Peter A. Argenta

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PURPOSE To determine if incorporation of an additional cytotoxic agent improves overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) for women with advanced-stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) and primary peritoneal carcinoma who receive carboplatin and paclitaxel. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women with stages III to IV disease were stratified by(More)
BACKGROUND Natural killer (NK) cells derived from patients with cancer exhibit diminished cytotoxicity compared with NK cells from healthy individuals. We evaluated the tumor response and in vivo expansion of allogeneic NK cells in recurrent ovarian and breast cancer. METHODS Patients underwent a lymphodepleting preparative regimen: fludarabine 25 mg/m(2)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical behavior and outcomes of low- and high-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas (LGESS and HGESS), respectively. METHODS Patients with endometrial stromal sarcoma from five different institutions were identified and reviewed for clinicopathologic variables, surgical management and outcomes. Statistical calculations including(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effect of preoperative diagnostic hysteroscopy on peritoneal cytology in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS A total of 256 charts were reviewed. Two cohorts were established based on diagnosis by hysteroscopy or blind endometrial sampling via either endometrial biopsy or dilatation and curettage (D&C). Malignant or(More)
Early detection of ovarian cancer is difficult owing to the lack of specific and sensitive tests available. Previously, we found expression of nectin 4 to be increased in ovarian cancer compared with normal ovaries. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and quantitative RT-PCR validated the overexpression of nectin 4 messenger RNA in(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain metastasis from uterine cancer is a rare event. Consequently, the optimal management strategy is not defined. We reviewed our institution's experience with brain metastasis from endometrial cancer along with the extant medical literature to develop management recommendations. METHODS Twenty patients with CNS metastasis were identified.(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies in several solid tumors have shown that the presence of occult metastasis in the bone marrow or peripheral blood is highly predictive of decreased disease-free and overall survival. Our objective was to determine the incidence of circulating ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer cells in the peripheral blood at the time of disease(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the features of patients with brain metastasis from cervical cancer. Twelve patients with brain metastasis from cervical cancer were identified. Information regarding symptoms, treatment, and survival was analyzed. The incidence of brain metastasis in our population was 0.77%. Median patient age at initial diagnosis of(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the incidence of BRCA mutations among Ashkenazi Jewish patients with fallopian tube carcinoma (FTC) or primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC), to study the clinicopathologic features of these cancers, and to estimate the risks of these cancers in association with a BRCA mutation. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the outcomes and feasibility associated with delivering sequential chemotherapy and radiation in advanced stage endometrial cancer. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients treated at the University of Minnesota with sequential chemotherapy and radiation for advanced stage endometrial cancer from 1999 to(More)