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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071629/clinical-characteristics-with-patterns-of-relapse-and-survival-analysis-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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S Kaur, R A Kerkar, A Maheshwari, T S Shylasree, S Gupta, K Deodhar
AIMS: To analyze clinical characteristics, patterns of relapse, and treatment outcomes of clearcell carcinoma of the ovary (CCO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case files of 51 patients diagnosed with CCO between 2003 and 2010 were reviewed. RESULTS: The median age at diagnosis was 48 years (27-64 years). Fifty percent presented with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. The median serum Ca125 was 74 IU/ml (6-1567 U/ml). Optimal cytoreduction was achieved in 32 (62...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065241/expressions-of-cd44-cd47-and-c-met-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-and-their-clinical-significance
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Hui-Min Wang, Ming-Zi Tan, Song Zhang, Xiao Li, Jian Gao, Dan-Ye Zhang, Ying-Ying Hao, Song Gao, Juan-Juan Liu, Bei Lin
Objective To investigate the expressions of CD44,CD47,and c-met in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) tissue and their correlations with clinical variables and prognosis. Methods Immunohistochemical method was used to investigate the expressions of CD44,CD47,and c-met in tissues from 86 OCCC patients and the relationships of their expressions with the clinicopathological factors of OCCC were analyzed. Results The expressions of CD44,CD47,and c-met were significantly high in OCCC tissues (90.7%,91.9%,and 94...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059101/steroid-hormone-synthesis-by-the-ovarian-stroma-surrounding-epithelial-ovarian-tumors-a-potential-mechanism-in-ovarian-tumorigenesis
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Luis Z Blanco, Elisabetta Kuhn, Jane C Morrison, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Anne Smith-Sehdev, Robert J Kurman
Epithelial ovarian tumors are responsive to steroid hormone stimulation and the ovarian stroma may have a direct role in this process. We evaluated immunohistochemical markers of sex-steroid differentiation and steroidogenesis (calretinin, inhibin, steroidogenic factor 1), steroid enzymes involved in hormone biosynthesis (CYP17, CYP19, HSD17β1, AKR1C3), and hormone receptors (estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and androgen receptor) in 101 epithelial ovarian tumors and in normal structures implicated in ovarian carcinogenesis (ovarian surface epithelium and cortical inclusion cysts) in an attempt to elucidate this process...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054715/tubal-origin-of-ovarian-cancer-the-double-edged-sword-of-haemoglobin
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Shiou-Fu Lin, Emily Gerry, Ie-Ming Shih
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most malignant neoplasm of the gynaecologic tract. While the origins of many human malignant neoplasms are clear, the origin of HGSC remains poorly understood. This lack of knowledge limits our understanding of its pathogenesis and compromises efforts devoted to develop better early detection tools and effective preventative intervention. The tubal origin of HGSC has been put forward since the initial report of dysplastic lesions (now known as serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas, or STICs) that morphologically resemble HGSC in the fallopian tube...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049216/cancer-implications-for-patients-with-endometriosis
#5
Mary Ann Wilbur, Ie-Ming Shih, James H Segars, Amanda N Fader
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of viable endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterus. It is a common disease, occurring in 5 to 15% of all women. Endometriosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility and often requires surgical intervention for definitive treatment. Although it is a benign gynecologic condition, endometriosis shares pathophysiologic features with cancer. In recent years, both histologic and epidemiologic evidence has accumulated, suggesting that ovarian endometriosis may give rise to malignant ovarian tumors, primarily those that are epithelial in origin, known as endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC) including ovarian clear cell carcinoma, endometrioid carcinoma, and the least common, seromucinous tumors...
January 3, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002809/preclinical-evaluation-of-the-parp-inhibitor-bmn-673-for-the-treatment-of-ovarian-clear-cell-cancer
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Paul M Wilkerson, Konstantin J Dedes, Eleftherios Pierre Samartzis, Ioannis Dedes, Maryou B Lambros, Rachael Natrajan, Arnaud Gauthier, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Chantal Töpfer, Vesna Vukovic, Frances Daley, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho
PURPOSE: To determine if models of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCCs) harbouring defects in homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair of double strand breaks (DSBs) are sensitive to cisplatin and/or PARP inhibition. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The HR status of 12 OCCC cell lines was determined using RAD51/γH2AX foci formation assays. Sensitivity to cisplatin and the PARP inhibitor BMN-673 was correlated with HR status. BRCA1, BRCA2, MRE11 and PTEN loss of expression was investigated as a potential determinant of BMN-673 sensitivity...
