Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer

This well-done study should prompt oncologists to consider adding trastuzumab to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment for women with advanced HER2/neu-positive uterine cancer, says Dr Maurie Markman.Medscape Oncology
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This study is an important step forward in highlighting C1q as a new prognostic candidate biomarker for a range of carcinomas. Methods Oncomine Database Analysis The expression levels of C1QA, C1QB, and C1QC genes in various carcinomas were analyzed using Oncomine (, a cancer microarray database and web-based data mining platform from genome-wide expression analyses (22, 23). We compared the differences in mRNA level between normal tissue and carcinoma. The mRNA expression levels in neoplastic tissues compared to the healthy tissues were obtained as the parameters of p-value 2, and gene ranking in the t...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe measurement of specific biomarkers correlated well between subjects' biopsy and hysterectomy specimens in women with USC as measured by a pathologist using routine clinical techniques. Preoperative diagnostic biopsy may be a useful tool for guiding neoadjuvant targeted therapy in USC.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Li Liu, Jiajing Lin and Hongying He* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liuzhou Worker’s Hospital, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Liuzhou, China Background and Objective: Endometrial cancer (EC) is a common gynecological malignancy worldwide. Despite advances in the development of strategies for treating EC, prognosis of the disease remains unsatisfactory, especially for advanced EC. The aim of this study was to identify novel genes that can be used as potential biomarkers for identifying the prognosis of EC and to construct a novel risk stratification using these genes. Me...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study was supported by the Shanghai Sailing Program [grant number 17YF1425200, 2017]; Chinese National Natural Science Funding [grant number 81702249, 2017]; Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality [grant number 17511103403, 2017]; The funder has no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Acknowledgments We acknowledge the ex...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, osmotic burst of inflated complement-damaged cells may occur, but these bursts are most likely a consequence of metabolic collapse of the cell rather than the cause of cell death. The Complement Cell Death Mediator: A Concerted Action of Toxic Moieties Membrane pores caused by complement were first visualized by electron microscopy on red blood cell membranes as large ring structures (22). Similar lesions were viewed on E. coli cell walls (23). Over the years, ample information on the fine ultrastructure of the MAC that can activate cell death has been gathered (24) and has been recently further examined (...
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We report a case of a 68-year old woman with recurrent uterine serous adenocarcinoma who underwent molecular testing and genetic sequencing of her tumor. She was found to have focal amplification of ERBB2 confirmed by amplification and overexpression of HER2/neu via fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. Given the identification of this potential target and progression of disease, trastuzumab was added to the patient's chemotherapy regimen with ultimate complete response.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study presents a comprehensive review of the mechanisms of USC resistance to HER2-targeted therapies and potential strategies to overcome it. PMID: 30265854 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Discovery Medicine - Category: Research Tags: Discov Med Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to identify the clinicopathological characteristics of GAS and to evaluate HER2 expression in GAS. We retrospectively reviewed 322 cervical cancer cases diagnosed at the Kyoto University Hospital from 2010 to 2016. The incidence, clinical factors including age, stage, and lymph node status, tumor markers, immunoreactive expression of MUC6, HIK1083, and HER2, andHER2 amplification were evaluated. Of the 322 cases of cervical cancer, 13 cases of the adenocarcinoma cases were diagnosed as GAS. Watery discharge, lower abdominal pain, CA19-9 elevation, and lymph node metastasis were frequently ...
Source: Medical Molecular Morphology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu-positive uterine serous carcinoma, adding intravenous trastuzumab to treatment with carboplatin-paclitaxel is associated with increased...
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At SGO 2018, an early study showed ‘encouraging’ PFS with trastuzumab added to combination carboplatin/paclitaxel for advanced HER2/neu-overexpressing uterine serous carcinoma.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecologic Cancers News Conferences/SGO Source Type: news
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