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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215838/impact-of-adjuvant-therapy-on-recurrence-patterns-in-stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma
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Koji Matsuo, Kohei Omatsu, Malcolm S Ross, Marian S Johnson, Mayu Yunokawa, Merieme M Klobocista, Dwight D Im, Stephen H Bush, Yutaka Ueda, Tadao Takano, Erin A Blake, Kosei Hasegawa, Tsukasa Baba, Masako Shida, Shinya Satoh, Takuhei Yokoyama, Hiroko Machida, Sosuke Adachi, Yuji Ikeda, Keita Iwasaki, Takahito M Miyake, Shiori Yanai, Masato Nishimura, Tadayoshi Nagano, Munetaka Takekuma, Satoshi Takeuchi, Tanja Pejovic, Mian Mk Shahzad, Frederick R Ueland, Joseph L Kelley, Lynda D Roman
BACKGROUND: To examine recurrence patterns in women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) stratified by adjuvant therapy pattern. METHODS: We examined 443 cases of stage I UCS derived from a retrospective cohort of 1192 UCS cases from 26 institutions. Adjuvant therapy patterns after primary hysterectomy-based surgery were correlated to recurrence patterns. RESULTS: The most common adjuvant therapy was chemotherapy alone (41.5%) followed by chemotherapy/radiotherapy (15...
February 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209496/uterine-leiomyosarcoma-epidemiology-contemporary-treatment-strategies-and-the-impact-of-uterine-morcellation
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Stephanie Ricci, Rebecca L Stone, Amanda N Fader
Leiomyosarcoma, a rare tumor subtype, accounts for 1% of all uterine malignancies, but contributes to a significant proportion of uterine cancer deaths. Surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for all soft tissue sarcomas, including uterine variants. However, uterine leiomyosarcoma is challenging to diagnose preoperatively and can mimic the appearance of benign uterine leiomyomas. Recently, concerns have grown in this regard, as surgeons have utilized uterine morcellation and myomectomy procedures unknowingly in the setting of occult uterine sarcoma...
February 13, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186981/18f-fdg-18f-fes-standardized-uptake-value-ratio-determined-using-pet-predicts-prognosis-in-uterine-sarcoma
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Makoto Yamamoto, Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Shizuka Yamada, Tetsuji Kurokawa, Akiko Shinagawa, Yoko Chino, Tetsuya Mori, Yasushi Kiyono, Hidehiko Okazawa, Yoshio Yoshida
We investigated whether 16α-[18F]-fluoro-17β-estradiol (18F-FES) and 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) uptake measured using positron emission tomography (PET) predicted prognosis in 18 patients with different histological subtypes of uterine sarcoma. Standardized uptake values (SUVs) and 18F-FDG/18F-FES SUV ratios were determined, and their correlations with progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were examined. Ten patients died from local recurrence or metastasis, and one more experienced recurrence, during the at least 36-month follow-up period...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181940/stable-disease-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-leiomyosarcoma-treated-with-trabectedin
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Ketty Tavella, Alessandro Villanucci, Laura Vannini, Daniele Lavacchi, Silvia Montelatici, Gianni Amunni, Teresita Mazzei
Leiomyosarcomas represent the most common variant of uterine sarcomas, and are also considered to be the least chemosensitive. To date, adriamycin and ifosfamide are believed to be the most effective drugs for its treatment, in addition to docetaxel and gemcitabine. Recently, the introduction of trabectedin has provided clinicians with another treatment option, and the drug may have some benefits for patients as it may allow for long-term treatment. We present the case of a patient who previously failed multiple cycles of chemotherapy and who was subsequently treated with 30 cycles of trabectedin as third-line therapy for multiple metastases of uterine leiomyosarcoma...
