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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443200/epidemiology-of-ovarian-cancer-a-review
#1
Brett M Reid, Jennifer B Permuth, Thomas A Sellers
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the world and the tenth most common in China. Epithelial OC is the most predominant pathologic subtype, with five major histotypes that differ in origination, pathogenesis, molecular alterations, risk factors, and prognosis. Genetic susceptibility is manifested by rare inherited mutations with high to moderate penetrance. Genome-wide association studies have additionally identified 29 common susceptibility alleles for OC, including 14 subtype-specific alleles...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441891/investigational-and-experimental-gnrh-analogs-and-associated-neurotransmitters
#2
Zeev Blumenfeld
The GnRH agonistic analogs enable for desensitizing the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis in malignant and benign conditions where minimizing the production of sex hormones, or blocking ovulation is necessary. The possible indications are prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, breast cancer, endometriosis, precocious puberty, uterine leiomyomata, assisted reproduction (ART)/in vitro fertilization (IVF), PCOS, minimizing the gonadotoxic effect of chemotherapy in young women, and possibly ovarian cancer...
April 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441112/second-line-hormonal-therapy-for-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-provisional-clinical-opinion
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Katherine S Virgo, Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Tom Oliver, R Bryan Rumble, Michael A Carducci, Luke Nordquist, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Eric Winquist, Eric A Singer
Purpose ASCO provisional clinical opinions (PCOs) offer direction to the ASCO membership after publication or presentation of potential practice-changing data. This PCO addresses second-line hormonal therapy for chemotherapy-naïve men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who range from being asymptomatic with only biochemical evidence of CRPC to having documented metastases but minimal symptoms. Clinical Context The treatment goal for CRPC is palliation. Despite resistance to initial androgen deprivation therapy, most men respond to second-line hormonal therapies...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416368/nutritional-management-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-review-study
#4
REVIEW
Zeinab Faghfoori, Siavash Fazelian, Mahdi Shadnoush, Reza Goodarzi
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, which leads to reproductive, hormonal and metabolic abnormalities. Due to the presence of insulin resistance, PCOS increases the risk of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, cardiovascular diseases and malignancies such as breast and endometrial cancer. The actual cause of this syndrome is unknown but environmental factors such as dietary habits play an important role in prevention and treatment and lifestyle modifications are the most important therapeutic strategies in these patients...
April 5, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388727/progesterone-receptors-and-proliferation-of-the-endometrium-in-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-lifestyle-intervention-study
#5
Mariana Paulson, Lena Sahlin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. This is usually explained by chronic anovulation and deficient progesterone activity. However, the role of progesterone receptors (PRs) in endometrial proliferation is unclear. Objective: To evaluate PRs in relation to endometrial proliferation in women with PCOS. Design: Cross-sectional study and lifestyle intervention. Setting: Clinical and laboratory research unit at a university hospital...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345485/the-effect-of-tamoxifen-on-thin-endometrium-in-patients-undergoing-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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Hanni Ke, Jingjing Jiang, Mingdi Xia, Rong Tang, Yingying Qin, Zi-Jiang Chen
Tamoxifen has played a vital role in endocrine therapy for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. We examined the effect of tamoxifen in patients with a thin endometrium in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles and compared the improvement in endometrial thickness (EMT) and pregnancy outcomes stratified by different etiologies of thin endometrium. A total of 226 women were recruited for a new tamoxifen protocol; all had an EMT of less than 7.5 mm in previous cycles, including natural cycle (NC), hormone replacement treatment (HRT), and ovulation induction (OI) cycles...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240001/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-diagnostic-criteria-and-amh
#7
Majid Bani Mohammad, Abbas Majdi Seghinsara
The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility and a notable proportion of women of reproductive age are affected. It may constitute a risk factor for cancer development. Different factors could result in different manifestations and many of these are related to predispositions. It is essential to establish criteria to achieve an exact diagnosis of PCOS, especially among adolescent patients because of the overlap between features of PCO syndrome and physiological findings in puberty...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235465/ovarian-reserve-testing-a-user-s-guide
#8
REVIEW
Reshef Tal, David B Seifer
