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İrfan Cicin, Tahsin Özatlı, Esma Türkmen, Türkan Özturk, Melike Özçelik, Devrim Çabuk, Ayşe Gökdurnalı, Özlem Balvan, Yaşar Yıldız, Metin Şeker, Nuriye Özdemir, Burcu Yapar, Özgür Tanrıverdi, Yusuf Günaydin, Serkan Menekşe, Berna Öksüzoğlu, Asude Aksoy, Bülent Erdogan, M Bekir Hacıoglu, Erkan Arpaci, Alper Sevinç
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors and the standard treatment approach for gynaecological carcinosarcomas have not yet been clearly defined. Although carcinosarcomas are more aggressive than pure epithelial tumours, they are treated similarly. Serous/clear cell and endometrioid components may be predictive factors for the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) or radiotherapy (RT) or RT in patients with uterine and ovarian carcinosarcomas. Heterologous carcinosarcomas may benefit more from adjuvant CT...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Amanda N Fader, James Java, Meaghan Tenney, Stephanie Ricci, Camille C Gunderson, Sarah M Temkin, Nick Spirtos, Christina L Kushnir, Michael L Pearl, Oliver Zivanovic, Krishnansu S Tewari, David O'Malley, Ellen M Hartenbach, Chad A Hamilton, Natalie S Gould, Robert S Mannel, William Rodgers, Joan L Walker
OBJECTIVES: We sought to analyze the clinicopathologic features, recurrence patterns and survival outcomes of women with high-grade uterine cancer (UC) enrolled on The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) LAP2 trial. METHODS: This is a post-hoc analysis of LAP-2 patients with grade 3 endometrioid adenocarcinoma (ENDO), uterine serous (USC), clear cell (CC) and carcinosarcoma (CS). Demographics, clinicopathologic features, and recurrence patterns, were compared by histology and surgical approach...
October 12, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
S F Lax
The 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of uterine tumors revealed simplification of the classification by fusion of several entities and the introduction of novel entities. Among the multitude of alterations, the following are named: a simplified classification for precursor lesions of endometrial carcinoma now distinguishes between hyperplasia without atypia and atypical hyperplasia, the latter also known as endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN). For endometrial carcinoma a differentiation is made between type 1 (endometrioid carcinoma with variants and mucinous carcinoma) and type 2 (serous and clear cell carcinoma)...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
Vit Weinberger, Marketa Bednarikova, David Cibula, Michal Zikan
Introduction Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) is most likely precursor lesion of the most part of high-grade serous pelvis carcinomas, carcinosarcoma and undifferentiated carcinoma with incidence of 0.6% to 7% in BRCA carriers or women with strong family history of breast or ovarian carcinoma. STIC is a pathomorphologically and immunohistochemically detectable lesion which biological significance and clinical relevance is unknown. Areas covered We investigate methods of STIC diagnostics and we present an overview of recent studies and available knowledge on surgical management, adjuvant chemotherapy and subsequent follow-up procedure in women with an isolated STIC...
