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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427752/spontaneously-arising-tumours-and-tumour-like-lesions-of-the-cervix-and-uterus-in-83-pet-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
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C Laik-Schandelmaier, R Klopfleisch, S Schöniger, G Weiffenbach, M Staudacher, H Aupperle
Tumours and tumour-like lesions are rare findings in the genital system of guinea pigs. The aim of the present study was to characterize nodular lesions in the cervix and uterus of guinea pigs submitted for histopathological diagnosis. Samples from 83 pet animals were investigated. Cases included 64 surgically excised masses including complete uteri (n = 37), parts from uteri containing masses (n = 8), complete masses (n = 12) or samples from masses (n = 7) and 19 complete necropsy examinations. In 55 of the cases, only solitary changes were observed; in 28 cases two or more lesions were diagnosed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427108/an-unusual-hypoechoic-solid-mass-in-the-pancreatic-head
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Valentin Blank, Katrin Schierle, Ulrich Hacker, Toni Herta, Vladan Vucinic, Albrecht Hoffmeister, Joachim Mössner, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Volker Keim, Thomas Karlas
Solid pancreatic lesions found on imaging procedures are suspicious for malignancy and, therefore, demand immediate diagnostic evaluation and therapy. In the case of indeterminate histology, a primary resection should be considered in order to preserve the possibility of curative surgery, although rare entities may be initially disregarded. We present here the case of a 48-year-old female patient with a hypoechoic lesion of the pancreatic head, which was clearly delineated from the surrounding pancreatic tissue...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426279/combination-of-gemcitabine-and-docetaxel-regress-both-gastric-leiomyosarcoma-proliferation-and-invasion-in-an-imageable-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-ipdox-model
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Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Tara A Russell, Arun S Singh, Bartosz Chmielowski, Michiaki Unno, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
Gastric leiomyosarcoma is a recalcitrant cancer and chemotherapy strategy is controversial. The present study used a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model of gastric leiomyosarcoma to identify an effective therapeutic regimen in order to develop individualized precision medicine for this disease. A gastric leiomyosarcoma obtained from a patient was first grown in transgenic nude mice ubiquitously expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP) in order to stably label the tumor stroma. The RFP-expressing tumor was then passaged orthotopically in the gastric wall of non-transgenic nude mice to establish an imageable PDOX (iPDOX) model...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424409/clinical-genomic-profiling-to-identify-actionable-alterations-for-investigational-therapies-in-patients-with-diverse-sarcomas
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Roman Groisberg, David S Hong, Vijaykumar Holla, Filip Janku, Sarina Piha-Paul, Vinod Ravi, Robert Benjamin, Shreyas Kumar Patel, Neeta Somaiah, Anthony Conley, Siraj M Ali, Alexa B Schrock, Jeffrey S Ross, Philip J Stephens, Vincent A Miller, Shiraj Sen, Cynthia Herzog, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Vivek Subbiah
BACKGROUND: There are currently no United States Food and Drug Administration approved molecularly matched therapies for sarcomas except gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Complicating this is the extreme diversity, heterogeneity, and rarity of these neoplasms. Few therapeutic options exist for relapsed and refractory sarcomas. In clinical practice many oncologists refer patients for genomic profiling hoping for guidance on treatment options after standard therapy. However, a systematic analysis of actionable mutations has yet to be completed...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423988/tumor-collision-of-uterine-adenocarcinoma-and-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-goat
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Jenna C Dockweiler, Brieuc Cossic, Sean P McDonough, Susan L Fubini, Kayla M Le, Callum G Donnelly, Robert O Gilbert, Soon Hon Cheong
An aged mixed-breed goat doe was presented with a 9-mo history of serosanguineous vaginal discharge. Vaginal speculum examination revealed serosanguineous discharge but otherwise no abnormalities. Transrectal ultrasonography showed normal ovaries and multifocal cystic lesions within the uterus. Ovariohysterectomy was recommended because of a strong suspicion of neoplasia. Multiple, non-resectable masses were noted in and around the uterus intraoperatively, and euthanasia was elected. Autopsy revealed multiple masses within the uterus, cervix, and lung parenchyma...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419090/the-co-existence-of-transcriptional-activator-and-transcriptional-repressor-mef2-complexes-influences-tumor-aggressiveness
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Eros Di Giorgio, Elisa Franforte, Sebastiano Cefalù, Sabrina Rossi, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Monica Brenca, Maurizio Polano, Roberta Maestro, Harikrishnareddy Paluvai, Raffaella Picco, Claudio Brancolini
The contribution of MEF2 TFs to the tumorigenic process is still mysterious. Here we clarify that MEF2 can support both pro-oncogenic or tumor suppressive activities depending on the interaction with co-activators or co-repressors partners. Through these interactions MEF2 supervise histone modifications associated with gene activation/repression, such as H3K4 methylation and H3K27 acetylation. Critical switches for the generation of a MEF2 repressive environment are class IIa HDACs. In leiomyosarcomas (LMS), this two-faced trait of MEF2 is relevant for tumor aggressiveness...
