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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719396/preclinical-models-of-ovarian-cancer-pathogenesis-problems-and-implications-for-prevention
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Anthony N Karnezis, Kathleen R Cho
Preclinical models are relatively underutilized and underfunded resources for modeling the pathogenesis and prevention of ovarian cancers. Several reviews have detailed the numerous published models of ovarian cancer. In this review, we will provide an overview of experimental model systems, their strengths and limitations, and use selected models to illustrate how they can be used to address specific issues about ovarian cancer pathogenesis. We will then highlight some of the preclinical prevention studies performed to date and discuss experiments needed to address important unanswered questions about ovarian cancer prevention strategies...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718942/the-shift-toward-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-and-interval-debulking-surgery-for-management-of-advanced-ovarian-and-related-cancers-in-a-population-based-setting-impact-on-clinical-outcomes
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James L Nicklin, Shaun McGrath, Lee Tripcony, Andrea Garrett, Russell Land, Amy Tang, Lewis Perrin, Naven Chetty, Nisha Jagasia, Alex J Crandon, Marcelo Nascimento, Graeme Walker, Karen Sanday, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with advanced ovarian and related cancers (EOC+RC), treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery (NACT - IDS), and to determine if there was any relationship with optimal cytoreduction rates and overall survival (OS) in a state-wide gynaecologic oncology service over time. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken using a population-based database of patients with stages 3 and 4 EOC+RC treated from 1982 till 2013 at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC)...
July 18, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718444/tumor-host-cell-interactions-in-ovarian-cancer-pathways-to-therapy-failure
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REVIEW
Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Silke Reinartz, Uwe Wager, Rolf Müller
Although most ovarian cancer patients are highly responsive to chemotherapy, they frequently present with recurrent metastatic lesions that result in poor overall survival, a situation that has not changed in the last 20 years. This review discusses new insights into the regulation of ovarian cancer chemoresistance with a focus on the emerging role of immune and other host cells. Here, we summarize the complex molecular pathways that regulate the interaction between tumor and host cells, discuss the limitations of current in vitro and in vivo models for translational studies, and present perspectives for the development of innovative therapies...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716151/predictive-factors-of-ovarian-carcinoma-for-women-with-ovarian-endometrioma-aged-45%C3%A2-years-and-older-in-china
#4
Zheng-Xing He, Hong-Hui Shi, Qing-Bo Fan, Lan Zhu, Jin-Hua Leng, Da-Wei Sun, Zhan-Fei Li, Keng Shen, Shu Wang, Jing-He Lang
BACKGROUND: To explore the risk factors of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC) in women with ovarian endometriosis (OEM) aged 45 years and above in China. METHODS: This study reviewed the medical records of 1038 women in total who were aged 45 years and above, surgical-pathologically diagnosed with ovarian endometriosis, and were treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between December 1996 and December 2016. Histology evaluation was used to determine whether the ovarian endometriosis specimen was with (n = 30) or without (n = 1008) ovarian cancer...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709830/pathologic-findings-in-breast-fallopian-tube-and-ovary-specimens-in-non-brca-hereditary-breast-and-or-ovarian-cancer-syndromes-a-study-of-18-patients-with-deleterious-germline-mutations-in-rad51c-bard1-brip1-palb2-mutyh-or-chek2
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J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Ann M Moyer, McKinsey L Goodenberger, Gary L Keeney, Jodi M Carter, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez
Germline BRCA mutations account for a significant proportion of genetic/familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer (GBOC) susceptibility, but a broader spectrum of GBOC susceptibility genes has emerged in recent years. Genotype to phenotype correlations are known for some established forms of GBOC, however whether such correlations exist for less common GBOC variants is unclear. We reviewed our institution's experience with non-BRCA GBOC, looking specifically for trends in pathologic and clinical features. Eighteen women with deleterious germline mutations in RAD51C (5 patients), BARD1 (1 patient), BRIP1 (2 patients), PALB2 (3 patients), MUTYH (2 patients) or CHEK2 (5 patients) were identified between January 2011 and December 2016...
July 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705409/clinical-benefit-and-risk-of-death-with-endocrine-therapy-in-ovarian-cancer-a-comprehensive-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Laura Paleari, Sara Gandini, Nicoletta Provinciali, Matteo Puntoni, Nicoletta Colombo, Andrea DeCensi
BACKGROUND: Steroid hormones promote epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) growth and their receptor expression is associated with disease outcome. Hormone therapy is frequently used in pretreated EOC, but the magnitude of activity overall and by specific agents or tumor characteristics is unknown. METHODS: Clinical Benefit Rates (CBR) and deaths from clinical trials of endocrine agents were meta-analyzed. Summary estimates of CBR (SCBR) and Odd Ratio for death (SOR) were calculated according with type of drug, ER and PgR status, platinum resistance, line of therapy, tumor grade and tamoxifen dose...
