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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348823/prevalence-of-pathogenic-germline-variants-detected-by-multigene-sequencing-in-unselected-japanese-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Akira Hirasawa, Issei Imoto, Takuya Naruto, Tomoko Akahane, Wataru Yamagami, Hiroyuki Nomura, Kiyoshi Masuda, Nobuyuki Susumu, Hitoshi Tsuda, Daisuke Aoki
Pathogenic germline BRCA1, BRCA2 (BRCA1/2), and several other gene variants predispose women to primary ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma (OC), although variant frequency and relevance information is scarce in Japanese women with OC. Using targeted panel sequencing, we screened 230 unselected Japanese women with OC from our hospital-based cohort for pathogenic germline variants in 75 or 79 OC-associated genes. Pathogenic variants of 11 genes were identified in 41 (17.8%) women: 19 (8.3%; BRCA1), 8 (3...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327265/successful-diagnosis-of-an-occult-fallopian-tube-carcinoma-detected-from-the-diaphragm-metastasis
#2
Takahide Toyoda, Hidemi Suzuki, Takahiro Nakajima, Takekazu Iwata, Ayumu Matsuoka, Kyoko Nishikimi, Yoko Yonemori, Makio Shozu, Yukio Nakatani, Ichiro Yoshino
We herein reported a rare case of an occult fallopian tube carcinoma first detected from the diaphragm metastasis. An 83-year-old woman who had a 30-mm tumor on the right diaphragm underwent radical resection. Pathologically, the tumor was diagnosed as a high-grade serous adenocarcinoma, suggesting metastasis from the pelvic visceral carcinoma. Although the primary site could not be detected by imaging examinations, laparoscopy revealed multiple peritoneal disseminations; therefore, total hysterectomy was performed...
January 11, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324533/multicenter-clinicopathological-study-of-high-grade-serous-carcinoma-presenting-as-primary-peritoneal-carcinoma
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Shinichi Komiyama, Yoshihiro Nishijima, Haruhiro Kondo, Hiroyuki Nomura, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masayuki Futagami, Hiroharu Arai, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Nao Suzuki, Mikio Mikami, Kaneyuki Kubushiro, Daisuke Aoki, Yasuhiro Udagawa, Ryuichiro Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a multicenter clinicopathological study to characterize patients with high-grade serous carcinoma presenting as primary peritoneal carcinoma (clinical PPC). METHODS: At 9 sites in Japan, patients with clinical PPC diagnosed according to Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria were enrolled retrospectively. The Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria allow for minor ovarian involvement by high-grade serous carcinoma. There was no systematic detailed histopathological review of the fallopian tubes to determine whether they were involved by serous carcinoma...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282599/histologic-predictors-of-recurrence-in-mucinous-appendiceal-tumors-with-peritoneal-dissemination-after-hipec
#4
Meera Reghunathan, Kaitlyn J Kelly, Mark A Valasek, Andrew M Lowy, Joel M Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: Mucinous appendiceal tumors (MAT) are rare neoplasms that can metastasize to the peritoneum and often are treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and HIPEC. Pathologic classification and outcomes vary, but standardized histologic definitions are emerging. We sought to evaluate outcomes in this disease after CRS/HIPEC using standardized pathologic criteria. METHOD: Outcomes of MAT with peritoneal metastases (PM) after CRS/HIPEC from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed at our institution...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242937/paclitaxel-with-and-without-pazopanib-for-persistent-or-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Debra L Richardson, Michael W Sill, Robert L Coleman, Anil K Sood, Michael L Pearl, Siobhan M Kehoe, Michael E Carney, Parviz Hanjani, Linda Van Le, Xun C Zhou, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Heidi J Gray, Lisa M Landrum, Heather A Lankes, Wei Hu, Carol Aghajanian
Importance: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the United States. Pazopanib is an oral, multitarget kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3; platelet-derived growth factor receptors α and β; and proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (c-KIT). Objective: To estimate the progression-free survival (PFS) hazard ratio (HR) of weekly paclitaxel and pazopanib compared with weekly paclitaxel and placebo in women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214031/parp-inhibitors-as-potential-therapeutic-agents-for-various-cancers-focus-on-niraparib-and-its-first-global-approval-for-maintenance-therapy-of-gynecologic-cancers
