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OBJECTIVE To assess the practice of adjuvant radiation (RT) for endometrial cancer in the United States following the publication of the Post Operative Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Carcinoma (PORTEC1), and Gynecologic Oncology Group-Adjuvant Radiation for Intermediate Risk Endometrial Cancers (GOG99). METHODS A retrospective cohort study using the NCI(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine patients' perceptions of provider-based counseling and behavior changes made by endometrial cancer survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Endometrial cancer survivors (diagnosed from 2011 to 2012) from a single institution were surveyed. Exclusion criteria included persistent or recurrent disease or those actively undergoing treatment.(More)
BACKGROUND Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia is a rare gynecological malignancy often treated at tertiary referral centers. Patients frequently travel long distances to obtain care for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, which may affect cancer outcomes in these patients. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between distance traveled to obtain care(More)
Overexpression of c-Myc is associated with worse outcomes in endometrial cancer, indicating that c-Myc may be a promising target for endometrial cancer therapy. A novel small molecule, JQ1, has been shown to block BRD4 resulting in inhibition of c-Myc expression and tumor growth. Thus, we investigated whether JQ1 can inhibit endometrial cancer growth in(More)
OBJECTIVE Trocar site herniation is a recognized complication of minimally invasive surgery, but published data on trocar site herniation after robotic surgery are scarce. We sought to determine the incidence of trocar site herniation in women undergoing robotic surgery for gynecologic disease. METHODS A retrospective review of robotic surgeries performed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study were to evaluate the gap between recommended and received adjuvant therapy in elderly patients with endometrial cancer (EC) and to determine the percent of women 70 years and older who would meet enrollment criteria for representative Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) trials. METHODS AND MATERIALS An institutional review(More)
OBJECTIVE Biguanides are anti-diabetic drugs that are thought to have anti-tumorigenic effects. Most pre-clinical studies have focused on metformin for cancer treatment and prevention; however, buformin may be potentially more potent than metformin. Given this, our goal was to evaluate the effects of buformin on cell growth, adhesion and invasion in(More)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the association between tumor grade and response to chemotherapy in patients with endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma. Patients with advanced or recurrent endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma of known tumor grade who received at least 3 cycles of chemotherapy were retrospectively identified at three(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of mechanical bowel preparation on surgical field visualization during laparoscopic hysterectomy. METHODS The study's primary outcome was the percentage of operations rated "good" or "excellent" in terms of surgical field visualization at the outset of the case by the primary surgeon. Additional measures included(More)
Intravenous leiomyomas are a rare variant of uterine leiomyoma. Although histologically benign, these tumors are associated with a poor prognosis due to propensity for metastasis, high recurrence rate, difficulty of obtaining complete resection, and frequent extension into and along major veins. We describe a 43-year-old patient initially presenting with(More)