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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913927/the-number-of-cycles-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-prognosis-of-stage-iiic-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Xiaoxiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: No consensus exists on the number of chemotherapy cycles to be administered before and after interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. The present study aims to explore the optimal number of cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and post-operation chemotherapy to treat the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc-IV high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 129 IIIc-IV stage HG-SOC cases were retrospectively analyzed...
December 3, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912779/ascites-regression-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-prediction-of-treatment-outcome-among-stage-iiic-to-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Binhui Ren, Wenwen Guo, Xiaoxiang Chen
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the outcome-related factors of interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC) who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). This study aimed to explore the optimal timing for IDS and the prognosis-associated factors of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc to IV HG-SOC patients. METHODS: A total of 160 IIIc to IV stage HG-SOC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912770/endometriosis-associated-clear-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-caesarean-section-scar-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gabriella Ferrandina, Eleonora Palluzzi, Francesco Fanfani, Stefano Gentileschi, Anna Lia Valentini, Maria Vittoria Mattoli, Ilaria Pennacchia, Giovanni Scambia, Gianfranco Zannoni
BACKGROUND: Malignant transformation has been reported in approximately 1% of the endometriosis cases; herein, we report a case of clear cell endometrial carcinoma arising from endometriosis foci located within a caesarean section scar. CASE PRESENTATION: In November 2014, a Caucasian, 44-year-old woman was transferred to our institution because of severe respiratory failure due to massive lung embolism and rapid enlargement of a subcutaneous suprapubic mass. Abdomino-pelvic magnetic resonance showed a 10...
December 3, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903809/the-bimanual-ovarian-palpation-examination-in-the-prostate-lung-colorectal-and-ovarian-cancer-screening-trial-performance-and-complications
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Maryam Doroudi, Barnett S Kramer, Paul F Pinsky
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence about the performance characteristics and consequences of bimanual ovarian palpation. SETTING AND METHODS: The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian cancer screening trial randomized 154,900 individuals to either an intervention or control arm. Enrolled eligible participants were aged 55-74, had no history of trial cancers, and no current treatment for cancer. Intervention arm women received CA-125 tests and transvaginal ultrasound...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898751/-investigating-the-predictive-value-of-rmi-and-roma-indices-in-patients-with-ovarian-tumors-of-uncertain-dignity
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Géza Krascsenits, Boglárka Balázs, Anna Dudnyikova, Katalin Purcsi, Enikõ Orosz, Imre Pete
We were investigating the predictive value of RMI and ROMA indices in patients with ovarian tumors of uncertain dignity, in order to determine whether these methods are suitable for the early detection of ovarian malignancy. Our study included 162 patients treated at the Gynecological Department of the National Institute of Oncology (Budapest, Hungary). These patients were diagnosed with ovarian tumor of uncertain dignity, and were admitted to our Department with the purpose of gynecological surgery. Each of them had CA-125, HE4 blood tests and ultrasound scan in order to calculate RMI and ROMA indices and to study their effectiveness...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872532/presentation-and-management-of-inguinal-lymphadenopathy-in-ovarian-cancer
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Shveta Giri, Swati H Shah, Kanika Batra, Anu-Bajracharya, Vandana Jain, Himanshu Shukla, Rupinder Sekhon, Sudhir Rawal
The symptoms in ovarian cancer are often missed leading to dubious diagnosis and staging. Inguinal lymphadenopathy (ILAP) is reported to be rare and occurring via lymphatic or hematogenous route. The paucity of studies on ILAP in ovarian cancer indicates a scope of refining its staging and management. The present study aims to document the presentation and management of ILAP in ovarian cancer, which may also reflect its incidence and mechanism of spread. All patients of ovarian cancer with inguinal lymphadenopathy presenting to our institute from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 were included...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865222/endometrial-tuberculosis-simulating-an-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
#7
Silvia Eleonora Di Giovanni, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Ana Luisa Duarte, Ines Alves
Female genital tuberculosis remains a major health problem in developing countries and is an important cause of infertility. As symptoms, laboratory data and physical findings are non-specific, its diagnosis can be difficult. We describe a case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from peri-umbilical pain and increased abdominal size for one year, anorexia, asthenia, weight loss, occasionally dysuria and dyspareunia, and four months amenorrhea. Laboratory data revealed cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) level of 132.3 U/mL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 42 mm/h, and gamma-globulins of 2...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855043/-association-of-ovarian-tumors-with-ca-125
