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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789905/pre-operative-mri-staging-of-endometrial-cancer-in-a-multicentre-cancer-network-can-we-match-single-centre-study-results
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N D Soneji, N Bharwani, A Ferri, V Stewart, A Rockall
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the staging accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for endometrial cancer in daily practice over a 3-year period at a tertiary referral centre receiving scans from a large number of hospitals with varying protocols. To compare these daily practice results to published data from single-centre studies. METHODS: After ethical approval, MRI staging records for 270 studies from nine network and three centre hospitals were retrospectively collected and compared with final operative histopathology...
May 22, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788542/accuracy-of-visual-inspection-performed-by-community-health-workers-in-cervical-cancer-screening
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REVIEW
Susan D Driscoll, Ruth M Tappen, David Newman, Kathi Voege-Harvey
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer remains the leading cause of cancer and mortality in low-resource areas with healthcare personnel shortages. Visual inspection is a low-resource alternative method of cervical cancer screening in areas with limited access to healthcare. OBJECTIVES: To assess accuracy of visual inspection performed by community health workers (CHWs) and licensed providers, and the effect of provider training on visual inspection accuracy. SEARCH STRATEGY: Five databases and four websites were queried for studies published in English up to December 31, 2015...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788025/does-100-rapid-review-improve-cervical-cancer-screening
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José Queiroz Filho, José Eleutério, Ricardo Ney Cobucci, Janaina Cristiana de Oliveira Crispim, Paulo César Giraldo, Ana Katherine Gonçalves
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate 100% rapid review (100% RR) as a useful tool to detect false negative (FN) results. STUDY DESIGN: A sample of 8,677 swabs was investigated; the unsatisfactory and negative results were referred to 100% RR, concordant results were taken as the final diagnosis, while the discordant results were debated in a consensus meeting to reach a conclusion. The positive results were examined by 2 cytologists. The data were entered into SAS statistical software, and the agreement of the 100% RR results with the final diagnosis was tested with the weighted kappa statistic...
May 22, 2018: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787422/activity-of-pembrolizumab-in-recurrent-cervical-cancer-case-series-and-review-of-published-data
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Marlene Kranawetter, Sebastian Röhrich, Leonhard Müllauer, Helena Obermair, Alexander Reinthaller, Christoph Grimm, Alina Sturdza, Wolfgang J Köstler, Stephan Polterauer
OBJECTIVES: Recent data support the use of pembrolizumab in cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate pembrolizumab in heavily pretreated patients with recurrent cervical cancer. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients treated with pembrolizumab at a single academic institution were assessed. Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) status and microsatellite instability were assessed from tumor samples. Irrespective of PD-L1 expression status, pembrolizumab was administered at fixed dose of 200 mg intravenously every 3 weeks...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786136/temporal-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-cervical-cancer-in-south-africa-1994-2012
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Gbenga Olorunfemi, Ntombizodwa Ndlovu, Gwinyai Masukume, Admire Chikandiwa, Pedro T Pisa, Elvira Singh
Cervical cancer (CC) is the leading cause of cancer death among female South Africans (SA). Improved access to reproductive health services following multi-ethnic democracy in 1994, HIV epidemic, and the initiation of CC population-based screening in early 2000's have influenced the epidemiology of CC in SA. We therefore evaluated the trends in CC age-standardized incidence (ASIR) (1994 - 2009) and mortality rates (ASMR) (2004 - 2012) using data from the South African National Cancer Registry and the Statistics South Africa, respectively...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782361/the-significance-of-para-aortic-nodal-size-and-the-role-of-adjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy-in-cervical-cancer-an-institutional-experience
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Dustin B Manders, Travis T Sims, April Bailey, Lindsay Hwang, Debra L Richardson, David S Miller, Siobhan M Kehoe, Kevin V Albuquerque, Jayanthi S Lea
OBJECTIVE: Cervical cancer metastatic to the para-aortic lymph nodes (PALNs) carries a poor prognosis. Despite extended-field radiation therapy (EFRT), only 30% to 50% of patients will survive 3 years. We sought to examine the treatment regimens used, associated toxicities, and treatment outcomes in patients with cervical cancer metastatic to PALN. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients with cervical cancer treated at a single institution between January 1, 2007 and November 1, 2014...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776594/gearing-up-t-cell-immunotherapy-in-cervical-cancer
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REVIEW
Shilpa Raghuvanshi Chauhan, Mausumi Bharadwaj
The World Health Organization estimates more than 270,000 deaths annually by cervical cancer. Present vaccines are prophylactic in nature which cannot treat huge bulk of cervical cancer patients worldwide. Available therapies like radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery are not effective in high-grade lesion, and hence, there is an unmet medical need for an effective form of therapy. T cells play a significant role in cervical cancer pathogenesis as human papilloma virus uses multiple mechanisms that dodge host T-cell immune-surveillance aiding in persistence of infection and establishment of cancer...
