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Endometrium cancer

Katherine E Tierney, Lingyun Ji, Shannon S Dralla, Eunjeong Yoo, Annie Yessaian, Huyen Q Pham, Lynda Roman, Richard Sposto, Paulette Mhawech-Fauceglia, Yvonne G Lin
: Glucose-regulated protein (GRP)-78, the key regulator of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, is associated with endometrial cancer (EC) development and progression. However, its role in the continuum from complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH) to EC is unknown and the focus of this study. METHODS: 252 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded endometrial biopsies from patients with CAH diagnosed between 2003 and 2011 were evaluated for GRP78 expression by immunohistochemistry...
October 19, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Jennifer S Woo, Sophia K Apple, Peggy S Sullivan, Jian-Yu Rao, Nora Ostrzega, Neda A Moatamed
BACKGROUND: HER2/neu overexpression and/or amplification has been widely studied in a number of solid tumors, primarily in the breast. In gynecologic neoplasms, determination of HER2/neu status has not been well studied as a predictive biomarker in anti-HER2/neu treatment. METHODS: We systematically evaluated the HER2/neu reactions by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization in malignant gynecologic neoplasms as experienced in our institution. RESULTS: The HER2/neu overexpression or amplification occurred in 8 % of the cancers of the gynecological organs in our series...
October 22, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Y Liu, X Tan, Z Wang, Y Li, M Gao, Y Li, Z Fang, Y Sun, L Zhang, X Wang, Z Wei
OBJECTIVE: Adenomyosis is a common benign gynecological disease which has some malignant behaviors. Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is a newly identified tumor suppressor gene which lowly expresses in various cancers. However, the expression status of PDCD4 in endometrium of adenomyosis patients has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to assess the expression levels of PDCD4 in endometrium of normal controls and adenomyosis patients. METHODS: The expression of PDCD4 in endometrium of normal controls and eutopic or ectopic endometrium of patients with adenomyosis was evaluated with quantitative real-time PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry...
July 2016: Current Research in Translational Medicine
Jia Nan, Wang Jieyu, Li Qing, Tao Xiang, Chang Kaikai, Hua Keqin, Yu Yinhua, Wong Kwong-Kwok, Feng Weiwei
This work investigated the role of paired box 2 (PAX2) in endometrial cancer and its epigenetic regulation mechanism. Endometrial cancer tissues and cell lines exhibited increased PAX2 expression compared with hyperplasia, normal endometrium and endometrial epithelial cells. Knock-down of PAX2 resulted in reduced cell viability, invasion and migration, and PAX2 overexpression caused the opposite effects. Increased methylation of the PAX2 promoter was observed in both cancer tissues and cell lines and was positively correlated with PAX2 expression...
October 13, 2016: Oncotarget
S Pejić, A Todorović, V Stojiljković, I Pavlović, L Gavrilović, N Popović, S B Pajović
Endometrial tissue is under a strong influence of sex hormones. These hormones are considered as developmental factors of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. We examined the influence of gonadotropins (follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormone) and sex hormones (estradiol, progesterone) on oxidant/antioxidant parameters in blood and endometrial tissue of women with complex endometrial hyperplasia. In blood, superoxide dismutase activity was significantly higher in luteal phase and postmenopause compared to the follicular phase...
September 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Florence van Hunsel, Sonja van de Koppel, Eugène van Puijenbroek
Two 54-year-old women developed abdominal cramps and vaginal hemorrhage as a result of endometrial hyperplasia during treatment with a hop-containing phytotherapeutic product (MenoCool(®)) for post-menopausal complaints. The women used the hop-containing phytotherapeutic product (418 mg of hop per tablet) twice daily (1 and 0.5 tablets by both patient A and B). Patient A developed abdominal cramps and vaginal hemorrhage after 2 months of use. After gynecological examination, she was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia...