February 8, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174295/optimizing-local-control-in-high-grade-uterine-sarcoma-adjuvant-vaginal-vault-brachytherapy-as-part-of-a-multimodal-treatment
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Pierre Annede, Sébastien Gouy, Renaud Mazeron, Enrica Bentivegna, Pierre Maroun, Claire Petit, Isabelle Dumas, Alexandra Leary, Catherine Genestie, Catherine Lhommé, Eric Deutsch, Philippe Morice, Patricia Pautier, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari
PURPOSE: The phase III European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer 55874 study has shown that external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) given as adjuvant treatment decreased locoregional recurrences from 40% to 20% in patients (pts) with localized uterine sarcomas (US). No data exist, however, on the place of brachytherapy (BT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of pts receiving adjuvant BT of the vaginal vault based on the vaginal mold technique as part of their multimodal adjuvant treatment for a high-grade US from 1985 to 2015...
February 7, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170091/prevalence-of-occult-pre-malignant-or-malignant-pathology-at-the-time-of-uterine-morcellation-for-benign-disease
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Emily C Von Bargen, Cara L Grimes, Kavita Mishra, Rui Wang, Miriam J Haviland, Michele R Hacker, Joseph A Carnevale, Alyssa J Estes, Eman A Elkadry
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of occult pre-malignant or malignant uterine pathology at the time of laparoscopic surgery with open power morcellation for benign gynecologic disease. METHOD: The present multicenter, retrospective cohort study included women who underwent open power morcellation for benign indications between January 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014, at three academic medical centers in the USA. The primary outcome was pre-malignant or malignant pathology at the time of open power morcellation, and was determined from the patients' pathology reports...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154764/case-report-of-successful-childbearing-after-conservative-surgery-for-cervical-mullerian-adenosarcoma
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Seiji Kanayama, Masako Nakamura, Hidekazu Oi, Sumire Sugimoto, Yoshikazu Sasaki, Tomoko Uchiyama, Chiho Ohbayashi, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Mullerian adenosarcoma (MA) is a rare tumor variant with low malignancy potential and is reported to account for 8% of all uterine sarcomas. Cervical MAs are reported to occur in relatively younger patients with the mean age of 27 years, while those in the uterine corpus generally present in postmenopausal women. Due to the rarity of cervical MAs, optimal management for these patients (especially younger women) is still under exploration. Here, we describe a case of cervical MA in a woman of reproductive age who was treated by fertility-preserving surgery and successfully delivered a child 18 months later...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125812/investigation-of-new-therapeutic-targets-in-undifferentiated-endometrial-sarcoma
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Min-Hyun Baek, Jeong-Yeol Park, Chae Chun Rhim, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yangsoon Park, Kyu-Rae Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma (UES) is a very rare subtype of uterine sarcoma, which has no consensus on the treatment. We investigated the expression of potential new therapeutic targets in UES to improve its aggressive clinical course and poor survival outcome. METHODS: The immunohistochemical expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), c-KIT, c-ABL, platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), protein kinase B (AKT1), mammalian target of rapamycin, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2), Wilms tumor (WT1), aromatase inhibitor (CYP19A1), and histone deacetylase (HDAC) series in 10 UES patients were assessed using tissue microarrays...
January 27, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122482/identification-of-differentially-expressed-k-ras-transcript-variants-in-patients-with-leiomyoma
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Nooshin Zolfaghari, Shirin Shahbazi, Mahnaz Torfeh, Maryam Khorasani, Mehrdad Hashemi, Reza Mahdian
PURPOSE: Molecular studies have demonstrated a wide range of gene expression variations in uterine leiomyoma. The rat sarcoma virus/rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma/mitogen-activated protein kinase (RAS/RAF/MAPK) is the crucial cellular pathway in transmitting external signals into nucleus. Deregulation of this pathway contributes to excessive cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. The present study aims to investigate the expression profile of the K-Ras transcripts in tissue samples from patients with leiomyoma...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120430/morcellating-uterine-mesenchymal-tumors-the-pathologist-s-view
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Kitty Pavlakis, Irini Messini, Petros Yiannou, Theofani Gavresea, Dimitris Chrysanthakis, Georgios Hilaris, Theodoros Panoskaltsis
AIM: The study was conducted to delineate the histological problems in diagnosing uterine mesenchymal tumors in morcellated material. METHODS: All cases of morcellated uteri performed between 2008 and 2014 were reviewed. The incidence of unexpected malignancy, defined as any neoplasm with a clear-cut diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma (LMS) or endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS), was noted. Cases with absolute discrepancy between the diagnosis of the morcellated tumor and the subsequent diagnosis were also included in the study...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118070/endometrial-cancer-with-congenital-uterine-anomalies-three-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Jinping Gao, Jintian Zhang, Wenyan Tian, Fei Teng, Huiying Zhang, Xuhong Zhang, Yingmei Wang, Fengxia Xue
: Background Uterine malformation is a rare deformity in woman, and only a few cases concerning endometrial cancer arising in patients with congenital uterine anomalies have been reported. Herein, we present three cases of endometrial cancer with different congenital uterine anomalies, and review studies involving congenital uterine anomalies associated with endometrial cancer in the past 25 years, in order to identify similarities and differences in clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis between endometrial cancer associated with uterine anomalies, and normal uterus...
