Izabella Anna Rzepka-Górska

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There is increasing evidence that hereditary factors play a greater role in ovarian cancer than in any of the other common cancers of adulthood. This is attributable, to a large extent, to a high frequency of mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. In Poland, 3 common founder mutations in BRCA1 account for the majority of families with identified BRCA(More)
This study was undertaken with regard to the gonadotropin theory of ovarian cancer advocated in the literature and was designed to disclose specific features of ovarian morphology in carriers of the BRCA1 gene mutation. We enrolled 171 patients and divided them into two groups: A (n=90)--operated for breast cancer (30 patients with and 60 without the BRCA1(More)
OBJECTIVES The ovarian tumor microenvironment, ie, the peritoneal fluid, is an intriguing research subject. The goal of this study was to assess the behavior of selected cytokines and growth factors within the peritoneal fluid in pathologies associated with ascites and to assess the relationship between the levels of these substances and select prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic and predictive value of cell cycle regulatory proteins in ovarian cancer has not been established. We evaluated the clinical and biological significance of P21(WAF1), P27(KIP1), C-MYC, TP53 and Ki67 expressions in ovarian cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on 204 ovarian carcinomas(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to compare concentrations of adiponectin in the serum of obese women with endometrial cancer, endometrial hyperplasia with atypia, and normal endometrium. METHODS We enrolled 105 obese women treated at the Department of Gynecological Surgery and Oncology of Adults and Adolescents. The patients were allocated to groups(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital agenesis of the uterine cervix and vagina is one of the rarest congenital defects. The objective of this manuscript is to present our experience and effects of a surgical treatment in five girls with inborn agenesis of the uterine cervix and vagina, who were operated in our clinic. METHOD The vagina is reconstructed in four stages:(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the efficacy and safety of patupilone with those of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with platinum-refractory or -resistant epithelial ovarian, primary fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with three or fewer prior regimens were eligible if they had received first-line(More)
In cell line studies, BCL-2, BAX, as well as novel MEK1 protein levels have strong influence on ovarian cancer response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. However, such associations have not been demonstrated clinically. We evaluated prognostic/predictive significance of these proteins with regard to TP53 status. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on(More)
UNLABELLED Leptin levels in serum depending on Body Mass Index (BMI) in patients with endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. OBJECTIVES Concentrations of leptin, a hormone secreted by white adipose tissue, correlate strongly with body mass. Leptin interacts with several other hormones, modifies the activities of some enzymes and proinflammatory cytokines,(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of dilatation and curretage (D&C) with hysteroscopy and guided biopsy (H+B) for the collection of endometrial samples adequate for histological examination in perimenopausal women at risk of endometrial hyperplasia or cancer. METHODS We performed hysteroscopy and biopsy followed by(More)