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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057354/neuroendrocrine-tumors-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-gynecologic-oncologists
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REVIEW
Gadducci Angiolo, Carinelli Silvestro, Aletti Giovanni
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are aggressive diseases developing from neuroendocrine cells that most frequently involve the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract and the lung, but more rarely are found in almost all body tissues. Limited biological and clinical data are currently available for NETs in uncommon sites, such as female genital tract. NETs represent 0.9% to 1.5% of the tumors of the uterine cervix. They are more likely to have lymph-vascular space invasion and lymph node involvement, and to develop local and distant relapses when compared with the mostly common cervical squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas...
January 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053902/human-papilloma-virus-in-oral-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Soung Min Kim
Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women, and it arises from cells that originate in the cervix uteri. Among several causes of cervical malignancies, infection with some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) is well known to be the greatest cervical cancer risk factor. Over 150 subtypes of HPV have been identified; more than 40 types of HPVs are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region and oral cavity. The recently introduced vaccine for HPV infection is effective against certain subtypes of HPV that are associated with cervical cancer, genital warts, and some less common cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer...
December 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035489/the-association-between-a-history-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-future-risk-for-female-malignancies
#3
Oded Fuchs, Eyal Sheiner, Mihai Meirovitz, Ehud Davidson, Ruslan Sergienko, Roy Kessous
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an increased future risk for female malignancies. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based study compared the incidence of long-term female malignancies (ovary, uterine, breast, and uterine cervix) in a cohort of women with and without a diagnosis of GDM. Deliveries occurred between the years 1988-2013, with a mean follow-up duration of 12 years. Women with known malignancies prior to the index pregnancy were excluded...
December 29, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005640/early-detection-of-bone-metastasis-in-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-by-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct-imaging
#4
Andres Damian, Graciela Lago, Susana Rossi, Omar Alonso, Henry Engler
The neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma of the cervix is a rare malignancy that has a poor prognosis due to early lymphatic and hematogenous spread. We herein report a case of a 27- year-old woman who was referred for initial staging of a neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma with previous unremarkable structural imaging. Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT revealed focal uptake at the primary tumor and in a solitary pelvic bone lesion suggestive of metastases that was further confirmed by CT-guided biopsy. Somatostatin receptor PET/CT may be a useful image modality for early detection of metastases to guide treatment in these patients...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992790/association-between-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-co-infection-with-candida-spp-and-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-women-with-cervical-premalignant-and-malignant-lesions
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Ishita Ghosh, Richard Muwonge, Srabani Mittal, Dipanwita Banerjee, Pratip Kundu, Ranajit Mandal, Jaydip Biswas, Partha Basu
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the necessary cause of cervical cancer. Cervico-vaginal infection with pathogens like Chlamydia is a likely cofactor. The interactions between HPV, Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Candida spp. are less understood, though inflammation induced by these pathogens has been demonstrated to facilitate oncogenesis. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to evaluate the association between Candida spp. and TV co-infection with HPV in cervical oncogenesis...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976366/proteomic-signatures-reveal-a-dualistic-and-clinically-relevant-classification-of-anal-canal-carcinoma
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Michael Herfs, Rémi Longuespée, Charles M Quick, Patrick Roncarati, Meggy Suarez-Carmona, Pascale Hubert, Alizée Lebeau, Diane Bruyere, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Nicolas Smargiasso, Dominique Baiwir, Keith Lai, Andrew Dunn, Fabiola Obregon, Eric J Yang, Edwin De Pauw, Christopher P Crum, Philippe Delvenne
Etiologically linked to HPV infection, malignancies of the anal canal have substantially increased in incidence over the last 20 years. Although most anal squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) respond well to chemoradiotherapy, about 30% of patients experience a poor outcome, for undetermined reasons. Despite cumulative efforts for discovering independent predictors of overall survival, both nodal status and tumour size are still the only reliable factors predicting patient outcome. Recent efforts have revealed that the biology of HPV-related lesions in the cervix is strongly linked to the originally infected cell population...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966538/nqo1-inhibits-proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-hif-1%C3%AE
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Eun-Taex Oh, Jung-Whan Kim, Joon Mee Kim, Soo Jung Kim, Jae-Seon Lee, Soon-Sun Hong, Justin Goodwin, Robin J Ruthenborg, Myung Gu Jung, Hae-June Lee, Chul-Ho Lee, Eun Sung Park, Chulhee Kim, Heon Joo Park
Overexpression of NQO1 is associated with poor prognosis in human cancers including breast, colon, cervix, lung and pancreas. Yet, the molecular mechanisms underlying the pro-tumorigenic capacities of NQO1 have not been fully elucidated. Here we show a previously undescribed function for NQO1 in stabilizing HIF-1α, a master transcription factor of oxygen homeostasis that has been implicated in the survival, proliferation and malignant progression of cancers. We demonstrate that NQO1 directly binds to the oxygen-dependent domain of HIF-1α and inhibits the proteasome-mediated degradation of HIF-1α by preventing PHDs from interacting with HIF-1α...