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REVIEW
Mekonnen Sisay, Dumessa Edessa
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) are an important family of nucleoproteins highly implicated in DNA damage repair. Among the PARP families, the most studied are PARP1, PARP2 and PARP 3. PARP1 is found to be the most abundant nuclear enzyme under the PARP series. These enzymes are primarily involved in base excision repair as one of the major single strand break (SSB) repair mechanisms. Being double stranded, DNA engages itself in reparation of a sub-lethal SSB with the aid of PARP. Moreover, by having a sister chromatid, DNA can also repair double strand breaks with either error-free homologous recombination or error-prone non-homologous end-joining...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203116/diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-neoplasms-with-unknown-primary
#7
REVIEW
Tilmann Bochtler, Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
In cancer of unknown primary (CUP), metastases are clinically and histologically confirmed, but the primary tumor site remains elusive after extensive work-up. CUPs make up for 2-3% of all epithelial malignancies. The two prevailing histologies are adenocarcinomas and undifferentiated carcinomas, whereas squamous cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine carcinomas and rare histologies account for the remaining 10%. The diagnostic work-up in CUP relies strongly on a detailed immunohistological (IHC) analysis in order to characterize the tumor type, nowadays aided by molecular techniques...
November 26, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194708/metastatic-serous-carcinoma-presenting-as-inflammatory-carcinoma-over-the-breast-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#8
Gauri Panse, Veerle Bossuyt, Christine J Ko
Non-mammary metastases involving breast are rare and most commonly involve the breast parenchyma. Infrequently, metastasis from an extramammary primary site presents as inflammatory carcinoma over the breast. Diagnosis of such lesions can be challenging, especially in patients with coexisting primary breast carcinoma. Few such cases have been described in literature; however, none of the previously reported cases had a prior history of primary breast carcinoma. We present 2 patients with history of breast carcinoma and serous carcinoma of ovarian/peritoneal origin that presented with inflammatory carcinoma over the breast...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162958/serous-tubal-carcinogenesis-the-recent-concept-of-origin-of-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-and-fallopian-tube-high-grade-serous-carcinoma
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Tushar Kar, Asaranti Kar, Ipsita Dhal, Sasmita Panda, Priyadarshini Biswal, Bhagyalaxmi Nayak, Niranjan Rout, Sagarika Samantray
Background: Pelvic (non-uterine) high-grade serous carcinomas (PHGSC) including ovarian, tubal and primary peritoneal serous carcinomas have increased death: incidence ratio due to presentation at advanced stage, rapid progression, poor prognosis and high morbidity. Ambiguity regarding their pathogenesis and lack of a proper screening method is the cause of their late detection and high fatality rate. This study was undertaken to assess the fallopian tube for the presence of precursor lesions in pelvic serous carcinoma...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162652/elucidating-the-pathogenesis-of-synchronous-and-metachronous-tumors-in-a-woman-with-endometrioid-carcinomas-using-a-whole-exome-sequencing-approach
#10
Ren-Chin Wu, Ema Veras, Jeffrey Lin, Emily Gerry, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Alexander Baras, Ayse Ayhan, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang
Synchronous endometrial and ovarian (SEO) carcinomas involve endometrioid neoplasms in both the ovary and uterus at the time of diagnosis. Patients were traditionally classified as having independent primary SEO lesions or as having metastatic endometrioid carcinoma. Recent studies have supported that SEO tumors result from the dissemination of cells from one organ site to another. However, whether this can be considered a "metastasis" or "dissemination" remains unclear. In this report, we performed whole-exome sequencing of tumor samples from a woman with well-differentiated endometrioid SEO tumors and a clinical "recurrent" poorly differentiated peritoneal tumor that was diagnosed 8 years after the complete resection of the SEO tumors...
