included ovary, follicle, oocyte, endocrine disruptor, environmental exposure, occupational exposure, environmental contaminant, pesticide, polyaromatic hydrocarbon, polychlorinated biphenyl PCB, phenol, bisphenol, flame retardant, phthalate, dioxin, phytoestrogen, tobacco, smoke, cigarette, cosmetic, xenobiotic...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388839/critical-depurinating-dna-adducts-estrogen-adducts-in-the-etiology-and-prevention-of-cancer-and-dopamine-adducts-in-the-etiology-and-prevention-of-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Ercole L Cavalieri, Eleanor G Rogan, Muhammad Zahid
Endogenous estrogens become carcinogens when dangerous metabolites, the catechol estrogen quinones, are formed. In particular, the catechol estrogen-3,4-quinones can react with DNA to produce an excess of specific depurinating estrogen-DNA adducts. Loss of these adducts leaves apurinic sites in the DNA, generating subsequent cancer-initiating mutations. Unbalanced estrogen metabolism yields excessive catechol estrogen-3,4-quinones, increasing formation of depurinating estrogen-DNA adducts and the risk of initiating cancer...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381542/androgens-are-differentially-associated-with-ovarian-cancer-subtypes-in-the-ovarian-cancer-cohort-consortium
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Jennifer Ose, Elizabeth M Poole, Helena Schock, Matti Lehtinen, Alan A Arslan, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Kala Visvanathan, Kathy Helzlsouer, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Anne Tjønneland, Laure Dossus, Antonia Trichopoulou, Giovanna Masala, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Elisabete Weiderpass, Eric J Duell, Annika Idahl, Ruth C Travis, Sabina Rinaldi, Melissa A Merritt, Britton Trabert, Nicolas Wentzensen, Shelley S Tworoger, Rudolf Kaaks, Renée T Fortner
Invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. The etiology of EOC remains elusive; however, experimental and epidemiologic data suggest a role for hormone-related exposures in ovarian carcinogenesis and risk factor differences by histologic phenotypes and developmental pathways. Research on prediagnosis androgen concentrations and EOC risk has yielded inconclusive results, and analyses incorporating EOC subtypes are sparse. We conducted a pooled analysis of 7 nested case-control studies in the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium to investigate the association between pre-diagnosis circulating androgens [testosterone, free testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS)], sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and EOC risk by tumor characteristics (i...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356928/a-novel-hysteroscopic-approach-for-ovarian-cancer-screening-early-diagnosis
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Salvatore Gizzo, Marco Noventa, Michela Quaranta, Amerigo Vitagliano, Carlo Saccardi, Pietro Litta, Donato Antona
The lethality of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) may be due to common misconceptions regarding etiology and the absence of effective screening and early diagnostic tools. Reviews of histopathological surveys performed on the resected fallopian tubes of breast cancer (BRCA) mutation carriers, who underwent risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, unexpectedly revealed the presence of occult carcinomas of the fallopian tubes. This finding prompted studies that demonstrated the most accredited theory of type II EOC development, which suggests that a large proportion of these tumors are derived from the fallopian tube...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355219/discovery-of-temporal-and-disease-association-patterns-in-condition-specific-hospital-utilization-rates
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Julian S Haimovich, Arjun K Venkatesh, Abbas Shojaee, Andreas Coppi, Frederick Warner, Shu-Xia Li, Harlan M Krumholz
Identifying temporal variation in hospitalization rates may provide insights about disease patterns and thereby inform research, policy, and clinical care. However, the majority of medical conditions have not been studied for their potential seasonal variation. The objective of this study was to apply a data-driven approach to characterize temporal variation in condition-specific hospitalizations. Using a dataset of 34 million inpatient discharges gathered from hospitals in New York State from 2008-2011, we grouped all discharges into 263 clinical conditions based on the principal discharge diagnosis using Clinical Classification Software in order to mitigate the limitation that administrative claims data reflect clinical conditions to varying specificity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282875/a-perspective-on-ovarian-cancer-biomarkers-past-present-and-yet-to-come
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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
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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 7th leading cancer diagnosis and 8th leading cause of cancer mortality among women. Ovarian cancer incidence varies by region, particularly when comparing high vs. 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...
June 1, 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...
May 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
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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
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