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Ovarian clear cell carcinoma

Vesela Ivanova, Tihomir Dikov, Nadya Dimitrova
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the morphologic subtypes of ovarian carcinomas in Bulgaria in relation to current healthcare organization using Bulgarian National Cancer Registry data. Further, we investigated hospital volume as a factor influencing the quality of care for patients with ovarian cancer. METHODS: Bulgarian National Cancer Registry ovarian carcinoma data were retrieved (2009-2011) and distribution of histologic types was analyzed. Cases were divided and compared with respect to main treatment: no surgery, surgery at hospitals dealing with ≥30 ovarian cancer patients/year (high volume), and surgery at hospitals dealing with <30 ovarian cancer patients/year (low volume)...
October 8, 2016: Tumori
Ayse Ayhan, Elisabetta Kuhn, Ren-Chin Wu, Hiroshi Ogawa, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Tsui-Lien Mao, Haruhiko Sugimura, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma is a unique type of ovarian cancer, often derived from endometriosis, and advanced-stage disease has a dismal prognosis primarily due to the resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Previous studies have shown frequent somatic mutations in ARID1A, PIK3CA, hTERT promoter, and amplification of ZNF217; however, the molecular alterations that are associated with its aggressiveness remain largely unknown. This study examined and compared cyclin E1 expression in endometriosis-related ovarian tumors, with the aim of determining the relationship between hTERT mutations and ARID1A expression and evaluating the effects of these molecular alterations on patient survival...
October 21, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Manabu Sakurai, Koji Matsumoto, Masahiko Gosho, Akiko Sakata, Yoshihiko Hosokawa, Yuri Tenjimbayashi, Takashi Katoh, Ayumi Shikama, Haruna Komiya, Hiroo Michikami, Nobutaka Tasaka, Azusa Akiyama-Abe, Sari Nakao, Hiroyuki Ochi, Mamiko Onuki, Takeo Minaguchi, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Toyomi Satoh
OBJECTIVES: Our 2007 study of 32 patients with ovarian cancer reported the possible involvement of tissue factor (TF) in the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) before treatment, especially in clear cell carcinoma (CCC). This follow-up study further investigated this possibility in a larger cohort. METHODS: We investigated the intensity of TF expression (ITFE) and other variables for associations with VTE using univariate and multivariate analyses in 128 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer initially treated between November 2004 and December 2010, none of whom had received neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Huimin Bai, Dongyan Cao, Fang Yuan, Guihua Sha, Jiaxin Yang, Jie Chen, Yue Wang, Zhenyu Zhang, Keng Shen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prognostic value of endometriosis in patients with stage I ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS: The medical records of patients with stage I OCCC who had undergone complete staging surgery followed by systemic chemotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 237 women were included in this study. Univariate analysis revealed that the patients with endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC) had significantly improved recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) than those without EAOC (5-year RFS: 91...
October 13, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Cherry Yin-Yi Chang, Ming-Tsung Lai, Yi Chen, Ching-Wen Yang, Hui-Wen Chang, Cheng-Chan Lu, Chih-Mei Chen, Carmen Chan, Ching Chung, Chun-Cheng Tseng, Tritium Hwang, Jim Jinn-Chyuan Sheu, Fuu-Jen Tsai
Aberrant miRNA expression has been reported in endometriosis and miRNA gene polymorphisms have been linked to cancer. Because certain ovarian cancers arise from endometriosis, we genotyped seven cancer-related miRNA single nucleotide polymorphisms (MiRSNPs) to investigate their possible roles in endometriosis. Genetic variants in MIR196A2 (rs11614913) and MIR100 (rs1834306) were found to be associated with endometriosis development and related clinical phenotypes, such as infertility and pain. Downstream analysis of the MIR196A2 risk allele revealed upregulation of rRNA editing and protein synthesis genes, suggesting hyper-activation of ribosome biogenesis as a driving force for endometriosis progression...
September 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Masayuki Shintaku, Makoto Dohi, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Aya Nagai, Toshihiro Higuchi
We report a case of clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the ovary with plasma cell-rich inflammatory stroma, a recently proposed subtype of CCC, and present the cytological findings. The patient was a 48-year-old woman, who was incidentally found to have a right ovarian tumor during the preoperative work-up for an early-stage adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. Cytological examination of an imprint smear of the ovarian tumor and peritoneal washing revealed solid cell clusters of irregular, often dendritic shapes, which were intermingled with many inflammatory cells...