December 14, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960241/the-changing-landscape-of-gynaecological-cancer-diagnosis-implications-for-histopathological-practice-in-the-21st-century
#8
REVIEW
Naveena Singh, C Blake Gilks
The era of molecular medicine has led to dramatically improved understanding of the genetic events that give rise to different types of cancers. In the case of gynaecological malignancies, this has resulted in distinct shifts in how these tumours are diagnosed in routine surgical pathology practice, with an increased emphasis on accurate subtype diagnosis. This has happened across all sites in the gynaecological tract and for most cell types, but in ways that are site-specific and may appear to be subtle, as in most instances the diagnostic terminology has not changed...
January 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928952/in-vitro-anticancer-evaluation-of-platinum-ii-iv-complexes-with-diisoamyl-ester-of-s-s-ethylenediamine-n-n-di-2-propanoic-acid
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Bojana B Zmejkovski, Nebojša Pantelić, Lana Filipović, Sandra Aranđelović, Siniša Radulović, Tibor J Sabo, Goran N Kaluđerović
Platinum(II) and platinum(IV) complexes [PtCln{(S,S)-(i-Am)2eddip}] (n = 2, 4: 1, 2, respectively; (S,S)-(i-Am)2eddip = O,O'-diisoamyl-(S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'-di-2-propanoate) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Quantum chemical calculations were used to predict formed isomers of 1 and 2. Furthermore, reduction of 2 with ascorbic acid was followed by time-dependant 13C NMR spectroscopy in order to enable assignation of the formed isomers for complex 1...
December 7, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920893/antibody-drug-conjugates-and-other-nanomedicines-the-frontier-of-gynaecological-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
David Howard, Jetzabel Garcia-Parra, Gareth D Healey, Cynthia Amakiri, Lavinia Margarit, Lewis W Francis, Deyarina Gonzalez, R Steven Conlan
Gynaecological cancers: malignancies of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, vagina and vulva, are responsible for over 1.1 million new cancer cases and almost half a million deaths annually. Ovarian cancer in particular is difficult to treat due to often being diagnosed at a late stage, and the incidence of uterine and vulvar malignancies are both on the rise. The field of nanomedicine is beginning to introduce drugs into the clinic for oncological applications exemplified by the liposomal drugs, Doxil and Myocet, the nanoparticle, Abraxane and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), Kadcyla and Adcetris...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908529/a-new-marker-insulinoma-associated-protein-1-insm1-for-high-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-analysis-of-37-cases
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Shiho Kuji, Reiko Watanabe, Yuichi Sato, Takashi Iwata, Yasuyuki Hirashima, Munetaka Takekuma, Ichiro Ito, Masato Abe, Ryo Nagashio, Katsuhiro Omae, Daisuke Aoki, Toru Kameya
OBJECTIVE: High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of uterine cervix (HGNCUC) has been recognized as a highly malignant tumor. Therapeutic strategy specific to neuroendocrine (NE) tumors needs to be considered, but some cases wouldn't allow simple final diagnoses. Insulinoma-associated protein 1 (INSM1), which is a zinc-finger transcription factor related to NE differentiation, is frequently expressed in NE tumors. We investigated the association between INSM1 and HGNCUC, and the possibility of INSM1 as a useful NE marker...
