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Cancer and pregnancy

Chenglin Luo, Jingjing Cao, Rui Peng, Qiaoyun Guo, Hua Ye, Peng Wang, Kaijuan Wang, Chunhua Song
Functional polymorphisms in Linc-ROR may change its ability of regulation by regulating Linc-ROR expression. However, these functional polymorphisms in Linc-ROR and their associations with breast cancer (BC) susceptibility were scarcely reported. In this molecular epidemiological study, four SNPs (rs6420545, rs4801078, rs1942348 and rs9636089) were selected in Linc-ROR by bioinformatics method. Unconditional logistic regression model was performed to analyze the associations between four SNPs and BC susceptibility adjusted for reproductive factors...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Federica Ferrari, Flavia Faccio, Fedro Peccatori, Gabriella Pravettoni
BACKGROUND: Cancer during pregnancy is a rare event. However, knowledge about treatment has progressed in recent years with improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. The number of women who decide to continue their pregnancy and undergo cancer treatment is increasing. MAIN BODY: Women face two critical events simultaneously; oncological illness and pregnancy, with different and conflicting emotions. In addition, the last trimester of gestation sets the ground for construction of the mother-child relationship, which is of great importance for the child's development...
March 16, 2018: BMC Psychology
Barbara Jagels, Leila Amin, Annika Gustafson
Systematic gaps for pregnancy screening and testing of patients with cancer persist. Absent or inconsistent guidelines and policies are barriers to standardized practice. Awareness among oncology nurses is needed to promote safe cancer care, prevent patient harm, and uphold patient-centered care.
April 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Sonam Puri, Kelly A Hyland, Kristine Crowe Weiss, Gillian C Bell, Jhanelle E Gray, Richard Kim, Hui-Yi Lin, Aasha I Hoogland, Brian D Gonzalez, Ashley M Nelson, Anita Y Kinney, Stacy M Fischer, Daneng Li, Paul B Jacobsen, Howard L McLeod, Heather S L Jim
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is common among cancer patients. Early identification of patients at risk for CINV may help to personalize anti-emetic therapies. To date, few studies have examined the combined contributions of patient-reported and genetic risk factors to CINV. The goal of this study was to evaluate these risk factors. METHODS: Prior to their first chemotherapy infusion, participants completed demographic and risk factor questionnaires and provided a blood sample to measure genetic variants in ABCB1 (rs1045642) and HTR3B (rs45460698) as well as CYP2D6 activity score...
March 15, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Peng Wang, San-Pin Wu, Kelsey E Brooks, Andrew M Kelleher, Jessica Milano-Foster, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Forkhead box A2 (FOXA2) is a pioneer transcription factor involved in organ development, function and cancer. In the uterus, FOXA2 is essential for pregnancy and expressed specifically in the glands of the endometrium loss of FOXA2 function occurs during development of endometrial cancer in humans. The present study describes the development of a mouse model for conditional expression of mouse FOXA2. Using a system consisting of a minigene located at the Rosa26 locus, a CAG-S-mFOXA2 allele was generated in embryonic stem cells and subsequently in mice; before activation, the minigene is silent due to a floxed stop cassette inserted between the promoter and the transgene...
March 13, 2018: Endocrinology
Haiying Rao, Yuxiang Bai, Qingshu Li, Baimei Zhuang, Yu Yuan, Yamin Liu, Wei Peng, Philip N Baker, Chao Tong, Xin Luo, Hongbo Qi
Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by abnormal placentation in the early stages of pregnancy. Adequate migration and invasion of trophoblasts into the uterine wall and spiral arteries to form a functional maternal-fetal interface are pivotal for normal placentation, but the exact mechanism remains unclear. Growing evidence has revealed that special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) is a tumor promoter that participates in cancer cell migration and invasion. However, the expression and function of SATB1 in trophoblasts is unknown...