October 12, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Joshua J Clark, Anneli R Bowen, Glen M Bowen, John R Hyngstrom, Michael L Hadley, Keith Duffy, Scott R Florell, David A Wada
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous carcinosarcoma is a rare tumor with distinct malignant epithelial and mesenchymal cell populations. The histologic subtypes of epithelial and mesenchymal components in cutaneous carcinosarcoma are variable, as an assortment of carcinomatous and sarcomatous patterns have been described in the literature. METHODS: Clinical information was obtained from patient charts and archival slides were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: We present a novel series of six distinct cases of cutaneous carcinosarcoma and review the literature...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Tamaki Yahata, Shigetaka Yagi, Yasushi Mabuchi, Yuko Tanizaki, Aya Kobayashi, Madoka Yamamoto, Mika Mizoguchi, Sakiko Nanjo, Michihisa Shiro, Nami Ota, Sawako Minami, Masaki Terada, Kazuhiko Ino
The objective of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of the primary tumor on preoperative (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) as a prognostic indicator in patients with endometrial neoplasms. A total of 75 patients with endometrial cancer or uterine carcinosarcoma who underwent surgical treatment were included in the present study. All patients underwent preoperative PET/CT, and the correlation between the SUVmax of the primary tumor and clinical outcomes was analyzed...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Matteo Ghilli, Donatella M Mariniello, Giovanni Fanelli, Francesca Cascione, Andrea Fontana, Agostino Cristaudo, Anna Cilotti, Adelaide M Caligo, Giampiero Manca, Livio Colizzi, Antonio G Naccarato, Manuela Roncella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
Hideki Izumi, Naoki Yazawa, Daisuke Furukawa, Yoshihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Taro Mashiko, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi, Toshio Nakagohri
BACKGROUND: Carcinosarcoma of the ampulla of Vater is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the third reported study. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 73-year-old man, who presented with a chief complaint of dark urine. After a work-up, we suspected duodenal papillary cancer and performed a subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy with lymph node dissection. Immunohistochemically, the sarcomatous atypical cells were diffusely positive for cytokeratin AE1&3 and vimentin and focally positive for α-smooth muscle actin; these cells were also negative for desmin, CD34, DOG1, c-kit, and S100...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
E M Nichols, S M Bentzen, D Scartoni, I Giacomelli, D M Roque, G Rao, N Hanna, P Mohindra
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
B Odei, D Boothe, D K Gaffney
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
A T Wong, D Schwartz, A Lee, M Shao, P Y Han, D Schreiber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Pallavi Rao, Sadiq S Sikora, Srikanth Narayanaswamy, Nandita Ghosal, Dinesh Kini
Caracinosarcomas are tumours with diverse epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation. They most commonly occur in the female reproductive organs and upper aero digestive tract. They are relatively rare in the gastrointestinal tract and affect the oesophagus most commonly. Ampullary carcinosarcomas are exceptionally rare. We report a case of ampullary carcinosarcoma in a 67-year-old male, with osteosarcomatous, small cell carcinoma and conventional adenocarcinoma components. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of its kind...
September 1, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Robert J Morgan, Deborah K Armstrong, Ronald D Alvarez, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Kian Behbakht, Lee-May Chen, Larry Copeland, Marta Ann Crispens, Maria DeRosa, Oliver Dorigo, David M Gershenson, Heidi J Gray, Ardeshir Hakam, Laura J Havrilesky, Carolyn Johnston, Shashikant Lele, Lainie Martin, Ursula A Matulonis, David M O'Malley, Richard T Penson, Sanja Percac-Lima, Mario Pineda, Steven C Plaxe, Matthew A Powell, Elena Ratner, Steven W Remmenga, Peter G Rose, Paul Sabbatini, Joseph T Santoso, Theresa L Werner, Jennifer Burns, Miranda Hughes
This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer focuses on the less common ovarian histopathologies (LCOHs), because new algorithms were added for LCOHs and current algorithms were revised for the 2016 update. The new LCOHs algorithms include clear cell carcinomas, mucinous carcinomas, and grade 1 (low-grade) serous carcinomas/endometrioid epithelial carcinomas. The LCOHs also include carcinosarcomas (malignant mixed Müllerian tumors of the ovary), borderline epithelial tumors (also known as low malignant potential tumors), malignant sex cord-stromal tumors, and malignant germ cell tumors...