July 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703277/mirnas-and-ovarian-cancer-an-overview
#7
REVIEW
Bornali Deb, Arif Uddin, Supriyo Chakraborty
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the sixth most common cancer in women globally. However, even with the advances in detection andtherapeutics it still represents the most dangerous gynecologic malignancy in women of the industrialized countries. The discovery of micro- RNAs (miRNA), a small noncoding RNA molecule targeting multiple mRNAs and regulation of gene expression by triggering translation repression and/or RNA degradation, has revealed the existence of a new array for regulation of genes involved in cancer. This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the role of miRNAs expression in OC...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702897/hereditary-diffuse-gastric-cancer-and-lynch-syndromes-in-a-brca1-2-negative-breast-cancer-patient
#8
Scolastica W Njoroge, Kelly R Burgess, Melody A Cobleigh, Hussein H Alnajar, Paolo Gattuso, Lydia Usha
INTRODUCTION: Genetic counseling and testing is recommended for women with a personal and/or family history of breast and other cancers (ovarian, pancreatic, male breast and others). Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (BRCA1/2) are the most common causes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Additional genetic counseling and testing with a multi-gene panel may be considered in breast cancer patients who tested negative for mutations in these two genes. In about 11% of BRCA1/2-negative patients, further genetic testing reveals pathogenic mutations in other high or moderate cancer risk genes...
July 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700421/atypical-proliferative-borderline-serous-tumor-in-the-brain-a-case-report
#9
Deyin Xing, Erik G Jenson, Christopher A Zwick, Fausto J Rodriguez, Robert J Kurman
A 59-year-old woman with a remote history of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast was found on a follow-up computed tomography scan of her brain to have a 1-cm lesion in the right frontal lobe in 2008. In the ensuing years, before her current admission, multiple imaging studies of the brain revealed that the lesion was stable and it was, therefore, interpreted as a small area of encephalomalacia related to a thrombosed cortical vein, a cavernoma, or treated metastatic breast cancer. In 2013, the patient underwent a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for ovarian tumors that were diagnosed as bilateral serous cystadenofibromas...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698755/primary-fallopian-tube-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Meral Rexhepi, Elizabeta Trajkovska, Hysni Ismaili, Florin Besimi, Nagip Rufati
BACKGROUND: Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare tumour of the female genital tract with an incidence of 0.1-1.8% of all genital malignancies, and it is very difficult to diagnose preoperatively, because of its non-specific symptomatology. In most cases, it is an intraoperative finding or a histopathological diagnosis. It is a tumour that histologically and clinically resembles epithelial ovarian cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: We are reporting a case of a 62-year-old, postmenopausal women with primary fallopian tube carcinoma of the right fallopian tube in stage IA...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698469/potential-of-integrin-inhibitors-for-treating-ovarian-cancer-a-literature-review
#11
REVIEW
Masaki Kobayashi, Kenjiro Sawada, Tadashi Kimura
Epithelial ovarian cancer is a fatal disease, with a cure rate of only 30%. Several recent studies have targeted integrins for cancer treatment. Preclinical studies have shown the effectiveness of several integrin inhibitors for blocking cancer progression, especially by blocking angiogenesis. Because the initial critical step in ovarian cancer metastasis is the attachment of cancer cells to the peritoneum or omentum and because clinical trials have provided positive results for anti-angiogenic therapy, therapies targeting integrins may be the most feasible approach for treating cancer...