January 24, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114189/androgen-receptor-expression-in-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-correlation-with-clinicopathologic-features
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Maitrayee Roy, Sunesh Kumar, Neerja Bhatla, Mukurdipi D Ray, Lalit Kumar, Deepali Jain, Ravi Phulware, Sandeep R Mathur
Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare neoplasm comprising only 0.2% to 1% of all uterine malignancies and afflicts women between 42 and 59 yr of age. ESSs frequently express estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR). However, the published literature contains scant data on the expression and therapeutic/prognostic role of androgen receptor (AR) in ESSs. We undertook this study to characterize the expression of AR along with ER and PR in ESSs and correlate it with clinicopathologic features...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109626/significance-of-lymph-node-metastasis-on-survival-of-women-with-uterine-adenosarcoma
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Hiroko Machida, Michael J Nathenson, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Crystal L Adams, Jocelyn Garcia-Sayre, Koji Matsuo
OBJECTIVE: Uterine adenosarcoma (UAS) is a rare gynecologic malignancy and the significance of lymph node metastasis on survival has not been well studied. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed utilizing the Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results Program to examine UAS (n=994), endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS, n=2910), and uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS, n=5506) diagnosed between 1973 and 2013. The impact of lymph node metastasis on cause-specific survival (CSS) was cross-compared by multivariable analysis...
January 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091804/baseline-results-from-the-uk-signify-study-a-whole-body-mri-screening-study-in-tp53-mutation-carriers-and-matched-controls
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Sibel Saya, Emma Killick, Sarah Thomas, Natalie Taylor, Elizabeth K Bancroft, Jeanette Rothwell, Sarah Benafif, Alexander Dias, Christos Mikropoulos, Jenny Pope, Anthony Chamberlain, Ranga Gunapala, Louise Izatt, Lucy Side, Lisa Walker, Susan Tomkins, Jackie Cook, Julian Barwell, Vicki Wiles, Lauren Limb, Diana Eccles, Martin O Leach, Susan Shanley, Fiona J Gilbert, Helen Hanson, David Gallagher, Bala Rajashanker, Richard W Whitehouse, Dow-Mu Koh, S Aslam Sohaib, D Gareth Evans, Rosalind A Eeles
In the United Kingdom, current screening guidelines for TP53 germline mutation carriers solely recommends annual breast MRI, despite the wide spectrum of malignancies typically seen in this group. This study sought to investigate the role of one-off non-contrast whole-body MRI (WB MRI) in the screening of asymptomatic TP53 mutation carriers. 44 TP53 mutation carriers and 44 population controls were recruited. Scans were read by radiologists blinded to participant carrier status. The incidence of malignancies diagnosed in TP53 mutation carriers against general population controls was calculated...
January 16, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088687/whole-genome-dna-methylation-profiling-identifies-epigenetic-signatures-of-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#15
Jing Li, Xiaoyun Xing, Daofeng Li, Bo Zhang, David G Mutch, Ian S Hagemann, Ting Wang
Uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) is a form of endometrial cancer simultaneously exhibiting carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, but the underlying molecular and epigenetic basis of this disease is poorly understood. We generated complete DNA methylomes for both the carcinomatous and the sarcomatous components of three UCS samples separated by laser capture microdissection and compared DNA methylomes of UCS with those of normal endometrium as well as methylomes derived from endometrioid carcinoma, serous endometrial carcinoma, and endometrial stromal sarcoma...
