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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811683/methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-polymorphism-and-risk-for-male-infertility-in-asian-population
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Vandana Rai, Pradeep Kumar
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a critical enzyme of folate pathway and required for DNA synthesis and methylation. MTHFE C677T polymorphisms is reported as risk factors for various diseases and disorders like birth defects, metabolic, neurological, psychiatric disorders, and cancers. Several studies have investigated association between the MTHFR C677T polymorphism and male infertility. To assess the risk associated with MTHFR C677T polymorphism in Asian population, a meta-analysis was performed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810691/improvement-of-implantation-potential-in-mouse-blastocysts-derived-from-ivf-by-combined-treatment-with-prolactin-epidermal-growth-factor-and-4-hydroxyestradiol
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Miki Takeuchi, Misato Seki, Etsuko Furukawa, Akihito Takahashi, Kyosuke Saito, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Kenji Ezoe, Emiko Fukui, Midori Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Matsumoto
STUDY QUESTION: Can supplementation of medium with prolactin (PRL), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2) prior to embryo transfer improve implantation potential in mouse blastocysts derived from IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combined treatment with PRL, EGF and 4-OH-E2 improves mouse blastocyst implantation rates, while alone, each factor is ineffective. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blastocyst dormancy during delayed implantation caused by ovariectomy is maintained by continued progesterone treatment in mice, and estrogen injection rapidly activates blastocysts to implantation-induced status in vivo...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797766/pregnancy-outcomes-after-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Brigitte Gerstl, Elizabeth Sullivan, Angela Ives, Christobel Saunders, Handan Wand, Antoinette Anazodo
Improvements in local and systemic treatment, along with earlier diagnoses through breast awareness and screening, have led to increases in survival and a decline in breast cancer (BC) recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, no meta-analysis has yet focused on pregnancy outcomes after BC treatment. Hence, our research group explored the reproductive outcomes (pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, live births) after BC treatment. The Embase, MEDLINE, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched. Studies were included that reported on pregnancy and reproductive outcomes after treatment of BC...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776607/-joven-fuerte-program-for-young-women-with-breast-cancer-in-mexico-%C3%A2-initial-results
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Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Andrea Castro-Sánchez, Alejandra Platas, Melina Miaja, Alejandro Mohar-Betancourt, Regina Barragan-Carrillo, Alan Fonseca, Yoatzin Vega, B Alejandra Martinez-Cannon, Dione Aguilar, Enrique Bargalló-Rocha, Servando Cardona-Huerta, Omar Peña-Curiel, Juan Matus-Santoso
Despite the high rates of breast cancer among young Mexican women, their special needs and concerns have not been systematically addressed. To fulfill these unsatisfied demands, we have developed "Joven & Fuerte: Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer in Mexico," the first program dedicated to the care of young breast cancer patients in Latin America, which is taking place at the National Cancer Institute of Mexico and the two medical facilities of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey...
July 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776605/psychological-impact-of-alterations-in-sexuality-fertility-and-body-image-in-young-breast-cancer-patients-and-their-partners
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Melina Miaja, Alejandra Platas, Bertha Alejandra Martinez-Cannon
Young women with breast cancer have age-specific concerns regarding changes in sexuality, fertility, and body image. However, the psychological impact of BC and its treatments is not exclusive to young patients and it also affects their social context, especially their partners, as they experience higher illness intrusiveness than the partners of older women. In young BC patients, relationships, body image, and sexual problems are related to most quality of life domains. While BC treatment is being planned, all women should be informed about the possible side-effects of treatment on sexuality, fertility, and body image...
July 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750297/fertility-and-pregnancy-issues-in-brca-mutated-breast-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Matteo Lambertini, Oranite Goldrat, Angela Toss, Hatem A Azim, Fedro A Peccatori, Michail Ignatiadis, Lucia Del Mastro, Isabelle Demeestere
Fertility and pregnancy-related issues represent one of the main areas of concerns for young women with breast cancer. Carrying a germline deleterious BRCA mutation adds additional burden on this regard due to the specific issues that should be considered during the oncofertility counseling of this special patient group. Despite the availability of a growing amount of data in the general breast cancer population on the feasibility and safety of fertility preservation and pregnancy after diagnosis, numerous challenges remain for BRCA-mutated breast cancer patients in whom very limited studies have been performed so far...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721678/pim1-a-promising-target-in-patients-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Wen Zhao, RuiYue Qiu, Pan Li, Jin Yang
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) have poor prognosis, and chemotherapy remains the mainstay of therapy because of lack of discovered possible target. MYC were found overexpressed in TNBCs compared with other subtypes and especially in those resistant to chemotherapy, but the inhibition has been challenging to achieve. Recently, the cooperation of PIM1 and MYC was identified involved in cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis of TNBCs, which has been reported in hematological malignancy and prostatic cancer...
