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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643755/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-volume-as-determined-on-3d-ultrasound-scan-in-uterine-cervix-cancer-treated-by-radiotherapy
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Shelly Srivastava, Surendra Kumar Saini, Awadhesh Kumar Dixit, Deepti Dwivedi
AIMS: The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate prognostic significance of tumor volume determined by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound scan in uterine cervix cancer patients treated by radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 67 patients of Stage IB2-IIIB were studied and analyzed. Cervical tumor volume was determined by 3D ultrasound scan. Two groups were made on the basis of volume on ultrasound scan (Group 1 <40 cc = 36 and Group 2 >40 cc = 31)...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631565/genetic-and-epigenetic-alterations-affecting-park-2-expression-in-cervical-neoplasm-among-north-indian-patients
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Afreen Naseem, Zafar Iqbal Bhat, Ponnusamy Kalaiarasan, Bhupender Kumar, Gauri Gandhi, M Moshahid Alam Rizvi
The recent investigation on PARK-2, a putative tumor suppressor gene, has found that it has been altered in multiple human malignancies. However, the clinical impact of PARK-2 alteration in uterine cervix carcinoma has not yet been studied. Therefore, we aimed to examine mutations, promoter hypermethylation, and protein expression of PARK-2 among the North Indian patients and their association with clinical parameters to evaluate the implication of PARK-2 in the genesis of cervical cancer. A total of 168 patient samples were processed for mutational analysis by single-strand conformation polymorphism, sequencing, and further in silico analysis of the identified mutations...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614543/cytopathologic-evaluation-of-patients-submitted-to-radiotherapy-for-uterine-cervix-cancer
#3
Cátia Martins Leite Padilha, Mário Lúcio Cordeiro Araújo, Sergio Augusto Lopes de Souza
Cervical cancer is an important public health problem. Pap smear is the leading strategy of screening programs for cervical cancer worldwide. However, delayed diagnosis leads to more aggressive and less effective treatments. Patients with uterine cervix malignancies who are referred for radiotherapy have advanced-stage disease, which results in high rates of locoregional recurrence. The use of radiotherapy as a treatment for cervical cancer causes morphological changes in neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelial cells, as well as in stromal cells, which make it difficult to diagnose the residual lesion, resulting in a dilemma in cytopathological routine...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593776/-ultrasound-staging-of-stage-i-ii-endometrial-cancer-analysis-of-own-file-in-the-years-2012-2016
#4
O Míka, J Kožnarová, P Sak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the presented study was to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound staging of early stage endometrial cancer depending on grading, evaluation of ultrasound examination accuracy growing overtime with gained experience of examiners and comparison of subjective versus objective modalities of deep myometrial invasion assessment in the file of patients who were referred in The Oncogyneacologic Center, Department of Gyneacology and Obstetrics in České Budějovice. DESIGN: Retrospective study...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585749/glycan-profiling-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissues-hippeastrum-hybrid-lectin-is-a-sensitive-biomarker-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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Akiko Tozawa-Ono, Manabu Kubota, Chika Honma, Yuko Nakagawa, Noriyuki Yokomichi, Norihito Yoshioka, Chiharu Tsuda, Tatsuru Ohara, Hirotaka Koizumi, Nao Suzuki
AIM: Glycosylation of proteins is altered in cancer cells and distinctive glycan structures are associated with specific cancers, but little is known about the complete glycan profile of particular tumors. In this study, glycomic analysis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix was performed to search for useful markers. METHODS: A lectin microarray containing 45 lectins with different binding preferences that covered N- and O-linked glycans was coupled with evanescent field-activated fluorescent detection for glycomic analysis of SCC and normal squamous epithelium (NSE) of the cervix...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583891/the-prognostic-value-of-histologic-subtype-in-node-positive-early-stage-cervical-cancer-after-hysterectomy-and-adjuvant-radiotherapy
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Juan Zhou, Wen-Wen Zhang, San-Gang Wu, Zhen-Yu He, Jia-Yuan Sun, Guo-Fen Yang, Feng-Yan Li
BACKGROUND: To assess the survival outcomes in patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I-IIA adenocarcinoma (AC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix after hysterectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: Patients with a primary diagnosis of FIGO stage I-IIA AC or SCC of the uterine cervix after hysterectomy and adjuvant RT between 1988 and 2012 were included using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572602/in-vivo-imaging-of-uterine-cervix-with-a-mueller-polarimetric-colposcope
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Jérémy Vizet, Jean Rehbinder, Stanislas Deby, Stéphane Roussel, André Nazac, Ranya Soufan, Catherine Genestie, Christine Haie-Meder, Hervé Fernandez, François Moreau, Angelo Pierangelo
