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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the recurrence rate, survival, and pregnancy outcome in patients with Stage IA and Stage IC invasive epithelial ovarian cancer treated with unilateral adnexectomy. METHODS A multi-institutional retrospective investigation was undertaken to identify patients with Stage IA and IC epithelial ovarian(More)
Three forms of calpactin, the 36,000 Mr Ca++-binding cytoskeletal protein, were isolated in large amounts from bovine lung and human placenta using cycles of calcium-dependent precipitation followed by solubilization with EGTA-containing buffers. Calpactin-I as a tetramer of heavy (36 kD) and light (11 kD) chains was the predominant form of calpactin(More)
PURPOSE Most studies of microsatellite instability (MSI) and outcomes in endometrial cancer patients have included varied histologic subtypes. Nonetheless, MSI occurs almost exclusively in endometrioid tumors. The impact of MSI on outcomes in patients with endometrial cancer is controversial. We sought to determine whether MSI and MLH1 methylation are(More)
Calpactins I and II are proteins that bind Ca2+, phospholipids, actin and spectrin; they are also major substrates of oncogene and growth-factor-receptor tyrosine kinases. Since calpactins have been proposed to provide a link between membrane lipids and the cytoskeleton, we examined in detail the interactions between purified calpactin I and phospholipid(More)
BACKGROUND The study was undertaken to determine the safety and efficacy of the monoclonal, antivascular endothelial growth factor antibody bevacizumab in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy for women with platinum-refractory ovarian cancer. METHODS A retrospective analysis of women who received bevacizumab in combination with a cytotoxic agent was(More)
OBJECTIVE Adjuvant radiotherapy improves local control but not survival in women with endometrial cancer. This benefit was shown in staged patients with "high intermediate risk" (HIR) disease. Other studies have challenged the need for systematic staging including lymphadenectomy. We sought to determine whether LVSI alone or in combination with other(More)
To compare the survival of women with uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) and clear cell carcinoma (CC) to those with grade 3 endometrioid uterine carcinoma (G3EC). Demographic, pathologic, treatment, and survival information were obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program from 1988 to 2001. Data were analysed using(More)
Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecological malignancy in the United States. Although most women present with early disease confined to the uterus, the majority of persistent or recurrent tumors are refractory to current chemotherapies. We have identified a total of 11 different FGFR2 mutations in 3/10 (30%) of endometrial cell lines and 19/187(More)
BACKGROUND Carboplatin dosing for gynecologic malignancies is traditionally based on the Jelliffe formula that lacks dose adjustment for weight. Obese women may therefore receive a sub-therapeutic carboplatin dose. This study assessed the association between BMI and outcome for ovarian cancer patients treated with carboplatin-based chemotherapy. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of body mass index (BMI) on treatment outcomes for patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma who receive definitive chemoradiation is unclear. METHODS The cohort in this study included all patients with cervical carcinoma (n = 404) who had stage IB(1) disease and positive lymph nodes or stage ≥IB(2) disease and received(More)