April 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405501/pdl1-expression-is-a-poor-prognosis-factor-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
#7
François Bertucci, Pascal Finetti, Delphine Perrot, Agnès Leroux, Françoise Collin, Axel Le Cesne, Jean-Michel Coindre, Jean-Yves Blay, Daniel Birnbaum, Emilie Mamessier
Soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) are a group of rare, heterogeneous, and aggressive tumors, with high metastatic risk and relatively few efficient systemic therapies. In the quest for new treatments, the immune system represents an attractive therapeutic target. Recently, PD1/PDL1 inhibitors showed very promising results in patients with solid tumors. PDL1 expression has been rarely studied in STS, in small series only, by using immunohistochemistry (IHC), and with non-concordant prognostic implications. Here, we have analyzed PDL1 mRNA expression in 758 clinical STS samples retrospectively profiled using DNA microarrays and RNAseq, and searched for correlations with clinicopathological variables including metastasis-free survival (MFS) after surgery...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404817/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-predicts-recurrence-in-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-extremities-and-trunk-wall
#8
H Nyström, M Jönsson, L Werner-Hartman, M Nilbert, A Carneiro
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sarcomas are of mesenchymal origin and typically show abundant tumour stroma and presence of necrosis. In search for novel biomarkers for personalised therapy, we determined the prognostic impact of stromal markers, hypoxia and neovascularity in high-grade soft tissue leiomyosarcoma and pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma. METHOD: We evaluated CD163, colony-stimulating factor (CSF)-1, CD16 and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1)α using immunohistochemical staining and assessed microvessel density using CD31 in 73 high-grade leiomyosarcomas and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas of the extremities and the trunk wall...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400352/frequency-of-uterine-sarcomas-in-patients-admitted-for-uterine-fibroids-surgery
#9
Liselotte Mettler, Nicolai Maass, Khulkar Abdusattarova, Astrid Dempfle, Ibrakhim Alkatout
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of unsuspected uterine sarcoma identified postoperatively in women undergoing surgery for presumed benign uterine fibroids at the single-center university hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center study; the records of all 2,275 patients with uterine fibroids and uterine sarcomas from 2003 to 2015 were reviewed. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze demographic and clinical characteristics. To calculate confidence intervals (CIs), the exact Clopper-Pearson method was applied...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397585/survival-and-margin-status-in-head-and-neck-radiation-induced-sarcomas-and-de-novo-sarcomas
#10
Andrew J Rosko, Andrew C Birkeland, Steven B Chinn, Andrew G Shuman, Mark E Prince, Rajiv M Patel, Jonathan B McHugh, Matthew E Spector
Objective To describe histologic subtypes and oncologic outcomes among patients with radiation-induced and de novo sarcomas of the head and neck. Study Design Retrospective case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic center. Subject and Methods In total, 166 adult patients with sarcoma of the head and neck treated from January 1, 1985, to January 1, 2010, were included. Tumors were characterized as radiation induced (15.1%) vs de novo sarcomas (84.9%). Clinical and tumor characteristics were compared...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397202/does-the-patients-age-at-cancer-diagnosis-affect-microvessels-density-in-uterine-sarcoma-tissues
#11
