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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630245/internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-and-stroke-as-a-complication-of-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-testicular-germ-cell-tumour
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Roberto Christian Cerrud-Rodriguez, Maria Gabriela Quinteros, Mohammed Azam
Testicular tumours are the most common tumours in young men. Germ cell tumours (GCTs) account for 95% of all testicular cancers, and the non-seminomatous type (NSGCT) accounts for 50% of all GCTs. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is curative in up to 90% of patients, but it is not without its inherent risks. Ischaemic stroke is a very uncommon, but severe complication of cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Strokes in young patients cause a disproportionately large economic impact by leaving victims disabled during their most productive years and strains the healthcare system with expensive hospital stays...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619976/vesical-dermoid-a-rare-bladder-tumour
#2
Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Bhupendra Pal Singh, Sunny Goel, Durgesh Kumar Saini
Dermoid cysts are benign developmental lesions consisting of tissues of more than one germ cell lineage origin. The urinary bladder is a very rare location of dermoid cysts. We report a case of an 18-year-old woman who presented with suprapubic pain, dysuria and turbid urine. Blood and serum chemistry was normal. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mass of 2.5×2 cm within the urinary bladder infiltrating fundus of urinary bladder with extraluminal extension. At cystoscopy, an irregular mass arising from the dome of the urinary bladder with a covering of hair and whitish scales was seen...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600436/accurate-quantification-of-chromosomal-lesions-via-short-tandem-repeat-analysis-using-minimal-amounts-of-dna
#3
Johann-Christoph Jann, Daniel Nowak, Florian Nolte, Stephanie Fey, Verena Nowak, Julia Obländer, Jovita Pressler, Iris Palme, Christina Xanthopoulos, Alice Fabarius, Uwe Platzbecker, Aristoteles Giagounidis, Katharina Götze, Anne Letsch, Detlef Haase, Richard Schlenk, Gesine Bug, Michael Lübbert, Arnold Ganser, Ulrich Germing, Claudia Haferlach, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Maximilian Mossner
BACKGROUND: Cytogenetic aberrations such as deletion of chromosome 5q (del(5q)) represent key elements in routine clinical diagnostics of haematological malignancies. Currently established methods such as metaphase cytogenetics, FISH or array-based approaches have limitations due to their dependency on viable cells, high costs or semi-quantitative nature. Importantly, they cannot be used on low abundance DNA. We therefore aimed to establish a robust and quantitative technique that overcomes these shortcomings...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596199/mediastinal-seminoma-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Amanda Wanous, Ian R McPhail, J Fernando Quevedo, Nicole P Sandhu
We present a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) in a previously healthy male aged 31 years. Malignancy was suspected due to unintentional weight loss and childhood exposure to radioactive fallout from a nuclear facility accident. A very large anterior mediastinal mass was identified and demonstrated to be an extragonadal seminoma. Extragonadal germ cell tumours are rare tumours with a high potential for cardiovascular, pulmonary and vascular sequelae. Studies have documented an increased risk of developing seminoma in patients with radioactive exposure...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586780/serum-levels-of-microrna371a-3p-a-highly-sensitive-tool-for-diagnosing-and-staging-testicular-germ-cell-tumours-a-clinical-case-series
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Petra Anheuser, Arlo Radtke, Christian Wülfing, Jennifer Kranz, Gazanfer Belge, Klaus-Peter Dieckmann
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNA (miR)371a-3p was suggested to be a sensitive and specific new serum biomarker of germ cell tumours (GCTs); however, its clinical usefulness remains unproven. PATIENTS, METHODS: In 312 consecutive cases with various testicular diseases, serum levels of miR371a-3p were measured. Measurement results became available only after completion of treatment. Five patients with testicular seminoma were selected for review because of unanticipated clinical courses...
