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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914156/-intratechal-chemotherapy-treatment-through-an-ommaya-reservoir-catheter-for-meningeal-carcinomatosis-a-single-centre-experience
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José Pedro Lavrador, Nuno Simas, Edson Oliveira, Manuel Herculano Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Meningeal carcinomatosis is defined as tumour cells infiltration of leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. It is normally related with poor survival (2 - 5 months). The best multidisciplinary treatment for this condition is a matter of discussion. Patient's condition and the natural history of the disease should be considered in the decision making process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients submitted to Ommaya Reservoir placement due to systemic solid tumour meningeal carcinomatosis between 2006 and 2014...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900204/preoperative-mr-staging-of-cervical-carcinoma-are-oblique-and-contrast-enhanced-sequences-necessary
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Susanne Fridsten, Ann-Cathrin Hellström, Kristina Hellman, Anders Sundin, Boel Söderén, Lennart Blomqvist
BACKGROUND: As the choice of treatment in patients with cervical carcinoma depends on cancer stage at diagnosis, accurate staging is essential. PURPOSE: To compare three different combinations of magnetic resonance (MR) sequences for preoperative staging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-seven consecutive patients with biopsy proven cervical carcinoma underwent MR imaging (MRI) staging followed by primary surgical treatment. Thirty-two of 57 patients had had a cone biopsy prior to MRI...
November 2016: Acta Radiologica Open
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/27870056/cure-of-cancer-for-7-cancer-sites-in-the-flemish-region
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Geert Silversmit, David Jegou, Evelien Vaes, Elke Van Hoof, Els Goetghebeur, Liesbet Van Eycken
Cumulative relative survival curves for many cancers reach a plateau several years after diagnosis, indicating that the cancer survivor group has reached "statistical" cure. Parametric mixture cure model analysis on grouped relative survival curves provide an interesting way to determine the proportion of statistically cured cases and the mean survival time of the fatal cases in particular for population-based cancer registries. Based on the relative survival data from the Belgian Cancer Registry, parametric cure models were applied to seven cancer sites (cervix, colon, corpus uteri, skin melanoma, pancreas, stomach and oesophagus), at the Flemish Regional level for the incidence period 1999 to 2011...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837120/recommendations-for-high-risk-clinical-target-volume-definition-with-computed-tomography-for-three-dimensional-image-guided-brachytherapy-in-cervical-cancer-patients
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Tatsuya Ohno, Masaru Wakatsuki, Takafumi Toita, Yuko Kaneyasu, Ken Yoshida, Shingo Kato, Noriko Li, Sunao Tokumaru, Hitoshi Ikushima, Takashi Uno, Shin-Ei Noda, Tomoko Kazumoto, Yoko Harima
Our purpose was to develop recommendations for contouring the computed tomography (CT)-based high-risk clinical target volume (CTVHR) for 3D image-guided brachytherapy (3D-IGBT) for cervical cancer. A 15-member Japanese Radiation Oncology Study Group (JROSG) committee with expertise in gynecological radiation oncology initiated guideline development for CT-based CTVHR (based on a comprehensive literature review as well as clinical experience) in July 2014. Extensive discussions occurred during four face-to-face meetings and frequent email communication until a consensus was reached...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832048/vital-signs-disparities-in-tobacco-related-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-united-states-2004-2013
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S Jane Henley, Cheryll C Thomas, Saida R Sharapova, Behnoosh Momin, Greta M Massetti, Deborah M Winn, Brian S Armour, Lisa C Richardson
BACKGROUND: Tobacco use causes at least 12 types of cancer and is the leading preventable cause of cancer. METHODS: Data from the United States Cancer Statistics dataset for 2004-2013 were used to assess incidence and death rates and trends for cancers that can be caused by tobacco use (tobacco-related cancers: oral cavity and pharynx; esophagus; stomach; colon and rectum; liver; pancreas; larynx; lung, bronchus, and trachea; kidney and renal pelvis; urinary bladder; cervix; and acute myeloid leukemia) by sex, age, race, ethnicity, state, county-level poverty and educational attainment, and cancer site...
November 11, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831506/causes-of-death-among-cancer-patients
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N G Zaorsky, T M Churilla, B L Egleston, S G Fisher, J A Ridge, E M Horwitz, Je Meyer Md
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to characterize the causes of death among cancer patients as a function of objectives: (I) calendar year, (II) patient age, and (III) time after diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: US death certificate data in SEER Stat 8.2.1 were used to categorize cancer patient death as being due to index-cancer, non-index-cancer, and non-cancer cause from 1973 to 2012. In addition, data were characterized with standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), which provide the relative risk of death compared to all persons...