Marcin Bobiński, Wiesława Bednarek, Karolina Okła, Grzegorz Polak, Małgorzata Sobstyl, Iwona Wertel, Jan Kotarski
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the density of vessels exhibiting positive glycoprotein CD34 expression in the uterine leiomyosarcoma tissues and their correlation with the age of patients at the time of tumor diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The archival paraffin blocks with the cancer tissues collected from 50 patients suffering from uterine leiomyosarcoma were used together with their clinical and demographic data. The immunohistochemical peroxidase-de-pendent methods were used to detect microvessels with positive CD34 expression...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395901/pulmonary-metastasectomy-with-therapeutic-intent-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Neel P Chudgar, Murray F Brennan, Rodrigo R Munhoz, Peter R Bucciarelli, Kay See Tan, Sandra P D'Angelo, Manjit S Bains, Matthew Bott, James Huang, Bernard J Park, Valerie W Rusch, Prasad S Adusumilli, William D Tap, Samuel Singer, David R Jones
OBJECTIVE: Soft-tissue sarcoma is a heterogeneous disease that frequently includes the development of pulmonary metastases. The purpose of this study is to determine factors associated with improved survival among patients with soft-tissue sarcoma to help guide selection for pulmonary metastasectomy. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively maintained database and identified 803 patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma between September 1991 and June 2014; of these, 539 patients undergoing 760 therapeutic-intent pulmonary metastasectomies were included...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395417/-dosimetry-verification-of-radioactive-seed-implantation-with-3d-printing-template-and-ct-guidance-for-paravertebral-retroperitoneal-malignant-tumor
#13
Z Ji, Y L Jiang, F X Guo, R Peng, H T Sun, J H Fan, J J Wang
Objective: To compare the dose distributions of postoperative plans with preoperative plans for seeds implantations of paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors assisted by 3D printing guide template and CT guidance, explore the effects of the technology for seeds implantations in dosimetry level and provide data support for the optimization and standardization in seeds implantation. Methods: Between December 2015 and July 2016, a total of 10 patients with paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors (12 lesions) received 3D printing template assist radioactive seeds implantations in department of radiation oncology of Peking University Third Hospital, and included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391775/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-a-real-life-setting-the-metasarc-observational-study
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Marion Savina, Axel Le Cesne, Jean-Yves Blay, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Olivier Mir, Maud Toulmonde, Sophie Cousin, Philippe Terrier, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Pierre Meeus, Eberhard Stoeckle, Charles Honoré, Paul Sargos, Marie-Pierre Sunyach, Cécile Le Péchoux, Antoine Giraud, Carine Bellera, François Le Loarer, Antoine Italiano
BACKGROUND: Well-designed observational studies of individuals with rare tumors are needed to improve patient care, clinical investigations, and the education of healthcare professionals. METHODS: The patterns of care, outcomes, and prognostic factors of a cohort of 2225 patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas who were diagnosed between 1990 and 2013 and documented in the prospectively maintained database of the French Sarcoma Group were analyzed. RESULTS: The median number of systemic treatments was 3 (range, 1-6); 27% of the patients did not receive any systemic treatment and 1054 (49%) patients underwent locoregional treatment of the metastasis...