Mueller polarimetric imaging enables the detection and quantification of modifications of the collagen fibers in the uterine cervix due to the development of a precancerous lesion. This information is not accessible through the use of the classic colposcope, a low magnification microscope used in current practice for cervical cancer screening. However, the in vivo application of Mueller polarimetric imaging poses an instrumental challenge: the device should be sufficiently compact, while still being able to perform fast and accurate acquisition of Mueller matrices in real-world conditions...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571246/a-comparative-analysis-of-two-different-dose-fractionation-regimens-of-high-dose-rate-intracavitary-brachytherapy-in-treatment-of-carcinoma-of-uterine-cervix-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Bonala Sreenivasa Rao, Pranabandhu Das, Bala Venkata Subramanian, Amitabh Jena, Patnayak Rashmi, V L Anusha Konakalla, Kuna Jayasree
INTRODUCTION: High Dose Rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy is an integral component in treatment of carcinoma uterine cervix. There is no consensus about optimal fractionation in HDR brachytherapy. AIM: To assess the feasibility, tolerability of HDR intracavitary brachytherapy schedule of 8 Gy per fraction per week for 3 fractions over 6Gy per fraction per week for 4 fractions with or without chemotherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of uterine cervix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2013 to 2014 total 80 patients with carcinoma of the uterine cervix (Stages IIB and IIIB) were treated with External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and High Dose Rate Intracavitary Brachytherapy (HDR- ICBT)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562669/design-and-preliminary-analysis-of-a-vaginal-inserter-for-speculum-free-cervical-cancer-screening
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Mercy Nyamewaa Asiedu, Júlia Agudogo, Marlee S Krieger, Robert Miros, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, John W Schmitt, Nimmi Ramanujam
OBJECTIVE: Cervical cancer screening usually requires use of a speculum to provide a clear view of the cervix. The speculum is one potential barrier to screening due to fear of pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The aim of this paper is to present and demonstrate the feasibility of a tampon-sized inserter and the POCkeT Colposcope, a miniature pen sized-colposcope, for comfortable, speculum-free and potentially self-colposcopy. STUDY DESIGN: We explored different designs using 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software and performed mechanical testing simulations on each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562469/gynecological-cancer-as-a-second-malignancy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Budhi Singh Yadav, Suresh C Sharma, Firuza D Patel, Bhavana Rai, Sushmita Ghoshal
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for gynecological cancer as second malignancy (SM) after treatment of breast cancer (BC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between January 1985 and December 2007, a total of 2756 patients with BC were analyzed for gynecological cancers as an SM. Analysis was carried out for patient-, disease-, and treatment-related characteristics. The Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to estimate the relative risk of gynecologic malignancies...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534183/prognostic-importance-of-lymph-node-to-primary-tumor-standardized-uptake-value-ratio-in-invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-uterine-cervix
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Hyun Hoon Chung, Gi Jeong Cheon, Jae-Weon Kim, Noh-Hyun Park, Yong Sang Song
PURPOSE: Using integrated PET/CT, we evaluated the prognostic value of [(18)F]FDG uptake ratio between pelvic lymph node (LN) and primary tumor in invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) of the uterine cervix. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IB to IIA cervical SCCA who underwent preoperative [(18)F]FDG PET/CT scans. PET/CT parameters such as maximum standardized uptake value (SUV) of the primary cervical cancer (SUVcervix) and LN (SUVLN), and the LN-to-cervical cancer SUV ratio (SUVLN/SUVcervix) were assessed...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528690/clinical-relevance-and-implications-of-hpv-induced-neoplasia-in-different-anatomical-locations
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Elena Sophie Prigge, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Miriam Reuschenbach
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are widespread DNA viruses that can infect epithelial cells of the skin and mucosa. Most HPV infections remain clinically unapparent and clear spontaneously. In few cases, however, HPV infections persist and can cause benign and malignant neoplasms at different anatomic locations. Malignant HPV-induced neoplasms are caused by distinct types of HPV (oncogenic or high-risk (HR) HPV types) and present in the anogenital (anus, penis, uterine cervix, vagina and vulva) and head and neck (particularly oropharynx) region...
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526168/extended-mesometrial-resection-emmr-surgical-approach-to-the-treatment-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-based-on-the-theory-of-ontogenetic-cancer-fields
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Benjamin Wolf, Roman Ganzer, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Bettina Hentschel, Lars-Christian Horn, Michael Höckel
BACKGROUND: Based on ontogenetic-anatomic considerations, we have introduced total mesometrial resection (TMMR) and laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) as surgical treatments for patients with cancer of the uterine cervix FIGO stages I B1 - IV A. For a subset of patients with locally advanced disease we have sought to develop an operative strategy characterized by the resection of additional tissue at risk for tumor infiltration as compared to TMMR, but less than in LEER, preserving the urinary bladder function...