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Judith Elena Martínez-Acosta, Víctor Alberto Olguín-Cruces
BACKGROUND: The tumor marker CA-125 is the most widely used serum marker for ovarian cancer screening. The aim of this paper was to establish the association between histopathologic result of ovarian tumors with serologic CA-125 and utility for the diagnosis of ovarian tumors at a Ginecoobstetric hospital. METHODS: An observational, retrospective, descriptive and longitudinal study, from September 1st 2010 to February 28 2013. All patients with histopathologic report ovarian tumor and CA-125 was selected to analyze the association of ovarian tumors with their histological type, biological behavior, range positivity of CA-125 and its relationship to the pre and postmenopausal state...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852697/chromosomal-instability-in-cell-free-dna-as-a-highly-specific-biomarker-for-detection-of-ovarian-cancer-in-women-with-adnexal-masses
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Adriaan Vanderstichele, Pieter Busschaert, Dominiek Smeets, Chiara Landolfo, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Karin Leunen, Patrick Neven, Frederic Amant, Sven Mahner, Elena Ioana Braicu, Robert Zeilinger, An Coosemans, Dirk Timmerman, Diether Lambrechts, Ignace Vergote
PURPOSE: Chromosomal instability is a hallmark of ovarian cancer. Here, we explore copy number alteration (CNA) profiling in cell-free DNA as a potential biomarker to detect malignancy in patients presenting with an adnexal mass. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We prospectively enrolled 68 patients with an adnexal mass, of which 57 were diagnosed with invasive or borderline carcinoma and 11 with benign disease. Cell-free DNA was extracted from plasma and analyzed by low-coverage whole-genome sequencing...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843595/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-before-chemotherapy-as-potential-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Agnieszka Badora-Rybicka, Elżbieta Nowara, Danuta Starzyczny-Słota
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have shown that the presence of systemic inflammation correlates with worse outcomes in many types of cancers. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been proposed as indicators of systemic inflammatory response. The aim of the study was to assess the prognostic value of NLR and PLR before starting chemotherapy among patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of medical documentation of 315 patients with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer, treated in Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch, between 2007 and 2013...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842573/pseudocarcinomatous-hyperplasia-of-the-fallopian-tube-mimicking-tubal-cancer-a-radiological-and-pathological-diagnostic-challenge
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Nam Kyung Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Ga Jin Han, Byung Su Kwon, Yong Jung Song, Dong Soo Suh, Ki Hyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia of the fallopian tube is a rare, benign disease characterized by florid epithelial hyperplasia. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors present the history and details of a 22-year-old woman with bilateral pelvic masses and a highly elevated serum CA-125 level (1,056 U/ml). Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis showed bilateral adnexal complex cystic masses with a fusiform or sausage-like shape. Contrast-enhanced fat-suppressed T1-weighted images showed enhancement of papillary projections of the right adnexal mass and enhancement of an irregular thick wall on the left adnexal mass, suggestive of tubal cancer...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825410/conventional-tumor-markers-in-cerebralspinal-fluid-in-patients-with-elevated-serum-br-tumor-markers-and-without-central-nervous-system-malignant-diseases
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Zhi-Jie Liu, Qiang Shi, Bin Lu, Zhen Zhang, Cheng-Lin Tian
Objective To explore the diffusion pattern of tumor markers (TM) from serum to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) via the blood-brain barrier in patients with elevated serum tumor markers (TM).Methods Inpatients receiving lumbar puncture during hospitalization in our center from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 were divided into study group (n=181) and control group (n=251). The study group consisted of patients with elevated serum TMs but without malignant central nervous system diseases. The control group consisted of patients with normal serum TM levels and without malignant diseases...
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822491/primary-gynecological-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-differential-diagnosis-of-a-pelvic-mass
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Shilpa Vijayakumar, Eli Serur, Bahar Bybordi, Nisha Lakhi
Primary Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) can mimic gynecological malignancy, presenting as a pelvic mass in any organ of the female genital tract. Patients can present with elevated CA-125 and may lack the classical symptoms associated with lymphoma, such as fatigue, fever, night sweats and weight loss. We describe five patients that presented with primary NHL of the genital tract. Patients 1, 2, and 3 were not diagnosed pre-operatively, and underwent unnecessary cytoreductive surgery, while patients 4 and 5 were diagnosed by pre-operative biopsy...
