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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908528/prognostic-significance-of-lymphadenectomy-and-prevalence-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-clinically-apparent-stage-i-endometrioid-and-mucinous-ovarian-carcinoma
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Dimitrios Nasioudis, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of lymph node (LN) metastasis in women with apparent stage I ovarian carcinoma of endometrioid or mucinous histology and to examine the prognostic significance of LN sampling/dissection (LND) on patient survival. METHODS: The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was accessed and a cohort of surgically-staged women, diagnosed between 1988 and 2013, with apparent stage I ovarian carcinoma of mucinous or endometrioid histology was selected...
November 28, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904567/dual-malignancy-in-adolescence-a-rare-case-report-of-metachronous-papillary-carcinoma-of-thyroid-following-dysgerminoma-of-ovary
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Suvadip Chakrabarti, Sanjay M Desai, Dharmendra Y Mehta, Shreyas Somanath
Dual malignancy is rare in adolescents. Dual malignancy with the second malignancy of thyroid is rare. No association has been reported between dysgerminoma of ovary and carcinoma thyroid in medical literature. Despite a thorough PubMed search (key words - Papillary carcinoma of thyroid, metachronous, dysgerminoma ovary), we were unable to find a previous reported case of metachronous papillary carcinoma of thyroid (PTC) following dysgerminoma of the ovary. After surgery, the patient is being regularly followed up for recurrence/development of new primary...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902972/unravelling-site-specific-breast-cancer-metastasis-a-microrna-expression-profiling-study
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Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Paul J van Diest, Dutch Distant Breast Cancer Metastases Consortium, Cathy B Moelans
Distant metastasis is still the main cause of death from breast cancer. MicroRNAs (miRs) are important regulators of many physiological and pathological processes, including metastasis. Molecular breast cancer subtypes are known to show a site-specific pattern of metastases formation. In this study, we set out to determine the underlying molecular mechanisms of site-specific breast cancer metastasis by microRNA expression profiling.To identify a miR signature for metastatic breast carcinoma that could predict metastatic localization, we compared global miR expression in 23 primary breast cancer specimens with their corresponding multiple distant metastases to ovary (n=9), skin (n=12), lung (n=10), brain (n=4) and gastrointestinal tract (n=10) by miRCURY microRNA expression arrays...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899985/possible-role-of-thymidine-phosphorylase-in-gynecological-tumors-as-an-individualized-treatment-strategy
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Masako Shida, Masanori Yasuda, Mariko Fujita, Masaki Miyazawa, Hiroshi Kajiwara, Takeshi Hirasawa, Masae Ikeda, Naruaki Matsui, Toshinari Muramatsu, Mikio Mikami
Thymidine phosphorylase (TP) is structurally similar to platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor, and it activates 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) prodrugs and also promotes angiogenesis. In the present study, the possibility of using TP expression as a biomarker for 5-FU prodrugs, and the significance of TP as an angiogenic factor, were investigated in patients with gynecological tumors. The subjects enrolled in the study were 188 patients with gynecological tumors who provided informed consent and underwent tumor resection at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Tokai University Hospital between February 2002 and January 2010...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899963/recent-perspectives-of-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma
#5
Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Epithelial ovarian tumours have been reported to mainly arise from the simple cuboidal surface epithelium of the ovary, and account for 75% of all ovarian tumours, and 90-95% of ovarian malignancies. Epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) is responsible for the highest number of deaths in women due to gynecologic malignancy, with a low 5-year relative survival of only 44%. The possible reasons for these low survival rates are the high incidence of chemoresistance found with EOC and a lack of consideration of the high degree of heterogeneity of EOC in the current standard of care...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891398/an-unusual-evolution-of-krukenberg-tumour-a-case-report
#6
Claudio Spinelli, Concetta Liloia, Jessica Piscioneri, Clara Ugolini, Silvia Strambi
Krukenberg tumours are rare metastatic tumours of the ovaries characterized by the presence of mucin-producing neoplastic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma (SRCC). At first glance, this tumour may be confused with a primary ovarian tumour. Surgery and chemotherapy combination have led to improvement in prognosis, but it still remains severe. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a Krukenberg tumour rising from a low differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma. The patient was clinically stable for 26 months after surgery until she experienced a prompt decline and died of cerebral haemorrhage within two weeks...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890373/expression-and-mechanism-of-action-of-mir-196a-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#7
Bo Yang, Sheng-Ze Li, Ling Ma, Hong-Li Liu, Jian Liu, Jun-Jun Shao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the expression, biological function and possible mechanism of action of microRNA molecular-196a (miR-196a) in epithelial ovarian cancer. METHODS: RT-PCR was used to detect the expression quantities of epithelial ovarian tissue, benign ovarian tissue, normal ovary epithelial tissue, ovarian cancer cell lines and miR-196a in normal ovarian epithelial cells to analyze the relationship between the expression of miR-196a and the clinical pathologic parameters of ovarian cancer...