February 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057913/humoral-hypercalcemia-in-uterine-cancers-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vijeyaluxmy Motilal Nehru, Gwenalyn Garcia, Juan Ding, Fanyi Kong, Qun Dai
BACKGROUND Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is a well-described complication associated with a variety of malignancies. However, its incidence in gynecological malignancies is low. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old woman presented with progressive abdominal distention and irregular vaginal bleeding of several weeks' duration. A contrast CT abdomen and pelvis was significant for a mass in the lower uterine/cervical region, multiple peritoneal and omental masses, enlarged pelvic and paraaortic lymph nodes, and large-volume ascites...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009610/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-of-the-female-genital-tract-a-morphologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-cytogenetic-study-of-10-cases-with-emphasis-on-its-distinction-from-morphologic-mimics
#17
J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Joseph Carlson, Gary L Keeney, Karen J Fritchie, Esther Oliva, Robert H Young, Marisa R Nucci
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a morphologically distinctive neoplasm of unknown differentiation that bears a characteristic gene fusion involving ASPSCR1 and TFE3. ASPS can occur in the female genital tract, but is rare. Eleven cases with an initial diagnosis of ASPS at female genital tract sites were evaluated for their morphologic features and immunoprofile using a panel of antibodies (TFE3, HMB45, melan-A, smooth muscle actin, desmin, and h-Caldesmon). In addition, the presence of TFE3 rearrangement and subsequent ASPSCR1-TFE3 fusion were determined by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004108/potential-role-of-bcl2-in-the-recurrence-of-uterine-smooth-muscle-tumors-of-uncertain-malignant-potential
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Donatella Conconi, Valentina Chiappa, Patrizia Perego, Serena Redaelli, Giorgio Bovo, Marialuisa Lavitrano, Rodolfo Milani, Leda Dalprà, Andrea Alberto Lissoni
Uterine smooth muscle tumors are the most common female genital tract neoplasms. While leiomyosarcoma has been studied at length, smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential (STUMPs) still have ambiguous and unresolved issues, with a risk of relapse and evolution largely undefined. We performed an array comparative genomic hybridization analysis on a primitive STUMP and its local recurrence, histologically diagnosed as undifferentiated sarcoma. To the best of our knowledge, our report is the first genomic study on primitive STUMPs and the different relapsed tumors...
January 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002623/comprehensive-screening-for-med12-mutations-in-gynecological-mesenchymal-tumors-identified-morphologically-distinctive-mixed-epithelial-and-stromal-tumors
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Chang-Tsu Yuan, Wen-Chih Huang, Cheng-Han Lee, Ming-Chieh Lin, Chen-Hui Lee, Yu-Chien Kao, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Kuan-Ting Kuo, Jen-Chieh Lee
BACKGROUND: MED12 exon 2 mutations have been identified in most uterine leiomyomas and mammary fibroepithelial tumors. MED12 has not been genotyped in most other gynecological mesenchymal tumors. DESIGN: 68 uncommon gynecological mesenchymal tumors were genotyped for MED12 exon 2, including 27 müllerian adenosarcomas (including 3 tentatively diagnosed as "variant adenosarcomas"), 6 cellular angiofibromas, 6 aggressive angiomyxomas, 5 angiomyofibroblastomas, 5 superficial myofibroblastomas, 5 atypical polypoid adenomyomas, and 14 endometrial stromal sarcomas...
December 21, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002210/european-society-of-gynecological-oncology-statement-on-fibroid-and-uterine-morcellation
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Michael J Halaska, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Frédéric Guyon, Philippe Morice, Ignacio Zapardiel, Vesna Kesic
Recently, there has been an intense discussion about the issue of fibroid and uterine morcellation in relation to the risk of unrecognized uterine sarcoma spread. Morcellation can negatively influence the prognosis of patients, and transecting the specimen into pieces prevents the pathologist from performing proper disease staging. Many societies have published their statements regarding this issue. The European Society for Gynecological Oncology has established a working group of clinicians involved in diagnostics and treatment of oncogynecological patients to provide a statement from the oncological point of view...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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