A Iu Kovalevskiĭ

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Clinical and experimental effects of neoadjuvant treatment of endometrial cancer patients with non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors: letrozole (femara, n=10, 2.5 mg/day, 14 days), anastrozole (arimidex, n=15,1 mg/day, 28 days) and exemestane (aromazine, n=13, 25 mg/day, 14 days) were compared. Administration of anastrozole was mostly frequently followed by(More)
The strategy of therapy and prognosis of reproductive system neoplasia generally depend on the steroid receptor status of tumor. The causes of formation of steroid receptor-free tumors are to be investigated. The genetic polymorphism of CYP19 (aromatase), CYP17 (17-hydroxylase; 17,20-lyase), CYP1B1 (4-estrogen hydroxylase) and COMT (catechol-O-methyl(More)
A strong connection is known to exist between initiation/promotion of endometrial cancer and excess of estrogens. Therefore, participation of certain alleles of genetic polymorphisms in steroid biosynthesis or metabolism may be responsible for predisposition to the disease. The present study, comparing CYP19 (aromatase) gene polymorphism in 85 patients and(More)
The clinical and endocrine-related effects of 2-week preoperative treatment of endometrial carcinoma patients with a non-steroid inhibitor of letrozole aromatase (femara 2.5 mg/day, n=10) and a steroid inactivator of the enzyme (exemestane 25 mg/day, n=13) were compared. In the first group, pain relief in the lower part of the belly and/or decreased uterine(More)
We compared the efficacy of endometrial cancer neoadjuvant treatment in 38 patients receiving nonsteroid (letrozol, anastrozol) or steroid (ekzemestan) aromatase inhibitors and 12 patients receiving metformin. The changes in glucose metabolism were revealed in 26.3% of patients treated with aromatase inhibitors and 16.7% of patients treated with metformin.(More)
Neoplasia was established in 5.4% out of 15,813 patients with diabetes mellitus registered at the City Population-Based Cancer Register and Territorial Diabetic Center, St. Petersburg. Gender-unrelated decreasing order of tumor sites was as follows: breast, skin, uterus, colon and stomach. Broncho-pulmonary and gastric cancer incidence in male patients with(More)
Initiation and/or promotion of endometrial carcinoma is considered to be associated with estrogens and androgens (androstendione) excess as well as hyperinsulinemia and resistance to insulin. It is possible that certain polymorphisms of the genes involved in steroidogenesis or steroid metabolism contribute to carcinoma susceptibility. In the current study,(More)
Breast cancer in germline BRCA1 mutation carriers features a peculiar endocrine and metabolic profile which is yet to be studied properly in clinical settings. We used a novel immunohistochemical method to compare expression levels of aromatase, estrogen 4-hydroxylase (CYP1B1) and fatty acid synthetase in breast cancer tissues from 12 BRCA1 mutation(More)
Levels of aromatase, a key enzyme in estrogen biosynthesis, were assayed in tumor tissue sampled from 25 patients with endometrial cancer. In addition, estradiol concentrations were compared in normal and altered endometrial tissue from 78 patients suffering uterine cancer. Unlike breast cancer, aromatase was not detectable in altered endometrium unless(More)