November 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113663/krukenberg-tumors-seed-route-and-soil
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REVIEW
Annamaria Agnes, Alberto Biondi, Riccardo Ricci, Valerio Gallotta, Domenico D'Ugo, Roberto Persiani
The aim of this narrative review was to summarize the current evidence on Krukenberg tumors (KTs), addressing what is known on their natural history and their impact on the clinical prognosis and which are the most appropriate management strategies to treat this condition. A literature search was conducted on Pubmed up to December 2016, selecting the most relevant studies on the basis of the scope of the review. KTs are ovarian metastases from primary signet-ring cell carcinomas., characterized by the presence of a sarcoma-like stroma...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094253/peritoneal-cancer-arising-after-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-and-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-for-cervical-cancer-in-a-patient-with-right-breast-cancer-and-germline-mutation-of-brca1-gene-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Michiko Harao, Jiro Ando, Hiroyuki Kamata, Nobuo Hoshi, Seiji Igarashi, Ryuzo Sekiguchi, Kokichi Sugano
Primary peritoneal carcinoma is usually advanced at diagnosis and curability is low unless the patient has a small tumor burden. Peritoneal carcinoma can occur in association with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, which is thought to account for 5-6% of all breast cancer. Mutations of two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are responsible for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Women with BRCA1/2 mutations often undergo risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) to prevent both ovarian and breast cancer...
November 1, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066706/-three-cases-of-high-grade-malignant-cancer-of-unknown-primary-with-a-long-term-survival
#13
Kenji Gonda, Masahiko Shibata, Masami Yasuda, Yosuke Tachiya, Yuichi Hatakeyama, Koji Kono, Yuichi Rokkaku
We report 3unusual cases of cancer of unknown primary(CUP)with a long-term survival after chemotherapy. A 56-yearold man was diagnosed as having CUP with invasion of an enlarged carcinoma 20 cm in size to the pancreas and peritoneal dissemination. He received chemotherapy with paclitaxel, carboplatin, and gemcitabine. After the chemotherapy, CT scan and PET-CT revealed no evidence of disease, so tumor resection was performed. The subsequent pathological findings revealed no cancer and a complete pathological response...
October 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039588/a-panel-of-markers-for-identification-of-malignant-and-non-malignant-cells-in-culture-from-effusions
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Fabiana Pirani Carneiro, Maria Imaculada Muniz-Junqueira, Fabio Pittella-Silva, Marcos de Vasconcelos Carneiro, Gustavo Henrique Soares Takano, Leonora Maciel de Sousa Vianna, Luciano Barbosa De Andrade, Tercia Maria Mendes Lousa De Castro, Isabela Peres, Tatiana Karla Dos Santos Borges, Vânia Moraes Ferreira, Andrea Barretto Motoyama
The aim of the present study was to identify cell types in primary culture from malignant and non-malignant effusions. Effusion samples were subjected to cytology and culture. Immunocytochemistry was performed in cytological slides to evaluate malignancy (positivity for malignancy markers) and in culture slides for identification of cell types in growth. A total of 143 effusion samples (pleural n=76; peritoneal n=37; pericardial n=4; and peritoneal lavage n=26) were analyzed. Cell growth was observed in 34...