August 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721554/feasibility-of-a-self-help-web-based-intervention-targeting-young-cancer-patients-with-sexual-problems-and-fertility-distress
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Maria Wiklander, Johanna Strandquist, Claire Micaux Obol, Lars E Eriksson, Jeanette Winterling, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg, Kerstin Sjögren Fugl-Meyer, Johan Ahlgren, Per Ljungman, Claudia Lampic, Lena Wettergren
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of a self-help web-based intervention to alleviate sexual problems and fertility distress in adolescents and young adults with cancer. METHODS: Twenty-three persons with cancer (19 women and 4 men, age 18-43, 1-5 years post-diagnosis of lymphoma, breast, gynecologic, central nervous system, or testicular cancer) were recruited to test a 2-month web-based program targeting sexual problems or fertility distress...
July 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, I Schipper, L A Louwé, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696086/pregnancy-after-breast-cancer-hope-after-the-storm
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Valeria DE Simone, Olivia Pagani
INTRODUCTION: In the last decades, long-term outcomes of young women with breast cancer have greatly improved, raising several new survivorship needs which include fertility preservation and pregnancy. The prejudice against pregnancy after breast cancer is still alive among different healthcare providers (e.g. gynecologists, oncologists, general practitioners) and women are often confused and left alone in their family decision planning. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION AND SYNTHESIS: All the available retrospective data confirm pregnancy after breast cancer is safe both for the mother and the offspring, also in women with hormone receptor positive disease...
July 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686476/oncology-physicians-perspectives-on-practices-and-barriers-to-fertility-preservation-and-the-feasibility-of-a-prospective-study-of-pregnancy-after-breast-cancer
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Shoshana M Rosenberg, Shari Gelber, Richard D Gelber, Ethan Krop, Larissa A Korde, Olivia Pagani, Ann H Partridge
PURPOSE: POSITIVE (Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for women with endocrine responsIVE breast cancer) is a prospective clinical trial assessing safety and pregnancy outcomes in premenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors (age ≤42) who interrupt endocrine therapy (ET) to attempt pregnancy. We sought to assess interest in this study and perspectives on fertility preservation (FP) among United States medical oncologists who had previously enrolled women at their institutions on select premenopausal endocrine studies...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660429/erratum-to-fertility-preservation-with-ovarian-stimulation-and-time-to-treatment-in-women-with-stage-ii-iii-breast-cancer-receiving-neoadjuvant-therapy
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A Jo Chien, Julia Chambers, Fiona Mcauley, Tessa Kaplan, Joseph Letourneau, Jimmy Hwang, Mi-Ok Kim, Michelle E Melisko, Hope S Rugo, Laura J Esserman, Mitchell P Rosen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653449/the-value-of-biomarkers-in-bone-metastasis
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Stella D'Oronzo, Janet Brown, Robert Coleman
The worst complication of cancer is represented by its spread to distant sites. In particular, bone provides a fertile soil for several cancer types, especially those derived from breast, prostate and lung tumours. Despite the progress in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, bone metastases (BM) still impact on quality of life and overall survival, making it necessary to identify the "high-risk" patients at an earlier stage. Since BM affect physiological bone turnover, measurement of bone turnover markers (BTM) has been widely investigated for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, as well as to support the development of anti-cancer drugs...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652099/influence-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-women-below-35-years-treated-for-early-breast-cancer
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Anne Perdrix, Mathilde Saint-Ghislain, Marie Degremont, Marion David, Zena Khaznadar, Agnès Loeb, Marianne Leheurteur, Frédéric Di Fiore, Florian Clatot
The impact of chemotherapy on fertility appears to be of essential importance for the youngest cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to assess plasma anti-Mullërian hormone (AMH) evolution, using an automated sensitive AMH immunoassay in women younger than 35 years old before and after treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. We selected 54 women aged less than 35 years old, at the time of breast cancer diagnosis, who received chemotherapy between 2008 and 2014, and with plasma samples collected from the diagnosis, to 1 year, 3 years and 5 years post-diagnosis...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649094/current-management-of-pregnancy-associated-breast-cancer
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H Hy Yu, P Sy Cheung, R Cy Leung, T N Leung, W H Kwan
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is the most common malignancy during pregnancy with an expected rise in incidence. The belief in the need for termination of pregnancy and that chemotherapy is contra-indicated during pregnancy is challenged by recent evidence. Patients can consider breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy with acceptably low fetal risk from radiation exposure. A range of chemotherapeutics is possible in the second trimester in terms of drug class and frequency. Hormone therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy are contra-indicated during pregnancy and lactation...