November 9, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771166/survival-of-women-with-mullerian-adenosarcoma-a-national-cancer-data-base-study
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Margaux Kanis, Anna E Strohl, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine overall survival (OS) and factors associated with OS of women with Mullerian adenosarcoma. METHODS: Women with adenosarcoma of the uterus, cervix or ovary (n=2205) were identified from the 1998-2011 National Cancer Data Base. Kaplan-Meier and multivariate Cox proportional-hazards survival analyses were performed to test for associations of potential explanatory variables with OS. A subset analysis of women with uterine adenosarcoma was also performed...
December 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769619/synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-study-of-novel-3-triazolyl-coumarins-based-fluorescent-scaffolds
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Sohini Sinha, Anuja Plavuvalapil Kumaran, Debasish Mishra, Priyankar Paira
Recently a choice of fluorescent bioimaging probes have been developed as medical diagnostic tools. Herein, we have introduced a series of coumarin-based target specific probes for cancer theranostic application which play a dual role in the field of both diagnosis and therapy. A fluorogenic version of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between azides and alkynes (DBCO) has been introduced to develop the triazolylcoumarin based fluorescent scaffolds. These scaffolds were screened for their anticancer activity against breast cancer (MCF7) and human epitheloid cervix carcinoma (HeLa) cell line...
October 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759820/disparities-in-cancer-epidemiology-and-care-delivery-among-brazilian-indigenous-populations
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Pedro Nazareth Aguiar, Gustavo Trautman Stock, Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Michelle Samora de Almeida, Hakaru Tadokoro, Bárbara de Souza Gutierres, Douglas Antônio Rodrigues
Objective: To assess aspects related to cancer in indigenous population. Methods: This is a retrospective study developed in a public university hospital. We included patients with 18 or more years of age, diagnosed with solid tumors, and followed between 2005 and 2015. Clinical features were assessed by descriptive statistics, and survival was evaluated by Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariate Cox regression. Results: Fifty patients were included...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745677/u-s-burden-of-cancer-by-race-and-ethnicity-according-to-disability-adjusted-life-years
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Joannie Lortet-Tieulent, Isabelle Soerjomataram, Chun Chieh Lin, Jan Willem W Coebergh, Ahmedin Jemal
INTRODUCTION: In the U.S., people of different races/ethnicities have differences in cancer incidence, mortality, survival, stage at diagnosis, and receipt of treatment, resulting in variances in cancer burden. The burden of cancer in 2011 was assessed by race/ethnicity for 24 cancers using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). METHODS: In 2014-2015, DALYs and their two components were estimated (years of life lost [YLLs] and years lived with disability) by race/ethnicity using population-based cancer registry data collected in 2013, vital statistics, and literature reviews...
November 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739250/clinical-application-of-a-rapid-cervical-cancer-screening-method-folate-receptor-mediated-staining-of-cervical-neoplastic-epithelia
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Donghong Li, Lihong Chen, Huifang Wang, Hongli Yang, Yuping Dai, Cuige Yu, Yun Dong
AIM: A newly developed cervical cancer screening method - folate receptor-mediated epithelium staining utilizes methylene blue internalized by folate receptor-mediated endocytosis to stain cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia. We test the clinical feasibility of this method in this study. METHODS: A total of 14 344 women who were at least 21 years old and had been sexually active, participated in the study. In gynecological clinics, participants underwent cervical cancer screening with folate receptor-mediated epithelium staining followed by cytology sampling...
October 14, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671518/biochemical-assessment-of-human-uterine-cervix-by-micro-raman-mapping
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Amuthachelvi Daniel, Leena Joseph
Raman spectroscopy and mapping are capable of probing the molecular changes due to oncogenesis. Here Raman maps of cervical tissues under different pathological conditions were studied. Multivariate analytical methods were utilized to reconstruct these Raman maps and were compared with Hematoxylin and Eosin stained histological images. The maps showed clear differences between the different regions of the tissue and there were spectral changes associated with neoplasia and malignancy. A semi-quantitative biochemical modeling was carried out to quantify these spectral changes and the relative contributions of the biochemicals...