October 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033584/dna-ploidy-and-s-phase-fraction-analysis-in-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-from-ovarian-cancer-correlation-with-clinical-pathological-factors-and-response-to-chemotherapy
#15
Silvia Carloni, Giulia Gallerani, Anna Tesei, Emanuela Scarpi, Giorgio Maria Verdecchia, Salvatore Virzì, Francesco Fabbri, Chiara Arienti
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the correlation between ploidy or S-phase fraction (SPF) and the clinical pathological characteristics of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer. We also assessed their relation with the in vivo and in vitro response to several chemotherapeutic agents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-three patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer were enrolled. Frozen tumor tissue was dissociated by a detergent-trypsin method, and the resulting cell suspension was stained with RNase A and propidium iodide...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032693/from-utopia-to-reality-increased-survival-in-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-treated-with-cytoreduction-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
#16
Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Rafael Morales-Soriano
We have read with great interest the article by Illán et al.1 entitled "Long survival in a patient with metastatic colorectal carcinoma: reality or utopia?" This article describes the case of a 42 year old patient with mucinous-type colon adenocarcinoma who had tumor recurrence with peritoneal metastases 18 months after resection of the primary tumor and adjuvant chemotherapy. After multiple metastasectomies and several lines of chemotherapy, the patient died 27 months after the recurrence.
November 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029123/outcome-of-elevated-ca125-values-from-primary-care-following-implementation-of-ovarian-cancer-guidelines
#17
S Michael Crawford, Colin Evans
Background: Ovarian cancer presents later in the UK compared to economically similar countries. National guidance suggests measuring CA125 in primary care as a means of bringing patients to specialist attention. Aim: To investigate the outcome of CA125 values measured in accordance with this policy. Setting and design: Examination of the laboratory records of female patients from the usual catchment population of one general hospital in whom CA125 was measured from primary care in a calendar year...
September 28, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957950/management-of-preinvasive-lesions
#18
Maria G Patrono, Camila Corzo, Maria Iniesta, Pedro T Ramirez
Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma is considered the precursor lesion of high-grade serous carcinoma, and found in both low-risk and high-risk populations. Isolated serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations are detected in ∼2% of patients undergoing risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and even with removal of the tubes and ovaries the rate of developing primary peritoneal carcinoma following remains up to 7.5%. Postoperative recommendations after finding incidental STICs remain unclear and surgical staging, adjuvant chemotherapy, or observation have been proposed...
December 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943914/metastatic-gastric-cancer-from-breast-carcinoma-a-report-of-78-cases
#19
Liang Xu, Shujing Liang, Ningning Yan, Le Zhang, Hailiang Gu, Xiaochun Fei, Yingchun Xu, Fengchun Zhang
The metastatic spread of breast carcinoma to the stomach is rare. There are a small number of previous studies that report metastases from the breast to the stomach and these provide limited information regarding this infrequent event. Consequently, the clinicopathological features, clinical outcomes and the optimal treatment for these patients remain to be elucidated. In the present study, 78 cases of gastric metastases from breast cancer, including the current case, were identified from previous studies between 1960 and 2015...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916367/rucaparib-maintenance-treatment-for-recurrent-ovarian-carcinoma-after-response-to-platinum-therapy-ariel3-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#20
Robert L Coleman, Amit M Oza, Domenica Lorusso, Carol Aghajanian, Ana Oaknin, Andrew Dean, Nicoletta Colombo, Johanne I Weberpals, Andrew Clamp, Giovanni Scambia, Alexandra Leary, Robert W Holloway, Margarita Amenedo Gancedo, Peter C Fong, Jeffrey C Goh, David M O'Malley, Deborah K Armstrong, Jesus Garcia-Donas, Elizabeth M Swisher, Anne Floquet, Gottfried E Konecny, Iain A McNeish, Clare L Scott, Terri Cameron, Lara Maloney, Jeff Isaacson, Sandra Goble, Caroline Grace, Thomas C Harding, Mitch Raponi, James Sun, Kevin K Lin, Heidi Giordano, Jonathan A Ledermann
BACKGROUND: Rucaparib, a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, has anticancer activity in recurrent ovarian carcinoma harbouring a BRCA mutation or high percentage of genome-wide loss of heterozygosity. In this trial we assessed rucaparib versus placebo after response to second-line or later platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with high-grade, recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients from 87 hospitals and cancer centres across 11 countries...
October 28, 2017: Lancet
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