July 8, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696086/pregnancy-after-breast-cancer-hope-after-the-storm
#12
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/28695500/quantification-of-parp-activity-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo-assays-in-blood-cells-and-immunohistochemistry-in-human-biopsies
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Eszter M Horvath, Zsuzsanna K Zsengellér, Csaba Szabo
Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of proteins is a posttranslational modification mediated by poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) that use NAD(+) as substrate to form the negatively charged polymer of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR). After DNA damage, PARP-1 is responsible for approximately 90% of the total cellular PARylation activity. Numerous studies showed activation of PARP-1 in various conditions associated with oxidative and nitrosative stress, such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, diabetes mellitus, and inflammation, and also proved the beneficial effects of PARP inhibitors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693796/regulatory-effects-of-berberine-on-micrornome-in-cancer-and-other-conditions
#14
REVIEW
Seyed Hasan Ayati, Badrieh Fazeli, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Arrigo F G Cicero, Matteo Pirro, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Berberine (BBR) is an isoquinoline alkaloid found in different plant families such as Berberidaceae, Ranunculaceae, and Papaveraceae. BBR is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, lipid-modifying, anticancer, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, antiparasitic and fungicide activities. Multiple pharmacological actions of BBR stem from different molecular targets of this phytochemical. MicroRNAs (miRs) are single-stranded, evolutionary conserved, small non-coding RNA molecules with a length of 19-23 nucleotides that are involved in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression through binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of target mRNA...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693127/the-role-of-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-6-in-tumors
#15
Wei Zhu, Gui Xian Li, Hong Lang Chen, Xing Yan Liu
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 6 (eIF6) affects the maturation of 60S ribosomal subunits. Found in yeast and mammalian cells, eIF6 is primarily located in the cytoplasm of mammalian cells. Emerging evidence has demonstrated that the dysregulated expression of eIF6 is important in several types of human cancer, including head and neck carcinoma, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian serous adenocarcinoma. However, the molecular mechanisms by which eIF6 functions during tumor formation and progression remain elusive...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692638/the-first-nationwide-multicenter-prevalence-study-of-germline-brca1-and-brca2-mutations-in-chinese-ovarian-cancer-patients
#16
Xiaohua Wu, Lingying Wu, Beihua Kong, Jihong Liu, Rutie Yin, Hao Wen, Ning Li, Hualei Bu, Yanling Feng, Qingli Li, Xuesong Lu, Jia Wei, Xuehua Zhu, John Mills, Gillian Ellison, Thorsten Gutjahr, Yuzhen Liu
OBJECTIVE: Subjects with germline BRCA1/2 mutations (gBRCAm) have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer and enhanced sensitivity to platinum-containing agents and PARP (poly[ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitors. BRCA mutations in Asian patients are poorly understood compared with other populations. We aimed to investigate gBRCAm prevalence and characteristics in Chinese ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted the first nationwide multicenter gBRCAm prevalence study in China...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692633/outcomes-and-cost-analysis-of-surveillance-strategies-after-initial-treatment-for-women-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
#17
Vinita M Alexander, Alan N Gordon, David H Howard, Namita Khanna
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a survival or cost benefit dependent on detection strategy of recurrent ovarian cancer (ie, imaging, physical examination findings, report of symptoms, or rising cancer antigen 125 [CA-125] levels). METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective chart review of 112 ovarian cancer patients was conducted, and method of detection of recurrent disease was determined from medical records. The following primary outcomes were determined using Cox proportional hazards regression model: progression-free survival (PFS) after diagnosis of recurrence and time to death after diagnosis of recurrence (overall survival [OS])...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690899/struma-ovarii-with-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-and-raised-cancer-antigen-125-levels-masquerading-as-an-ovarian-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Surekha Yadav, Reena Tomar, Nidhi Verma, Nita Khurana, Rewa Triathi
The monodermal teratoma struma ovarii is a rare ovarian tumour; however, struma ovarii presenting with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome and raised cancer antigen (CA)-125 levels is even rarer. In elderly patients, this presentation can potentially lead to a misdiagnosis of a malignant ovarian carcinoma, resulting in unnecessary extensive surgery. We report a 55-year-old female who presented to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi, India, in 2016 with progressive abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal distention...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690658/influence-of-the-angelina-jolie-announcement-and-insurance-reimbursement-on-practice-patterns-for-hereditary-breast-cancer
#19
Jihyoun Lee, Sungwon Kim, Eunyoung Kang, Suyeon Park, Zisun Kim, Min Hyuk Lee
Lack of awareness, the stigma of carrying a genetic mutation, and economic factors are barriers to acceptance of BRCA genetic testing or appropriate risk management. We aimed to investigate the influence of Angelina Jolie's announcement of her medical experience and also health insurance reimbursement for BRCA gene testing on practice patterns for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). A survey regarding changes in practice patterns for HBOC before and after the announcement was conducted online. The rate of BRCA gene testing was obtained from the National Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689668/factors-influencing-clinical-trial-enrollment-among-ovarian-cancer-patients
#20
Molly M Greenwade, Kathleen N Moore, Jessica M Gillen, Kai Ding, Michelle R Rowland, Aleia K Crim, Bailey Kleis, Camille C Gunderson
OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients who did not enroll on a clinical trial and identify barriers that may limit enrollment among patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) presenting for first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients diagnosed with stage II-IV EOC from 10/2009-4/2013, a time period during which multiple trials were available to all EOC patients, including optimally debulked, suboptimally debulked, or undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
July 6, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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