March 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, Matteo Lambertini, Giovanna Scarfone, Lino Del Pup, Giovanni Codacci-Pisanelli
Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed malignancies during pregnancy. Here, we review the management of women with breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP), focusing on biology, diagnosis and staging, local and systemic treatments, obstetric care and long-term follow-up of children with prenatal exposure to anticancer treatments.
February 2018: Cancer Biology & Medicine
JoAnne S Richards
The "ovarian cycle" is an exquisite and dynamic endocrine system that includes ovarian events, hypothalamic-pituitary interactions, uterine endometrial and myometrial changes during implantation and pregnancy, cervical alterations in structure, and breast development. The ovarian cycle and the steroid hormones produced by the ovary also impact epithelial cancer development in the ovary, uterus, cervix, and breast. This chapter provides a personal view of recent developments that occur in this complex endocrine environment...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
B Borghese, P Santulli, L Marcellin, C Chapron
Endometriosis and adenomyosis are histologically defined. The frequency of endometriosis cannot be precisely estimated in the general population. Endometriosis is considered a disease when it causes pain and/or infertility. Endometriosis is a heterogeneous disease with three well-recognized subtypes that are often associated with each other: superficial endometriosis (SUP), ovarian endometrioma (OMA), and deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). DIE is frequently multifocal and mainly affects the following structures: the uterosacral ligaments, the posterior vaginal cul-de-sac, the bladder, the ureters, and the digestive tract (rectum, recto-sigmoid junction, appendix)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Alexandros Laios, Jenneke Kasius, Anastasios Tranoulis, Alexandros Gryparis, Thomas Ind
OBJECTIVE: It is difficult to critically outline the optimal treatment for women with early-stage cervical cancer (eCC) wishing fertility preservation. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to downstage "bulky" eCC could potentially lead to fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) in a wider patient population. The rationale is to provide oncological safety balanced with maximal fertility effort. We aimed to obtain the most accurate fertility outcomes for eCC women treated with NAC followed by FSS and identify potential factors favoring fertility...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Leena Nahata, Nicole M Caltabellotta, Nicholas D Yeager, Vicky Lehmann, Stacy L Whiteside, Sarah H O'Brien, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Cynthia A Gerhardt
Infertility is a common and distressing late effect of cancer treatment among male survivors. Investigators examined desire for parenthood, prioritization of fertility compared to other life goals, and reports of fertility-related discussions among a cohort of male adolescent and young adult survivors. Eighty percent desired a biological child, yet only 31% ranked having a child among their "top 3" life goals. Only 40% reported fertility-related discussions with their health care providers in survivorship...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Natalia Pascuali, Leopoldina Scotti, Mariana Di Pietro, Gonzalo Oubiña, Diana Bas, María May, Antonio Gómez Muñoz, Patricia S Cuasnicú, Débora J Cohen, Marta Tesone, Dalhia Abramovich, Fernanda Parborell
STUDY QUESTION: Is ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) an ovarian protective agent during alkylating chemotherapy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Local administration of C1P drastically reduces ovarian damage induced by cyclophosphamide (Cy) via protection of follicular reserve, restoration of hormone levels, inhibition of apoptosis and improvement of stromal vasculature, while protecting fertility, oocyte quality and uterine morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Cancer-directed therapies cause accelerated loss of ovarian reserve and lead to premature ovarian failure (POF)...
March 9, 2018: Human Reproduction
Elvira Larqué, Eva Morales, Rosaura Leis, José E Blanco-Carnero
BACKGROUND: To what extent does the circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration help to meet the physiological needs of humans is an ongoing subject of debate. Remaining unexposed to the sun to reduce melanoma cancer risk, current lifestyle with less out door activities, and increasing obesity rates, which in turn increases the storage of vitamin D in the adipose tissue, are presumably factors that contribute to the substantial upsurge in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in humans...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
Przemysław Janas, Iwona Kucybała, Małgorzata Radoń-Pokracka, Hubert Huras
Telocytes are emerging cell population localized in the stroma of numerous organs, characterized by a distinctive morphology - small cell body with very long, slender prolongations, termed telopodes. Those cells can be found in the whole female reproductive system: in the vagina, uterus, oviducts and ovaries, mammary glands and also in the placenta. In our review, we aim at complete and transparent revision of the current knowledge of telocytes' localization and function, enriched by the analysis of the possible future direction of development of their clinical applications...