November 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822348/implementation-of-laparoscopic-surgery-for-endometrial-cancer-work-in-progress
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Aas Van den Bosch, Hjmm Mertens
AIM OF THE STUDY: Even in oncology, minimal invasive surgery is introduced. We describe the introduction of this new surgical technique in a teaching hospital. The objective was to compare factors that have influenced the choice between laparoscopic versus open surgery in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed all patients with endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2014. The different factors we compared were age, weight, histopathology, uterine size, serum CA-125 level and FIGO stage...
March 28, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821988/ovarian-fibroma-a-clinico-pathological-study-of-23-cases-with-review-of-literature
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Nikhil Sadanand Parwate, Shilpa M Patel, Ruchi Arora, Monisha Gupta
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to correlate the clinical findings, RMI-4 index and frozen section, in cases of ovarian fibroma with the final histopathology. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of clinical and pathological features of 23 patients of ovarian fibroma. The patient's age ranged from 34 to 66 years (mean-49 years). The most common presenting symptom was abdominal pain. On clinical examination, the mean size of ovarian tumor was 9.5 cm, CA-125 levels were found to be raised in 14 patients, and it was associated with ascites in 10 patients...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819640/mature-teratoma-associated-with-bilateral-ovarian-carcinosarcoma-accidental-association-or-etiopathogenetic-determinism-case-report
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Rodica Birla, Elena-Roxana Catanescu, Andrei Caragui, Silviu Constantinoiu
Carcinosarcoma is a rare form of ovarian cancer with mixed origin, and its association with mature teratoma is extremely rare. We present the case of patient T. M. aged 67, admitted into our clinic on the 15/05/2016, F.O. 4877 for the increase of the abdominal volume. On admission, the patient was afebrile, conscious, cooperative, cardio-respiratory balanced, having the abdomen distended in volume, sharp dullness in the flanks, positive wave sign bioumoral within normal limits except: uric acid = 6.64 mg / dL, serum glucose = 113...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817223/discovery-of-biomarkers-for-endometrial-cancer-current-status-and-prospects
#17
Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent gynecological malignancy in the developed world. Currently, endometrial histology is the gold standard for diagnosis, as there are no valid noninvasive diagnostic methods available. Biomarkers for endometrial cancer would be invaluable for screening of high-risk women, detection of primary and recurrent disease, and preoperative stratification of patients as high-risk and low-risk categories, enabling personalized therapeutic approaches. Areas covered: This report reviews publications of blood biomarkers evaluated in patients with endometrial cancer and/or control patients, over the last five years...
December 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809878/synuclein-%C3%AE-sncg-expression-in-ovarian-cancer-is-associated-with-high-risk-clinicopathologic-disease
#18
Anna Strohl, Kristina Mori, Stacey Akers, Wiam Bshara, Barbara Buttin, Peter J Frederick, Irene B Helenowski, Carl D Morrison, Kunle Odunsi, Julian C Schink, Denise M Scholtens, Jian-Jun Wei, J Julie Kim
BACKGROUND: Synuclein gamma (SNCG) expression is associated with advanced disease and chemoresistance in multiple solid tumors. Our goal was to determine if SNCG protein expression in ovarian cancer was correlated with clinicopathologic variables and patient outcomes. METHODS: Tissue microarrays from primary tumors of 357 ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer patients, who underwent primary surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute between 1995 and 2007, were immunohistochemically stained for SNCG...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797265/does-human-epididymis-protein-4-he4-have-a-role-in-prediction-of-recurrent-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#19
Pedrada Innao, Methasinee Pothisuwan, Prasit Pengsa
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide and the fth leading cause of cancer death, It is the most common cause of death due to reproductive cancers in Thailand where epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is commonly found. According to a Thai statistical analysis in 2010 by the Department of Medical Services, epithelial ovarian cancer was the sixth most common cancer in Thailand from 2001 to 2003.The incidence of 5.1 per 100,000 women per year...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762129/ca-125-testing-in-females-with-ascites-a-red-herring
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Rathindranath Sarkar, Rudrajit Paul, Rajesh Pandey, Indranil Thakur, Jayati Mondal, T J Sau
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August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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