September 23, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668208/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-cervix-and-vagina
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Jae Hoon Lee, Jisun Yun, Jung-Won Seo, Go-Eun Bae, Jeong-Won Lee, Sang Wun Kim
Primary malignant melanoma (MM) accounts for 1% of all cancers, and only 3% to 7% of these tumors occur in the female genital tract. Data are limited with respect to the basis for treatment recommendations because of the rarity of MM. The overall prognosis of melanomas of the female genital tract is very poor. Two cases of MM of the female genital tract are presented. The first case is of a 70-year-old female patient who complained of left thigh pain and underwent magnetic resonance imaging that showed cervical cancer with involvement of the vagina, bladder, and parametrium, in addition to multiple bony metastases of the proximal femur, acetabulum, and both iliac bones...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648083/implementation-of-image-guided-brachytherapy-igbt-for-patients-with-uterine-cervix-cancer-a-tumor-volume-kinetics-approach
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Heloisa de Andrade Carvalho, Lucas Castro Mendez, Silvia Radwanski Stuart, Roger Guilherme Rodrigues Guimarães, Clarissa Cerchi Angotti Ramos, Lucas Assad de Paula, Camila Pessoa de Sales, André Tsin Chih Chen, Roberto Blasbalg, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
PURPOSE: To evaluate tumor shrinking kinetics in order to implement image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) for the treatment of patients with cervix cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study has prospectively evaluated tumor shrinking kinetics of thirteen patients with uterine cervix cancer treated with combined chemoradiation. Four high dose rate brachytherapy fractions were delivered during the course of pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams were acquired at diagnosis (D), first (B1), and third (B3) brachytherapy fractions...
August 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646608/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-adenocarcinoma-and-adenosquamous-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-after-definitive-radiotherapy-a-population-based-analysis
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Juan Zhou, San-Gang Wu, Jia-Yuan Sun, Feng-Yan Li, Huan-Xin Lin, Qiong-Hua Chen, Zhen-Yu He
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I to IVA squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), adenocarcinoma (AC), and adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the uterine cervix after definitive radiotherapy. METHODS: Patients with a primary diagnosis of FIGO stage I-IVA SCC, AC, and ASC of the uterine cervix who had undergone definitive beam radiation with implants or isotopes between 1988 and 2013 were identified using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630314/prognostic-significance-of-pre-treatment-serum-c-reactive-protein-level-in-patients-with-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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Barbara Bodner-Adler, Oliver Kimberger, Cora Schneidinger, Heinz Kölbl, Klaus Bodner
AIM: To evaluate pre-treatment serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level as a prognostic parameter in patients with adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-treatment CRP levels were analyzed to determine potential associations with clinicopathological parameters and to assess prognostic value in 46 patients with sole adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. RESULTS: The mean (±SD) pre-treatment serum CRP level was 5.82 (7...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601940/differential-proteins-among-normal-cervix-cells-and-cervical-cancer-cells-with-hpv-16-infection-through-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomics-2d-dige-in-women-from-southern-m%C3%A3-xico
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Idanya Serafín-Higuera, Olga Lilia Garibay-Cerdenares, Berenice Illades-Aguiar, Eugenia Flores-Alfaro, Marco Antonio Jiménez-López, Pavel Sierra-Martínez, Luz Del Carmen Alarcón-Romero
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with an estimated 528,000 new cases in 2012. The same year México had an incidence of 13,960 and a mortality of 4769 cases. There are several diagnosis methods of CC; among the most frequents are the conventional Pap cytology (Pap), colposcopy, and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), histopathological examination, tests of imaging and detection of high-risk papilloma virus (HR-HPV) with molecular tests (PCR, hybridization, sequencing)...
2016: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564523/colposcopy-and-additive-diagnostic-value-of-biopsies-from-colposcopy-negative-areas-to-detect-cervical-dysplasia
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Ingrid Baasland, Bjørn Hagen, Christina Vogt, Marit Valla, Pål R Romundstad
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated colposcopy in the routine diagnostic workup of women with abnormal cervical cytology, as well as the diagnostic value of endocervical curettage material and biopsies taken from colposcopy-positive and colposcopy-negative quadrants of the cervix. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 297 nonpregnant women with abnormal cervical cytology and no prior treatment for cervical dysplasia or cancer. All women underwent gynecological examination, colposcopy, endocervical curettage, and had cervical biopsies taken...
November 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486279/role-of-pet-ct-scan-in-gynaeconcology
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Ashwini A Pawar, Digvijay B Patil, Shilpa Patel, Meeta Mankad, Pariseema Dave
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY: This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT) in diagnosis and management of gynecological malignancies in primary and recurrent settings and also to investigate its role in inappropriately treated patients, for pretreatment evaluation (staging) to help in proper therapeutic management. METHOD: This is a retrospective study of 56 patients of gynecological malignancy registered in Gujarat Cancer Research Institute from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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