Ovarian reserve is a complex clinical phenomenon influenced by age, genetics, and environmental variables. Although it is challenging to predict the rate of an individual's ovarian reserve decline, clinicians are often asked for advice about fertility potential and/or recommendations regarding the pursuit of fertility treatment options. The purpose of this review is to summarize the state-of-the-art of ovarian reserve testing, providing a guide for the obstetrician/gynecologist generalist and reproductive endocrinologist...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184918/overexpression-of-salusin-%C3%AE-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-ovarian-cancer
#9
Qian Zhang, Wen-Ming Chen, Xin-Xin Zhang, Hu-Xiang Zhang, Han-Chu Wang, Fei-Yun Zheng, Fang-Fang Zhu
Ovarian cancer is recognized as one of the worst gynecologic malignancies associated with rapid metastasis and poor overall survival rate. The identified valuable molecular biomarkers criticize importance of timely diagnosis for ovarian cancer. Salusin-β levels are dramatically increased in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. However, the roles of salusin-β in ovarian cancer have yet to be fully elucidated. A total of 57 paired ovarian cancer specimens and matched adjacent normal tissues were used to measure the salusin-β levels...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176325/sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-1-srebp1-gene-expression-is-similarly-increased-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-endometrial-cancer
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Mohamad N Shafiee, Nigel Mongan, Claire Seedhouse, Caroline Chapman, Suha Deen, Jafaru Abu, William Atiomo
INTRODUCTION: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a three-fold higher risk of endometrial cancer. Insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia may be pertinent factors in the pathogenesis of both conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate endometrial sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 gene expression in polycystic ovary syndrome and endometrial cancer endometrium, and to correlate endometrial sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 gene expression with serum lipid profiles...
February 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109841/disruption-of-aromatase-homeostasis-as-the-cause-of-a-multiplicity-of-ailments-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
Human health is beset with a legion of ailments, which is exacerbated by lifestyle errors. Out of the numerous enzymes in human body, aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme is particularly very critical. Occurring at the crossroads of multiple signalling pathways, its homeostasis is vital for optimal health. Unfortunately, medications, hormone therapy, chemical additives in food, and endocrine-disrupting personal care products are oscillating the aromatase concentration beyond the permissible level. As this enzyme converts androgens (C19) into estrogens (C18), its agitation has different outcomes in different genders and age groups...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997272/progesterone-receptors-and-proliferation-of-the-endometrium-in-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-lifestyle-intervention-study
#12
M Paulson, L Sahlin, A L Hirschberg
CONTEXT: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. This is usually explained by chronic anovulation and deficient progesterone activity. However, the role of progesterone receptors (PRs) in endometrial proliferation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate PRs in relation to endometrial proliferation in women with PCOS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study and lifestyle intervention. SETTINGS: Clinical and laboratory research unit at a university hospital...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984110/more-judicious-use-of-expectant-management-for-localized-prostate-cancer-during-the-last-2-decades
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J B Eifler, J Alvarez, T Koyama, R M Conwill, C R Ritch, K E Hoffman, M J Resnick, D F Penson, D A Barocas
PURPOSE: Urologists have been criticized for overtreating men with low risk prostate cancer and for passively observing older men with higher risk disease. Proponents of active surveillance for low risk disease and critics of watchful waiting for higher risk disease have advocated for more judicious use of observation. Thus, we compared 2 population based cohorts to determine how expectant management has evolved during the last 2 decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 5,871 men with localized prostate cancer were enrolled in the PCOS (Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study) or the CEASAR (Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation) study...
March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862853/lesbian-and-bisexual-women-s-gynaecological-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-exploratory-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
K Robinson, K Y Galloway, S Bewley, C Meads
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the gynaecological health of lesbian and bisexual (LB) women. OBJECTIVES: To examine differences in incidence and/or prevalence of gynaecological conditions in LB compared with heterosexual women. SEARCH STRATEGY: The systematic review protocol was prospectively registered (PROSPERO-CRD42015027091) and searches conducted in seven databases. SELECTION CRITERIA: Comparative studies published 2000-2015, reporting any benign (non-infectious) and/or malignant gynaecological conditions with no language or setting restrictions...