April 22, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774361/diagnostic-performance-of-ata-bta-and-tirads-sonographic-patterns-in-the-predication-of-malignancy-in-histologically-proven-thyroid-nodules
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Chiaw Ling Chng, Hong Chang Tan, Chow Wei Too, Wei Ying Lim, Priscilla Pei Sze Chiam, Ling Zhu, Nivedita Vikas Nadkarni, Adoree Yi Ying Lim
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to compare the malignancy risk stratification of histologically proven thyroid nodules using the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) Management Guidelines, 2014 British Thyroid Association (BTA) Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS). METHODS: Thyroid nodules measuring > 1 cm resected over 5.5 years were retrospectively studied. Information like gender and age, and cytology and histopathology results were collected...
May 18, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770629/predicting-factors-for-resumption-of-spontaneous-voiding-following-nerve-sparing-radical-hysterectomy
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Chalaithorn Nantasupha, Kittipat Charoenkwan
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors affecting voiding recovery on the day of Foley catheter removal (postoperative day 7, POD7) after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) for early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS: Early-stage cervical cancer patients, who underwent type C1 radical hysterectomy between January 2006 and June 2016 were included. Clinical and pathological data were reviewed. Association between inability to attain adequate voiding function on POD7 and potential predicting factors were evaluated in univariate and multivariate analysis...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766739/lingual-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-surgical-approaches-in-the-literature
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William Stokes, Eric Interval, Rusha Patel
INTRODUCTION: Lingual thyroid cancer is a rare entity with a paucity of literature guiding methods of surgical treatment. Its location presents anatomic challenges with access and excision. OBJECTIVE: We present a case of T4aN1b classical variant papillary thyroid carcinoma of the lingual thyroid that was removed without pharyngeal entry. We also present a review of the literature of this rare entity and propose a treatment algorithm to provide safe and oncologic outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765906/epstein-barr-virus-and-human-papillomaviruses-interactions-and-their-roles-in-the-initiation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-progression
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REVIEW
Farhan S Cyprian, Halema F Al-Farsi, Semir Vranic, Saghir Akhtar, Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa
Oncoviruses are implicated in around 20% of all human cancers including both solid and non-solid malignancies. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the most common oncoviruses worldwide. Currently, it is well established that onco-proteins of EBV (LMP1, LMP2A, and EBNA1) and high-risk HPVs (E5 and E6/E7) play an important role in the initiation and/or progression of several human carcinomas, including cervical, oral, and breast. More significantly, it has been recently pointed out that viral onco-proteins of EBV and high-risk HPVs can be co-present and consequently cooperate to initiate and/or amplify epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is the hallmark of cancer progression and metastasis...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760805/preoperative-scc-ag-and-thrombocytosis-as-predictive-markers-for-pelvic-lymphatic-metastasis-of-squamous-cervical-cancer-in-early-figo-stage
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Fan Xu, Yanfang Li, Liangsheng Fan, Jing Ma, Lan Yu, Hongyan Yi, Xiaojing Chen, Wenfei Wei, Peng Wu, Li Liang, Huiquan Hu, Hui Xing, Wei Wang
Objectives: To explore the clinical significance of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) and thrombocytosis to predict pelvic lymphatic metastasis (PLM) of squamous cervical cancer (SCC) in International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IA-IIA. Methods: A retrospective clinicopathologic review of 782 patients of a primary cohort in three Chinese hospitals from 2010 to 2015, and 407 patients of a validation cohort in another institution from 2015 to 2017. A receiver operating characteristic curve was used to determine the optimal SCC-Ag threshold to predict PLM in the groups...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760355/interventions-integrating-non-communicable-disease-prevention-and-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-a-systematic-review
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Kimiyo Kikuchi, Rakesh Ayer, Sumiyo Okawa, Mariko Nishikitani, Fumihiko Yokota, Masamine Jimba, Naoki Nakashima
Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) care services could be critical entry points for preventing non-communicable diseases in women and children. In high-income countries, non-communicable diseases screening has been integrated into both the medical and public health systems. To integrate these services in low- and middle-income countries, it is necessary to closely examine its effectiveness and feasibility. In this systematic review, we evaluated the effectiveness of integrating gestational and non-gestational non-communicable diseases interventions and RMNCH care among women and children in low- and middle-income countries...