November 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888800/multipoint-kras-oncogene-mutations-potentially-indicate-mucinous-carcinoma-on-the-entire-spectrum-of-mucinous-ovarian-neoplasms
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Yi-Ju Lee, Ming-Yung Lee, Alexandra Ruan, Chi-Kuan Chen, Hao-Ping Liu, Chau-Jong Wang, Wan-Ru Chao, Chih-Ping Han
Kras mutation is a common phenomenon in many human neoplasms. We aimed to assess the Kras mutational status along the histological continuum from normal ovaries to the development of benign, borderline and malignant ovarian mucinous neoplasms. We analyzed 41 cases of malignant, 10 cases of borderline, 7 cases of benign mucinous ovarian tumors and 7 cases of normal ovarian tissue. The prevalence of Kras mutations in the normal ovary was 0.00% (n=0/7), while the prevalence in benign, borderline and malignant mucinous neoplasms was 57...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885265/the-disparate-origins-of-ovarian-cancers-pathogenesis-and-prevention-strategies
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Anthony N Karnezis, Kathleen R Cho, C Blake Gilks, Celeste Leigh Pearce, David G Huntsman
Ovarian cancer is the fifth cause of cancer-related death in women and comprises a histologically and genetically broad range of tumours, including those of epithelial, sex cord-stromal and germ cell origin. Recent evidence indicates that high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma and endometrioid carcinoma primarily arise from tissues that are not normally present in the ovary. These histogenetic pathways are informing risk-reduction strategies for the prevention of ovarian and ovary-associated cancers and have highlighted the importance of the seemingly unique ovarian microenvironment...
November 25, 2016: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869446/-oncopathological-aspects-of-brca1-and-brca2-genes-inactivation-in-tumors-of-ovary-fallopian-tube-and-pelvic-peritoneum
#10
Petr Škapa, Pavel Dundr
Ovarian carcinoma represents a heterogeneous group of malignant epithelial tumors which could be divided into two fundamental groups: Type I (endometrioid carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma, low grade serous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma and more rare seromucinous carcinoma and malignant Brenner tumor) and type II (high grade serous carcinoma - HGSC). HGSC is the most frequent ovarian carcinoma which may be etiologically linked to inactivation of tumor suppressor genes BRCA1/2 and TP53 and differs from type I carcinomas by higher aggressiveness, tendency to peritoneal spread and worse prognosis...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866340/the-hereditary-nature-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-hypercalcemic-type-two-new-familial-cases
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Leora Witkowski, Nancy Donini, Rebecca Byler-Dann, James A Knost, Steffen Albrecht, Andrew Berchuck, W Glenn McCluggage, Martin Hasselblatt, William D Foulkes
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, (SCCOHT) is the most common undifferentiated ovarian cancer in women aged under 40 years. SCCOHT is a monogenic disease, characterized by germline and somatic SMARCA4 mutations. Recent studies have stressed its morphological and clinical similarity to malignant rhabdoid tumours, which are usually caused by mutations in the related gene, SMARCB1. While familial tumours are rare, the incidence of germline mutations is relatively high, with up to 43% of SCCOHTs and 35% of rhabdoid tumours caused by germline mutations in SMARCA4 and SMARCB1, respectively...
November 19, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856443/genomics-of-ovarian-cancer-progression-reveals-diverse-metastatic-trajectories-including-intraepithelial-metastasis-to-the-fallopian-tube
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Mark A Eckert, Shawn Pan, Kyle M Hernandez, Rachel M Loth, Jorge Andrade, Samuel L Volchenboum, Pieter Faber, Anthony Montag, Ricardo Lastra, Marcus E Peter, S Diane Yamada, Ernst Lengyel
: Accumulating evidence has supported the fallopian tube rather than the ovary as the origin for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). To understand the relationship between putative precursor lesions and metastatic tumors, we performed whole-exome sequencing on specimens from eight HGSOC patient progression series consisting of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas (STIC), invasive fallopian tube lesions, invasive ovarian lesions, and omental metastases. Integration of copy number and somatic mutations revealed patient-specific patterns with similar mutational signatures and copy-number variation profiles across all anatomic sites, suggesting that genomic instability is an early event in HGSOC...
December 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856389/mini-laparoscopy-of-removal-partial-adnexae-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy
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António Gutierrez Setúbal, João Sequeira Alves, Olga Lavado, Joana Faria
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of mini laparoscopic adnexectomy or salpingectomy at the time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy DESIGN: Step-by-step video explanation of our technique SETTING: The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been widely recognised in the past two decades: improved vision, exposure, reduction in operative trauma because of smaller incisions and more gentle tissue´s handling, that result in a faster postoperative recovery. The technology development has allowed the use of smaller caliber instruments while maintaining the high standard surgical performance...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843812/an-unusual-case-of-malignant-struma-ovarii-causing-thyrotoxicosis
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Elli Anagnostou, Antonios Polymeris, Georgios Morphopoulos, Alexios Travlos, Vassiliki Sarantopoulou, Irini Papaspyrou
BACKGROUND: Struma ovarii (SO) is a specialized monodermal teratoma predominantly composed of mature thyroid tissue, accounting for approximately 5% of all ovarian teratomas. Thyrotoxicosis is seen in about 8% of patients with SO. Most SO cases are benign with only 5-10% being malignant, and malignant SO causing thyrotoxicosis is very uncommon. CASE: A 64-year-old woman had been diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis 2 years previously. The thyroid gland was palpable with a micronodular texture, and the patient was euthyroid under carbimazole...