June 26, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645785/contraceptive-counseling-in-reproductive-aged-women-treated-for-breast-cancer-at-a-tertiary-care-institution-a-retrospective-analysis
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Sara L Johansen, Klaira Lerma, Kate A Shaw
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to assess the frequency of documented contraceptive and fertility preservation counseling for women treated for breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a chart analysis of female breast cancer patients (n=211) ages 18-45 years receiving chemotherapy treatment at Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2010 to 2014. Primary outcomes of contraceptive counseling and fertility preservation counseling documentation were assessed for frequency...
June 20, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638793/current-state-and-controversies-in-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Enes Taylan, Kutluk H Oktay
On average, over 25000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 45 annually in the United States. Because an increasing number of young women delay childbearing to later life for various reasons, a growing population of women experience breast cancer before completing childbearing. In this context, preservation of fertility potential of breast cancer survivors has become an essential concept in modern cancer care. In this review, we will outline the currently available fertility preservation options for women with breast cancer of reproductive age, discuss the controversy behind hormonal suppression for gonadal protection against chemotherapy and highlight the importance of timely referral by cancer care providers...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624978/preferences-for-breast-cancer-risk-reduction-among-brca1-brca2-mutation-carriers-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Alexander Liede, Carol A Mansfield, Kelly A Metcalfe, Melanie A Price, Carrie Snyder, Henry T Lynch, Sue Friedman, Justyna Amelio, Joshua Posner, Steven A Narod, Geoffrey J Lindeman, D Gareth Evans
PURPOSE: Unaffected women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations face difficult choices about reducing their breast cancer risk. Understanding their treatment preferences could help us improve patient counseling and inform drug trials. The objective was to explore preferences for various risk-reducing options among women with germline BRCA1/2 mutations using a discrete-choice experiment survey and to compare expressed preferences with actual behaviors. METHODS: A discrete-choice experiment survey was designed wherein women choose between hypothetical treatments to reduce breast cancer risk...
September 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609273/knowledge-regarding-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients-a-population-based-survey-among-brazilian-people-during-the-pink-october-awareness-event
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Mauricio B Chehin, Tatiana Cs Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo LA Motta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge about the risk of infertility in cancer patients after treatment, and the options for fertility preservation based on a survey carried out during the 2013 Pink October campaign. METHODS: This survey was carried out during the 2013 Pink October event in the most important public park of São Paulo, Brazil. Approximately 900 people expressed interest in learning about breast cancer prevention and fertility preservation by participating in workshops, and 242 people filled out a questionnaire...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603643/assessing-the-usefulness-and-acceptability-of-a-low-health-literacy-online-decision-aid-about-reproductive-choices-for-younger-women-with-breast-cancer-the-alliance-pilot-study-protocol
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Michelle Peate, Sian Karen Smith, Victoria Pye, Alice Hucker, Catharyn Stern, Lesley Stafford, Catherine Oakman, Laura Chin-Lenn, Kerry Shanahan, Nipuni Ratnayake Gamage, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be confronted by many difficult decisions, especially around fertility preservation prior to commencing cancer treatment. The information to be conveyed is complex, and it may be difficult to weigh up the risks and benefits of the different fertility preservation options available. This complexity is compounded by the widespread low levels of literacy and health literacy in Australia, which may result in greater difficulties in understanding available health information and in decision-making...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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