December 2015: Drug Saf Case Rep
Cunxian Zhang, C James Sung, M Ruhul Quddus, Rochelle A Simon, Tarek Jazaerly, W Dwayne Lawrence
Ovarian hyperthecosis, a source of estrogen, may occur in postmenopausal women. In this study, we evaluated the possible association of ovarian hyperthecosis with endometrial polyp, endometrial hyperplasia, and endometrioid adenocarcinoma in postmenopausal women. Our study consisted of 238 postmenopausal women: 108 with endometrioid adenocarcinoma and 130 without endometrial carcinoma. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics system was used to grade endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Within the endometrioid adenocarcinoma cases, 48 (44...
October 13, 2016: Human Pathology
Pamela T Soliman, Qian Zhang, Russell R Broaddus, Shannon N Westin, David Iglesias, Mark F Munsell, Rosemarie Schmandt, Melinda Yates, Lois Ramondetta, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Metformin reduces cancer incidence and improves overall survival in diabetic patients. In preclinical studies, metformin decreases endometrial cancer (EC) cell growth by activation of AMPK/mTOR inhibition. We sought to determine the effects of metformin on serum/tumor biomarkers in women with EC. METHODS: In this prospective trial, newly diagnosed EC patients underwent pre-treatment blood draw/endometrial biopsy, were administered oral metformin 850mg daily for ≥7days, and underwent post-treatment blood draw/definitive surgery...
October 13, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
L Del Pup
OBJECTIVE: Vaginal atrophy is a chronic, progressive medical condition that affects fifty percent of postmenopausal women, causing symptoms like dyspareunia, vaginal dryness, and vaginal irritation. Until recently, the only prescription options were systemic and vaginal estrogen therapies that might be limited by concerns about long-term safety and breast cancer risk. The objective is to analyze the literature about ospemifene, a tissue-selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) recently approved for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy and dyspareunia and to compare its effects with those of the other SERMs to assess its safety...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Esra Laloglu, Yakup Kumtepe, Hulya Aksoy, Emsal Pınar Topdagi Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Ovarian and endometrial carcinomas are the two most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Endocan is a proteoglycan that is specific to vascular endothelial cells. Increased serum levels have been reported in some tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate serum endocan levels in cases of endometrial and ovarian cancer. METHODS: Levels of serum endocan were assessed in 27 patients with endometrial cancer and 20 with ovarian cancer, and in 38 control subjects with benign ovarian or endometrial disorders...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Melanie P Caserta, Candice Bolan, M Jennings Clingan
The purpose of this pictorial review is to describe the normal appearance of the endometrium and to provide radiologists with an overview of endometrial pathology utilizing case examples. The normal appearance of the endometrium varies by age, menstrual phase, and hormonal status with differing degrees of acceptable endometrial thickness. Endometrial pathology most often manifests as either focal or diffuse endometrial thickening, and patients frequently present with abnormal vaginal bleeding. Endovaginal ultrasound (US) is the first-line modality for imaging the endometrium...
