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Sriram Venigalla, Amit K Chowdhry, David I Shalowitz
PURPOSE: To determine, in patients with non-endometrioid endometrial carcinoma, 1) survival benefit associated with pelvic lymphadenectomy (LND), 2) survival benefit for para-aortic lymphadenectomy performed in addition to pelvic lymphadenectomy, and 3) association between number of lymph nodes removed and survival. METHODS: Patients with clinical stage I serous carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma, or carcinosarcoma who underwent hysterectomy from 2010 to 2013 were identified from the National Cancer Database...
March 17, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Fumi Utsumi, Shiro Suzuki, Kaoru Niimi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Jun Sakata, Eiko Yamamoto, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Uterine sarcomas are some of the most malignant and aggressive tumor types among the gynecologic malignancies, and they are associated with a high rate of recurrence and a poor prognosis. Due to their rarity and diversity, the optimal treatment for recurrent uterine sarcomas has not yet been elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCS) for patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas. A total of 18 patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas were retrospectively identified at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan) between January 2002 and December 2015...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Yoko Endo, Ryuji Ohashi, Shunta Inai, Kazuhiko Yokoshima, Munenaga Nakamizo, Akira Shimizu, Kimihiro Okubo, Zenya Naito
Carcinosarcoma (CS) is a rare tumor, consisting of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. In this paper, we present a case of CS arising from a pleomorphic adenoma (PA) of the submandibular gland. A 64-year-old Japanese man presented with a left submandibular mass that had developed for 20 years with complaints of pain for the last 3 months. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a lesion involving the left submandibular gland. The patient underwent total dissection of the left submandibular gland and left cervical lymph nodes...
2018: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
Jolanta Sroka, Eliza Zimolag, Slawomir Lasota, Wlodzimierz Korohoda, Zbigniew Madeja
Electrotaxis plays an important role during embryogenesis, inflammation, wound healing, and tumour metastasis. However, the mechanisms at play during electrotaxis are still poorly understood. Therefore intensive studies on signaling pathways involved in this phenomenon should be carried out. In this chapter, we described an experimental system for studying electrotaxis of Amoeba proteus, mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF), Walker carcinosarcoma cells WC256, and bone marrow adherent cells (BMAC).
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Nikolaos S Salemis
Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast with mesenchymal differentiation (MCMD), previously known as carcinosarcoma, is a very rare and aggressive tumor that has been recently classified as a subtype of metaplastic breast carcinoma. It accounts for 0.08%-0.2% of all breast cancers, with only a few cases reported in the literature. Histologically, MCMD is characterized by a biphasic pattern of malignant epithelial and sarcomatous components without evidence of a transition zone between the two elements. We herein describe a unique case of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast with chondrosarcomatous differentiation in a postmenopausal woman who presented with a large, rapidly growing, ulcerated, bleeding mass and signs of impending sepsis...
February 27, 2018: Breast Disease
Nannan Zhang, Jingyu Deng
Gastric cancer is one of the most important diseases that endangers people's health. Beside gastric adenocarcinoma, gastric carcinoma also includes the following types: adenosquamous carcinoma, squamous carcinoma, gastric neuroendocrine tumor, gastric hepatoid adenocarcinoma, AFP-producing gastric cancer, EBV-associated gastric cancer, lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma, undifferentiated-type gastric cancer, gastric carcinosarcoma and so on. The adenosquamous carcinoma, squamous carcinoma of stomach, gastric hepatoid adenocarcinoma, AFP-producing gastric cancer and gastric carcinosarcoma mainly occurred in old men, while the linitisplastica gastric cancer was common in young women...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
M Kamii, H Kuroda, K Suzuki, S Isonishi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Uwe Wollina, Ina Riedel, Mohammad R Abushika, Torello Lotti, Georgi Tchernev
Cutaneous carcinosarcoma (CCS) is a rare non-melanoma skin cancer with a biphasic growth pattern. A tumour is composed of epithelial and mesenchymal cells that show clonality. In most cases, CCS develops in the head-and-neck region on the chronic sun-exposed skin of males. Here, we describe an 80-year-old female patient who developed a giant, pendulous CCS on the leg. A tumour was surgically removed. We found no evidence of metastatic spread.
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Tadaaki Nishikawa, Kan Yonemori, Kosei Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Keiichi Fujiwara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Jing Li, Pan Liang, Dandan Zhang, Jie Liu, Hongkai Zhang, Jinrong Qu, Jianbo Gao
BACKGROUND: Carcinosarcoma of the liver is a very rare tumor composed of a mixture of carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. Less than 25 adequately documented cases have been reported, with inadequate description of imaging features. In order to improve the awareness of this rare tumor, this study aimed to analyze the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of hepatic carcinosarcoma (HCS) confirmed by surgical pathologic evaluation. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of HCS (matching the World Health Organization definition) and discussed the differential diagnosis on the basis of imaging findings...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Varun Monga, Umang Swami, Munir Tanas, Aaron Bossler, Sarah L Mott, Brian J Smith, Mohammed Milhem
Epigenetic events and genetic alterations under the control of the tumor microenvironment potentially mediate tumor induced angiogenesis involved in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) metastasis. Addition of antiangiogenic agent, such as bevacizumab, to standard chemotherapy in treatment of sarcoma has been studied in clinical trials, but most of the findings have not supported its use. We hypothesized the existence of an epigenetically mediated "angiogenic switch", and the tumor microenvironment, prevents bevacizumab from truly blocking angiogenesis...