April 10, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384879/primary-sarcomas-of-thyroid-gland-series-of-three-cases-with-brief-review-of-spindle-cell-lesions-of-thyroid
#15
Amita Jain Gupta, Meeta Singh, Poonam Rani, Nita Khurana, Anurag Mishra
Primary Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH-T) and Leiomyosarcoma (LMS-T) of the thyroid gland are extremely rare tumors. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Both entities occur more commonly in women than men. The closest clinical and histological differential diagnosis is anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid. We present three cases of rare primary sarcomas of thyroid gland. Case-1 was a 63-year-old woman and Case-2 was a 52-year-old woman. Both of them presented with a rapidly increasing thyroid mass clinically mimicking anaplastic carcinoma (AC-T)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382795/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-uterine-leiomyosarcoma
#16
Jeong Yeol Park, Jeong Won Lee, Hyun Ju Lee, Jong Jin Lee, Seung Hwan Moon, Seo Young Kang, Gi Jeong Cheon, Hyun Hoon Chung
OBJECTIVE: Uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare and aggressive disease with poor outcome. Due to its rarity and conflict of data, investigation on finding prognostic factor is challenging. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of preoperative ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose (¹⁸F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in uterine LMS. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational cohort study in 3 tertiary referral hospitals...
May 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376591/-pathologic-changes-of-spontaneous-tumors-in-sprague-dawley-and-wistar-rats
#17
Y N He, S C Zhang, H M Zhang
Objective: To investigate the spontaneous neoplastic lesions and their incidences in Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar rats, and to accumulate background data for carcinogenicity studies. Methods: One hundred and eighty SD rats and 240 Wistar rats (4-week old) , half in each sex, were used in this study. The rats were housed routinely under specific pathogen-free environment and euthanized after 104 weeks. Histopathological examination was undertaken for all animals including deaths and scheduled euthanasia. The types and incidences of spontaneous tumors were gathered statistically...
April 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373439/characterization-of-leiomyomatoid-angiomatous-neuroendocrine-tumour-lant-like-tumour-in-the-myometrium-with-histopathological-examination
#18
Takuma Hayashi, Tomoyuki Ichimura, Mari Kasai, Kenji Sano, Dorit Zharhary, Tanri Shiozawa, Nobuo Yaegashi, Ikuo Konishi
Leiomyomatoid angiomatous neuroendocrine tumour (LANT) is possibly a new disease entity that was reported as a dimorphic neurosecretory tumour with a leiomyomatous vascular component; it was found in the pituitary. We describe uterine LANT-like malignant tumour in a 45-year-old woman with uterine mesenchymal tumour, diagnosed clinically as uterine leiomyoma. She underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. The tumour consisted of hyalinized vasculature, containing factor VIII-positive endothelium and α-smooth muscle actin-positive vascular smooth muscle cells, and stromal cells, expressing neuroadhesion molecules...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361521/gemcitabine-and-docetaxel-combination-for-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-nationwide-retrospective-study
#19
Yunjung Choi, Mi Sun Yun, Sang Hee Lim, Jeeyun Lee, Jin-Hee Ahn, Yu Jung Kim, Kyong Hwa Park, Young Suk Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Hyonggin An, Dong-Churl Suh, Yeul Hong Kim
Purpose: This nationwide retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined gemcitabine and docetaxel (GD) as an off-label therapy for advanced soft tissue sarcoma, which has limited treatment options owing to its rare occurrence. Materials and Methods: A total of 228 patients received GD therapy for advanced soft tissue sarcoma from 2009 to 2014 in Korea. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical medical records and claims data of these patients...
March 30, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356770/breast-cancer-in-patients-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome-a-case-series-study-and-review-of-literature
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Amara G Nandikolla, Sangeetha Venugopal, Jesus Anampa
BACKGROUND: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) is a rare disease with autosomal dominant inheritance linked to germline mutations of tumor suppressor gene TP53. These patients are predisposed to malignancies such as sarcoma, breast cancer, leukemia, and other malignancies. Breast cancer, the most common malignancy in adult patients with LFS, has an early-onset presentation and is usually treated as per the guidelines for the general population due to the limited literature about breast cancer in LFS...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
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