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PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of post-hysterectomy adjuvant vaginal high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis was performed on a series of 143 patients with endometrial cancer treated with HDR brachytherapy alone post-hysterectomy from 1985 to June 1993. Of these patients, 141 received 34 Gy in four fractions(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to analyse retrospectively the data of a series of patients presenting to our unit with malignant mixed mullerian tumour (MMMT) of the ovary to identify the prognostic factors and relate them to survival. The role of platinum-based chemotherapy in the adjuvant treatment of this tumour was also evaluated. (More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 E6/E7 mRNAs have been detected in paraffin-embedded sections of histologically cancer-free pelvic lymph nodes from four of six patients with HPV 16-associated cervical cancer. The cDNA obtained from the viral mRNA by reverse transcription was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Transcripts were present in a small(More)
BACKGROUND Paget's disease is an intraepidermal adenocarcinoma that is difficult to diagnose clinically as it mimics inflammatory or infectious diseases. As a consequence, it may be clinically misdiagnosed resulting in a delay in appropriate management. Reflectance confocal microscopy allows the visualization of the upper layers of the skin and mucosa at(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the prognostic significance of human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid in cervical cancers. STUDY DESIGN The polymerase chain reaction was used to detect human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 52, or 58 in tumors from 148 patients (equal numbers of whom were disease free or had(More)
Studies indicate the presence of four different forms of human papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 mRNA resulting from differences in transcription patterns and post-transcriptional nuclear splicing. Through a retrospective analysis of 28 cervical cancer patients, correlations were sought between E6/E7 transcription patterns and histologic type, FIGO stage, and(More)
Eighty-two patients with adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix managed at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital were reviewed and data were collected on those treated by cold knife cone biopsy (n= 38) and laser cone biopsy (n= 44). No differences were found in patient age, cytologic or referral history, or outcomes. Having laser excision did not compromise margin(More)
The majority of women with high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN 3) are over 60 years of age and have a history of premalignant or malignant disease of the cervix. Although the natural history of VAIN is not well defined, high-grade lesions are premalignant. Ablative treatment with laser or 5-fluorouracil cream is commonly unsatisfactory. Several(More)
AIM The safety and efficacy of whole abdominal radiotherapy was evaluated as salvage or consolidation treatment for ovarian cancer patients treated with primary surgery and chemotherapy, followed by second-look laparotomy (SLL). Overall survival and acute and late toxicity of treated patients were assessed. METHODS Patients were recruited between April(More)