June 7, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581469/administration-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-stem-cell-support-in-patients-40-years-of-age-or-older-with-advanced-germ-cell-tumours-a-retrospective-study-from-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-database
#6
A Necchi, S Lo Vullo, G Rosti, M Badoglio, P Giannatempo, D Raggi, S Secondino, L Mariani, F Lanza, P Pedrazzoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580303/the-role-of-bromodomain-testis-specific-factor-brdt-in-cancer-a-biomarker-and-a-possible-therapeutic-target
#7
REVIEW
Ekaterina Bourova-Flin, Florent Chuffart, Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin
Cancer cells have recently been shown to activate hundreds of normally silent tissue-restricted genes, including a specific subset associated with cancer progression and poor prognosis. Within these genes, a class of testis-specific genes designed as cancer/testis, attracted special attention because of their oncogenic roles as well as their potential use in immunotherapy. Here we focus on one of these genes encoding the testis-specific member of the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family, known as BRDT...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573637/clinical-significance-of-androgen-secretion-disorders-in-men-with-a-malignancy
#8
REVIEW
Pawel J Wiechno, Grazyna M Poniatowska, Wojciech Michalski, Jakub Kucharz, Malgorzata Sadowska, Joanna Jonska-Gmyrek, Karol Nietupski, Joanna Rzymowska, Tomasz Demkow
Cancer and its treatment can lead in men to testosterone deficiency, accompanied by somatic and mental symptoms. Germ cell tumours and their treatment may disturb the pituitary-gonadal axis, hence leading to significant clinical abnormalities. In some prostate cancer patients, castration, temporary or permanent, is a desired therapeutic condition. Yet, it is burdened with various side effects of complex intensity and significance. Last but not least, patients in the terminal stage of a malignancy present with low testosterone concentrations as a part of anorexia-cachexia syndrome...
July 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572843/malignant-struma-ovarii-in-a-30-year-old-nulliparous-patient
#9
J Colin Boyd, Blair A Williams, Matthew H Rigby, Katharina Kieser, Saul Offman, Hemlata Shirsat, Jonathan R B Trites, S Mark Taylor, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: Struma ovarii is a rare monodermal germ cell tumor where the ovary is comprised of at least half thyroid tissue. This phenomenon may indicate an embryological origin. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year old nulliparous woman presented with acute right lower quadrant pain and underwent laparoscopic right salpingo-oophorectomy. The excised ovarian mass showed evidence of struma-derived papillary thyroid carcinoma. Ultrasound of the thyroid showed mild enlargement with two solid nodules...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571142/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-223-cases-of-mature-cystic-teratoma-ovary-25-year-experience-in-a-single-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Ruchi Rathore, Sonal Sharma, Deepshikha Arora
INTRODUCTION: Mature Cystic Teratoma (MCT) is the most common benign neoplasm of the ovary constituting 10-20% of all the ovarian tumours. Although, much has been published about ovarian teratomas, in English literature, there are very few retrospective cross sectional studies from India to understand the epidemiology of the disease. AIM: To evaluate the prevalence, clinicopathological characteristics and complications of MCT of the ovary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 223 cases of MCT of ovary received over a period of 25 years from 1990 to 2014...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544640/an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-demonstrates-the-potential-of-neoplastic-human-germ-cells-to-influence-the-tumour-microenvironment
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B Klein, H-C Schuppe, M Bergmann, M P Hedger, B E Loveland, K L Loveland
Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) typically contain high numbers of infiltrating immune cells, yet the functional nature and consequences of interactions between GCNIS (germ cell neoplasia in situ) or seminoma cells and immune cells remain unknown. A co-culture model using the seminoma-derived TCam-2 cell line and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, n = 7 healthy donors) was established to investigate how tumour and immune cells each contribute to the cytokine microenvironment associated with TGCT...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
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Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536927/involvement-of-the-dna-mismatch-repair-system-in-cisplatin-sensitivity-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumours
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Christiane Rudolph, Cecilie Melau, John E Nielsen, Kristina Vile Jensen, Dekang Liu, Javier Pena-Diaz, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Anne Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) are highly sensitive to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, but patients with tumours containing differentiated teratoma components are less responsive to this treatment. The cisplatin sensitivity in TGCT has previously been linked to the embryonic phenotype in the majority of tumours, although the underlying mechanism largely remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system in the cisplatin sensitivity of TGCT...
