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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119698/differences-in-the-ultrasound-features-of-papillations-in-unilocular-solid-adnexal-cysts-a-retrospective-international-multicenter-study
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Chiara Landolfo, Lil Valentin, Dorella Franchi, Caroline Van Holsbeke, Robert Fruscio, Wouter Froyman, Povilas Sladkevicius, Jeroen Kaijser, Lieveke Ameye, Tom Bourne, Luca Savelli, An Coosemans, Antonia Testa, Dirk Timmerman
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to determine if there are any ultrasound features of papillations or of the cyst wall that can discriminate between benign and malignant unilocular-solid cysts with papillations but no other solid components. METHODS: Patients with an adnexal lesion described at ultrasonography as unilocular-solid with papillations but no other solid components were identified from the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) database derived from seven ultrasound centers...
November 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113377/an-updated-meta-analysis-of-the-prognostic-value-of-decreased-e-cadherin-expression-in-ovarian-cancer
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LiLi Yu, Xiaoli Hua, Yu Yang, Ke Li, Qilin Zhang, Lixiu Yu
Decreased epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) expression is hypothesized to be related to poor prognosis of ovarian cancer, but the predictive value is still inconsistent. We conducted an updated meta-analysis with a total of 16 studies enrolling 1720 patients to estimate the prognostic value of decreased E-cadherin expression in ovarian cancer. Reduced expression of E-cadherin was significantly associated to poor overall survival (HR = 1.74, 95% CI: 1.40-2.17) and progression-free survival (HR = 1.45, 95% CI: 1...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113220/pax8-is-a-potential-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Hong-Juan Chai, Qing Ren, Qin Fan, Liu Ye, Guang-Ye Du, Hua-Wen Du, Wei Xu, Yue Li, Lan Zhang, Zhong-Ping Cheng
The present study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of paired-box 8 (PAX8) in primary epithelial ovarian cancer (PEOC). Using immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, the expression of PAX8 in 60 patients with PEOC, 20 patients with ovarian benign lesions and 10 patients with metastatic ovarian cancer (MOC), was examined based on the clinicopathological profiles of the patients. The correlation between PAX8 expression and the clinicopathological parameters or prognosis of patients was statistically analyzed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039517/microrna%C3%A2-455-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-by-directly-targeting-notch1
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Lixia Xu, Haiyan Li, Lei Su, Qian Lu, Zhenfeng Liu
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the fifth leading cause of cancer‑associated mortality among women in developed countries. Numerous microRNAs are aberrantly expressed in epithelial (E) OC, and are involved in EOC formation and progression. As such, microRNAs may be investigated as diagnostic and prognostic molecular biomarkers, and therapeutic targets for patients with EOC. For instance, microRNA‑455 (miR‑455) is abnormally expressed in various types of human cancer. However, details on the expression level, biological roles and underlying mechanism of miR‑455 in EOC remain unclear...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969913/genetic-predisposition-to-bevacizumab-induced-hypertension
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Melissa K Frey, Fanny Dao, Narciso Olvera, Jason A Konner, Maura N Dickler, Douglas A Levine
OBJECTIVE: Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody to VEGF, has shown efficacy in ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancer in addition to several other solid tumors. Serious side effects include hypertension, proteinuria, bowel perforation, and thrombosis. We tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in hypertension-associated genes is associated with bevacizumab-induced hypertension (BIH). METHODS: Patients with solid tumors treated with bevacizumab in combination with other therapy were identified from six clinical trials...
September 29, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834973/simple-rules-not-so-simple-the-use-of-international-ovarian-tumor-analysis-iota-terminology-and-simple-rules-in-inexperienced-hands-in-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Evelyne Meys, Iris Rutten, Roy Kruitwagen, Brigitte Slangen, Sandrina Lambrechts, Helen Mertens, Ernst Nolting, Dieuwke Boskamp, Toon Van Gorp
Objectives To analyze how well untrained examiners - without experience in the use of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) terminology or simple ultrasound-based rules (simple rules) - are able to apply IOTA terminology and simple rules and to assess the level of agreement between non-experts and an expert. Methods This prospective multicenter cohort study enrolled women with ovarian masses. Ultrasound was performed by non-expert examiners and an expert. Ultrasound features were recorded using IOTA nomenclature, and used for classifying the mass by simple rules...
