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Cancer etiology is influenced by alterations in protein synthesis that are not fully understood. In this study, we took a novel approach to investigate the role of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF5A in human cervical cancers, where it is widely overexpressed. eIF5A contains the distinctive amino acid hypusine, which is formed by a(More)
A 34 year-old female presented with blood-stained pleural effusion and ascites. Investigation revealed a pelvic mass. She underwent exploratory laparotomy, and was found to have endometriosis. Total abdominal hysterectomy and right salpingo-oophorectomy was performed.
BACKGROUND Optimal cytoreductive surgery combined with intraoperative hyperthermic chemoperfusion (IHCP) is a therapy that potentially could improve survival in a select group of patients with advanced ovarian cancer. The purpose of this study was to review the results of cytoreductive surgery and IHCP for advanced ovarian cancer and to identify factors(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcoma of the ovary is a rare lesion usually seen in postmenopausal women. Epithelioid leiomyosarcoma of the ovary is exceptionally rare, with only one previously reported case. CASE A 42-year-old nulliparous woman undergoing ovulation induction presented with a left adnexal mass. An exploratory laparotomy was performed. Frozen(More)
OBJECTIVE The mature eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A contains the unusual amino acid hypusine, formed post-translationally from a specific lysine residue and essential for proliferation of eukaryotic cells. We hypothesized that the major eIF5A isoform, eIF5A-1, is an in situ biomarker for proliferation. NIH-353, a polyclonal immunoreagent(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva in women under 40 years of age has been increasing, particularly in association with human papillomavirus. Invasive vulvar carcinoma is rare in women under 30, as is an association with pregnancy. We report on a 28-year-old woman who was diagnosed with invasive squamous cell carcinoma(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of frozen section evaluation of uterine curettings to look for chorionic villi and rule out ectopic pregnancy before laparoscopy. DESIGN Retrospective review (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING Northeastern medical school-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-six women. Intervention.(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (RT) plays an integral role in the combined-modality management of cervical cancer. Various molecular mechanisms have been implicated in the adaptive cellular response to RT. Identification of these molecular processes may permit the prediction of treatment outcome and enhanced radiation-induced cancer cell killing through tailoring(More)