2018: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758011/invasion-related-factors-as-potential-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-targets-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-review
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REVIEW
Samadarani B S M Siriwardena, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Guangying Qi, Naozumi Ishimaru, Yasusei Kudo
It is well recognized that the presence of cervical lymph node metastasis is the most important prognostic factor in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In solid epithelial cancer, the first step during the process of metastasis is the invasion of cancer cells into the underlying stroma, breaching the basement membrane (BM)-the natural barrier between epithelium and the underlying extracellular matrix (ECM). The ability to invade and metastasize is a key hallmark of cancer progression, and the most complicated and least understood...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751992/the-impact-of-health-insurance-status-on-the-stage-of-cervical-cancer-diagnosis-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-massachusetts
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Michelle Davis, Kyle Strickland, Sarah Rae Easter, Michael Worley, Colleen Feltmate, Michael Muto, Neil Horowitz, Ross Berkowitz, Sarah Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of insurance status on the stage of cervical cancer diagnosed and treated at a tertiary care center in Massachusetts and review the preceding screening history. METHODS: An IRB approved retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients with a diagnosis of cervical cancer treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) between January 2011 and June 2016. Clinical and demographic data was extracted from the longitudinal medical record...
May 8, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747725/cancer-in-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
Anna McCormick, Erika Peterson
This article reviews some of the more common types of cancer that may be encountered during pregnancy. It reviews the unique challenges with the diagnosis and treatment of breast, cervical, hematologic, and colon cancers in pregnant patients.
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736362/preoperative-elevated-platelet-count-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-vulvar-squamous-cell-cancer-a-mini-review
#17
REVIEW
Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Osama Alomar, Hany Salem
Preoperative thrombocytosis has been shown to be a marker of advanced disease and poor survival in gynecologic malignancies, specifically endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancers. The aim of this study is to provide a focused mini-review on all the existing literature concerning the role of preoperative thrombocytosis as a prognostic factor in vulvar squamous cell cancer (SCC). A PubMed search (until February 20, 2018) of all peer-reviewed and English-published articles was conducted using the following keywords: platelet, thrombocytosis, and vulvar cancer...
March 6, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733302/excess-cost-of-cervical-cancer-screening-beyond-recommended-screening-ages-or-after-hysterectomy-in-a-single-institution
#18
Deanna Teoh, Gretchen Hultman, McKenzie DeKam, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Levi S Downs, Melissa A Geller, Chap Le, Genevieve Melton, Shalini Kulasingam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate the excess cost of guideline nonadherent cervical cancer screening in women beyond the recommended screening ages or posthysterectomy in a single healthcare system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Pap tests performed between September 1, 2012, and August 31, 2014, in women younger than 21 years, older than 65 years, or after hysterectomy, were coded as guideline adherent or nonadherent per the 2012 America Society of Colposcopy and Clinical Pathology guidelines...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732918/cervical-cancer-sociodemographic-and-diagnostic-disparities-in-florida-a-population-based-study-1981-2013-by-stage-at-presentation
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Aliyah Gauri, Sarah E Messiah, Layla A Bouzoubaa, Kevin J Moore, Tulay Koru-Sengul
OBJECTIVE: Florida has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates and socioeconomically diverse populations in the United States. We used statewide population-based cancer registry data to assess disparities in cervical cancer stage at diagnosis. DESIGN: Primary invasive adult female cervical cancer patients in the Florida Cancer Data Registry (1981-2013) were linked with 2000 United States Census data. Early (localized) and advanced (regional and distant) stage at diagnosis was assessed by age, race, ethnicity, neighborhood socioeconomic-, marital-, and smoking- status...
May 5, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732436/the-c7-pedicle-as-a-superior-fixation-point-in-spinal-stabilization-for-spinal-metastatic-disease
#20
Harjot Thind, Andrew J Fabiano
Spinal metastatic disease (SMD) often requires spinal stabilization; however, the cervicothoracic junction can be a challenging area to instrument. An anterior approach may require division of the sternum. A posterior or posterolateral approach may rely on cervical lateral mass screws for superior construct fixation that are more prone to pullout than screws placed in a pedicle. The C7 pedicle is able to support pedicle screw fixation in most instances based on morphological features of the vertebra. When the C7 pedicle is used as a superior fixation point, it aligns with the thoracic pedicles below to create a streamlined posterior construct...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
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