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Uterine sarcoma

Joanna Przybyl, Lukasz Kidzinski, Trevor Hastie, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Roel Nusse, Matt van de Rijn
OBJECTIVE: Low-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas (LGESS) harbor chromosomal translocations that affect proteins associated with chromatin remodeling Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), including SUZ12, PHF1 and EPC1. Roughly half of LGESS also demonstrate nuclear accumulation of β-catenin, which is a hallmark of Wnt signaling activation. However, the targets affected by the fusion proteins and the role of Wnt signaling in the pathogenesis of these tumors remain largely unknown. METHODS: Here we report the results of a meta-analysis of three independent gene expression profiling studies on LGESS and immunohistochemical evaluation of nuclear expression of β-catenin and Lef1 in 112 uterine sarcoma specimens obtained from 20 LGESS and 89 LMS patients...
March 12, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
L E Stewart, T L Beck, N V Giannakopoulos, M H Rendi, C Isacson, B A Goff
OBJECTIVES: Low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LG-ESS) is a rare cancer with an indolent course. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of adjuvant hormonal suppression (HT) with or without oophorectomy (BSO) in prolonging progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with LG-ESS. METHODS: We performed a multi-institutional retrospective review of patients treated for low grade LG-ESS from 1985 to 2014. Demographics, treatment and recurrence data were abstracted from medical records...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Avi Ben-Haroush, Irit Ben-Aharon, Yechezkel Lande, Benjamin Fisch
BACKGROUND: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) followed by oocyte retrieval is a leading option for fertility preservation before chemotherapy, yet this procedure causes excessive serum levels of estradiol (E2), which are often detrimental for cancer patients. Aromatase inhibitors are often used in breast cancer patients during COH to prevent elevated levels of E2. OBJECTIVES: To describe our experience with COH for oocyte cryopreservation in non-breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Hesham Alkady, Sobhy Abouramadan, Mohamed Nagy, Ahmed Talaat, Tarek Hashem, Abdalla Khaleel
Entometrioid stromal sarcomas are seen in extra-uterine as well as extra-gonadal sites and have a strong association with endometriosis. Although having better prognosis than other sarcomas, yet these tumors may relapse (whether local or distant) in up to 56% of cases, even as late as 20 years after surgery. We report a case of a 30-year-old female patient with a mass in the inferior vena cava and right atrium which was surgically removed using cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and turned to be an entometrioid stromal sarcoma...
February 27, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ashwini Kalshetty, Sandip Basu
The current status and future potential targets of non-18 F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) in 3 major gynecologic malignancies are discussed. Estrogen receptor-based 16alpha-18 F-fluoro-17beta-estradiol (18 F-FES) PET/CT has been investigated in (a) Uterine malignancies (both endometrial and myometrial pathologies) and (b) ovarian carcinoma. For uterine tumors, FDG/FES standardized uptake value and/or uptake ratio showed a positive correlation with malignant transformation (ie, endometrial carcinoma and uterine sarcoma) and higher malignant grades, whereas higher18 F-FES uptake was documented in benign pathologies (ie, endometrial hyperplasia and leiomyoma)...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Silvana Faria, Catherine Devine, Chitra Viswanathan, Sanaz Javadi, Brinda Rao Korivi, Priya R Bhosale
PET and PET/computed tomography play a role in the staging, monitoring of response to therapy, and surveillance for cervical and ovarian cancers. Currently, it is also an integral part of the assessment of patients with endometrial cancer and other gynecologic malignancies, such as vaginal and vulvar cancers and uterine sarcomas. In this article, we discuss in detail and highlight the potential role of PET and PET/computed tomography in evaluating these gynecologic malignancies using illustrative cases with relevant imaging findings...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro
RATIONALE: PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we describe the obstetric and oncological outcome of a huge mass diagnosed as a leiomyoma in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who complained of low back pain, dysuria, and urinary frequency at 22 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Valentina Sangiorgio, Vanna Zanagnolo, Giovanni Aletti, Luca Bocciolone, Simone Bruni, Fabio Landoni, Nicoletta Colombo, Angelo Maggioni, Enzo Ricciardi
Cervical sarcomas are rare neoplasms, accounting for <1% of all cervical malignancies and characterized by an aggressive course despite radical excision. We report the clinical and microscopic features of a spindle cell sarcoma arising as a polypoid endocervical mass in a 45-yr-old woman. The neoplasm was characterized by a monotonous, mildly atypical proliferation of spindle cells, displaying a fibrosarcoma-like parallel pattern of highly dense fascicles, growing under the cervical epithelium. Mitotic activity was conspicuous, with up to 40 mitoses per 10 HPF...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Ivana Burazor, Sarit Aviel-Ronen, Massimo Imazio, Orly Goitein, Marina Perelman, Natalia Shelestovich, Ninoslav Radovanovic, Vladimir Kanjuh, Iris Barshack, Yehuda Adler
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prevalence of metastatic tumors involving the myocardium and study their presentation in order to increase awareness to their existence. METHODS: Pathological reports from Sheba Medical Center (Israel, January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015) and medical records from The Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica (Serbia, 23 years period) were screened for cases of metastatic cardiac tumors. Medical, radiological and pathological data of identified cases was retrieved and reviewed...
February 20, 2018: BMC Cancer
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
I M E Desar, P B Ottevanger, C Benson, W T A van der Graaf
Uterine sarcomas (US) are rare mesenchymal tumours of the uterus and are divided mainly into uterine leiomyosarcoma (uLMS), low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LG-ESS), high grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (HG-ESS), adenosarcomas and high grade undifferentiated sarcoma (HGUS). US are often high-grade tumours with a high local recurrence rate and metastatic risk. We here discuss the current standard of care and knowledge of systemic therapy for adult uterine sarcomas, in particular uLMS, LG-ESS, HG-ESS and HGUS, in both the adjuvant as well as the metastatic setting...