September 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826190/biogenesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-endophytic-fungus-pestalotiopsis-microspora-and-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activities
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Vasudeva Reddy Netala, Murali Satyanarayana Bethu, Bobbu Pushpalatha, Vijaya Bhaskar Baki, Sani Aishwarya, J Venkateswara Rao, Vijaya Tartte
An endophytic fungal strain isolated from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre was identified as Pestalotiopsis microspora VJ1/VS1 based on nucleotide sequencing of internal transcribed spacer region (ITS 1-5.8S-ITS 2) of 18S rRNA gene (NCBI accession number KX213894). In this study, an efficient and ecofriendly approach has been reported for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using aqueous culture filtrate of P. microspora. Ultraviolet-visible analysis confirmed the synthesis of AgNPs by showing characteristic absorption peak at 435 nm...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824247/prognostic-role-of-autophagy-related-proteins-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#16
Zhe Zhao, Jing Xue, Xinrui Zhao, Jingjing Lu, Peishu Liu
INTRODUCTION: Autophagy has been reported to play important roles in tumorigenesis. To investigate the association between autophagy-related proteins, beclin 1 and LC3, with prognostic value and clinical characteristics of ovarian cancer, we provided the first meta-analysis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Databases including PubMed, Embase, and CNKI (up to August 2016) were searched for eligible studies, using keywords such as "beclin 1", "beclin-1", "Becn 1", "Becn-1", "Atg6", "LC3", "ovarian cancer", "ovarian carcinoma", "ovarian neoplasm", "ovarian tumor", "ovary cancer", "ovary carcinoma", "ovary neoplasm", "ovary tumor"...
November 8, 2016: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821806/investigation-on-tissue-specific-effects-of-pro-apoptotic-micro-rnas-revealed-mir-147b-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-ovarian-cancer-prognosis
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Michael Kleemann, Jeremias Bereuther, Simon Fischer, Kim Marquart, Simon Hänle, Kristian Unger, Verena Jendrossek, Christian U Riedel, René Handrick, Kerstin Otte
The development and progression of cancer can be ascribed to imbalances in gene regulation leading to aberrant cellular behavior. The loss of micro RNAs (miRNAs) exhibiting tumor-suppressive function has been demonstrated to be often causative for uncontrolled cell proliferation, migration or tissue infiltration. The installation of de novo tumor suppressive function by using pro-apoptotic miRNAs might be a promising therapeutic approach. In addition, there is a great demand for novel biomarkers for the prognosis of cancer, which prompted us to transfer a high content miRNA screening initially performed to identify bioprocess relevant miRNAs in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells to human cancer cell lines ...
November 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821232/-clinicopathologic-study-of-seromucinous-carcinoma-of-ovary
#18
S X Tang, Y H Sun, Y Xu, X R Zhou, W T Yang
Objective: To elucidate the clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotype and differential diagnosis of ovarian seromucinous carcinoma. Methods: The clinical and pathological characteristics of 7 cases of ovarian seromucinous carcinoma were analyzed. Immunohistochemical study of selected markers was performed employing the EnVision method. Literature of ovarian seromucinous carcinoma were also reviewed. Results: The age of the 7 ovarian seromucinous carcinoma patients ranged from 27 to 70 years of age (mean=48 years)...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813512/genomic-profiling-of-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-reveals-recurrent-alterations-in-epigenetic-regulatory-genes-bap1-setd2-and-ddx3x
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Nancy M Joseph, Yunn-Yi Chen, Anthony Nasr, Iwei Yeh, Eric Talevich, Courtney Onodera, Boris C Bastian, Joseph T Rabban, Karuna Garg, Charles Zaloudek, David A Solomon
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer that arises from the mesothelial cells that line the pleural cavity and less commonly from the peritoneal lining of the abdomen and pelvis. Most pleural mesotheliomas arise in patients with a history of asbestos exposure, whereas the association of peritoneal mesotheliomas with exposure to asbestos and other potential carcinogens is less clear, suggesting that the genetic alterations that drive malignant peritoneal mesothelioma may be unique from those in pleural mesothelioma...
November 4, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801758/metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-to-the-uterine-cervix-a-case-report-of-a-rare-entity-and-review-of-the-diagnostic-differential
#20
Sharon B Sams, Julie A Rosser
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) rarely metastasizes to the gynecologic tract, occurring in descending order of frequency, within the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and cervix. Significant morphologic overlap exists between primary gynecologic squamous lesions (both benign and malignant) and metastatic UC, thus potentially hindering a timely and accurate diagnosis. We present a case of UC metastatic to the uterine cervix in a 69-year-old female initially found to have noninvasive high-grade papillary UC of the bladder. Complaints of vaginal spotting lead to identification and biopsy of a mass in the uterine cervix...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
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