Mediastinal metastasis from ovarian serous carcinoma 29 years after initial treatment

We report a case of a 67-year-old female with mediastinal metastasis from ovarian cancer 29 years after initial gynecologic surgery and chemotherapy.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 3 February 2020Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Elizabeth K. Lee, Zhenying Tan-Wasielewski, Carol Aghajanian, Robert L. Coleman, Jennifer Curtis, Michelle S. Hirsch, Ursula A. Matulonis, Lewis C. Cantley, Gordon B. Mills, L. Austin Doyle, Joyce F. LiuAbstractPlatinum-resistant, recurrent, high grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma remains challenging to treat. Chemotherapy produces limited responses with modest survival benefits in the treatment of recurrent disease. In this context, targeted therapies may improve upon conventional therapies. PI3K/AKT pathway alterations are fr...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) is a rare histotype of ovarian cancer with a unique disease course. Little data exist regarding the influence of sociodemographic factors on diagnosis and outcomes in this disease. Our objective was to evaluate the associations between these factors and the clinical characteristics, treatment approaches, and survival in LGSC. METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried for data between 2004 and 2015 on patients with LGSC. LGSC was inclusive of invasive, grade 1, serous carcinoma of the ovary, fallopian tube, or peritoneum. Patient demographics...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
This study was undertaken to determine if the CRS in the omentum, adnexa or when combined correlates with (1) progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival (OS), (2) laparoscopic score of abdominal disease, (3) Cancer antigen 125 levels, (4) BRCA status, and (5) platinum-resistant disease. A total of 158 cases were retrospectively collected that received NACT between April 2013 and February 2018 at a single institution. The 3-tier Böhm CRS system was applied to the omentum and adnexa. Survival outcomes between scored subgroups were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards regression. Spearman rank correlation ana...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Response to pimasertib alone (ORR 12%) suggests that MEK inhibition could be used as an alternative treatment method to cytotoxic chemotherapy in this population. The MEK inhibitor alone was as effective as the combination, although the trial was limited by small numbers. Additional studies investigating the role of single agent or combination MEK and PI3K inhibition are warranted to further evaluate the utility of these treatments and describe a standard of care for LGSOC. PMID: 31870556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeOvarian carcinoma (OC) is the most lethal female genital cancer. After a primary curative surgical approach followed by chemotherapy, a fraction of the patients recur with chemoresistant disease. Data indicate a favorable therapeutic effect of tumor-infiltrating neutrophils (TIN) in OC. Our aim was to investigate the prognostic role of CD66b expression, corresponding to neutrophilic infiltration for recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with OC.MethodsA collective of 47 primary serous ovarian carcinoma and their matching recurrences were processed and stained with CD66b using i...
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Brain metastasis is a rare and generally late manifestation of an advanced-stage, high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Nowadays, the improved control of intra-abdominal disease by surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy results in a longer survival, allowing distant metastasis to implant and grow in the brain parenchyma. Herein, we describe a unique case of a cerebellar metastasis from clear cell ovarian carcinoma that initially presented as a FIGO Stage IC cancer. Surprisingly, 6 mo after surgery, the patient was in good condition with complete disappearance of symptoms and no evidence of recurrence. This relativel...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
In conclusion, our data suggest that dose-dense weekly paclitaxel (80 mg/m2) combined with low-dose triweekly cisplatin (20 mg/m2) is a potentially effective and highly tolerable front-line treatment in advanced EOC, FTC, and PPSC. Randomized trials comparing the outcome of this regimen to other standard therapies for FIGO stage IIIC–IV EOC, FTC, and PPSC are warranted.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Most ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage with 85% of them relapsing after surgery and standard chemotherapy; for this reason, new treatments are urgently needed. Ovarian cancer has become a c...
Source: Journal of Translational Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Protocol Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesIn patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian and primary peritoneal carcinoma, complete interval debulking surgery (IDS) is often performed after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to achieve long progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). We aimed to investigate the utility of 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) PET/CT in patients with these malignancies who underwent complete IDS.MethodsBetween 2009 and 2017, twenty-two patients underwent FDG PET/CT scans before and after NAC. The highest SUVmax/peak (standardized uptake value), metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TL...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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