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Germline promoter hypermethylation in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is not present in hereditary breast cancer patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Despite the results achieved at somatic levels by other researchers, these were not confirmed in our study at the germline level. Our results show the need to establish more predictive CpG sites in the BRCA promoter regions to optimize the MS-MLPA assay for the detection of germline hypermethylation as an effective pre-screening tool for whole-BRCA genetic analysis in HBOC, because we can not rule out the existence of germline promoter hypermethylation in BRCA. PMID: 29404838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Transl Oncol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Treosulfan might be an effective and well-tolerated treatment even in heavily pre-treated patients with metastatic breast cancer. PMID: 29767877 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research
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Source: ChemMedChem - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: ChemMedChem Source Type: research
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Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Immuno Oncology News Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news
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Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Currently, there is insufficient high-quality evidence to inform women considering HRT after treatment for endometrial cancer. The available evidence (both the single RCT and non-randomised evidence) does not suggest significant harm, if HRT is used after surgical treatment for early-stage endometrial cancer. There is no information available regarding use of HRT in higher-stage endometrial cancer (FIGO stage II and above). The use of HRT after endometrial cancer treatment should be individualised, taking account of the woman's symptoms and preferences, and the uncertainty of evidence for and against HRT use. ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusions: Among long-term TNBC survivors, the rate of referral to genetic counseling increased over time, and among those tested, 35% carried a BRCA pathogenic variant. Survivorship care provides an excellent opportunity to refer eligible patients for genetic counseling. PMID: 29752326 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study shows that the ASMRs of breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer remain high in Singapore compared to Japan and Korea. Generally speaking, the mortality risk of three cancers increased with age, and period and cohort effects may collectively affect the common female malignances mortality for East Asian women. PMID: 29750160 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
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