February 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836688/pathologic-significance-of-set-i2pp2a-mediated-pp2a-and-non-pp2a-pathways-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos
#15
REVIEW
Shi-Wen Jiang, Siliang Xu, Haibin Chen, Xiaoqiang Liu, Zuoqing Tang, Yugui Cui, Jiayin Liu
SET (SE translocation, SET), a constitutive inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), is a multifunctional oncoprotein involved in DNA replication, histone modification, nucleosome assembly, gene transcription and cell proliferation. It is widely expressed in human tissues including the gonadal system and brain. Intensive studies have shown that overexpressed SET plays an important role in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and may also contribute to the malignant transformation of breast and ovarian cancers...
January 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821561/the-ovarian-renin-angiotensin-system-ovras-a-major-factor-in-ovarian-function-and-disease
#16
Angela Palumbo, Julio Ávila, Frederick Naftolin
This contribution summarizes the pivotal role of the ovarian renin-angiotensin system (OVRAS) in ovarian physiology and disease, with particular emphasis on human clinical implications and established translational applications. The presence of a complete OVRAS in all studied species has been known for decades. The OVRAS has major effects on follicle development/atresia and ovulation and steroid hormone secretion, that is, it is necessary for normal reproduction. It is well established that OVRAS activity is regulated by gonadotropins and depends on activation of proteases in the area of growing follicles...
December 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817040/female-infertility-infertility-associated-diagnoses-and-comorbidities-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Brent Hanson, Erica Johnstone, Jessie Dorais, Bob Silver, C Matthew Peterson, James Hotaling
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate existing literature for possible associations between female infertility, infertility-associated diagnoses, and the following areas of disease: psychiatric disorders, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic dysfunction. METHODS: The design of the study is a literature review. The patients were women included in 26 selected studies due to a diagnosis of infertility or a reproductive disorder associated with infertility...
February 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801385/a-review-of-metabolic-syndrome-research-in-malaysia
#18
K G Lim, W K Cheah
Seventy-three articles related to metabolic syndrome were found in a search through databases dedicated to indexing all literature with original data involving the Malaysian population between years 2000 and 2015. Metabolic syndrome affects 25 to 40% of adult population of Malaysia with the risk increasing with age. Obese children are also at risk. Indian ethnicity has the highest rates, followed by Malay and chinese. It was found that socioeconomics determinants such as living in urban areas, unemployment, lower income, lower education level and shift workers had higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome...
June 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798047/common-diseases-as-determinants-of-menopausal-age
#19
Jingmei Li, Mikael Eriksson, Kamila Czene, Per Hall, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg
STUDY QUESTION: Can the diagnosis of common diseases before menopause influence age at natural menopause (ANM) onset? SUMMARY ANSWER: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and depression were observed to delay menopause. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been observed that women who undergo early menopause experience a higher burden of health problems related to metabolic syndromes, heart disease and depression, but whether ANM can be influenced by common adult diseases has not been studied extensively...
December 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775603/zinc-finger-and-x-linked-factor-zfx-binds-to-human-set-transcript-2-promoter-and-transactivates-set-expression
#20
Siliang Xu, Ping Duan, Jinping Li, Tristan Senkowski, Fengbiao Guo, Haibin Chen, Alberto Romero, Yugui Cui, Jiayin Liu, Shi-Wen Jiang
SET (SE Translocation) protein carries out multiple functions including those for protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) inhibition, histone modification, DNA repair, and gene regulation. SET overexpression has been detected in brain neurons of patients suffering Alzheimer's disease, follicle theca cells of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) patients, and ovarian cancer cells, indicating that SET may play a pathological role for these disorders. SET transcript 2, produced by a specific promoter, represents a major transcript variant in different cell types...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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