September 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
J A Ramos-Vara, C B Frank, D DuSold, M A Miller
Expression of thyroid transcription factor (TTF)-1 corroborates a thyroid origin of neoplasms. Thyroglobulin and calcitonin immunohistochemistry (IHC) can distinguish between a follicular and C-cell origin of thyroid tumours, respectively. Pax8 (expressed by normal canine thyroid follicular cells) and napsin A (expressed mainly by C-cells) labelling was compared with labelling for TTF-1, thyroglobulin and calcitonin in 114 canine proliferative thyroid lesions. All 81 follicular tumours expressed thyroglobulin and were negative for calcitonin; 79/81 (98%) of these tumours expressed TTF-1 and Pax8 and 60/81 (74%) expressed napsin A...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Akira Inomata, Kazuhiro Hayakawa, Toyohiko Aoki, Satoru Hosokawa
Carcinosarcoma is a rare neoplasm composed of malignant epithelial and stromal elements, and, for rats, carcinosarcomas in the kidney have not been reported. In a long-term study to gather background data, we encountered a spontaneous carcinosarcoma originating from the renal pelvis with metastasis to the lung. At necropsy, a mass was observed in the abdominal cavity, and white nodules were scattered in lung lobes. Microscopically, there was polypoid hyperplasia of the urothelium accompanied by hyperplasia of spindle stromal cells in the pelvis...
July 2016: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
Jihye Cha, Young Seok Kim, Won Park, Hak Jae Kim, Joo Young Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Juree Kim, Won Sup Yoon, Jun Won Kim, Yong Bae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of radiotherapy (RT) in patients who underwent hysterectomy for uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS). METHODS: Patients with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage I-IVa UCS who were treated between 1990 and 2012 were identified retrospectively in a multi-institutional database. Of 235 identified patients, 97 (41.3%) received adjuvant RT. Twenty-two patients with a history of previous pelvic RT were analyzed separately...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Siping He, Beant S Gill, Dwight E Heron, Joseph L Kelley, Paniti Sukumvanich, Alexander B Olawaiye, Robert P Edwards, John Comerci, Sushil Beriwal
PURPOSE: We evaluated the long-term outcome and toxicity of adjuvant intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for high-risk endometrial carcinoma via a retrospective institutional review of patients treated in this setting with extended follow-up. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with endometrial cancer who underwent comprehensive surgical staging followed by adjuvant IMRT with or without sequential chemotherapy between 1999 and 2010 were reviewed. Median doses delivered with IMRT and brachytherapy were 45 Gy in 25 fractions and 10 Gy in 2 fractions; 10...
June 15, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
Rodrigo X Neves, José Cesar Rosa-Neto, Alex S Yamashita, Emidio M Matos-Neto, Daniela M R Riccardi, Fabio S Lira, Miguel L Batista, Marília Seelaender
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a systemic syndrome leading to body wasting, systemic inflammation, and to metabolic chaos. It is a progressive condition, and little is known about its dynamics. Detection of the early signs of the disease may lead to the attenuation of the associated symptoms. The white adipose tissue is an organ with endocrine functions, capable of synthesising and secreting a plethora of proteins, including cytokines, chemokines, and adipokines. It is well established that different adipose tissue depots demonstrate heterogeneous responses to physiological and pathological stimuli...
May 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Giovanna Giordano, Roberto Berretta, Enrico Silini
BACKGROUND: In the ovary, sarcomatoid carcinoma has been reported only as mural nodules in epithelial malignant or borderline serous or mucinous cystic neoplasms, and in teratomas. In this paper we report a rare case of a solid sarcomatoid carcinoma of the ovary, without accompanying component of giant cells, pleomorphic cells, or glandular and other epithelial structures. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report refers to a sarcomatoid carcinoma of the ovary in in a 57 year-old woman with abdominal pain...
August 5, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Karine Araújo Damasceno, Enio Ferreira, Alessandra Estrela-Lima, Conrado de Oliveira Gamba, Fernanda Freitas Miranda, Mariana Rezende Alves, Rafael Malagoli Rocha, André Luís Branco de Barros, Geovanni Dantas Cassali
Versican expression promotes tumor growth by destabilizing focal cell contacts, thus impeding cell adhesion and facilitating cell migration. It not only presents or recruits molecules to the cell surface, but also modulates gene expression levels and coordinates complex signal pathways. Previously, we suggested that the interaction between versican and human epidermal growth factor receptors may be directly associated with tumor aggressiveness. Thus, the expression of EGFR and HER-2 in these neoplasms may contribute to a better understanding of the progression mechanisms in malignant mammary tumors...
2016: PloS One
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