October 8, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Christopher S Hughes, Melissa K McConechy, Dawn R Cochrane, Tayyebeh Nazeran, Anthony N Karnezis, David G Huntsman, Gregg B Morin
Although re-sequencing of gene panels and mRNA expression profiling are now firmly established in clinical laboratories, in-depth proteome analysis has remained a niche technology, better suited for studying model systems rather than challenging materials such as clinical trial samples. To address this limitation, we have developed a novel and optimized platform called SP3-Clinical Tissue Proteomics (SP3-CTP) for in-depth proteome profiling of practical quantities of tumour tissues, including formalin fixed and paraffin embedded (FFPE)...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ayako Aihara, Natsuki Abe, Koichiro Saruhashi, Tatsuro Kanaki, Taito Nishino
Anticancer drug discovery efforts have employed two-dimensional (2D)-cell-based assay models, which fail to forecast in vivo efficacy and result in a lower success rate of clinical approval. Recent three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models are expected to bridge the gap between 2D and in vivo models. However, 3D cell culture methods that are available for practical anticancer drug screening have not yet been fully attained. In this study, we screened several polymers for their ability to suspend cells or cell spheroids homogeneously in a liquid medium without changing the viscosity behavior, and identified gellan gum (FP001), as the most potent polymer...
October 3, 2016: Cancer Science
Fernanda Silva, Ana Félix, Jacinta Serpa
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy, despite advances in treatment. The most common histological type, high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma (OSC) is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, and although these types of tumors frequently respond to surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy, they usually recur. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is an unusual histological type, which is known to be intrinsically chemoresistant and is associated with poor prognosis in advanced stages...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Minchul Kim, Falong Lu, Yi Zhang
ARID1A is frequently mutated in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) and often co-exists with activating mutations of PIK3CA. Although induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines has been observed in this cancer, the mechanism by which the two mutations synergistically activate cytokine genes remains elusive. Here, we established an in vitro model of OCCC by introducing ARID1A knockdown and mutant PIK3CA into a normal human ovarian epithelial cell line, resulting in cell transformation and cytokine gene induction...
September 27, 2016: Cell Reports
Kristen Zhelnin, Yue Xue, Brian Quigley, Michelle D Reid, Hyejeong Choi, Bahar Memis, Volkan Adsay, Alyssa M Krasinskas
Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) can occur in the pancreas and liver. Classically, these cystic lesions are lined by columnar mucinous epithelium with underlying ovarian-type stroma. It has been proposed that cysts with ovarian-type stroma and nonmucinous epithelium be considered separate entities in both the pancreas and liver. Using a series of 104 pancreatic and 32 hepatic cases, we aimed to further characterize the epithelium present in MCNs. Mucinous epithelium was defined as pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia-like columnar cells with pale pink/clear apical mucin...
September 26, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Lawrence J Thomas, Laura Vitale, Thomas O'Neill, Ree Y Dolnick, Paul K Wallace, Hans Minderman, Lauren E Gergel, Eric M Forsberg, James M Boyer, James R Storey, Catherine D Pilsmaker, Russell A Hammond, Jenifer Widger, Karuna Sundarapandiyan, Andrea Crocker, Henry C Marsh, Tibor Keler
T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 1 (TIM-1) is a type I transmembrane protein that was originally described as kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1) due to its elevated expression in kidney and urine after renal injury. TIM-1 expression is also upregulated in several human cancers, most notably in renal and ovarian carcinomas, but has very restricted expression in healthy tissues thus representing a promising target for antibody-mediated therapy. To this end we have developed a fully human monoclonal IgG1 antibody specific for the extracellular domain of TIM-1...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Chinami Makii, Katsutoshi Oda, Yuji Ikeda, Kenbun Sone, Kosei Hasegawa, Yuriko Uehara, Akira Nishijima, Kayo Asada, Takahiro Koso, Tomohiko Fukuda, Kanako Inaba, Shinya Oki, Hidenori Machino, Machiko Kojima, Tomoko Kashiyama, Mayuyo Mori-Uchino, Takahide Arimoto, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Kei Kawana, Tetsu Yano, Keiichi Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
MDM2, a ubiquitin ligase, suppresses wild type TP53 via proteasome-mediated degradation. We evaluated the prognostic and therapeutic value of MDM2 in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. MDM2 expression in ovarian cancer tissues was analyzed by microarray and real-time PCR, and its relationship with prognosis was evaluated by Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test. The anti-tumor activities of MDM2 siRNA and the MDM2 inhibitor RG7112 were assessed by cell viability assay, western blotting, and flow cytometry. The anti-tumor effects of RG7112 in vivo were examined in a mouse xenograft model...