May 23, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510616/salvage-high-dose-chemotherapy-in-female-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-germ-cell-tumors-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-european-group-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
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U De Giorgi, S Richard, M Badoglio, E Kanfer, J H Bourrhis, E Nicolas-Virelizier, K Vettenranta, B Lioure, S Martin, P Dreger, M K Schuler, K Thomson, E Scarpi, G Rosti, F Selle, G Mangili, F Lanza, M Bregni
Background: High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation is a standard option for relapsed/refractory testicular germ cell tumor (GCT), but only few data have been reported in female patients with GCT. We conducted a retrospective analysis of female patients with GCT treated with HDC and registered with the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Patients and methods: Between 1985 and 2013, 60 registered female patients with GCT, median age 27 years (range 15-48), were treated with salvage HDC...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454250/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-to-treat-primary-female-mediastinal-seminoma-and-massive-pericardial-effusion-a-case-report
#15
Jun Cao, Yan Zhou, Fangwen Zou, Jin-An Ma, Chunhong Hu
Primary mediastinal seminoma is a rare extragonadal germ cell tumour that mainly occurs in males. The present study reports the case of a 27-year-old woman that presented with superior vena cava syndrome and a large mass in the mediastinum, which was diagnosed as primary female mediastinal seminoma. The patient received 6 cycles of cisplatin-based chemotherapy [4 cycles BEP chemotherapy (120 mg cisplatin, 0.45 g etoposide and 60 mg bleomycin, once every 3 weeks); 2 cycles IEP chemotherapy (120 mg cisplatin, 100 mg epirubicin and 6 g ifosfamide, once every 3 weeks)] and the patient showed an increase in the size of the mediastinal mass and hydropericardium, indicating a resistance to chemotherapy...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446200/human-germ-stem-cell-specific-gene-tex19-influences-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-cancer-prognosis
#16
Vicente Planells-Palop, Ali Hazazi, Julia Feichtinger, Jana Jezkova, Gerhard Thallinger, Naif O Alsiwiehri, Mikhlid Almutairi, Lee Parry, Jane A Wakeman, Ramsay J McFarlane
BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis (CT) genes have expression normally restricted to the testis, but become activated during oncogenesis, so they have excellent potential as cancer-specific biomarkers. Evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that they also provide function(s) in the oncogenic programme. Human TEX19 is a recently identified CT gene, but a functional role for TEX19 in cancer has not yet been defined. METHODS: siRNA was used to deplete TEX19 levels in various cancer cell lines...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435402/synchronous-bilateral-testis-cancer-clinical-and-oncological-management
#17
Davide Campobasso, Stefania Ferretti, Antonio Frattini
Synchronous bilateral testis cancer (SBTC) is a rare event. It represents only 0.5-1% of all new cases of testicular cancer. Patients with this disease require careful management for psychological, oncological, and medical problems. We performed a PubMed search for all series that reported SBTC. We considered only articles in English, reporting on more than three cases. We also performed an analysis of the reported evidence regarding testosterone replacement and surgical treatment. We found 10 studies satisfying inclusion criteria for a total of 73 patients...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415994/a-pathological-and-clinical-study-of-706-primary-tumours-of-the-ovary-in-the-largest-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
#18
Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Richard Kwasi Gyasi, Solomom Edward Quayson, Simon Naporo, Jehoram Tei Anim
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumours are a leading cause of death in Ghana. Even though geographical and racial differences exist in the frequency, types and age distribution of primary ovarian tumours, information about the clinical and pathological characteristics of ovarian tumours in Ghana and its neighboring countries is scanty. We determined the frequency, age distribution, histopathological types and clinical features of primary ovarian tumours diagnosed at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana to aid in the management of patients...
April 17, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401127/diagnostic-and-referral-intervals-for-manitoba-women-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-the-manitoba-ovarian-cancer-outcomes-moco-study-group-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Allison J Love, Pascal Lambert, Donna Turner, Robert Lotocki, Erin Dean, Shaundra Popowich, Alon D Altman, Mark W Nachtigal
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer has the highest mortality of all gynecologic cancers. The poor survival rates are often attributed to the advanced stage at which most of these cancers are detected. We sought to examine the effects of patient demographics, comorbidities and presenting symptoms on diagnostic and referral intervals by location of first presentation (emergency department v. elsewhere) and to identify factors that affect these intervals. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of chart and medical record data for ovarian cancers, with the exceptions of sex cord and germ cell tumours, diagnosed between 2004 and 2010 in Manitoba, Canada...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392919/respiratory-bronchiolitis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-secondary-to-electronic-nicotine-delivery-system-use-confirmed-with-open-lung-biopsy
#20
Mark Flower, Lakshmy Nandakumar, Mahendra Singh, David Wyld, Morgan Windsor, David Fielding
As a modern phenomenon, there is currently limited understanding of the possible toxic effects and broader implications of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Large volumes of aerosolized particles are inhaled during "vaping" and there are now an increasing number of case reports demonstrating toxic effects of ENDS, as well as human studies demonstrating impaired lung function in users. This article presents a case of respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD) precipitated by vaping in a 33-year-old male with 10 pack years of traditional cigarette and prior treatment for mixed germ cell tumour...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
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