August 23, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830009/humanization-of-jaa-f11-a-highly-specific-anti-thomsen-friedenreich-pancarcinoma-antibody-and-invitro-efficacy-analysis
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Swetha Tati, John C Fisk, Julia Abdullah, Loukia Karacosta, Taylor Chrisikos, Padraic Philbin, Susan Morey, Diala Ghazal, Fatma Zazala, Joseph Jessee, Sally Quataert, Stephen Koury, David Moreno, Jing Ying Eng, Vladislav V Glinsky, Olga V Glinskii, Muctarr Sesay, Anthony W Gebhard, Karamveer Birthare, James R Olson, Kate Rittenhouse-Olson
JAA-F11 is a highly specific mouse monoclonal to the Thomsen-Friedenreich Antigen (TF-Ag) which is an alpha-O-linked disaccharide antigen on the surface of ~80% of human carcinomas, including breast, lung, colon, bladder, ovarian, and prostate cancers, and is cryptic on normal cells. JAA-F11 has potential, when humanized, for cancer immunotherapy for multiple cancer types. Humanization of JAA-F11, was performed utilizing complementarity determining regions grafting on a homology framework. The objective herein is to test the specificity, affinity and biology efficacy of the humanized JAA-F11 (hJAA-F11)...
August 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782867/imaging-in-gynecological-disease-11-clinical-and-ultrasound-features-of-mucinous-ovarian-tumors
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F Moro, G F Zannoni, D Arciuolo, T Pasciuto, S Amoroso, F Mascilini, S Mainenti, G Scambia, A C Testa
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and ultrasound findings in patients with mucinous ovarian tumors. METHODS: In this retrospective study, women with a histological diagnosis of mucinous ovarian tumor who had undergone preoperative ultrasound examination were identified from the database of a single ultrasound center. The histological examination was performed by the same pathologist in all cases, and the ultrasound appearance of the tumors was described using the terms and definitions of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group...
August 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758939/stonin-2-overexpression-is-correlated-with-unfavorable-prognosis-and-tumor-invasion-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Xiaoying Sun, Weijing Zhang, Han Li, Chunhao Niu, Yulan Ou, Libing Song, Yanna Zhang
Stonin 2 (STON2), which functions in adjusting endocytotic complexes, is probably involved in the monitoring of the internalization of dopamine D2 receptors which have an inhibitory action of dopamine on tumor progression. However, its clinical significance in tumor progression and prognosis remains unclear. We explored the association between STON2 and the clinicopathological characteristics of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The STON2 levels in ovarian cancer and normal cell lines and tissues were detected by real-time PCR and Western blot analyses...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735703/ovarian-mass-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-the-value-of-the-international-ovarian-tumor-analysis-ultrasound-rules
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Jacques S Abramowicz, Dirk Timmerman
Ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women, has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers. General survival rate is <50% but can reach 90% if disease is detected early. Ultrasound is presently the best modality to differentiate between benign and malignant status. The patient with a malignant mass should be referred to an oncology surgeon since results have been shown to be superior to treatment by a specialist. Several ultrasound-based scoring systems exist for assessing the risk of an ovarian tumor to be malignant...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671040/high-expressions-of-bcl6-and-lewis-y-antigen-are-correlated-with-high-tumor-burden-and-poor-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Liancheng Zhu, Huilin Feng, Shan Jin, Mingzi Tan, Song Gao, Huiyu Zhuang, Zhenhua Hu, Huimin Wang, Zuofei Song, Bei Lin
Aberrant regulation of BCL6 plays crucial oncogenic roles in various malignant tumors; howbeit, the function of BCL6 in tumorigenesis of ovarian cancer remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of BCL6 in ovarian cancer. The methods of immunohistochemical staining, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunocytochemical staining, and gene expression profile enrichment analysis were performed to identify the possible role of BCL6 in ovarian cancer. We observed that the expression of BCL6 was significantly higher in ovarian cancer tissues and correlated with higher tumor burden including advanced International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages, poor differentiation, Type II ovarian cancer, the presence of >1 cm residual tumor size, and appearance of recurrence or death (all p < 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652777/overexpression-of-the-cancer-stem-cell-marker-cd117-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-evidence-from-meta-analysis
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Bikang Yang, Xuebing Yan, Liguo Liu, Chunyu Jiang, Shuping Hou
PURPOSE: Cancer stem cells have recently been identified as a key driving factor for tumor metastasis and chemoresistance. CD117 is a well-established cancer stem cell marker, but its clinical significance in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to identify correlations between CD117 expression and clinical features and outcomes in EOC patients in this meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBASE, and OVID databases to identify eligible studies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629557/multiparametric-mri-for-differentiation-of-borderline-ovarian-tumors-from-stage-i-malignant-epithelial-ovarian-tumors-using-multivariate-logistic-regression-analysis
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Fatmaelzahraa Abdelfattah Denewar, Mitsuru Takeuchi, Misugi Urano, Yuki Kamishima, Tatsuya Kawai, Naoki Takahashi, Moe Takeuchi, Susumu Kobayashi, Junichi Honda, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of contrast-enhanced MRI, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurement, and CA-125 measurement for differentiating borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) from stage I malignant epithelial ovarian tumors (MEOTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 43 patients with BOTs and 43 patients with stage I MEOTs who underwent contrast-enhanced MRI with DWI and CA-125 analysis. Two radiologists evaluated the MRI findings in consensus...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574444/validation-of-the-performance-of-international-ovarian-tumor-analysis-iota-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-early-stage-ovarian-cancer-in-a-non-screening-population
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Wouter Froyman, Laure Wynants, Chiara Landolfo, Tom Bourne, Lil Valentin, Antonia Testa, Povilas Sladkevicius, Dorella Franchi, Daniela Fischerova, Luca Savelli, Ben Van Calster, Dirk Timmerman
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the performance of different ultrasound-based International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) strategies and subjective assessment for the diagnosis of early stage ovarian malignancy. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective multicenter cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study that included 1653 patients recruited at 18 centers from 2009 to 2012. All patients underwent standardized transvaginal ultrasonography by experienced ultrasound investigators...