September 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Liat Hogen, Gillian Thomas, Marcus Bernardini, Dina Bassiouny, Harinder Brar, Lilian T Gien, Barry Rosen, Lisa Le, Danielle Vicus
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) on survival in patients with stage I and II ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS: Data collection and analysis of stage I and II OCCC patients treated at two tertiary centers in Toronto, between 1995 and 2014, was performed. Descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier survival probability estimates were completed. The log-rank test was used to compare survival curves. RESULTS: 163 patients were eligible...
September 9, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Nozomu Yanaihara, Yukiko Noguchi, Misato Saito, Masataka Takenaka, Satoshi Takakura, Kyosuke Yamada, Aikou Okamoto
Previous studies have identified microRNA (miRNA) involvement in human cancers. This study aimed to elucidate potential clinical and biological associations of ovarian cancer-related miRNA gene expression profiles in high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) and ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). Accordingly, we investigated 27 patients with ovarian cancer (12 HGSC and 15 OCCC cases) using quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to determine the cancer-related miRNA expressions. Gene Cluster 3...
2016: PloS One
Ensieh Farhadi, Farzad Kobarfard, Farshad H Shirazi
Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) has extensively been used for biological applications. Cisplatin is one the most useful antineoplastic chemotherapy drugs for a variety of different human cancers. One of the clinical problems in its application, which would consequently affect the therapeutic outcome of its application, is the occurrence of resistance to this agent. In this project three different pairs of sensitive and resistant cell lines of human ovarian A2780 and its resistant pair of A2780-CP, human ovarian OV2008 and its resistant pair of C13, and finally human lung carcinoma of HTB56 and its resistant pair of HTB56-CP were grown in the laboratory under the standard procedure...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Siti A Sulaiman, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Rahman Jamal
Among the gynecological malignancies, ovarian cancer is the most fatal due to its high mortality rate. Most of the identified cases are epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) with five distinct subtypes: high-grade serous carcinoma, low-grade serous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, endometrioid carcinoma, and clear-cell carcinoma. Lack of an early diagnostic approach, high incidence of tumor relapse and the heterogenous characteristics between each EOC subtypes contribute to the difficulties in developing precise intervention and therapy for the patients...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Chia-Ming Chang, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Ming-Jie Yang, Ming-Shyen Yen, Peng-Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: The pathogenesis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma is still poorly understood; therefore, we conducted a gene set-based analysis by integrating datasets downloaded from publicly available microarray gene expression databases to investigate the pathogenesis of clear cell carcinoma, which was based on the regularity of functions defined by gene ontology or canonical pathway databases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The gene expression profiles of 80 clear cell carcinomas and 136 normal ovarian controls were downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information Gene Expression Omnibus database...
August 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Anna B Beckmeyer-Borowko, Caryn E Peterson, Katherine C Brewer, Mary A Otoo, Faith G Davis, Kent F Hoskins, Charlotte E Joslin
PURPOSE: Previous studies assessing racial and ethnic differences in ovarian cancer (OVCA) diagnosis stage fail to present subtype-specific results and provide historic data on cases diagnosed between 10 and 20 years ago. The purpose of this analysis is to assess non-Hispanic Black (NHB) and non-Hispanic White (NHW) differences in late-stage diagnosis including; (1) factors associated with late-stage diagnosis of invasive epithelial OVCA overall and by histologic subtypes, (2) potential changes across time and (3) current patterns of trends in a national cancer registry in the USA and Puerto Rico between 1998 and 2011...
October 2016: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Wei Wang, Jinjing Jia, Changji Li, Qiqi Duan, Jiao Yang, Xin Wang, Ruilian Li, Caifeng Chen, Huling Yan, Yan Zheng
The antimicrobial peptide LL-37 not only contributes to the host defence against microbial invasion but also regulates immune activity, angiogenesis and cell proliferation. Studies have shown that LL-37 participates in the development of a variety of tumours, such as lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and melanoma. However, the role of LL-37 in the development of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is not clear. The present study used immunohistochemistry to confirm that the expression of human DNA-binding protein A (dbpA) was increased in SCC tissues...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
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