February 17, 2018: Cancers
Anne R Van Arsdale, Rebecca C Arend, Maria J Cossio, Britt K Erickson, Yanhua Wang, David W Doo, Charles A Leath, Gary L Goldberg, Gloria S Huang
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) expression and survival in women with uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS). Insulin-like growth factor 2 protein expression was determined by immunohistochemical staining of tumor tissues from 103 patients with UCS. The H-score (product of staining intensity and percentage positive cells) was quantified for the epithelial cytoplasmic (EC), epithelial nuclear (EN), and malignant stromal compartments. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression models were used to examine the relationship of IGF2 levels with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
February 18, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Tomoko Yoshimoto, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Kazuma Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Michi Morita, Yuriko Isagawa, Naoe Kinoshita, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Esophageal carcinosarcoma is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm composed of both epithelial carcinomatous and mesenchymal sarcomatous elements. There is no recommended clinical treatment for esophageal carcinosarcoma because of the rarity of the disease. This report describes a case of esophageal carcinosarcoma that was effectively treated with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil as preoperative chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man had a chief complaint of dysphagia with epigastric pain...
February 17, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
D Mege, L Depypere, G Piessen, A E Slaman, B P L Wijnhoven, A Hölscher, M Nilsson, M I van Berge Henegouwen, J J B van Lanschot, W Schroeder, P A Thomas, P Nafteux, X B D'Journo
Esophageal sarcomas are rare and evidence in literature is scarce making their management difficult. The objective is to report surgical and oncological outcomes of esophageal sarcoma in a large multicenter European cohort. This is a retrospective multicenter study including all patients who underwent en-bloc esophagectomy for esophageal sarcoma in seven European tertiary referral centers between 1987 and 2016. The main outcomes and measures are pathological results, early and long-term outcomes. Among 10,936 esophageal resections for cancer, 21 (0...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Yu-Ting Huang, Chun-Bi Chang, Chi-Ju Yeh, Gigin Lin, Huei-Jean Huang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Kuan-Ying Lu, Koon-Kwan Ng, Tzu-Chen Yen, Chyong-Huey Lai
BACKGROUND: Assessment of tumor extent and lymphatic metastasis of uterine carcinosarcomas is important for treatment planning. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 3.0T diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI for patients with uterine carcinosarcoma, in assessment of tumor extent and lymphatic metastasis. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective diagnostic accuracy study. POPULATION: A consecutive cohort of 68 patients with pathologically proved carcinosarcoma between January 2006 and July 2014...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Hirohiko Kuroda, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Yuji Shishido, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Keigo Ashida, Kanae Nosaka, Yoshihisa Umekita, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Carcinosarcoma is a malignant tumor composed of both epithelial and mesenchymal malignant tumor components. A 78-year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of hematemesis and tarry stool. An emergency gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed active bleeding from an ulcerative lesion on the posterior wall of the gastric body; endoscopic hemostasis was successfully performed. A gastrointestinal endoscopy performed two months later showed a polypoid lesion at the same place where the ulcer had been...
December 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
Melissa Brackmann, Marina Stasenko, Shitanshu Uppal, Jake Erba, R Kevin Reynolds, Karen McLean
BACKGROUND: The optimal first-line chemotherapy for ovarian carcinosarcoma has not yet been determined. We therefore sought to determine the progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) for patients with ovarian carcinosarcoma treated at our institution with different first-line chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: This single-institution, retrospective analysis included all patients with ovarian or primary peritoneal carcinosarcoma diagnosed from September 1996 to July 2017...
February 9, 2018: BMC Cancer
Rafał Sapierzyński
A 15-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat with cutaneous/subcutaneous well-circumscribed, alopecic mass approximately 25 × 30 mm in diameter, localized to the left shoulder region was brought to the veterinary surgery department. Despite the suggestive location and macroscopic appearance, feline injection-site sarcoma was not suspected based on the cytologic examination of fine-needle aspirates. The tumor was surgically resected, and tissue sections were evaluated microscopically. The tumor was found to be nonencapsulated with a distinct border between the neoplastic parenchyma and surrounding connective tissue...
February 8, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
M Herman Chui, Cherry Have, Lien N Hoang, Patricia Shaw, Cheng-Han Lee, Blaise A Clarke
Uterine carcinosarcoma, also known as Malignant Mixed Müllerian Tumour, is a high-grade biphasic neoplasm composed of sarcomatous elements thought to originate via transdifferentiation from high-grade endometrial carcinoma. To identify molecular factors contributing to the histogenesis of this tumour, we analyzed DNA extracted from matched carcinoma and sarcoma components from 12 cases of carcinosarcoma by a molecular inversion probe microarray to assess genomic copy number alterations (CNAs) and allelic imbalances...
January 2018: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
Carla B Ripamonti, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzollini, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Paolo Radice
Carcinosarcomas (CSs) are biphasic neoplasms composed of high grade, malignant, epithelial and mesenchymal elements. The incidence of gynecological CSs (GCSs) is 0.4/100,000 women per year. Patients affected with GCSs have been occasionally reported in Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) families, including a few cases with pathogenic variants in BRCA1/BRCA2 genes. The prevalence and the association of GCSs in HBOC families have not been systematically investigated. Thus, we searched for families with GCSs in the HBOC registry of the National Cancer Institute of Milan...
February 2018: Cancer Genetics
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