February 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
James K Chambers, Takanori Shiga, Haruka Takimoto, Atsushi Dohata, Yasutsugu Miwa, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
Uteri from 50 four-toed hedgehogs ( Atelerix albiventris) with clinical signs of uterine disease were histopathologically examined. Sixteen animals (32%) were diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, 7 animals (14%) were diagnosed with endometrial polyp, and 27 animals (54%) were diagnosed with endometrial neoplasia. The mean ages of the animals with endometrial hyperplasia, polyp, and neoplasia were 28.7 months, 29.4 months, and 25.2 months, respectively. The neoplasms were classified into 7 endometrial mixed tumors, 12 endometrial stromal nodules, and 8 endometrial stromal sarcomas...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Wui-Jin Koh, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Sarah Bean, Kristin Bradley, Susana M Campos, Kathleen R Cho, Hye Sook Chon, Christina Chu, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Shari Damast, Oliver Dorigo, Patricia J Eifel, Christine M Fisher, Peter Frederick, David K Gaffney, Suzanne George, Ernest Han, Susan Higgins, Warner K Huh, John R Lurain, Andrea Mariani, David Mutch, Christa Nagel, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Amanda Nickles Fader, Steven W Remmenga, R Kevin Reynolds, Todd Tillmanns, Stefanie Ueda, Emily Wyse, Catheryn M Yashar, Nicole R McMillian, Jillian L Scavone
Endometrial carcinoma is a malignant epithelial tumor that forms in the inner lining, or endometrium, of the uterus. Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Approximately two-thirds of endometrial carcinoma cases are diagnosed with disease confined to the uterus. The complete NCCN Guidelines for Uterine Neoplasms provide recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. This manuscript discusses guiding principles for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of early-stage endometrial carcinoma as well as evidence for these recommendations...
February 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Aghygh Heidari, Samsam Dabiri, Feridoun Sabzi
Angiosarcomas of the uterine is a malignant and poor prognostic tumor and can either be a primary sarcoma or arising secondary to radiotherapy of a more complex tumor. Primary uterine angiosarcomas are exceptional and probably arise from embryonic vascular remnants, teratoma or from the rich uterine vasculature. We reported a rare case of primary angiosarcoma of uterine that at the time of diagnosis presented with sign and symptom of local and distant metastasis. The patient presented with dyspnea, chest pain, and history of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
Qinglong Meng, Jingzhi Pan, Yajing Liu, Li Chen, Yueying Ren
Acanthopanax senticosus, also known as Siberian ginseng, is widely distributed throughout northern Asia and used in traditional Chinese medicine; it has been reported to prevent a number of diseases. However, the association between the antitumour and immunostimulatory activities of polysaccharide extracted from A. senticosus (ASPS) remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-tumour and immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharide extracted from ASPS on Crocker sarcoma S180, hepatic carcinoma H22 and uterine cervical carcinoma U14 tumour cell lines implanted in mice...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Meike Ressing, Eva Wardelmann, Peter Hohenberger, Jens Jakob, Bernd Kasper, Katharina Emrich, Andrea Eberle, Maria Blettner, Sylke Ruth Zeissig
BACKGROUND: The population-based incidence of sarcoma and its histological subtypes in Germany is unknown. Up-to-date information on a disease with an incidence comparable to other cancer entities is of high public health relevance. The aim of this study was to determine this incidence and to detect significant changes in incidence trends using data from German epidemiological cancer registries. METHODS: Pooled data from the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data with a primary diagnosis occurring in 2013 were used...
February 12, 2018: BMC Public Health
Qiu Bi, Zhibo Xiao, Fajin Lv, Yao Liu, Chunxia Zou, Yiqing Shen
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to find clinical parameters and qualitative and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features for differentiating uterine sarcoma from atypical leiomyoma (ALM) preoperatively and to calculate predictive values for uterine sarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 60 patients with uterine sarcoma and 88 patients with ALM confirmed by surgery and pathology were collected. Clinical parameters, qualitative MRI features, diffusion-weighted imaging with apparent diffusion coefficient values, and quantitative parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of these two tumor types were compared...
February 5, 2018: Academic Radiology
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
Andreas Kleppe, Fritz Albregtsen, Ljiljana Vlatkovic, Manohar Pradhan, Birgitte Nielsen, Tarjei S Hveem, Hanne A Askautrud, Gunnar B Kristensen, Arild Nesbakken, Jone Trovik, Håkon Wæhre, Ian Tomlinson, Neil A Shepherd, Marco Novelli, David J Kerr, Håvard E Danielsen
BACKGROUND: Chromatin organisation affects gene expression and regional mutation frequencies and contributes to carcinogenesis. Aberrant organisation of DNA has been correlated with cancer prognosis in analyses of the chromatin component of tumour cell nuclei using image texture analysis. As yet, the methodology has not been sufficiently validated to permit its clinical application. We aimed to define and validate a novel prognostic biomarker for the automatic detection of heterogeneous chromatin organisation...
February 2, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Tae Hyung Kim, Jae Weon Kim, Sang Youn Kim, Seung Hyup Kim, Jeong Yeon Cho
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively assess conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features that differentiate malignant pure mesenchymal uterine tumors (MPMUT); endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) and leiomyosarcoma (LMS) from uterine leiomyoma with cystic degeneration (ULCD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed magnetic resonance (MR) images of 30 patients with ULCD, 18 with ESS, and 15 with LMS, to assess tumor location, margin, T2 signal intensity (SI), speckled appearance, and peripheral band using univariate and multivariate analyses...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
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