November 28, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899985/possible-role-of-thymidine-phosphorylase-in-gynecological-tumors-as-an-individualized-treatment-strategy
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Masako Shida, Masanori Yasuda, Mariko Fujita, Masaki Miyazawa, Hiroshi Kajiwara, Takeshi Hirasawa, Masae Ikeda, Naruaki Matsui, Toshinari Muramatsu, Mikio Mikami
Thymidine phosphorylase (TP) is structurally similar to platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor, and it activates 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) prodrugs and also promotes angiogenesis. In the present study, the possibility of using TP expression as a biomarker for 5-FU prodrugs, and the significance of TP as an angiogenic factor, were investigated in patients with gynecological tumors. The subjects enrolled in the study were 188 patients with gynecological tumors who provided informed consent and underwent tumor resection at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Tokai University Hospital between February 2002 and January 2010...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897023/-current-knowledge-about-hpv-infection
#13
A Mladěnka, A Kubečková, J Sláma
OBJECTIVE: Overview of current data on HPV infection. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital in Ostrava, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General University Hospital in Prague. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted pathogen that causes anogenital disorders...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896250/clinical-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy
#14
Ye-Kyu Park, Choong-Hak Park
OBJECTIVE: The management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and early invasive cancer of the uterine cervix is very difficult to approach, especially in case of young woman who wants to preserve her fertility. Conization of the cervix may have various kinds of disadvantage. The objective of this clinical retrospective study is to investigate the therapeutic effects and clinical efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) including combined chemo-photodynamic therapy in patients with pre-malignant CIN and malignant invasive cervical cancer...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895081/malignant-melanoma-of-cervix
#15
Mayank Gupta
A 68-year-old woman presented with symptoms of bleeding per vaginum. On examination, a growth was seen in the cervix, clinically considered to be squamous cell carcinoma. The growth was confined to the cervix and did not involve the parametria. However, on biopsy it was diagnosed as malignant melanoma. She underwent surgery elsewhere and was advised chemotherapy as these tumours are aggressive; however, she refused chemotherapy. She has been on regular follow-up and has an ongoing survival and disease-free period of more than 5 years...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886713/automated-classification-of-pap-smear-images-to-detect-cervical-dysplasia
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Kangkana Bora, Manish Chowdhury, Lipi B Mahanta, Malay Kumar Kundu, Anup Kumar Das
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The present study proposes an intelligent system for automatic categorization of Pap smear images to detect cervical dysplasia, which has been an open problem ongoing for last five decades. METHODS: The classification technique is based on shape, texture and color features. It classifies the cervical dysplasia into two-level (normal and abnormal) and three-level (Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy, Low-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion and High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion) classes reflecting the established Bethesda system of classification used for diagnosis of cancerous or precancerous lesion of cervix...
January 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878356/phase-i-trial-of-daily-triapine-in-combination-with-cisplatin-chemotherapy-for-advanced-stage-malignancies
#17
Charles A Kunos, Edward Chu, Jan H Beumer, Mario Sznol, S Percy Ivy
PURPOSE: Advanced-stage malignancies have increased deoxyribonucleotide demands in DNA replication and repair, making deoxyribonucleotide supply a potential exploitable target for therapy based on ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibition. METHODS: A dose-finding phase I trial was conducted of intravenous (i.v.) triapine, a small-molecule RNR inhibitor, and cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with advanced-stage solid tumor malignancies. Patients received dose-finding levels of i...
January 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872541/splenic-metastasis-from-cancer-of-uterine-cervix-a-rare-case
#18
Jagannath Dixit, Noor Mohammed, Preethi Shetty
Cancer of uterine cervix is one of the most common malignancies in women. Metastatic recurrence of cervical cancer in spleen is rare, mostly seen in autopsies. Splenic metastasis from cervical cancer in a living patient without disseminated metastases is rarer. Here, we present the case of a lady aged 46 years with cervical cancer-squamous cell carcinoma-who had undergone radical hysterectomy and postoperative 50 Gy of intensity modulated radiation therapy in 25 fractions and 50 mg of weekly cisplatin for 6 weeks...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870705/clinical-study-on-female-genital-tract-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-childhood-changes-during-20-years-in-one-center
#19
Jie Yang, Jiaxin Yang, Mei Yu, Zhen Yuan, Dongyan Cao, Shen Keng
OBJECTIVE: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare tumor in girls. We intend to analyze the clinical feature, therapeutic effect, and prognosis of pediatric and adolescent RMS of the female genitourinary tract. METHODS: Pediatric or adolescent patients with female genital tract RMS in 1 tertiary hospital from 1995 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The medical records were collected, including general information, tumor primary site, stage, histology, treatments, adverse effects, and survival outcomes...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863160/primary-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-presentation-in-pap-test-slide-and-cervical-biopsy
#20
Guang Yang, Jeremy Deisch, Margaret Tavares, Qin Haixia, Camilla Cobb, Anwar S Raza
This case involved a 69-year-old female who presented with irritative urinary voiding. Imaging studies showed an 18-cm uterine mass centering on the cervix and extending into the bladder. The Pap test slide demonstrated necrotic background and degenerative changes in single and grouped atypical "small round blue cells" with high nuclear/cytoplasm ratio, scant cytoplasm, and hyperchromatic focally cleaved nuclei with occasional nuclear membrane "snout projections." Cervical biopsies showed similar findings. The tumor cells were positive for CD45, CD20, and PAX-5, and negative with epithelial, neuroendocrine, and muscle markers...
November 8, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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