March 13, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Lauren B Wright, Minouk J Schoemaker, Michael E Jones, Alan Ashworth, Anthony J Swerdlow
Preeclampsia and hyperemesis are pregnancy complications associated with altered sex hormone levels. Previous studies suggest preeclampsia may be associated with a decreased risk of subsequent breast cancer and hyperemesis with an increased risk, but the evidence remains unclear. We used data from the Generations Study, a large prospective study of women in the United Kingdom, to estimate relative risks of breast cancer in relation to a history of preeclampsia and hyperemesis using Cox Regression adjusting for known breast cancer risk factors...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jiri Polivka, Irem Altun, Olga Golubnitschaja
The paper is motivated by severe concerns regarding currently applied care of the pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) characterised by particularly poor outcomes of the disease. Psychological and ethical aspects play a crucial role in PABC: the highest priority not to damage the foetus significantly complicates any treatment generally, and it is quite usual that patients disclaim undergoing any breast cancer treatment during pregnancy. Although, due to global demographic trends, PABC is far from appearing rarely now, severe societal and economic consequences of the disease are still neglected by currently applied reactive medical approach...
March 2018: EPMA Journal
V Balaya, H Bonsang-Kitzis, C Ngo, M Delomenie, M Gosset, M Mimouni, C Nos, P M David, A S Bats, F Lecuru
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is rare, but this clinical situation arises in 1/10,000 to 1/3,000 pregnancies. In patients presenting an early-stage breast tumor devoid of clinically pathological lymph node, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has not yet been validated as a routine procedure for pregnant women due to the lack of data in the literature. The blue dye injection is not recommended because of 2% theoretical risk of anaphylactic shock. Several studies have shown that Tc99m injection at conventional dose between 12...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Pauline Danion, Anthony Buisson, Xavier Roblin, Nicolas Mathieu, Anne-Laure Charlois, Joshua N Borgerding, Nicolas Williet, Emilie Del Tedesco, Bernard Flourié, Stéphane Nancey, Gilles Boschetti
Background: It has been demonstrated in many chronic conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), that better patient knowledge about pathology and treatment improves the course and management of disease. The aim of this study was to develop an updated self-questionnaire to assess patients' level of knowledge of IBD. Methods: The IBD-INFO included 3 parts: an original part (Q1) and 2 parts from the translation of the preexisting questionnaires Crohn's and Colitis Knowledge score (CCKNOW) (Q2) and Crohn's and Colitis Pregnancy Knowledge score (CCPKNOW) (Q3)...
March 1, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Hamid Nisar Khan, Amir Suleman, Raza Ullah, Azmat Abdullah, Shahida Naz
BACKGROUND: There is an association of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study was designed to determine the frequency of GERD in COPD patients. METHODS: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pulmonology Unit Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad. Patients more than 40 years of age of both genders presenting with features of COPD such as cough and breathlessness for more than 6 months and confirmed by spirometry were included in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Helene Creux, Patricia Monnier, Weon-Young Son, William Buckett
PURPOSE: This study aims to describe the experience and outcomes of in vitro maturation without ovarian stimulation (IVM-FP) and conventional in vitro fertilization after ovarian stimulation (IVF-FP) in a fertility preservation (FP) program for women with cancer. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study from 2003 to 2015 was conducted. The study population consisted of 353 women with cancer who underwent 394 FP cycles (187 IVF-FP cycles and 207 IVM-FP) for oocytes and/or embryos cryopreservation...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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