December 17, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999758/efficacy-of-glypican-3-derived-peptide-vaccine-therapy-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-refractory-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Shiro Suzuki, Jun Sakata, Fumi Utsumi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Tetsuya Nakatsura
Compared with other epithelial ovarian carcinoma subtypes, ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) has been recognized to show chemoresistance. Therefore, new treatment modalities are required for patients with OCCC that is refractory to chemotherapy. The carcinoembryonic antigen glypican-3 (GPC3) is expressed by approximately half of OCCC and is a promising immunotherapeutic target. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of GPC3 peptide vaccine against refractory OCCC patients. We conducted a phase II trial with a GPC3-derived peptide vaccine in OCCC patients...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992377/improved-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-ovarian-carcinoma-arising-in-endometriosis
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Jiaqi Lu, Xiang Tao, Jiayi Zhou, Yingying Lu, Zehua Wang, Haiou Liu, Congjian Xu
BACKGROUND: Despite enormous efforts to dissect the role of endometriosis in ovarian cancer development, the difference in prognosis between ovarian cancer patients with or without endometriosis remains elusive. The purpose of this study is to assess the association between endometriosis and the prognosis in patients with ovarian cancer. RESULTS: Ovarian cancer arising in endometriosis tended to be presented as clear cell histology, early stage, less intraperitoneal metastasis and ascites, and lower CA125 level compared with those without endometriosis...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987343/mature-cystic-teratoma-coexisting-with-clear-cell-carcinoma-in-the-ovary
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Koki Shimura, Mariko Matsumoto, Takuya Sugahara, Takuro Yamamoto, Nozomi Ogiso, Yoji Urata, Tomoharu Okubo
Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is the most common benign ovarian tumor; clear-cell carcinoma (CCC) is a relatively common malignant ovarian tumor in Japan, but there are few reports on the coexistence of MCT and CCC. Here we report a case of simultaneous MCT and CCC in the ovary and review the relevant literature. The patient was a 49-year-old woman. A 5-cm MCT was found in the left ovary on initial gynecological examination, and she was referred to hospital for treatment because it was expanding. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a multilocular cystic tumor 16 × 10 × 9...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984374/cd56-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression-in-ovarian-carcinomas-association-with-high-grade-and-advanced-stage-but-not-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation
#10
Hans-Christian Bösmüller, Philipp Wagner, Deborah Lam Pham, Anna K Fischer, Karen Greif, Christine Beschorner, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Annette Staebler
OBJECTIVE: Neural cell adhesion molecule (CD56) has been proposed as a potential marker for neuroendocrine differentiation in carcinomas, together with synaptophysin and chromogranin A. However, CD56 immunoreactivity by itself can be found in a broad variety of tumors, including ovarian neoplasms. CD56 has recently been suggested as a potential target for antibody-based therapy. However, for ovarian carcinoma, there is only limited data available regarding the pattern of CD56 immunoreactivity, coexpression of neuroendocrine markers, and correlation with histological types and clinical parameters...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979319/three-versus-six-cycles-of-adjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-early-stage-clear-cell-ovarian-carcinoma-a-multi-institutional-cohort
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Emily N Prendergast, Marie Holzapfel, Jennifer J Mueller, Mario M Leitao, Camille C Gunderson, Kathleen N Moore, Britt K Erickson, Charles A Leath, Elena S Diaz Moore, Joshua G Cohen, Christine S Walsh
OBJECTIVES: To determine if 6 versus 3cycles of adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy with or without taxane impacts survival in early stage ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS: We retrospectively identified all cases of stage I and II OCCC treated at 5 institutions from January 1994 through December 2011. Patients were divided into 2 groups: those who received 3 versus 6cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy. Our cohort consisted of 210 patients with stage IA-II disease, 116 of whom underwent full surgical staging...
December 12, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976698/epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-diagnosis-by-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Maria Luisa Dória, James S McKenzie, Anna Mroz, David L Phelps, Abigail Speller, Francesca Rosini, Nicole Strittmatter, Ottmar Golf, Kirill Veselkov, Robert Brown, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Zoltan Takats
Ovarian cancer is highly prevalent among European women, and is the leading cause of gynaecological cancer death. Current histopathological diagnoses of tumour severity are based on interpretation of, for example, immunohistochemical staining. Desorption electrospray mass spectrometry imaging (DESI-MSI) generates spatially resolved metabolic profiles of tissues and supports an objective investigation of tumour biology. In this study, various ovarian tissue types were analysed by DESI-MSI and co-registered with their corresponding haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained images...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939411/identification-of-novel-mutations-in-japanese-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-patients-using-optimized-targeted-ngs-for-clinical-diagnosis
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Yoshiaki Maru, Naotake Tanaka, Miki Ohira, Makiko Itami, Yoshitaka Hippo, Hiroki Nagase
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is an aggressive ovarian cancer with a higher frequency in Japan and often becomes chemorefractory disease. Reliable genetic diagnosis is essential to affirm the success of precision medicine for OCCC treatment. The aim of this study is, therefore, to identify novel mutations in OCCCs and develop a feasible clinical next generation sequencing (NGS) approach using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) rather than preferable but not always available fresh frozen (FF) samples...
December 8, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927774/autophagy-inhibition-enhances-sunitinib-efficacy-in-clear-cell-ovarian-carcinoma
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Lindsay DeVorkin, Matthew Hattersley, Paul Kim, Jenna Ries, Jaeline Spowart, Michael S Anglesio, Samuel M Levi, David G Huntsman, Ravi K Amaravadi, Jeffrey D Winkler, Anna V Tinker, Julian J Lum
: Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) is an aggressive form of epithelial ovarian cancer that exhibits low response rates to systemic therapy and poor patient outcomes. Multiple studies in CCOC have revealed expression profiles consistent with increased hypoxia, and our previous data suggests that hypoxia is correlated with increased autophagy in CCOC. Hypoxia-induced autophagy is a key factor promoting tumor cell survival and resistance to therapy. Recent clinical trials with the molecular-targeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor sunitinib have demonstrated limited activity...