May 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508846/assessment-of-three-dimensional-setup-errors-in-image-guided-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-uterine-and-cervical-cancer-using-kilovoltage-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-its-effect-on-planning-target-volume-margins
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Nidhi Patni, Nagarjuna Burela, Rajesh Pasricha, Jaishree Goyal, Tej Prakash Soni, T Senthil Kumar, T Natarajan
PURPOSE: To achieve the best possible therapeutic ratio using high-precision techniques (image-guided radiation therapy/volumetric modulated arc therapy [IGRT/VMAT]) of external beam radiation therapy in cases of carcinoma cervix using kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five patients of gynecological malignancies who were treated with IGRT (IGRT/VMAT) were included in the study. CBCT was done once a week for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and daily in IGRT/VMAT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504849/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cervical-papillary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-unknown-depth-of-stromal-invasion
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Xuyin Zhang, Jingxin Ding, Xiang Tao, Huijun Qian, Keqin Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of papillary squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) of the uterine cervix with unknown depth of stromal invasion. METHODS: In a retrospective study, the diagnostic and treatment strategies after colposcopy-guided biopsy sampling were assessed among patients seen at a university hospital in Shanghai, China, in 2008-2015. RESULTS: Among 55 patients, 29 with clinically visible lesions underwent radical hysterectomy; the final pathologic diagnosis was invasive squamous cell carcinoma in all patients...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498261/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-clinical-and-pathological-analysis-of-47-patients-without-intrauterine-diethylstilbestrol-exposure
#16
Li Yang, Aiwen Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Xianhua Fang, Wenyong Sun, Yaqing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical and pathological characteristics and to conduct prognosis analysis of patients who were diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (CCCUC) and without a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all the patients with CCCUC who were diagnosed and treated at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital between 1998 and 2014. Charts were reviewed for clinical and pathological characteristics, and prognosis analysis was conducted...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493295/towards-ultrasound-guided-adaptive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-evaluation-of-elekta-s-semi-automated-uterine-segmentation-method-on-3d-ultrasound-images
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Sarah A Mason, Tuathan P O'Shea, Ingrid M White, Susan Lalondrelle, Kate Downey, Mariwan Baker, Claus F Behrens, Jeffrey C Bamber, Emma J Harris
PURPOSE: 3D ultrasound (US) images of the uterus may be used to adapt radiotherapy (RT) for cervical cancer patients based on changes in daily anatomy. This requires accurate on-line segmentation of the uterus. The aim of this work was to assess the accuracy of Elekta's "Assisted Gyne Segmentation" (AGS) algorithm in semi-automatically segmenting the uterus on 3D transabdominal ultrasound images by comparison with manual contours. MATERIALS & METHODS: Nine patients receiving RT for cervical cancer were imaged with the 3D Clarity(®) transabdominal probe at RT planning, and 1 to 7 times during treatment...
May 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462701/depleted-uranium-and-human-health
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Armando Faa, Clara Gerosa, Daniela Fanni, Giuseppe Floris, Peter Van Eyken, Joanna Izabela Lachowicz, Valeria Marina Nurchi
Depleted uranium (DU) is generally considered an emerging pollutant, first extensively introduced into environment in the early nineties in Iraq, during the military operation called "Desert Storm". DU has been hypothesized to represent a hazardous element both for soldiers exposed as well as for the inhabitants of the polluted areas in the war zones. In this review, the possible consequences on human health of DU released in the environment are critically analyzed. In the first part, the chemical properties of DU and the principal civil and military uses are summarized...
April 25, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454426/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-of-the-anal-canal-in-women-a-prospective-analysis-of-high-risk-populations
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Bernd P Kost, Jörg Hofmann, Susanne Stoellnberger, Florian Bergauer, Thomas Blankenstein, Irene Alba-Alejandre, Angela Stein, Claudia Stuckart, Katharina Weizsäcker, Ioannis Mylonas, Sven Mahner, Andrea Gingelmaier
Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with the development of cervical and anal cancer. Worldwide, the incidence of anal cancer has increased markedly. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection of the uterine cervix and anal canal in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- and non-HIV-infected risk populations. Cervical and anal HPV swabs and cytology samples were collected from 287 patients at the University Hospital of Munich, Germany between 2011 and 2013...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453456/the-synergic-effect-of-hpv-infection-and-epigenetic-anomaly-of-the-p16-gene-in-the-development-of-cervical-cancer
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Arif Ahmad, Mohammad Raish, Mohammad Shahid, Swaraj Batra, Vineeta Batra, Syed Akhtar Husain
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women. Infection with a high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is the greatest risk factor for developing cervical cancer. The genetic and epigenetic changes in the tumor suppressor p16 gene is play an important role in the development of cervical cancer. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the expression and promoter methylation of p16 gene in HR-HPV infected squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. METHODS: To find out p16INK4a expression and methylation status 105 squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix were investigated by using immunohistochemistry and Methylation Specific PCR techniques...
April 14, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
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