June 2, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560060/microrna-365-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-progression-by-targeting-wnt5a
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Yanli Wang, Chunling Xu, Yun Wang, Xiaomeng Zhang
MicroRNA-365 (miR-365) has been reported to play an important role in tumorigenesis in many types of cancers; however, the role of miR-365 in the carcinogenesis of ovarian cancer remains unknown. In this study, we focused on the roles and underlying mechanisms of miR-365 in ovarian cancer. Here, we found that miR-365 expression level was significantly decreased in ovarian cancer tissues and cell lines, and that low miR-365 expression was negatively significantly associated with advanced stages as defined by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), histological grading, and lymph node metastasis...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557832/serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroaki Komatsu, Tetsuro Oishi, Hiroaki Itamochi, Muneaki Shimada, Shinya Sato, Jun Chikumi, Seiya Sato, Michiko Nonaka, Mayumi Sawada, Makoto Wakahara, Yoshihisa Umekita, Tasuku Harada
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab, which targets vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, has recently been proven to be effective for the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Thus, interest in VEGF-A has increased. There are few reports on concomitant detection of both ligands and its soluble receptors in serum samples, and the significance of serum VEGF-A in EOC is unclear, unlike the situation with tissue samples. We conducted the present study to explore the levels of serum VEGF family and its receptors and to evaluate their utility as prognostic biomarkers...
September 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540827/complete-cytoreductive-surgery-plus-hipec-for-peritoneal-metastases-from-unusual-cancer-sites-of-origin-results-from-a-worldwide-analysis-issue-of-the-peritoneal-surface-oncology-group-international-psogi
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Diane Goéré, Guillaume Passot, Maximiliano Gelli, Edward A Levine, David L Bartlett, Paul H Sugarbaker, Olivier Glehen
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of patients operated on for peritoneal metastases from unusual cancer sites of origin, meaning apart from peritoneal metastases (PM) from colorectal, gastric and epithelial ovarian carcinomas, pseudomyxoma peritonei and mesothelioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire concerning patients treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for PM arising from unusual cancer sites of origin was sent to all centres, which routinely performed HIPEC, through the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International and the RENAPE network...
August 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512173/clinical-utility-of-risk-models-to-refer-patients-with-adnexal-masses-to-specialized-oncology-care-multicenter-external-validation-using-decision-curve-analysis
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Laure Wynants, Dirk Timmerman, Jan Y Verbakel, Antonia Testa, Luca Savelli, Daniela Fischerova, Dorella Franchi, Caroline Van Holsbeke, Elisabeth Epstein, Wouter Froyman, Stefano Guerriero, Alberto Rossi, Robert Fruscio, Francesco Pg Leone, Tom Bourne, Lil Valentin, Ben Van Calster
Purpose: To evaluate the utility of preoperative diagnostic models for ovarian cancer based on ultrasound and/or biomarkers for referring patients to specialized oncology care. The investigated models were RMI, ROMA, and 3 models from the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group [LR2, ADNEX, and the Simple Rules risk score (SRRisk)].Experimental Design: A secondary analysis of prospectively collected data from 2 cross-sectional cohort studies was performed to externally validate diagnostic models. A total of 2,763 patients (2,403 in dataset 1 and 360 in dataset 2) from 18 centers (11 oncology centers and 7 nononcology hospitals) in 6 countries participated...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498261/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-clinical-and-pathological-analysis-of-47-patients-without-intrauterine-diethylstilbestrol-exposure
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Li Yang, Aiwen Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Xianhua Fang, Wenyong Sun, Yaqing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical and pathological characteristics and to conduct prognosis analysis of patients who were diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (CCCUC) and without a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all the patients with CCCUC who were diagnosed and treated at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital between 1998 and 2014. Charts were reviewed for clinical and pathological characteristics, and prognosis analysis was conducted...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401199/clinicopathology-of-epcam-and-egfr-in-human-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma
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Jingying Zheng, Lijing Zhao, Yi Wang, Shuhua Zhao, Manhua Cui
The objective of this study was to explore the expression of EpCAM and EGFR in human epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and their correlation with clinicopathological parameters. The protein expression levels of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens from 30 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma and 15 normal ovary tissues. Clinicopathological characteristics were gathered by retrospective review of the patients' files...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
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