December 7, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918136/development-of-cell-permeable-non-helical-constrained-peptides-to-target-a-key-protein-protein-interaction-in-ovarian-cancer
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Mareike M Wiedmann, Yaw Sing Tan, Yuteng Wu, Shintaro Aibara, Wenshu Xu, Hannah F Sore, Chandra S Verma, Laura Itzhaki, Murray Stewart, James D Brenton, David R Spring
There is a lack of current treatment options for ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) and the cancer is often resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy. Hence there is an urgent need for novel therapeutics. The transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor 1β (HNF1β) is ubiquitously overexpressed in CCC and is seen as an attractive therapeutic target. This was validated through shRNA-mediated knockdown of the target protein, HNF1β, in five high- and low-HNF1β-expressing CCC lines. To inhibit the protein function, cell-permeable, non-helical constrained proteomimetics to target the HNF1β-importin α protein-protein interaction were designed, guided by X-ray crystallographic data and molecular dynamics simulations...
January 9, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917934/c-met-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Ha-Jeong Kim, Aera Yoon, Ji-Yoon Ryu, Young-Jae Cho, Jung-Joo Choi, Sang Yong Song, Heejin Bang, Ji Soo Lee, William Chi Cho, Chel Hun Choi, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae
In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of c-MET inhibition in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). Expression levels of c-MET in the epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) and normal ovarian tissues were evaluated using real-time PCR. To test the effects of c-MET inhibitors in OCCC cell lines, we performed MTT and apoptosis assays. We used Western blots to evaluate the expression of c-MET and its down-stream pathway. In vivo experiments were performed to test the effects of c-MET inhibitor on tumor growth in orthotopic mouse xenografts of OCCC cell line RMG1 and a patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) model of OCCC...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913862/prognostic-impact-of-her3-based-on-protein-and-mrna-expression-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma
#17
Ulrike Unger, Carsten Denkert, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Manfred Dietel, Sibylle Loibl, Silvia Darb-Esfahani
HER3 is a member of the epidermal growth factor family and was predominantly described as a negative prognostic factor in various solid tumors as well as in ovarian cancer. In this study, we investigated HER3 on protein and mRNA expression in histologically defined subtypes of ovarian cancer looking for an influence on patient's survival. Altogether, we examined HER3 in ovarian high-grade serous (HGSC, n = 320), low-grade serous (LGSC, n = 55), endometrioid (EC, n = 33), and clear cell (CCC, n = 48) carcinomas using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR)...
December 2, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911274/high-expression-of-mucin13-associates-with-grimmer-postoperative-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Zhiying Xu, Yidong Liu, Yuanfeng Yang, Jieti Wang, Guodong Zhang, Zheng Liu, Hangcheng Fu, Zewei Wang, Haiou Liu, Jiejie Xu
BACKGROUND: Mucin13 (MUC13) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is aberrantly expressed in ovarian and gastro-intestinal tumors, but its role in renal cell carcinoma remains elusive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of MUC13 expression in patients with non-metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) after surgical resection. RESULTS: MUC13 high expression was associated with high Fuhrman grade (p < 0.001), high SSIGN score (p = 0...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908969/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-the-new-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-selective-radioligand-18f-fhnp-comparison-with-18f-fes
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Inês F Antunes, Aren van Waarde, Rudi A Dierckx, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Geke A P Hospers, Erik F de Vries
: Estrogen receptors (ER) are targets for endocrine treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers. The ER consists of 2 isoforms, ERα and ERβ, which have distinct biological functions. While activation of ERα stimulates cell proliferation and cell survival, ERβ promotes apoptosis. Positron emission tomography (PET) of ERα and ERβ levels could provide more insight in response to hormonal treatment. 16α-(18)F-Fluoro-17β-estradiol ((18)F-FES) is a PET tracer for ER with relative selectivity for ERα...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907908/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-brca1-2-germline-and-somatic-mutations-in-taiwanese-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Angel Chao, Ting-Chang Chang, Nina Lapke, Shih-Ming Jung, Peter Chi, Chien-Hung Chen, Lan-Yan Yang, Cheng-Tao Lin, Huei-Jean Huang, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Jui-Der Liou, Shu-Jen Chen, Tzu-Hao Wang, Chyong-Huey Lai
Germline and somatic BRCA1/2 mutations define a subset of patients with ovarian cancer who may benefit from treatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors. Unfortunately, data on the frequency of BRCA1/2 germline mutations in Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer are scarce, with the prevalence of somatic mutations being unknown. We aim to investigate the occurrence of BRCA1/2 mutations in 99 Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer which included serous (n = 46), endometrioid (n = 24), and clear cell (n = 29) carcinomas...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
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