October 12, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Atsushi Kiba, Kouji Banno, Megumi Yanokura, Mari Asada, Yusuke Nakayama, Daisuke Aoki, Tatsuya Watanabe
AIM: Micro ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) play an important pathological role in endometriosis. Leuprolide acetate, an analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, is widely used to treat endometriosis; however, the molecular mechanisms involved in endometriotic tissue regression remain unclear. We performed miRNA expression profiling of clinical ovarian endometrioma to obtain insight into the effects of leuprolide acetate treatment. METHODS: We obtained clinical samples from nine normal eutopic endometrium, eight ovarian endometriotic, and 12 leuprolide acetate-treated endometriotic tissues...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Maryam Sadat Hosseini, Tahereh Ashrafganjoei, Ainaz Sourati, Morteza Tabatabeifar, Mahdiss Mohamadianamiri
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyosarcoma has known as a highly malignant soft tissue sarcoma. It has been the most common soft tissue sarcoma in childhood, accounting for about 3 to 4 % of all cases of childhood cancer. Rhabdomyosarcoma was rare in adults, accounting for 3% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of female genital tract including uterine cervix in an adult was rare. CASE PRESENTATION: This study has reported a 33-year-old woman presented with abnormal vaginal discharge...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention
Francesca Falcone, Giuseppe Laurelli, Simona Losito, Marilena Di Napoli, Vincenza Granata, Stefano Greggi
OBJECTIVE: To report our 15-year institutional experience of fertility-sparing treatment in young patients with early endometrial cancer (EC) treated by combined hysteroscopic resection and progestin therapy. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (stage IA, G1 and 2 endometrioid EC) wishing to preserve their fertility were enrolled into this prospective study. Hysteroscopic resection was used to resect the tumor, endometrium adjacent to the tumor and myometrium underlying the tumor...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Yusaku Moribata, Aki Kido, Koji Fujimoto, Yuki Himoto, Yasuhisa Kurata, Fuki Shitano, Kayo Kiguchi, Ikuo Konishi, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of computed diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in cervical cancer and investigate the optimal b-value using computed DWI. METHODS: The present retrospective study involved 85 patients with cervical cancer in the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB, IIA or IIB. DWI was obtained with b-values of 0, 100, 500 and 1000 s/mm(2). Computed DWI with b-values of 800, 1000, 1300, 1600 and 2000 s/mm(2) (cDWI800, cDWI1000, cDWI1300, cDWI1600, cDWI2000) were generated from all measured DWI (mDWI) data...
September 16, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
Jingfang Zou, Liangli Hong, Chaohuan Luo, Zhi Li, Yuzhang Zhu, Tianliang Huang, Yongneng Zhang, Huier Yuan, Yaqiu Hu, Tengfei Wen, Wanling Zhuang, Bozhi Cai, Xin Zhang, Jiexiong Huang, Jidong Cheng
Metformin is an oral biguanide commonly used for the treating type II diabetes and has recently been demonstrated to possess anti-proliferative properties that can be exploited for the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers. The mechanisms underlying this effect have not been fully elucidated. Our study demonstrated a marked loss of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) phosphorylation and nuclear FOXO1 protein in estrogen-dependent endometrial cancer (EC) tumors compared to normal control endometrium...
September 16, 2016: Cancer Science
Veronika Caplakova, Eva Babusikova, Eva Blahovcova, Tomas Balharek, Maria Zelieskova, Jozef Hatok
During the normal menstrual cycle, endometrial tissue undergoes many biochemical and morphological changes which are under the control of steroid hormone levels. DNA methylation plays a key role in gene expression regulation and influences functional changes in endometrial tissue. Eliminating senescent cells from the functional layer of the endometrium is mediated by apoptotic cell death, which helps maintain cellular homeostasis. Aberrant DNA methylation changes result in deregulation of important apoptotic proteins during endometrial carcinogenesis and thus apoptosis resistance development...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Soo-Ho Chung, Jung-Woo Park
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Clear cell carcinoma typically occurs in the ovaries, and very rarely occurs in the endometrium; it accounts for less than 3% of all endometrial cancers. It is presumed that clear cell carcinomas are of Müllerian duct origin, and an association with exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) or other nonsteroidal follicle stimulating hormones has been described. We report a case of a postmenopausal woman who presented with vaginal bleeding without a specific medical history...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Mackenzie Coatham, Xiaodong Li, Anthony N Karnezis, Lien N Hoang, Basile Tessier-Cloutier, Bo Meng, Robert A Soslow, C Blake Gilks, David G Huntsman, Colin J R Stewart, Lynne M Postovit, Martin Köbel, Cheng-Han Lee
Dedifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium or the ovary is an aggressive epithelial malignancy that comprises an endometrioid carcinoma together with an undifferentiated carcinoma. We recently reported that inactivation of BRG1 or INI1, core subunits of the switch/sucrose non-fermenting (SWI/SNF) complex, was the likely molecular event underlying dedifferentiation in about half of dedifferentiated carcinomas. In this study, we performed a genomic screen that included other members of the SWI/SNF complex to better delineate the molecular basis in the remainder of these tumours...
August 26, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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